Six Sewing Inspired Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas trees are popping up, festive tunes are playing and we are planning our Christmas makes! Not just what we’ll be wearing on the big day, but also gifts that we can make or give to the sewists in our life.
We’ve rounded up our favourites to help if you need a spot of gift inspiration:

Toiletries Bag & Drawstring Bag

We’re getting creative with our gifting this year and these Drawstring Bags or Toiletries Bags are ideal as both cute little gifts and as a creative form of gift wrapping. We love the idea of popping a small gift inside and then the bags being used time and time again too for a zero waste Christmas gift!


Lisa wearing a facemask

At this time of year, we are all about the quick makes and our Facemask pattern and headscarf sewalong are perfect for stocking fillers or small handmade gifts. In fact, we think that a matching facemask and headband set could be a super cute gift. Plus it’s a great way of using up scraps of fabric from your stash too!

Hebden Top

If you want to make clothes for your friends and family, the Hebden Top is our go-to! Available for men and women, it’s a simple make that means you can all coordinate in style (matching facemasks would really come into their own here too). We’ve got a Stitch School class that can guide you through if you need a helping hand and you’ll be finished with a super comfy classic.

Stitch School Class

Intro to Overlocking - Sew Over It online class on Stitch School

Talking of our Stitch School, there are a few thoughtful options you could give as a gift this festive season. A subscription truly would be the gift that keeps on giving for your lucky loved one as it includes access to all our existing classes, and we regularly add new ones so members can keep discovering new tips and techniques. Equally, if you know that the person you are buying for wants to learn how to overlock, or wants to learn to sew clothes, we have individual classes that would be perfect too. Spoilt for choice! To purchase this, we recommend buying a gift voucher and including a note to tell your loved one which course or subscription you thought they might love.

Paper Patterns

Illustration of two women wearing Sew Over It's 1960's Coat sewing pattern, one in a cropped blue version and the other in a full-length orange version.

If you’re after something fuss-free that you can pop under the tree for the sewing lover in your life, then we think our paper patterns make the cutest gifts. May we humbly suggest the 1960’s Coat for a cosy and adventurous make? Or perhaps the Ultimate Bundle or Vintage Bundle if you’re looking to splash a little more cash? Whatever pattern you choose, it will unlock hours of enjoyment.

Poppy Dog Coat

We couldn’t forget about our furry friends! Why not whip up an adorable dog coat so that your dog doesn’t feel left out on the big day. Plus it would make a thoughtful gift for anyone you know with a beloved puppy. This beginner-level sewing pattern is a super fun make and you can watch how Lisa sews it if you need a tip or two in our December 1st sewalong.