DIY Sewing Gift Ideas
Handmade gifts really come from the heart!
We would like to share a list of our favorite sewing projects for amazing things to sew and give.
There are so many sewing gift ideas in this great list, with ideas ranging from kitchen and home accessories and decor to wearable items, from sewable toys to everything in between for the women, men, and children on your list!
This list is in no particular order, however, if you are looking for gifts that are a little more specific, check out our Christmas and Winter Sewing Projects post. Here you'll discover Christmas ornaments and Christmas decorations to sew; the perfect Christmas sewing gift.
Or maybe you're looking for a gift for babies, toddlers and older children. Visit our post on Things to Sew for Baby and Children and Toddler Sewing Ideas. Or how about sewing doll clothes or toys.
We also have a great list of sewing ideas for tote bags, messenger bags, purses and drawstring bags. These are great for adults and children that they'll love and actually use.
Lastly, why not just head over to our 600+ Free Sewing Patterns and Projects. So many great ideas for everyone on your gift list.
Now, I hope you enjoy this list of 50 of our favorite sewing projects for gifts. This list has something for everyone, whether the gift is for a friend, family member, bus driver, teacher, or group leader. So get sewing!!
1. String Pieced Potholder
String Pieced Potholders - Everyone needs potholders! It is an indispensable item in any kitchen. You can never have too many. This is one of my go-to gifts for friends, family, teachers, bus drivers, group leaders and hostesses.
2. Jelly Roll Mug Rug
Jelly Roll Mug Rug - Beside mug rugs being quick and easy to make; they are versatile. They are just the right size for a beverage and snack at the office, kitchen, study, or anywhere you sit. Can be used to protect tables and furniture against plant pots, serving bowls and much more.
3. DIY Cord Wraps from Fabric
Fabric Cord Wrap Tutorial - Keeping all those charging cords organized and untangled can be challenging. I make fabric cord wraps with colorful scrap fabric. These cloth cord wraps are so easy, yet so useful that each year I whip up a bunch to give – they make cute little gifts and stocking stuffers.
4. T-Shirt Storage Bin
T-Shirt Pop-Up Storage Bin - Need an idea for a teenager, college student or man? Sew a personalized storage container by using t-shirts that have a personal meaning such as college or school t-shirts, sports team t-shirts, musical artist t-shirt or just any favorite t-shirt.
5. Zipper Pouch Tutorial
Zipper Pouch - This zipper pouch is cute, functional and so easy to sew. You can never have too many cute little bags for important stuff. Because a one-size pouch doesn't fit all, it can be made in different sizes. Perfect for a Christmas gift idea; but great for year-round giving.
6. Hanging Potholder Dish Towel
Hanging Potholder Dish Towel Tutorial - If you are like me when cooking, you are always washing your hands. Having a hanging dish towel near the sink is convenient for drying my hands. This sew simple craft make wonderful gifts for every household.
7. Fabric Tissue Box Cover
Tissue Box Cover - Here is a way to upscale a tissue box with a little fabric for any occasion. The pattern is by Tiger Lily Press and has 6 fun styles of four tissue boxes. This is a Christmas gift idea for your friends, co-workers, bus driver, teacher and family.
8. Button Boats
Button Boats Pattern - Need a last-minute gift? Use some brightly colored fabric to whip up these quick, fun and easy button boats fabric baskets. For gift-giving fill with cookies, candy, a small gift or a gift card.
9. DIY Infinity Scarf
Fleece Infinity Scarf - A good, soft winter scarf is one of the most practical cold-weather accessories. This infinity fleece scarf is easy and inexpensive to make as a gift. Or make our fleece fringed scarf.
10. Garden Apron Tutorial
Garden Apron - With this tutorial and free pattern, learn how to sew a garden apron with handy pockets for someone who loves to garden.
11. Inside Out Placemats
Inside Out Placemats - A set of these fun, reversible placemats can be whipped up in an afternoon. It's my go-to fabric placemat pattern when I want to make special placemats as a gift.
12. I Spy Quilt
I Spy Quilt - This is my favorite quilt for toddlers and babies. With the I Spy Panel - Spring designed by Anne Kelle from Robert Kaufman Fabric creating this I spy quilt is fast, easy, simple, and extremely CUTE.
13. Butterfly Wall Hanging
Butterfly Wall Hanging - This beautiful butterfly quilt wall hanging would make a gorgeous gift. Learn more about this project.
14. Herb Kitchen Towels
Herb Kitchen Towels - Machine embroidered kitchen or bath towels make wonderful gifts.
15. Super Simple Quilted Reversible Placemats
Super Simple Quilted Reversible Placemats
16. Veggie Pot Holders
Veggie Pot Holders
17. No-Sew Applique Tote Bag
No-Sew Applique Tote Bag
18. Chapstick Holder
19. Embroidered Sewing Kit
Embroidered Sewing Kit
20. Fabric Basket
21. Star Table Topper
Star Table Topper
22. Pop Up Basket
Pop Up Basket
23. Fabric Pocket Tissue Holder
Fabric Pocket Tissue Holder
24. Swirly Placemat
25. Fold 'n Stitch Wreath
Fold 'n Stitch Wreath
26. Fabric Jar Topper
Fabric Jar Topper
27. Wristlet Zipper Bag
Wristlet Zipper Bag
28. Wine Bottle Gift Bag
Wine Bottle Gift Bag
29. DIY Bohemian iPhone Case by Wilma
30. Flannel Throw Blanket by Girl Inspired
31. Quilted Wine Tote by Needle and Spatula
32. Easy Eyeglass Case by Crazy Little Projects
33. Travel Manicure Set by Positively Splendid
34. Japanese Knot Bag by Happiest Camper
35. Casserole Carrier by Beth Huntington at eHow
36. Puppy Pillow by Sew Can She
37. Washable Coloring Book by Sew Can She
38. Bean Bag Chair with stuff animal storage by Sew Can She
39. Messanger Bag by Crazy Little Projects
40. Wristlet Clutch by Positively Splendid
41. Stretchy Baby Hat by Make It and Love It
42. Fabric Slippers by Pretty Prudent
43. Pajama Pants by Melly Sews
44. Pocket Reading Pillow by Hello Sewing
45. Padded iPad Case by Polka Dot Chair
46. Weekender Bag by Delia Creates
47. Travel Shaving Kit Bag by Fleece Fun
48. Classic Apron by Back Road Bloom
49. Mini Hanging Storage Basket by Apple Green Cottage
50. Fleece Blanket by Heather Handmade