As the effects of the lockdown are being felt, and belts are tightening across the country, what better way is there to economise on gift-giving than to turn our talents for sewing towards home-making gifts for our friends and loved ones? As well as saving money and giving you a chance to practise your coverstitching, home-sewn presents add a personal touch that your nearest and dearest will treasure. We’ve come up with a few ideas that will hopefully help you to translate your sewing passions towards gifting.
For any new parents in your circle, homemade baby clothes will be a greatly appreciated gift. As any parent will tell you, babies grow so quickly that you really can’t have too many clothes! Sewing new clothes might sound intimidating, but when you consider just how tiny babies’ clothes are, the project doesn’t seem so daunting. You won’t have to spend hours on end slaving over your sewing machine for clothes so tiny, plus there’ll be tons of material left over to fix any big mistakes.
A homemade quilt is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to a close family member. You can use a selection of fabrics that represent memories dear to you both and, once sewn together, you’ll have a patchwork storyboard that your loved one will always cherish. Take a look at our blog to find out the skills you need to make a perfect patchwork quilt.
This one may sound a little unusual, but in these strange times a bespoke face mask is an excellent way to show your loved one how much you care for their health. You can use materials that reflect their personality and ensure they’re always looking sharp as well as staying safe.