I thought I’d gather a few gift ideas if you have someone who loves to sew on your list. Some of these are items I have. Some are items I’d like to have! Many of these were given to me by my husband over the years.
Let’s start with machines.
Janome Memory Craft 6300 – This is my machine. I have not written a review yet on my blog, but this is a wonderful machine for those entering into a more professional realm. It has a larger distance than most machines between the needle and side which makes it great for quilting. It sews very well over thick layers. It has a large number of stitches and is at a price point significantly lower than most professional machines. I’ve had mine for a year now and just love it.
|Janome Memory Craft 6300
Janome Serger – This serger looks like a beauty! I have no idea how expensive it is, but it does both overlock and cover hem. Usually you need two machines to do that!
|Janome 1200 D Serger
The Huskylock 901 – I received this as a gift from my husband a number of years ago. This serger has been a workhorse. I have used it a ton! I only recently have had frustrations with it because of the baby clothes memory quilts I am making. I sew over 3-5 layers of clothing, which is why I’d like more of a workhorse of a serger. If and when I upgrade, Annie will get my serger and I’m sure she’ll get many more years of service from it.
Singer – My first sewing machine was a Singer. I sewed on it for 17 years with very few problems. I still have it but do not use it. I can’t bear to part with it. We bought Annie this entry-level Singer machine 3 years ago. She has used it a ton! It took her a while to get used to the bobbin – which is not a drop-in. When my friends ask about sewing machines for their kids, I do not hesitate to recommend this. We got it for a little more than $100. To get a machine with a drop-in bobbin, it was an additional $150. Annie
has grown to understand her machine.
Brother – I have not sewn on a brother, but when I was researching machines a year ago, the Project Runway was listed as the best in Consumer Reports.
|Brother Project Runway
Every sewist would love an adorable pin cushion. I love the creations from Made In Lowell.
I bought myself the pincushion ring and adore it!
|MadeinLowell Pincushion Ring
You can find some great jewelry and accessories on Etsy!
|Words Truly Glass Dome Pendant
Good cutting tools are a must. Here are a few of my favorites.
|Classic Gingher Dressmaking Shears
|Gingher Thread Snips
|Fiskar’s Rotary Cutter
Thread might seem like a boring gift. But a thread set, such as this Guttermann set, is fun to receive. I love having lots of colors available to me.
There are so many interesting buttons! I love this Beach Shard button.
|LiliDMagpieCreations Beach Shard Button
Here are some fun sewing-themed accessories.
|Paisley Magic Tote Bag
I love my cutting mat. Before I had a cutting table I would use it on top of the kitchen table.
I love receiving handmade gifts – even if I can make them myself!
|Flamingo Toes Sewing Caddy
A woman can never have too many totes! Here’s a pin for an adorable mini tote. I have pinned a ton of tote tutorials that you can check out.
Classes! Why not give the gift of a class. That is something that I often won’t spend money on myself. You can give a gift card from Craftsy or pick out a specific class.
|Classes from Craftsy
These are just a few ideas I have gathered. I’d love to hear your ideas! Feel free to share a link and I’ll add it to my list. I’ve created a Pinterest Board, too, of gift ideas for Sewists.