I’ve been asked for gift ideas for sewers – stocking stuffers or actual gifts for under the tree, so I thought it would be a good idea to share them here. Over the past year I’ve come across some great resources, handy tools and fun things that have helped me learn and improve my sewing skills. So, for the next 12 days I’ll share what I think are some good ideas – you might even want to add them to your own list!
Christmas Gift Idea #1: Craftsy Sewing Class
If you have a beginning sewer on your list or, like me, someone who is “returning to sewing”, take a look at Diana Rupp’s Sewing Studio class. Diana does a great job of covering the basics – from getting familiar with your machine, how to read a pattern, making a toile and basic fitting and she takes you through some projects to gain skills such as french seams and zippers. The class is regularly priced at $29.99.
While it’s not a requirement for the class, Diana also published a book that she references and uses in the class – SEW Everything Workshop.
It’s spiral bound, so easy to use while sewing (it lays flat) and includes lots of useful info plus actual patterns with instructions for various projects. It’s a fun book to have and a good reference even as skills improve. The book is available on Amazon (probably elsewhere too) for about $21.00.
I love Craftsy classes and have signed up for more than I have actually completed (I can’t be the only one with that problem!). There are many great classes and I’ll share reviews in future posts. They are a great option as gifts (or a gift card) with so many classes to choose from – even for the non-sewers in your life.
Merry Christmas and Happy Sewing!
*Disclaimer: Just a note, in case you’re wondering…I am not affiliated with any of the suggested products/companies – these are truly gifts I just think would be great.