Our Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Hello! It’s time for our annual holiday gift guide for makers. We can’t believe this year is coming to a close already and if you are anything like us we are feeling very behind this year on our gifting. We put together a little cheat sheet of gifts big and small so whether you are looking for gifts for other makers in your life or if you want to forward this to Santa for yourself, we have you covered. Let’s dig into the goodies, I want it alllllll!

Tools

1// These big cutting mats are all you need to turn a dining room table into a sewing studio. There is nothing better than being able to cut out your whole make in one fell swoop.

2// If you’ve never owned a button gauge, now is the time. These babies are super helpful for planning out a whole row of buttons to get perfect spacing, every time.

3// These super sharp shears are also lightweight, easy to handle, and affordable. We also love that they are a Canadian company.

4// We use Pfaff machines at our studio and we love their whole range of products. This machine (Ambition 620) is a versatile model with lots of nice features and won’t break the bank.

5// Our friend Mimi G has done a collab with the iron brand Oliso to create her version of their classic smart iron. Pre-order now and it ships in December.

Stocking Stuffers

1// Core Fabrics has created a unique line of sewing labels for your fresh me mades! Choose from lots of styles and mix and match a few as the perfect gift for a maker in your life! Can we all start trading labels like stickers?!

2// This little thimble is the perfect thing for hand sewing, embroidery or mending. It’s so cute you might even forget to take it off.

3// This delicious smelling thread gloss is the perfect partner for that thimble. This conditioner makes hand sewing a treat not only by smoothing your threads but also your fingertips!

4// Nothing makes you feel more like a REAL PATTERN DRAFTER than pattern hooks! Keep all your patterns nice and neat with this system; so satisfying.

5// This cute little buttonhole-cutting set is made from hardwood and is everything you need to cut perfect buttonholes every time!

Craft Kits

1// Take the guesswork out of giving and choose a beautifully curated gift set. This Midnight Tool kit from Core Fabrics includes all the essentials for a chic black studio setup. They have all kinds of kits at lots of different price points, check them all out here.

2// This cyanotype project kit includes everything you need to print your own botanicals. Make a lovely set of napkins, a linen tote and a cushion cover and preserve the sunshine all year!

3// How cute is this log cabin ornament kit from Lee Valley? Perfect for adults or kids who want a low-key activity that doesn’t involve a screen.

4// This punch needle kit is a cute little lap craft for a long holiday afternoon. You can frame your piece after or sew it into a pillow.

Hardware Kits

1// Grab a button fly kit for our Morgan jeans (sizes 0-20) and choose between gold, nickel, copper or antique brass.

2// Make yourself a super practical anorak! Our Kelly (sizes 0-32) also has a lining expansion if you want to warm it up and a hardware kit that comes with everything you need to get started. We have a full, free sewalong on the blog for all the tricky bits.

3// Make yourself a set of the Anais Undies and Celine Bralette with this fabric and notions kit! It comes with everything you need to make both patterns; add the pattern bundle and you’re all set.

4// Grab a zipper fly kit in one of four metal finishes to make our Ginger jeans (sizes 0-32).

Online Classes

Don’t give someone a fish for Christmas! That’s a terrible gift. Teach someone to fish for Christmas? Still no. Give someone (or yourself) the gift of learning to sew? Now we’re talking! All of our online classes come with at least one pattern and all the tips and tricks to tackle your project so you can build the wardrobe of your dreams. We also have gift cards available in digital and physical versions. The 75$ increment will cover a class if you want to give them that non-fish related gift. (Click on an image to learn more!)

We hope you enjoy the season and find time in all the madness for a little sewing!

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