There’s nothing better than a sewing machine and a stack of fabric when it comes to last minute gifts! I don’t know about you, but I hate going to the store to search for a gift that I should have thought about sooner. Plus I really think that handmade gifts are better. They say ‘I cared enough to spend time to make this for you!’
So here’s a list of some of my favorite things to sew and give. Most of them are really fast and easy (in case you did wait too long)! If you don’t find the perfect thing to make here, I made a similar list of gifts to sew for any occasion a while back. I just keep finding more and more (and I can’t stop sewing!) so I had to share a new updated list with you today.
I divided this list into the following sections to help you find what you want to make easier:
gifts to sew for kids
gifts to sew for grown-ups
gifts for tech lovers
gifts for people who are more organized than me (he, he)
Let’s get started…
Gifts to Sew for Kids:
DIY Puppy Pillow (uses a standard sized bed pillow)
The Katy Fabric Doll Pattern – she fits 16” doll clothes!
My cross body zipper tote is perfect for tweens – and sews up in a snap.
A Washable Coloring Book that can be used over and over again.
A Knot Bow Headband – so soft for babies or toddlers.
But you’ll also have to make a cute Big Pocket Baby Clutch to go with it.
These fish shaped beach bags make great laundry bags too.
For the kid who has too many toys already… a beanbag chair to hold them in!
Gifts to Sew for Grown-Ups:
Don’t be fooled by the Tiny Bag – it makes a big impact!
A Pretty Apron – this one takes only a yard of fabric.
Pretty Patchwork Potholders to match that apron.
Coloring is definitely a grown-up activity with a beautiful pencil roll like this.
Say ‘thanks for being there!’ with this sweet clutch pattern.
This scrappy pet leash is the perfect gift for a dog lover.
I made a bunch of these card kitties (card holders) for my kids but it’s actually the adults who are always using them!
The chubby lunch tote is so much prettier than a store bought one!
Work some magic by whipping up this messenger bag faster than someone else could find a parking spot at the store!
Gifts for Tech Lovers:
This quilted iPad case can stand up to any Vera Bradley case!
Sew a padded camera strap for your favorite photographer.
Pens and pencils can always be found if you keep them in this cute little triangle case.
Gifts for People Who are Organized ❤️
Sew a car diddy bag to keep all those little things in one place!
A Sweet First Aid Pouch.
The Zola Pen Case is handy for way more than just pens!
These sweet pixie cups will keep someone’s desk nice and clean. 🙂
The easy to sew Peek a Boo Pouch lets you see everything inside.
Help someone keep their journal and pens together always with this cute journaling bookmark!
If you like these last few, you will love my round-up of 11+ Free Sewing Projects to Make You More Organized.
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