Gifts for Sewers - A Gift Guide to the Holidays
There's no time like the holidays to grant a sewer's wish, whether it's for a problem-solving tool, an inspirational book, an aspirational machine, or a well-appointed sewing room. Are you wondering just what to give your sewing friends? Threads' staff and contributors have compiled a wish list of tools, books, notions, and more to help get your sewing gift-giving started. They even make great presents to yourself!
Check out this gift guide from Threads issue #158, and let us know in the comments what's on your wishlist this holiday season.
The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques
This spiral-bound, hardcover book contains Lynda Maynard's novel solutions to creating beautiful finishes and is an excellent addition to any sewing library. ($26.95, Interweave.com)
—Kenneth D. King, contributing editor
Pattern gift certificate
I could spend hours browsing pattern company EvaDress's online selection of reproduction vintage patterns. It's a broad collection spanning the 1800s to the 1950s. If someone gave me an EvaDress gift certificate this year, I know just what I'd spend it on. ($15 to $150, EvaDress.com)
—Stephani L. Miller, associate editor
A HotPatterns wardrobe
I would love a selection of HotPatterns handpicked for me by company co-founder Trudy Hanson. The styles are up-to-the-minute and very wearable, and Trudy designs them in collections that work well together. (price varies, HotPatterns.com)
—Carol Fresia, interim editor