Want to give your favorite sewer the ultimate sewing gift? Follow these 3 tips to create a sewing gift basket that all sewers will love!
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Gift baskets are the ULTIMATE gift you can give someone. Why give just one gift when you can give multiple in one cute little package?
I was recently inspired to create a sewing gift basket with my Everything Mary Deluxe Store & Tote. I have been a HUGE fan of Everything Mary ever since I purchased one of their rolling sewing totes, which I mentioned in my blog post about moving to Spokane.
They gifted me a couple of their Deluxe Store & Totes, and I absolutely love them so much! They are the perfect storage tote for sewing, knitting, and other crafts. Lightweight and collapsible, they make the perfect travel companion as well! Not only have I used them to store my projects, but they work GREAT as a tote to keep in the front seat of your car. Having snacks handy at all times is a must!
When I first saw these totes online, I couldn’t help but think about how perfect they would be to create a sewing gift basket! They have just the right amount of space inside with several compartments to assemble and organize all the items you choose to stuff it with. They also have lots of outside pockets, so you can sneak in some surprise gifts as well 😉
If you want to put together an incredible sewing gift basket that the sewing lover in your life will LOVE, follow my 3 tips below for gift and styling ideas!
Sewing Gift Basket Tip #1: Make the Basket a Gift in Itself!
I don’t know how many times I’ve received a gift basket and just ended up throwing the basket away or leaving it to sit in my garage or storage. If you want a sustainable option, use a basket or tote that can serve as a gift in itself!
This Everything Mary tote works great for a gift basket, but you can also use a tote bag if you choose to do more of a gift bag rather than basket!
Tip #2: Fill It With Tools, Notions, and Cute Sewing-Themed Knick-Knacks
There are 3 types of items that sewers love to receive – tools, notions, and sewing-themed knick-knacks!
Sewing tools are an essential element of every sewing project! Whether a sewer makes clothing or quilts, there are some universal tools that you can’t go wrong with!
OLFA recently sent me some rotary cutters and one of their large rotary cutting mats to share in my 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, but rotary cutters of course make a great year-round gift! And unless you are able to find a massive gift basket large enough to fit a very large cutting mat, you can opt to include a mini rotary mat instead! I’ve had one of their mini rotary mats for a while now, and I absolutely love how convenient it is.
There are some more fun little tools you can stuff in a sewing gift basket. Here are a few more ideas for you!
- Seam Rippers
- Professional Tailor’s Chalk
- 5-in-1 Sliding Sewing Gauge
- Small Thread Snips/Scissors
- Clover Wonder Clips
Notions are another great thing to add to a sewing gift basket! Whether it’s buttons, thread, labels, or pins, sewers can never get enough of their notions!
Kylie and the Machine labels are one of my top ideas for gifting sewing notions. These labels are just SO cute and great for all sewers. They recently sent me a small collection of their labels, and I love having them in my stash of notions.
Other fun sewing notions you can include in a sewing gift basket are:
Lastly, you really can’t go wrong with super cute sewing-themed knick-knacks! Hobby Lobby has an amazing selection of knick-knacks and gift items within their Sew-Ology line that have the most adorable sayings on them, like this notebook, ceramic dish, notepad, and magnetic pin tin!
Tip #3: Assemble and Style the Gift Items in the Basket
Once you have all the items for your sewing gift basket, you’ll want to style the items so that they are displayed nicely.
You can stuff the basket with paper or tissue paper so all the items can be visible. I stuffed mine with paper as it won’t get squished as you lay items on top. I then added some sparkly tissue paper so it looks more presentable than just crumpled up paper!
Another thing that helps is to use a piece of cardboard behind some of the taller items that you will be displaying. I propped some cardboard up behind the cutting mat, notebook, and greeting card in my basket below. It helps to keep the items upright and provides a nice backdrop for the rest of the basket items!
Last but not least, finish styling the sewing gift basket by tying it with a pretty bow! That last touch really pulls it all together. I know that when I receive gifts, seeing a pretty bow really makes it feel all the more special!