Mother’s Day is just a little over a week away. This, to me, is another excuse for me to get myself a gift that I want.
Way back in 2017 I gave lists full of gifts for spinners and weavers. It may be time to update those but today I bring you a list of gifts for sewers, sewists, dressmakers, sewing enthusiasts, seamstresses, etc.
I’m going to list my top ten along with a link to my Amazon shop full of a ton of other options. The top ten is in no particular order and will cover a wide range of budgets.
This necklace is pretty and will solve that issue of mislaying scissors while at the sewing machine and doing hand work. Also great for embroidering. It comes in gold and silver.
Set of Thimbles! Everybody needs them and this set is pretty and will work for everyone.
I told you there would be something for every budget. This is the sewing machine I sew on. This is the sewing machine I love. I bought it a few years ago and it’s a work horse. So, if you or your person needs an upgrade here’s my suggestion. Janome S5.
Yes, a pressing ham. I used to think I didn’t need one but it’s a game changer for curved seams.
About a year ago I was complaining about my adjustable dress form and how I couldn’t get it to work for my measurements and Miriam Felton told me about this! I ordered it immediately and it is super awesome! You just use the different pads to bring your dress form to the measurements that match you all the way down to low hip.
Yes! This was the best purchase! Zirkel. I have had several magnetic pin holders and this is by far the best one. The pins are arranged magnetically around the edge so that the pin heads are always available and there’s no poking fingers when laying out a pattern or pinning at the sewing machine. It’s worth every penny.
These Gingher snips are always next to my sewing machine. They are spring loaded and super useful. Something you never knew you always wanted!
This is another item I saw a review on and I bought it and fell in love with it. Now I use it all the time for marking. This chalk wheel is so much easier than using regular tailor’s chalk for marking.
Gretchen Hirsch has 4 books now. They all have great sewing instruction and information in the front followed by awesome patterns for a wide range of sizes. If you are a big fan of retro style all the better.
This book, The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting, is packed full of fitting information and help. There are a ton of pictures that helps cement the information. I’ve used my copy a ton!
Ok, I know I said 10 things but I have one more that has been on my wish list for a long long time. This might be my year to get one.
This is it. A professional dress form with collapsible shoulders.
If you want to go check out all of the other sewing items that I think are great to have, just check out my Amazon Store.