CRAFT Holiday Gift Guide 2009 : Sewing & Wardrobe Refresh

CRAFT Holiday Gift Guide 2009 : Sewing & Wardrobe Refresh

I’m an avid sewer and I always have my sewing machine on craft table so that it’s always on hand for a project or quick fix. Plus, just the sight of my sewing machine makes me happy. I’ve collected here some of the best products and projects you can make for holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, or for a Christmas Eve birthday like mine!

Betz White Fabric – Indian Summer ($22.00)
Get this 5 piece sample set of Betz White fabric that’s perfect for quilting, craft, projects, home decor, or apparel. I love the rich colors and patterns.

Sewingguide Biastapemaker
Simplicity Bias Tape Maker ($99.99)
Who’s not in love with bias tape? I love making my own and the new Simplicity Bias Tape Maker makes it easy. It’s at the top of my holiday list of sewing things I covet. With it’s built-in iron, you can make up to 12 feet of bias tape in less than 1 minute. Wow!
EQ Printables Inkjet Fabric Sheets ($17.50)
Mix some digital design into your sewing with these inkjet fabric sheets. Print your own fabric or motif design and print them out on your home computer.
Sewingguide Buttonjar
Button Jar
Collect some pretty vintage buttons and place them in a glass jar.
1183 Basket (261X210)
Singer Sewing Basket ($39.99)
A sewing basket complete with 2 storage trays for all your sewing notions, threads, and accessories.
Sewing Notions & Tools:
Here’s some items that I use all the time for sewing. These would all make great stocking stuffers. Or you could place them all in the sewing box above or this vintage sewing box that’s available now on eBay.
Sewingguide Seamripper-2
Clover Seam Ripper ($4.00)
Don’t use those tiny seam rippers you get in sewing kits. I make a lot of mistakes so having a seam ripper you can grip is really important.
Sewingguide Chalk
Clover Triangle Tailors Chalk ($2.25)
I do like those water soluble pens but honestly, nothing beats the classic sewing chalk. I love this set of chalk in different colors perfect for your different colored fabrics.
Sewingguide Needlethreader
Clover Needle Threader ($2.75)
These needle threaders are a sewing box essential! I’m always breaking them or misplacing them that having a little set on hand as a gift is always welcome.
Sewing Magseamguide
Dritz Magnetic Seam Guide ($3.59)
A must have for your sewing machine if you can’t sew straight like me. This takes the worry over literally going out of the lines.
Sewingguide Pincaddy
Clover Magnetic Pin Caddy ($11.99)
I love that this both let’s you easily use your pins as well as store them inside as a case. The groove lets you grab pins with ease. Comes in green (my fav), pink, and purple.
Sewingguide Tweezers-1
4 1/2″ Angled Tweezers ($7.99)
This is great for picking up loose threads or thread in your sewing machine. The angle makes a difference!
Sewingguide Scissors
Mundial Classic Forged Gold-Handled 2-Piece Scissors and Shears Set ($39.99)
A great pair of scissors are an asset to any sewer so why not treat the sewer in your life to this fancy set featuring 8″ dressmaker shears and 4″ embroidery scissors with 18K gold-plated handles. This is already in a pretty, velvet lined fancy box!
Wardrobe Refresh Projects:
There’s nothing more easy than sewing up some quick gifts for friends. Around the winter, I’m always in the mood for some new patterns or accessories to spruce up my wardrobe. Here’s some ideas on projects to make and some great patterns too!

Sew a Ruffled Scarf
Sewing up a felt scarf is cozy and easy to do! Felt a few sweaters and make a few for friends and family.

Newsboy Cap and Mittens Set
Another way to reuse your old sweaters with this project to make a newsboy cap and mittens set by Simple Up.
Sewingguide Rufflenecklace
Ruffle Necklace
This easy sew project would make a beautiful gift!
Sewingguide Burdatrench
BurdaStyle Patterns
Treat someone to some stylish patterns from BurdaStyle. I love this Tikva Trench pattern ($6.50) — a fun challenge to take on sewing a modern trench coat!

Toddler Leggings
Kids grow fast so any mom would be happy to receive a few pairs of toddler leggings for their wee ones. Or pick up the pattern and a few pieces of fabric to a crafy mom you know.

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