Christmas is less than 2 weeks away and, in amidst all the madness, sewing can offer a real opportunity to slow down and to focus on being in the present moment. Whether you’re buying a new sewing gadget/haberdashery item for yourself or buying for a sewing friend, here’s a round up of 10 ideas for Christmas presents to suit a variety of budgets…
I’ve organised them in price order (from lowest to highest with the RRP included if I know it). I’ve included links to shops that stock the items where applicable as well as details of who to contact re finding your nearest stockists!
1. Trimits Festive Motifs
Trimits have released a range of Festive motifs that can be ironed on or sewn on. They’re washable up to 40° and come on plastic free packaging (yay!). There are 6 designs to choose from and they are a really fun way to add something extra to handmade/homemade cushions, make up pouches, tote bags and stockings! At a bargain RRP. of £1 per motif these are a fabulous stocking filler! To find your nearest stockists contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2.Trimits Festive Buttons
Trimits have also released these 2 packs of Festive buttons! These can be great additions to add as embellishments on Christmas cushions, stockings, wall-hangings, on bunting and even for your festive garments!
There are 2 mixed packs available. Each pack has a variety of button sizes with a range of festive designs! With an RRP. of £3.25 per pack, these are an affordable and fun sewing goody to get! To find your nearest stockists contact email@example.com
3. Hemline Buttons
If you want something without a Christmas theme that can be useful all year round then Hemline buttons are the perfect option!
Hemline produce more buttons than I could possible capture in 1 image!
They range from teeny tiny buttons through to large statement buttons, wood buttons through to shell buttons, plain buttons through to fancy buttons….and if you can’t find the perfect button for your project you can even make your own with their self-cover buttons!
They’re the perfect gift for anyone who loves fabrics, sewing, patchwork, dressmaking, and textiles! Minerva stock a huge (and I mean huge) variety of Hemline buttons:
4. Clover fusible bias makers
Stained glass patchwork is becoming more popular and it is a really fun way to produce a stand-out design that makes your fabric pop!
Clover have produced a range of fusible bias makers in a variety of sizes to help you when making lattice, meshwork and/or stained glass patchwork!
This is a really fun way to get a gift for someone who wants to learn a new technique or for a gift to yourself as a New Year’s resolution to learn a new patchwork skill. Clover also have video tutorials and projects on their website to accompany these products! Prices start from £6.20 (and vary according to the size that you buy). To find your nearest stockists contact firstname.lastname@example.org or head to the Minerva website:
5. Sew Easy 3 in 1 tool
Sew Easy have released a new 3-in-1 tool which is a needle puller, thread cutter and thimble….all in 1 tool!
This is a great little gadget for anyone who hand sews as it can easily fit in your sewing pouch and is super portable.
It has an RRP. of £6.99 and you can contact email@example.com to find your nearest stockists!
6. Hemline Thimble Organiser
What can you put these sewing goodies into? Well, the Hemline Thimble Organiser is a great option!
It is a rainbow-coloured thimble shaped container (measuring approx 12.5cm x 12cm) which you can fill with chocolates, sewing goodies, fabrics or as a desk organiser for pens/pencils/scissors etc!
The RRP. of the Thimble Organiser is £7.99 and it is a really fun alternative to a single-use gift bag. To find your nearest stockists contact firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Clover desk needle threader
This desk needle threader comes in 3 colours and has a solid base so that you can rest it on your sewing table as you use it (no awkward balancing act!)
It is designed to be quick and easy to use and is compatible with a range of Clover needles. It has an RRP. of around £10. To find your nearest stockists contact email@example.com
8. Sew Easy Sashiko Tote Bag kit
More people are enjoying the slow, methodical motion of hand sewing such as that involved with sashiko. Sew Easy have released a Sashiko kit which literally has everything you need in one kit except for the scissors! This is always a massive plus as it means you can start sewing straight away!
The kit contains the fabric for making the tote bag, Japanese embroidery thread, gold-eye embroidery needles in a range of sizes, a Sashiko template, and a water-soluble fabric pencil as well as the instructions.
The kit has an RRP. of £21 and it is a great all-in-one sewing kit. To find your nearest stockists contact firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Gütermann Hand Quilting Thread Pack
This thread pack contains 10 x 80m reels of the most popular colours of the Gütermann hand-quilting threads. They’re 100% mercerized cotton so they have a silk-like lustre and they’re super strong. To find your nearest stockists contact email@example.com
10. Gütermann sew-all thread pack
Lastly, Gütermann have released a new sew-all thread pack which has a whopping 20 x 100m reels of their sew-all polyester threads in a range of colours.
The kit has an RRP of £27.90 which is a great saving as if you bought 20 reels individually (with an RRP of £2 per thread) it would cost you £40!
These threads are my go-to every time! They literally are sew-all! To find your nearest stockists contact firstname.lastname@example.org