A Holiday Gift Guide for Sewists & Knitters

Holiday Gift Guide // Closet Core Patterns

It’s already December. The time, WHERE DOES IT GO? I’ve been gearing up for the holidays and had so much fun making this list of great gifts to give or receive if you enjoy sewing and knitting. Some are things I’ve discovered this year, and others are things I would love to own… Best of all, nothing is over $65!

  1. The Modern Natural Dyer – my favourite DIY book this year
  2. Wonder clips – so much better than regular pins
  3. Sashiko thread and sashiko needles – perfect for simple embroidery
  4. Magnetic pin cushion bracelet – the best sewing jewelry
  5. Mini anvil – for installing denim rivets and buttons!
  6. In the Company of Women – get inspired by lady makers
  7. Pattern hooks – the best way to organize PDF patterns
  8.  Craft hole punch – use this to make holes for the hooks above (much less $$ than the professional kind!)
  9. Industrial snap/grommet setter – my absolute favourite purchase this year
  10. The Curated Closet – purge your wardrobe and find your style for 2017!
  11. Handmade bias tape – when you’re just too lazy to make it yourself
  12. Sock blockers – for better instagram photos
  13. Kai scissors – the most comfortable shears I’ve ever used
  14. Knitted Cable Sourcebook – a wonderful resource for your craft library
  15. Fringe Supply Co Field Bag – a modern, sturdy project bag (so happy I got mine)
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Hi! I'm Heather Lou, a pattern designer and sewing educator for the modern maker. At Closet Core Patterns, we transform your imagination into step-by-step implementation that helps you create a wardrobe you love - not one you're limited to buying off the rack.

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