16 Free Sewing Patterns for Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner! There’s no better way to show your mom how much you appreciate her than with a handmade gift. The best gifts are the ones that come from our hearts and hands. What could be more heartfelt than gifts that you’ve sewn yourself?

No matter what you decide to make, your mom will love the thought and effort you put into your handmade gift. Whether your mom is looking for a new tote bag, kitchen accessories, or home décor, I’ve got you covered. These DIY gift ideas are sure to put a smile on her face. Create a one-of-a-kind gift that your mom will treasure for years to come. Start crafting the perfect Mother’s Day gift today!

Sew a Mother’s Day Card with Scrap Fabric Flowers

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These beautiful cardstock and fabric cards are much easier to make than you might think! You don’t even have to know how to sew a straight line. Learn how to sew scrappy Mother’s Day Cards.

The Easiest Basket

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This easy fabric basket pattern is perfect for beginners. Sew a fabric bin for mom to organize her desk.

Stylish Infinity Scarf from Cotton Fabric

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I love infinity scarves so much that I couldn’t decide which tutorial to share for Mother’s Day… I’m going to share both!

This first infinity scarf tutorial can made using 1 yard of any cotton fabric, but works best with lightweight fabrics like poplin and batiste. It has one seam and hemmed edges.

Soft and Light Infinity Scarf with Double Gauze

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This second no-sew infinity scarf tutorial requires double gauze fabric, and that’s why it turns out so soft with frayed edges. It feels like a cloud around your neck!

A Pretty Bench Pillow

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Sew up a pretty bench pillow that your mom can put in her entryway or window bench to brighten the space and make it prettier and more inviting! Plus, I’ll share my secrets for making your pillow smooth, plump, and pretty, and also where to find all of the fabrics and materials that I used. This is a pillow that your mom will want to show off to all her friends.

The Basket Tote

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A tote bag is a perfect homemade gift for any mom who loves to carry her essentials in style. I have a variety of tote bag and purse patterns and tutorials that you can use with cotton fabric.

The Fabric Tote Basket Pattern has two interior pockets, handles that aren’t super long like shoulder straps, and lots of style! Use my step-by-step tutorial to make this tote bag for your mom on Mother’s Day.

A Pretty Cosmetic Pouch

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This boxy zipper pouch is easy enough for beginners and just right for organizing supplies, cosmetics, or small things when you travel. Thrill your mom with this beautiful gift.

Wild Poppy Table Runner Pattern

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Give your mom flowers with the beautiful Wild Poppy Appliqued Table Runner. It’s quick to make and can be used as a wall hanging as well.

Speedy Patchwork Tote Pattern

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Learn how to sew patchwork tote bags in less time than ever. Sewing these easy tote bags with my free pattern for gridded interfacing is the perfect fabric scrap buster, and you the sizes are very adjustable. For mom, I suggest making the largest bag using 4” squares. She will be able to carry just about anything she needs!

A Pretty Apron from One Yard of Fabric

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If your mom loves to cook, then make her handmade gifts to use everyday in the kitchen. Here are some fun kitchen accessories that you can quickly make for her as a loving gift.

Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free diy apron pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Aprons are a perfect beginner sewing projects because you’ll make a gift that your mom can use every day. This pattern is great because it is simple and beautiful, any mom would be proud to receive this as a gift.

Mile a Minute Jelly Roll Apron

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Sew this fun apron using jelly roll strips! This Mile-a-Minute Apron Pattern is fast and easy to sew. Plus, it makes a quick gift (if you can bear to part with it). Since one apron only requires 16 strips of fabric that are 2 1/2’’ wide by 42’’ long, you will have enough strips to make 2 aprons, one for your mom and one for you.

A Cozy House Throw Quilt

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Sew a darling house quilt with just three yards of fabric! This darling throw quilt pattern will remind mom just how much you love coming home to visit!

Custom Kitchenaid Mixer Cover

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One of the best ideas I ever had was to sew my own DIY mixer cover. I made one for my sister too. She loved it! And I know that if you make one for your mom for Mother’s Day, she will love it as well. It makes a great collaboration for those who love to sew and cook! It can be sewn with home decor weight fabric, pre-quilted fabric, or fabric that you quilt yourself with quilt batting, craft felt, or foam stabilizer.

Rice-Filled Neck Warmers

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Ever wonder why moms can get a bit salty? Stress! Sew your mom an all-natural neck warmers to help relax her tired neck and shoulder muscles. You will be her favorite child.

Pretty Patchwork Potholders

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If your mom loves to be in the kitchen, then making her these cute Patchwork Potholders will surely make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. This clever design has pockets on the back so her fingers will never get burned.

Cute Pencil Pouch

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Learn how to sew a cute zipper pouch long enough to hold your mom’s pencils, markers, sunglasses, cosmetics, ‘girl supplies’, and more! I really love the size and shape of this case, and I know your mom will as well. It’s perfect for throwing in another purse or bag to keep all her things organized.

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