Hello readers! Today’s instalment of my Christmas Gift Guides is for that sewing obsessive in your life (perhaps it’s even you).
First up is that holy grail of sewing garments- the perfect pair of trousers. These ones by Sew Over It are reaching cult status in the sewing blog world with loads of good reviews. They are supposed to be very easy and more to the point easy to adjust to your figure for that perfect tailor made look. Do let me know if you decide to make these.
The pattern is £13 from Sew Over It.
If your sewing friend is serious about sewing or wants to be, then a dressmaking dummy is something any sewist needs. The ability to adjust it to your size so fitting is easier than trying to fit it onto your own body whilst wearing is priceless! Of course it does take up a bit of space having something like this so perhaps better for someone who has a dedicated sewing or craft room.
This one is from Amazon for £100.
Something that any sewer cannot do without is of course fabric! One of my favorite online fabric shops is Fabric Rehab, they have a huge variety of fabrics and the product photography is always really clear so you can see what you are buying.
They also do Gift Vouchers– up to the value of £500!!! A brilliant addition to any sewing fans budget and an excellent Christmas gift.
Sewing books are a brilliant way to learn new techniques, gain inspiration and some contain full sized patterns too. Sometimes there is actual full sized paper patterns inside the book, other times there will be templates that you can trace and enlarge on a photocopier at your local library. Sewing books often work out fantastic value when you consider that the price of an average pattern is around £13.
Last but not least, your stitching friend will need somewhere to stash all their beloved fabric, believe me, this can be quite a large collection. Something with glass doors would be preferable… You could pick something up form eBay or your local second hand furniture shop. Or you could get something from Ikea– and assemble it yourself. This one is £160 and has plenty of shelving space for their fabric stash. It always helps to see what you have otherwise you can forget and end up buying very similar fabrics!
Is your other half a bit of a foodie? Join me tomorrow for my gift suggestions for food lovers.