Ultimate Gift Guide: 100+ Gifts for Sewers

Are you looking for gifts for people who sew? Or are you the one who sews and are looking for ideas for what to add to your Christmas or birthday list? I've rounded up the best gifts for sewers (that's sew-ers, not the pipes that carry, ahem, drainage water and waste matter!). You'll never be short of ideas for gifts for the sewing enthusiast with this collection of more than 100 sewing-themed gifts.

This post has been updated for Christmas 2018.

Get your sewing friend or Mom the perfect gift for Christmas (or Mothers Day or Birthday) with this collection of fun gifts for sewers (that's sew-ers, or should I say sewist or seamstress???). From awesome stocking stuffers to jewelry, pin cushions, the cutest notions and sewing gadgets, and silly fun like temporary tattoes and mugs. Everything is there!

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Sewing Jewellery


  This necklace features a ruler with spool, scissors, button charms.

Left: Make your own jewelry with the Tiny Hoops mini-embroidery kits.
Right: This necklace features a ruler with spool, scissors, button charms.

I love sewing charms - jewelry gift for sewers  Keep calm and sew on pedant - great gift for sewers

Left: I Love Sewing charms from Loretta's Beads. See more cute sewing-themed charms at Loretta's Beads.
Right: Keep Calm and Sew On pendant from Charmed Collective.

Sewing Machine Pandora Charm - great gift for sewers 

Left: Sewing Machine charm that fits Pandora bracelets from East West Creations.
Right: Sewing machine necklace from Tea and Tentacles.


Left: Sewing brooch from Pins with Personality
Right: Singer sewing machine earrings from Shooting Nelly


Left: Bobbin necklace from Tanith
Right: She Believed She Could SEW She Did necklace from Gutsy Goodness

Sewing machine enamel pin Thread spool brooch

Left: Sewing machine enamel pin from Punky Pins
Right: Thread spool brooch from Pin It Pals

Sewing tape measure bangle Sewing machine pendant necklace

Left: Sewing tape measure bangle from B&G Creations.
Right: Sewing machine pendant necklace from Montour Designs.

Sewing tape bracelet sewing machine charm bronze red rose Quilter gonna quilt sewing enamel pin with rotary cutter

Left: Annabell & Louise have another sewing tape measure bracelet, this time with a sewing machine and rose charm.
Right: QuiltKween has some great enamel pins, including this cute rotary cutter pin.

Stylish Sewing Accessories Gifts

Patchwork Retractable Sewing Tape Measure Doughnut Sewing Pattern Weights

Left: Your tape measure can be cute too. Check out these patchwork retractable tape measures on Etsy.
Right: Doughnut sewing pattern weights from Kiddy Lizzy.

Eiffel Tower Scissors 

Left: These Eiffel tower scissors are so cute.
Right: Tula Pink Shears are practical and fun too.

Pastel Butterfly Cross Stitch Needle Minder 

Left: Needle minders are handy when you're doing hand sewing. I like the Pastel Butterfly Cross Stitch Needle Minder from Maggies Minders.
Right: Sewing Needle case from Kelly's Magnets 

Luxury seam ripper 

Left: Creations by K and PJ has some gorgeous luxury Seam Rippers and Unpickers 
Right: Gorgeous seam ripper from Sweetchild Jewelry

Pretty seam ripper   

Left: Another pretty seam ripper, this time from Nick's Wood Craft Shop.
Right: Clover Thread Cutter Pendant is a pretty necklace that doubles as a useful tool when travelling.

 Pug tape measure

Left: Wonder clips make a great stocking stuffer for sewists (and you can never have too many)!
Right: Get the pug tape measure for the sewing enthusiast that loves dogs too.

Unicorn sewing or embroidery scissors

Left: Unicorn embroidery scissors

Sewing-Themed Wall Decor gift ideas

Sewing wall hanging banner Sewing Machine Art Vinyl record Wall Clock

Left: "Any day spent sewing is a good day" banner from Dingila
Right: The sewing machine vinyl record wall clock by TokTikVinyl is so cool!

Find more sewing room wall art ideas here.

Decorative Sewing Pins

Butterfly Decorative Sewing Pins - gift for sewersSewing Thread Spool Pin Topper Set of 6 - gift for sewers

Left: Cute butterfly sewing pins by Purely Simple Designs
Right: Mini thread spool pins from Nadelwerk

Decorative Quilting Bees - Bee Pins - Pincushion Pins - Sewing Accessory - Insect Pins - Gift for Quilter - Fancy Sewing Pins - Sewing Gift Heart sewing pins, decorative pins

Left: Decorative Quilting Bee pins from Pincushion Crazy
Right: Heart sewing pins from ListaLu

 Decorative Sewing Pins - Embellishment Pins - Flower Sewing Pins - Flower Power - Flower Pins - Sewing Supplies - Gift for Sewers Quilters

Left: Mushroom decorative pins from Purely Simple Designs
Right: Flower sewing pins from Pincushion Crazy


Apple pin cushion (with optional strawberry). Perfect gift for sewists  Magnetic pin holder - great alternative to a pin cushion

Left: Fruit is often used for pincushions, and I love this spotty apple pin cushion.
Right: This spool-shaped magnetic pin bowl from Snuggly Monkey Crafts is a great alternative to a pin cushion. It comes in a range of colours.

Cactus pin cushion  

Left: A cactus is a classic style of pincushion and looks so funny covered in pins. So Cuties has a great range of cactus pincushions, but I love this nerdy one!
Right: Lolka makes adorable hedgehog pin cushions.

