Sewing themed gift ideas – global edition

This blog post contains affiliate links that are clearly marked. I have worked with some of these brands previously but not on the basis of this blog post – if they’re on here, I really rate their products!

Normally, every month in the Modista newsletter I send an introduction to the sewing community in a different country. This month however with the festive season approaching I thought I’d share a round up of some fantastic sewing themed gift ideas from around the world – whether you’re buying for the sewist in your life and haven’t the faintest idea what to get them, or fancy treating yourself to something too! Hopefully these sewing gift ideas will inspire you and you’ll get a great crafty gift while supporting an independent.

All the brands below are independents and where possible I’ve listed their direct website.


An obvious choice; but fabric can actually be really personal and it’s sometimes difficult to decide. If you’re not sure what fabric they like, they’ll never be disappointed with a voucher! If you’ve never bought fabric before, 2m is usually a good amount for a shirt or simple dress.

The Rag Shop, UK (15% discount in December for Modista subscribers) – deadstock fabrics and wonderful prints at great prices

Blackbird Fabrics, Canada one of the biggest names, fantastic range

Karta Batik, Netherlandshigh quality Indonesian fabrics with percentage going to charity

Melanated Fabrics, USA Mimi G’s fabric store!

Selvedge and Bolts, UK top high end designer fabrics

Pretty Mercerie, France ditsy prints and quality wool

Cotton Poplin from The Rag Shop


Another guaranteed success present for a sewist, buttons are also really easy to post!

Pigeon Wishes, UKgorgeous multicoloured buttons to brighten a make

Tabitha Sewer, USA very popular sparkly buttons

Ethel and Joan,UKa new small business of handmade buttons

Arrow Mountain, Australia –wooden buttons with unique designs

Atelier Brunette, Francetheir buttons match their very popular fabric range

buttons by Pigeon Wishes


Of course, I had to include these! Labels are the finishing touch to any garment and again are really easy to post. They can be so fun!

La Petite Maison Couture, Francefrench phrases on lovely labels

Stitch Collective, USAminimalist designs

Pink Coat Club, UKfun designs with popular phrases. Also stocks fantastic stationery, pins and more

Modista Sewing (me!), Netherlandsfrench and plant themed

Pink Coat Club Labels


If you can’t post something to your sewing friend right now, or want a (very) easy last minute gift, a PDF sewing pattern is a great choice as all you need is their email address! Here’s just a couple of very popular sewing patterns that are guaranteed a happy recipient:

Wilder Gown, Friday Pattern Company, USA

Dawn Jeans, Megan Nielsen Patterns, Australia

Indigo Dress, Tilly and the Buttons, UK

Sculthorpe Pants, Muna and Broad, Canada/New Zealand

Jolene Dress, Ready to Sew, France30% off for Modista subscribers!

The Fold Line, UK – the biggest online PDF pattern store, buy them a voucher from here and they’ll be delighted!

Sewing themed gifts

You don’t have to buy someone specifically used for sewing, but they’ll really appreciate something that helps them shout their passion to the world! Jewellery, pin badges, bags, the list is endless.

Sew Dainty , UKsewing themed jewellery

Crafty Pinup, UKsewing labels, pin badges and more!

Love to Sew Podcast, Canadathe latest merch from our favourite podcast

Justine Gilbuena, USAbeautiful whimsical designs including sewing

This is for Makers, UK stocking labels and most recently ‘handmade’ gift wrapping options


Sewing books are a great edition to any sewist’s collection, whether a specific pattern book or a ‘how to’ guide

Stretch! Tilly and the Buttons, UK the Queen of Stretch shares her tips

Breaking the Pattern, Named Clothing, Finland contemporary Scandi designs

Nani Iro Sewing Studio, Japan –Classic minimalist silhouettes from this iconic Japanese designer

Sewing Basics for Every Body, UK: create a capsule wardrobe for every body, gender and shape


You might be surprised to know that stationery plays a big role in sewing and luckily there’s lots of gorgeous options out there to personalise your sewing notes.

Pattern Trace, UK (10% off for Modista subscribers)

Alice & Co, UK printable sewing planner

Rifle Paper Co, USA –beautiful prints popular in the sewing world

Dominique Major, UK –sewing themed posters and postcards

Sewing Kit

Especially wonderful during lockdown, a sewing kit comes with everything you need to make the garment and the fabric used by the brands below is top notch!

Made my Wardrobe, UK The Greta Dungarees and Josie bra are gorgeous!

Stitched in Wonderland, UK – Their latest pattern the Dunga dress comes as a pack

Thimble and Snip, USA – something a little different, a hand sewing kit of some favourite sewing patterns

Lotte Martens, Belgium: Top quality French terry sewing boxes

The Greta dungarees by Made My Wardrobe

Magazine Subscription

This is a GREAT present for any sewist – something they might not treat themselves to but will appreciate every month when a fabulous pattern comes out.

FibreMood, Belgium click here for patterns and subscriptions (affiliate link)

La Maison Victor, France/Belgium/Netherlands

Seamworkcurrently 50% off for unlimited membership!

FibreMood Honey

I hope this blog post has given you some ideas for gifts for the sewist in your life this year! What’s on your present list?

2 thoughts on “Sewing themed gift ideas – global edition

  1. Hi! I’m working on a blog post about cute labels to sew into handmade clothing, and I wanted to mention your labels and shop (especially as you’re in NL!) but when I click the link I get a 404 error. Is your webshop still around?


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