If you have seamstresses on your gift list then you might be looking for gifts for people who sew. So I have put together this little list of the best gift ideas for a seamstress to help you.
There are some cool gifts for someone who sews here and it doesn’t matter if they are hobbyists or dedicated seamstresses as you will find some gifts seamstresses will all love. To the right is one of my favorite sewing machines. If she needs a sewing machine this one will knock her out!
One of the essential tools for a seamstress is a really good pair of scissors, so get her a pair that will last forever. It’s better to buy quality dressmaking shears, not cheap scissors that get dull quickly and have to be replaced. These dressmaking shears are loved by seamstresses the world over and can be sharpened when they get dull. Seamstresses love these brands! One of the gift ideas a seamstress will love!
While you’re at it, get her some Pinking Shears to finish the seams automatically. Pinking shears make sewing easier! I wouldn’t want to try and sew without them! Seriously, this is one of the best gift ideas for a seamstress, as they are not something at the top of their list when they first start sewing, but as time goes by they wish they had them.
Pattern Cutting Board
If you see her cutting out patterns on the floor or the dining room table, how about protecting that table and/or saving the carpet by getting her a cutting board. The squares help her line everything up straight so the garment will hang properly too. I would never want to be without my pattern cutting board. Folds for easy storage and opens up to be 3 feet by 5 feet.
Or instead of a cutting board, a cutting mat also helps her keep the lines straight and makes pinning the pattern pieces properly an easier task. If space is at a premium, this rolls up, so easy to store.
If she has a portable sewing machine and is sewing on the dining room table or a coffee table, how about getting her a sewing cabinet to sew on and to store her machine when she’s not using it? The first 2 photos show the way one of these type of sewing cabinets looks closed and opened up for sewing. The bottom 2 photos show different types of sewing tables. One is simple and stays open ready for sewing, while the other one folds up and looks ike a bookcase when not in use. All of these sewing cabinets and tables come in many finishes, from White to Dark wood, so there is one that will fit your budget and space requirements. Just click any photo for more options. If you are splurging, this is definitely one of the best gift ideas for a seamstress on this page.
A sewing carrier for her sewing machine so she can take it to a friend’s house to sew. (or possibly a sewing class) There are various types of carriers. Here I am showing a hard case sewing machine carrying case, a rolling sewing machine carrier (my fave, I love wheels on luggage or carriers,) and a soft sided carrier. All three are good choices, so choose the one you think your seamstress would love the most. They come in more colors too, just click a photo.
A set of different threads. Lots of thread. Thread is something a seamstress can’t get by without, so it’s always welcome. Save her a trip to the store. She can’t have too much thread!
How about a thread rack to house all the thread so she can pick the color she needs easily. Or a bobbin rack for all those bobbins. This way they are easy to get to instead of in a drawer with tangled up threads everywhere.
Sewing Machine Light
Another great gift for seamstresses. A great sewing machine light. I wish I had one of these. For sewing it really helps to have good light so she can see all the stitching and the eye of the needle when she threads the sewing machine. Save her eyes from eyestrain. Get her a great light!
One really great gift for a seamstress is a Sewing Basket filled with sewing machine needles, bobbins, a seam ripper, a tape measure and a pin cushion. If she loves to do hand sewing of any type, a sewing basket is a very welcome gift for a seamstress! Fill it with some sewing essentials like some thread in various colors, some shears, and some regular needles, or buy one with those items included. Either way you have a great gift for a seamstress! Click any photo to see lots more sizes and colors!
A mannequin! I would love to have one of these as it would make it so much easier to sew for myself. So much easier to try things on a mannequin than changing my clothes over and over. A mannequin is a dream gift for a seamstress. If she doesn’t have one, and she already has a great sewing machine, a mannequin is truly one of the best gift ideas for a seamstress! She will love you for getting her this gift! They are available in several sizes to fit her body and are adjustable to her sizes so she will be able to make herself a whole new wardrobe. Just click on a photo for more options.
Sewing Gift Certificate
A gift certificate for fabric or sewing patterns is one of the best gift ideas for seamstresses! Either here at Amazon, or from a fabric store near her that she loves. Most seamstresses love to go to fabric stores so find out her favorite one and get a gift certificate for it. A very welcome gift for a seamstress. The Amazon ones come in any denomination from $5 to $2000!
Serger/Overlock Sewing Machine
A new sewing machine! Is she sewing on an old hand me down sewing machine? Get her a new one! There are so many wonderful sewing machines now. And even if she has a really good regular sewing machine, she would love a Serger sewing machine! Trust me, every serious seamstress would love to have a Serger. I know I would. So if you want to make a splash, get her a Serger! She will love you forever! (And she might even make you something cool!)
But what if she just needs a new sewing machine? There are lots to choose from, after all that’s what this site is all about! For recommendations of great sewing machines, start here: Best Sewing Machines for Beginners or any of these pages, if you already know the brand or type of sewing machine you or she likes:
Janome Sewing Machines
Brother Sewing Machines
Singer Sewing Machines