  Chicken pin cushion gift for sewers

Left: Crafty J Designs has gorgeous felt pin cushions and needle cases, with lots of pretty details, including handbags and hat designs.
Right: Maise Taylor Designs has adorable Chicken pincushions.

Felt pin cushion ring     

Left: Adjustable Wool Pincushion ring from Collecting Life.
Right: And they may not be the cutest, but a magnetic pincushion does come in handy (especially when you've spilt your pins!).

Sewing Machine Cases and Trolleys

Left: Classy Sewing Machine Trolley in Purple from Amazon
Right: Mascot Metropolitan Tutto Machine Case On Wheels from Amazon.

Sewing Journal


Left: The maker's workbook is great for organising your sewing projects
Right: Sew Crafty Sewing journal

Quilter's Yearbook: 52 Weeks to Explore Your Inner Quilt Genius and Have Some Fabric Fun 

Left: Quilter's Yearbook is an interactive journal with a series of sewing challenges.
Right: Scrappy Project Planner by Lori Holt

Find more sewing journals and planners here.

Sewing-Themed T-shirts

Sew Snip Press Repeat Sewing T-shirt from Amazon 

Left: Sew Snip Press Repeat T-shirt from Amazon
Right: Sewing is my Superpower T-shirt from Tee Dino.


Left: I sew, therefore I am T-shirt from Sparkle and Comfort
Right: Sew On and Sew Forth T-shirt from The Homespun Garden

  Sewing Machine tshirt

Left: Kelly Green Sewing Machine T-Shirt from Caustic Threads
Right: Sew Machine Tshirt from Spreadshirt

Fabricologist sewing Tshirt

Left: Fabricologist T-shirt from Quitees

Sewing Books

Sewing Organisers


Left: The Arranger 60+ Thread Rack from Amazon.
Right: Peels Thread spool huggers

Wooden sewing box

Posh Craft has some gorgeous wooden sewing boxes.


Left: Creative Options Thread Organizer 
Right: Mega Rack II Thread Rack and Organizer

This OTT craft lamp is perfect for shedding a bit more light on a project and the organizer makes sure all your supplies are close at hand.

Sewing Gadgets


Left: A Sidewinder is a great gadget to have on hand when your bobbin runs out.
Right: A bias tape maker folds and presses to create single fold bias tape in a flash.


Left: For a cheaper, more manual option, get the bias tape maker kit.
Right: A cordless iron makes pressing so much easier without having to deal with the cord.

Cricut Maker   

Left: The Cricut Maker makes cutting fabric for applique and quilting so easy.
Right: The Sizzix Big Shot is another option for making cutting fabric for applique and quilting a breeze.

Accuquilt Go fabric cutter    

Left: The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter is another sewing gadget to make cutting fabric quick and easy.
Right: Clover desk needle threader helps you thread your hand sewing needles effortlessly.

Sewing Kits gift ideas

Sewing kits are a great way to gift a craft project - maybe you can buy a kit for something you want to be sewn for yourself!


Left: Zenbroidery kit is a great way for someone who loves to sew to get into the colouring fad.
Right: Sew up a simple and gorgeous dress with this sewing kit from Little Ragsmith.


Left: Charlotte the fox sewing kit is an adorable hand-sewing kit project (and there are a lot more kits from Cynthia Treen Studios).
Right: Snow embroidery kit from Oh Sew Bootiful looks so sweet!

Find more sewing/craft kits for adults here!

Sewing Machine Gift Ideas

Janome sewing machine

Is your sewing friend using a basic sewing machine? Maybe it's time to upgrade to a sewing machine with more features.

Janome serger

If they're happy with their current sewing machine if they sew clothes, would they like a serger or overlocker?

Janome Cover Pro

If they already have a serger, would they like a cover-stitch machine to add to their collection?

Janome Embroidery Machine

Or maybe they'd like to try machine embroidery with an embroidery machine.

Online Sewing Class Gift Certificates

I love taking online sewing classes and any of these would make a great gift for a sewist:

There are lots of classes on Craftsy for quilting and sewing, and you can send any class as a gift. Here are all the details for how to do it. (And if you pick the wrong class, the recipient can easily swap it for a class they do want.)

Gift a CreativeBug subscription and give someone unlimited access to sewing classes for 3, 6 or 12 months.


BurdaStyle University is another option for gifting sewing classes.

Unusual Sewing Gifts

Sewing machine music box  

Left: For something a little different, buy this sewing machine music box. So vintage, so cute!
Right:  "Any day spent sewing is a good day" Coffee Mug

Sewing usb flash drives Sewciopath - Iron on Gang Patch

Left: Shiny Happy World sells these adorable sewing-themed USB flash drives.
Right: Join the Sewciopath gang with this iron-on patch from Odd One Out.

Sewing Nail art decals  Sewing nail art decals

Left: Sewing Nail Decals from Amazon.
Right: Sewing Nail Art Decals from iMagic Designs on Etsy

Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time mug - gift for sewers Sewing machine temporary tattoo

Left: "Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time" mug from artRuss.
Right: Sewing machine temporary tattoo from Tattoorary

Sewing bag charm or keychain

This sewing bag charm would be perfect on a bag zipper pull or a keychain (and it might stop hubby from accidentally taking my keys!).

Sewing Magazine Gift Subscriptions

Sewing Magazine subscriptions are another great idea. Here are a few to consider:

Christmas gift ideas for sewers (or is it sewist or seamstress). This is the ultimate list of presents for people who love to sew.

Wow! This list was much longer than I expected! There are so many sewing gift ideas for mom, grandma or anyone else who sews! Which gifts for sewiing lovers are on your list, and what have I missed?

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