Handmade Gifts for Friends That Sew
Are you looking for handmade gift ideas for family or friends (or even quilt guild mates) that sew? From simple to sew pretty pincushions to over-sized project tote bags we’ve gathered together our favorite handmade gift ideas for sewists right here.
These adorable little Christmas ornament pincushions are a great gift for any sewing friend! Gather up a few favorite holiday fabrics and you can whip up a few in no time. Click here to find the free, downloadable template and tutorial to make a DIY Holiday Ornament Pincushion. Find even more free tutorials for creating fun pincushions at our WeAllSew Pincushion Party post!
Amanda Leins came up with the most clever idea for creating a fun hand sewing kit from a small cluch! With a few modifications, turn any small pocketbook into a fun hand sewing kit, the perfect gift for anyone who sews. Find the tutorial to make a Sewing Travel Kit here!
Zippered pouches are always welcome gifts for any sewist or crafter! These little zip pouches are a clever use of practicing free-motion stitching with rulerwork. Learn how to make Zippered Rulerwork Bags here.
This little book has several wool felt “pages” to keep track of needles and pins, and it makes a great gift! Stitch up a Wool Appliqué Needle Book with this how-to at WeAllSew.
This pouch is the perfect size to hold hand sewing tools such as scissors, seam ripper, thread, gluestick, eyeglasses, and more. Learn how to make a sweet Stationery Pouch with this tutorial.
If you have a friend who is in need of an oversized bag to tote quilts, knitting projects, or other craft supplies, this colorful and extra large tote makes the perfect gift! Find the tutorial to make a Color Block Tote Bag here.
Use a small quilt block or piece of quilted fabric to stitch a quick catch-all tray, perfect for corralling notions by the sewing machine or hand sewing supplies by a favorite chair. Click to find the Quilted Tray Tutorial here.
This over-sized sewing machine mat incorporates a front row of pockets to hold most-used tools while sewing, and creates a quilted area to protect the table top from scissors and pins. Learn how to sew a Sewing Machine Mat here.
This fun set of fabric bins can be made in three sizes to hold any number of sewing and crafting supplies, a great gift for any creative friend. Find the Fabric Bin Tutorial here at WeAllSew.
If you are looking for a simple gift for anyone who does some hand sewing, this thread catcher with attached tool caddy is just the thing! It holds snips, pins, and any other tools needed for hand stitching, and offers a large thread catcher to catch bits and snips of thread. Learn how to make the Tool Caddy Thread Catcher here.
You won’t believe how fast these little baskets stitch together! Who wouldn’t love a sweet handmade basket to hold notions by their sewing machine? You can find out how to make a simple Coiled Rope Basket here.