5 Sewing Gifts You Might Not Have Thought Of
If you’re looking for unusual sewing gifts to get someone (or yourself!) this festive season, here are some ideas!
The Makers’ Web
This new second hand craft marketplace is a great place to pick up a bargain. There are fabrics, patterns, and all sorts of other sewing and craft supplies. I’m all for second hand gifts. Let’s start a movement! #SecondHandSewingGifts anyone?
In a Haystack’s digital sewing subscription
Is it ok to mention myself? At least I didn’t put myself at the top of the list! In a Haystack is a digital sewing subscription that helps you discover indie sewing patterns and shops. Every month, you get sewing treats and inspiration sent straight to your inbox, including a pattern, fabric and pattern printing discounts, and other tips and treats. This festive season, when you sign up for a gift subscription, you get your choice of quirky bias binding for free too, complete with a sticker saying ‘You’ve been gifted a sewing subscription!’. Find out more here.
I absolutely love pattern cutting courses. I’ve taken a couple in person, and love tuning in to those shared on YouTube and Instagram by Kate and Charlotta. They’re really clearly explained, and you can tell they love it. Their tutorials focus on pattern cutting on paper, which is great when you want a bit of time off screen. Victoria at Erbaccia studio offers classes on digital pattern cutting using Adobe Illustrator. I’ve signed up for the free version and her teaching seems really great too.
A ticket to a fashion exhibition, or membership to a museum
If you live in or near a city with museums, membership or exhibition tickets can be a great option. The V&A in London has loads of fashion exhibitions on during the year. I absolutely adored the Dior exhibition. The Fashion and Textile museum is another favourite among sewists.
Projector sewing has really taken off in recent years, with lots of indie pattern designers offering projector files. There’s a fantastic resource called Projector Sewing to help you get started. They cover almost anything you can think of on the topic, including advice on choosing a projector, projector reviews, and how to set it up. There are also few things better than a projector film night, complete with popcorn, if you ask me.
I hope this list has helped spark a few ideas for gifts. If you have any more suggestions of unusual sewing gifts, I’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to send me a message on Instagram @in_a_haystack.
Thanks for reading!