CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR SEWING NERDS

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I can’t believe it’s almost Santa time! I have a child-like love for the holiday and while I believe the true spirit of Christmas is in family and togetherness and yada yada yada, presents are pretty awesome too.  I’ve had a lot of fun searching the internet for some of the best gifts to give and receive this holiday, if you’re obsessed with making things. I’m looking at you.

SEWING WISH LIST

Most of these are from Etsy; buying vintage or handmade is a good way to sidestep the consumer-y trappings of the holiday.

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1. Magnetic pin dish 2. Embroidered pin cushion 3. Goldplated Gingher scissors
4. Handmade thread rack 5. Vintage Bernina 930 6. Vintage paper cutter for pdf patterns
7. Pattern hooks 8. Black & Decker Classic Iron
9. Pinnable dress form 10. Vintage white Singer Featherweight

GIFTS FOR KNITTERS

Christmas Gifts for knitters
1. Yarn swift 2. Wood interchangeable round needles 3. Soak kit for wool
4. Project bags 5. Yoshi’s Woolly World for Wii U (I would buy a Wii just for this game)
6. Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn 7. Cedar blocks 8. The Knitter’s Book of Wool

SEWING CLASSES

Sometimes the best gifts are experiential – why not treat yourself or someone you love with an in-person workshop?


I’ll be back tomorrow with my gift picks for the best style and DIY books since I didn’t want to give your eyeballs a stroke.

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Hi! I'm Heather Lou, a pattern designer and sewing educator for the modern maker. At Closet Core Patterns, we transform your imagination into step-by-step implementation that helps you create a wardrobe you love - not one you're limited to buying off the rack.

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