What We Really Want: The 2017 Gift Guide For Sewists

Family members asking what you want for Christmas? We’ve rounded up some fun and practical sewing-related gift ideas here. 


Pattern Behavior: The Seamy Side of Fashion  For those who like their humor droll, deadpan, and hysterically funny, Pattern Behavior features more than 100 vintage McCall’s patterns–with captions that will leave you in stitches. 

sewing time clock

Sewing Time Clock Because we’re always on sewing time. We found this fun clock on Etsy.

Mccalls vintage notecards

McCall’s Vintage Notebooks and Notecards Featuring the groovy sewing pattern styles of the 1960s and 1970, right from our archives. Set includes three different notebooks and a box of 16 notecards featuring four unique designs.

Stoneware seiwng station

Stoneware Sewing Station Keep your sewing essentials in one place with this stoneware caddy, featuring a pin cushion topper. The top comes off so you can store even more sewing stuff inside.

sewing room art prints

Sewing Room Art Prints These prints by Sarah Watts, fabric designer for Cotton + Steel, will brighten any sewing room or nook while reminding us to keep calm and sew on. Printed on archival paper using high-quality inks; choose 8×10 or 11×14 size.

Iron Thread Holder An elegant and practical way to display your spools of thread. So much better than all jumbled up in a drawer (shhh, don’t tell). Made in the USA.

reliable iron and station

Reliable Iron and Station A workhorse of an iron from Reliable. For light duty use, the Senza’s iron detaches from the station allowing it to be used independently. For larger ironing tasks, hooked up to the iron station it provides unlimited ironing capacity with its auto refill system.

Wonder Clips from Clover

Wonder Clips These little clips from Clover are addictive! Easier to use than pins and they’re great for holding lots of layers.

Sewing tool caddy

Sewing Tool Caddy A mini command center for sewing stuff! The perfect way to transport your sewing tools when you have some hand sewing you want to do in front of the tv.

thread pressing guides

Thread Pressing Guides Finally, an easy way to be accurate when you press. These heat-resistant guides from Sewing with Nancy allow you to simply fold the fabric along the edge and press as you go. In sizes from 1/4 to 3″.

  1. Those hem guides looked great until I realized it was $14.99 plus tax and shipping for 10 pieces of “heavy cardstock”. I have to wonder how well they’d stand up to a steam iron. Great idea, poor material choice.

    1. Hem Guides – I make my own out of old manila folders. Temporary, but cheap and recyclable.

    2. Yes! Why not silicone like potholders?

  2. Oh my gosh I want that stonewesr caddy!! It doesn’t say where to buy that one!!

    1. Hi Karen! Click on the link where it says Stoneware Sewing Station in red and that will take you directly to Uncommon Goods.

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