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Great Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Sewing Made Simple: The Essential Guide to Teaching Yourself to Sew by Threads editors
Sunni Standings medical exam paper used for patternmaking
Student learning to fit a garment at one of Burnley & Trowbridges historic fashion workshops
Sewing Made Simple: The Essential Guide to Teaching Yourself to Sew by Threads editors

Sewing Made Simple: The Essential Guide to Teaching Yourself to Sew by Threads editors

Photo: The Taunton Press

Silver bells are ringing, which means it's time to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. But that doesn't mean your wish list has to be put aside. To get you started, we asked the Threads staff to share dream sewing gift ideas for the holidays in Threads #170 (December 2013/January 2014). Here are a few more suggestions for inspiration. We hope you get just what you ask for!

Sew like a pro

Anyone can benefit from the book Sewing Made Simple: The Essential Guide to Teaching Yourself to Sew by Threads editors (The Taunton Press, 2013). It provides you with everything you need to become a more confident sewer. Whether you're new to the craft or in need of a refresher course, you will surely be inspired by this incredible new book. ($22.95, tauntonstore.com)

Evamarie Gomez, web producer

Sewing Made Simple

 

Medical exam pattern paper rolls

Medical exam paper rolls from Sunni Standing's shop, A Fashionable Stitch, are translucent enough for easy tracing, and at 21 inches wide, the paper will accommodate most pattern pieces. Plus, there are 75 yards per roll. Just think of how much pattern work I can do with that! ($14.99, afashionablestitch.com)

-Stephani L. Miller, associate editor

Medical exam paper 

Competitively priced dress forms

A professional dress form from The Shop Company website would make the perfect addition to my sewing room this holiday season. With a variety of styles and sizes to choose from, this company has a great selection, and actually offers forms at affordable prices! Whether you're a fan of draping, have been meaning to learn, or just want a place to display your finished projects, this website has the solution for you. (prices vary, TheShopCompany.com)

-Dana Finkle, assistant editor

The Shop Company's dress forms

Wall storage unit

This Uten.Silo wall unit has numerous containers in various shapes and sizes, metal hooks, and clips. With it, I can imagine finding the perfect pocket for all of my notions. ($395 for small, $475 for large, dwr.com)

-Sarah McFarland, associate editor

Wall storage unit

Comments (1)

user-2655477 user-2655477 writes: Really appreciate the gift ideas! Keep 'em comin'........!
Posted: 11:31 pm on November 26th

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