2016 Gift Guide for Sewists!

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a possibility you’re a sewist and you know what you want for Christmas… but if you’re looking for a gift for that crazy crafty cousin, then you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a compilation of my favorite tools and books that would be great for any level of sewist!

The 2016 Gift Guide for Sewists by MostlySewing.com

Gifts for Sewists:

  1. The Mini Janome: So this isn’t actually that practical, but it is adorable! If you know someone who collects cute machines, this is a fun option. I want to put it on display in my sewing room! For the sewist who has a large machine, but needs a lightweight option for traveling to sewing classes – this Brother machine is a better option. I have a Singer Featherweight, and I think it would be fun to have it’s original carrying case for travel.
  2. The Rowenta Iron: This particular iron is more efficient than other models, which is a nice bonus if you iron all the time. A good iron is super important for sewing, and I love my Rowenta.
  3. The Burda Style Sewing HandBook: This looks really interesting. The book comes with 5 patterns for a skirt, blouse, dress, coat, and bag, and then teaches the many different ways to modify and make them your own. Great for the DIY sewist!
  4. Unicorn Embroidery Scissors: You can never have too many scissors! This pair keeps popping up in my instagram feed, so I knew I had to share them. So fun!
  5. Sewing Mug: Joann’s also carries a few fun sewing mugs in store, but this simple design is perfect for the designer in your life. I saw a quilty version floating around etsy, too.
  6. Sewing Pins: All of the Colette pins are adorable and make the perfect stocking stuffer for your sewist.
  7. The Bloc Loc Ruler: I just trimmed a bunch of HSTs the other day without this ruler, and I think I really need one in my life. I love the 4.5″ ruler (that’s the triangle size I make the most), or you could purchase a combo packs with different sizes. Everyone in the quilty world (AKA the podcasts I listen to) talks about how great these are.
  8. Seamwork Mag Subscription: Seamwork Mag is an online magazine and podcast. Not only do you get the magazine and all of its valuable articles, but each month you pick out 2 patterns from their archive – each can be made in less than 3 hours!! Everyone loves a quick project, and what a great way to build a wardrobe!
  9. Stately Type Tshirt: Ok, this one in particular is basically my life story, but they have others in their “Maker Valley” collection that are super cute.
  10. Gift Card: Some people think gift cards are insensitive, but they’re actually perfect for the sewist. It’s hard for anyone else to pick out fabric for them! FabricBubb.com has a great assortment of fabrics by the yard and fun bundles, or you can stop by a local shop and get a gift certificate! Of course, there’s always Joann’s for supplies and notions!