50 Awesome Gift Ideas to Sew and Quilt

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!50 Awesome Gift Ideas to Sew & Quilt - fb

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

Chapstick Holder

19. Embroidered Sewing Kit

Embroidered Sewing Kit

20. Fabric Basket

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

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. Crossbody Bag  by Spoonflower Blog

30. Bowl Cozy by

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 Book Pillow by

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

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