Sewing gifts are wonderful to make for any occasion. This list includes unique sewing gift ideas for women, men, kids and everyone else on your list.
Unique Sewing Gifts
From scarves to blankets to plushies, there are even fantastic ideas for gifts to sew for husbands, cooks and photographers too.
These unusual gift ideas will be appreciated because YOU made them. When you make a gift, it can be personalized to the recipient making it extra special.
What is the easiest thing to sew for beginners?
These are the very best projects to make as gifts, and they are all beginner friendly. Each sewing project features step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow for any skill level. Infinity scarves are on of the easiest things to sew on the list.
Very Best Sewing Gift Ideas for Beginners
Make everyone on your list something special with these super simple sewing projects. You will find tutorials included for men, women, children and everyone in between. Each sewing project features a full step-by-step tutorial and pattern, when applicable. They are perfect for any skill level, especially beginners!
Cuddle up in a soft sherpa style scarf for the ultimate warmth and comfort gift. If you want to get fancy, you can add a zippered pocket too.
Another way to keep warm is with rice hand warmers. Heat them up in the microwave for a few seconds, Then drop them into coat pockets to keep your hands comfortable in cold weather. This would be a lovely gift when bundled with the infinity scarf above or on its own.
How To Make A Double-Sided Infinity Scarf
The double-sided infinity scarf is super easy to sew, so it's easy to make one to match every outfit. Why not make them to give as gifts too? It is one of the best sewing gift ideas for beginners.
Sewing: 10 Minute Camera Strap Cover
Treat a photographer to a custom camera strap cover to suit his or her personality. It's a gift they are sure to use time and time again.
Color Block Cosmetic Bag Sewing Tutorial (Video)
A person can never have too many zipper pouches to hold cosmetics, office supplies, organize a purse, etc. This one has added personality with color blocking.
Easy Flannel Throw Blankets
You can't beat snuggling up under a warm blanket. It's simple to sew some trim onto flannel for added flair. Guys will appreciate this gift too.
Comic Book Style Superhero Pillow
Not all superheroes wear capes, but the one in your life is sure to love a comic book style pillow. What a fun way to tell a story.
Here's a great gift idea for men - flannel hankies. It's another eco-friendly option that is frugal and reusable. Hankies are back!
Easy Water-Resistant Upcycled Jeans Picnic Blanket
Families are sure to find more uses for this awesome jean blanket than just picnics. Take it to the beach, the park, the backyard. It's perfect for any outdoor adventure!
Teens and tweens will especially love this gift idea - scrunchies! Use your fabric scraps to create this fun throwback to the 90's.
Fabric Wrap Bracelets
Here's another great gift idea for the younger folks. Wrap bracelets can be made to match any personality, and they're fun to mix and match.
Free felt polaroid ornament pattern
Personalized gifts are the BEST gifts. Grab a photo of your friend or loved one and turn it into a timeless keepsake. You can hang the photo ornament on a Christmas tree, but we love hanging it in our home all year long.
While you're making tea towels, add some coordinating ribbon to whip up a child sized apron in a jiffy. This could be the easiest sewing project to make on this list. Little kitchen helpers and parents will both appreciate this practical gift.
Make a $5 Blanket Flannel Scarf!
Here's another take on a scarf - the blanket scarf. Wrap up in warmth with a timeless fabric that will pull any outfit together in a jiffy.
How To Make DIY Tea Towels
Tea towels make a lovely hostess gift. Another idea is to bundle them with a few kitchen utensils for a housewarming gift.
For the kitchen gadget lover, sew a pretty cover for their Instant Pot. This project uses Pioneer Woman placemats for a coordinated kitchen look, so you can add accessories if your budget allows.
How to Sew a Kimono Top
A kimono top is a great gift idea because you don't have to know the recipient's measurements. It is designed to be worn loose that makes an elegant statement. It's a wonderful idea to give pregnant ladies a kimono to wear during and after pregnancy.
DIY: Makeup Brush Holder
Sew a makeup brush holder to carry in a bag on a regular basis or to travel with in luggage. The brushes will be neatly organized and safe in this roll-up design. You could bundle this with the reusable makeup removers listed below too.
Replace single use makeup rounds with soft fabric squares that can be washed and reused. It's an eco-friendly gift idea that will be loved every day.
Padded Laptop Bag
Sew a padded laptop bag to protect electronics. When you make it yourself, it can be any size for tablets too. This is an especially perfect gift for students.
FREE & EASY Phone Wallet Organizer Pattern and Tutorial
This is genius! Carry your phone and wallet for quick runs without a huge bag. We would love to receive this as a gift!
Quilted Sketchbook Cover Tutorial
A pretty cover will definitely encourage an artist or journalist to create. What a thoughtful gift!
DIY Simple Personalized Pillows - Jaime Costiglio
Everybody loves things with their name on it. How about gifting personalized pillows to a set of siblings? Roommates would appreciate them too.
Free stuffed cat sewing pattern and tutorial
Sew an adorable cat to keep your friend company when you can't be there. They look cuddly!
Here's a scrappy sewing project that won't cost a thing but time. Make a pretty and protective sunglasses case.
Pair a handmade bath mitt with pretty soaps for a pampering gift idea. We all need a little pampering every now and then! It would be lovely to add the spa towel wrap listed below as well.
Grab a button and a towel to make a luxurious spa wrap for home. It's a simple hand sewing idea that adds an extra touch and functionality to any towel.
Here's another way to upcycle a towel. Sew a hooded towel that grows with a baby through the toddler years. They are great for bath time, the pool or beach - anyplace with water!
Bucket Bag Pattern for Fabric or Leather: Part One
If you have the will and the time, this bucket bag pattern is amazing. All the steps are laid out and easy to follow. You must really love the recipient to make them this gift!
Fabric coasters are another scrap busting project that is perfect for making several sets of gifts. This project uses batting scraps too - perfect for quilters!