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Sewing Gifts - Great Choices
Great Choices in Sewing Gifts
If you're planning to purchase sewing gifts, you're on the right page! :) Sewing is a passion that has remained consistent for me in my nearly 50 years of threading needles. I was REALLY young when I started, okay? lol
On this page you'll find sewing gifts for those with all levels of sewing experience. I've put a lot of thought into every item featured. Many of these items I already own and use myself. I'll be adding to this page as I discover new sewing gifts I feel are great choices.
Starting with sewing thread......you can never have too many. Black and white thread is always a great choice, but you can fill a basket or container with spools of all colors and gift it to someone or keep it for yourself. Why not? ;)
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
- Amazon.com: June Tailor Thread Mate Spool and Bobbin Storage
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Great Choices for Experienced Sewers
Even though I've been sewing a long time, I forget sometimes to take a look and see what may be new on the market to make my sewing a little easier. These bobbin mates (pictured above) I recently found online keep my bobbin and coordinating spool of thread stored together, so I don't have to dig around to find the bobbin I need.
Also in the picture is my scissors sharpener by Friskars. I use them frequently to keep my sewing shears sharp.
Sewing Gifts for Advanced Sewists
Clover Wonder Clips
Many of my sewing projects benefit from the use of these awesome clips from Clover! In fact, sometimes I will start and complete a sewing task without ever using a straight pin. These clips come in jumbo green as well as regular sized red clips. You gotta try them!
How to describe this product? Hmmmmm Well, it will save your behind from long hours at the sewing machine. It's a great choice as a sewing gift for anyone who sews a lot.
Sewing Gifts for Beginners
Janome Magnolia 7318 - A Special Sewing Gift
This sewing machine is a great choice for novice beginners or advanced sewists. LOVE this machine!
More Sewing Gifts for Beginners
Sewing With Kids - Sewing Gifts for Children
Sewing Gifts for Kids
Christie Burnett of Childhood101.com has some wonderful sewing projects for kids. The beginner basics sewing kit is featured here on her blog. Her blog is full of great choices when it comes to kids. Thank you Christie!
More great tips can be found for Sewing With Kids from WhipStitchFabrics.com. (The first lesson is aptly named Patience.) :)
(Photo credit Childhood101.com)
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Sewing Equipment - Sewing Machines
Great Choices in Sewing Gifts Begin With..... - A Sewing Machine for All Skill Levels
I LOVE this sewing machine! This Janome Magnolia 7318 Sewing Machine is by far the sewing machine that has given me the most bang for my buck. Many different materials (including window screen) and projects like a set of lined flocked damask curtain panels with formal tie backs and a coordinating valance, blind weighted hems and mitered corners have been sewn by me on this machine.
It's a beauty and I am recommending it to anyone who has ever sewn one stitch on a sewing machine or one million. THIS is the sewing machine to get!
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
I love this show! I'm sure the competitors on this show enjoyed using this machine.
Basic Sewing Supplies
Great reviews make this a great choice. Cuts through all thicknesses of fabric. Highly recommended.
Sewing Stuff You Need to Know - for Sewists of all Levels
- Two Ways to Thinner Seams
Clever tips to create seams that are not bulky, no matter the weight of the fabric.
- How to Sew a Corner (aka Mitered) Hem
Professionally done by YOU! :)
- Making ePatterns
In case you have an original design you'd like to sell as an epattern. This free tutorial will show you how to do just that.
- 15 Things Homes Sewers Can Learn From Industrial Sewing
Just what it says.....and it's got some excellent tips.
Even basic sewists need a quality tape measure for accurate measurements on both flat and curved surfaces. The BEST!
Where I Sew
This is where I sew in our tiny cottage. It's not ideal, but it works for me. However, there ARE lots of sewing tables and accessories. I've got my eye on one sewing table in particular...... :)
Anyone who sews WILL need one of these, I guarantee it! Does exactly the job it's supposed to do and it does it well. :) Great choice!
My Choice of Sewing Table - On my Wish List!
I WANT one of these! (I hope my family is reading this!) Never having to get up to press a seam AND it organizes and keeps my machine from sliding.
For All Sewists...
Anyone who sews needs these basics:
- a sewing machine
- sewing scissors (a good pair of pinking shears is awesome too!)
- straight pins (optional: Wonder Clover Clips mentioned above)
- quality measuring tape
- thread, of course
- a good thimble for hand sewing
- but most of all, it's a fact anyone who sews will need a seam ripper. :)