There are lots of gift guides for people who sew and patterns to sew as gifts, but I had trouble brainstorming ideas for my nieces last holiday season when they said they wanted to sew. You’ll see what I sent them in a link below – and now this year I could browse stocking stuffer ideas for sewists because they’ve made several things since then!
I have a fun list of gift ideas for kids who love sewing and also kids who want to learn how to sew – please leave a comment if you know of anything that would be a good fit! I get excited about more people, especially children, learning how to sew.
If you are looking more for project inspiration instead of gift ideas, check out these posts!
- Hand embroidery sampler pattern for kids
- Tips for quilting with kids
- Simple jingle bird softie sewing pattern
Pin this gift guide for kids who sew using this link or collage image:
These patterns are so fun (I have sewn the penguin!); with several different stuffed animal sewing kits appropriate for older kids but straightforward with clear directions. These are for machine sewing.
These are all for hand sewing, super cute little felt animal kits!
More hand sewing ideas, these felt craft kits for kids are so cute!
A bright and fun dino softie kit*.
Please don’t buy one of those rinky-dink $30 “kid” sewing machines. They don’t work well and are a waste of money! Check your local store or Craigslist for a used machine, or spend a little more for a machine that can be used for years, like an entry-level Brother sewing machine*.
A sewing machine isn’t necessary! Lots of projects can be hand-sewn, as opposed to using a machine. Felt is an amazing material to work with since it doesn’t fray and sews very easily – maybe buy them a wool blend felt pack from Benzie Designs. You can also stick to classic material and send a quilting cotton scrap pack from Hawthorne Threads. Scrap packs will give a lot of variety to work with, perfect for young imaginations.
My kids have these! Super cute little measuring tapes to use when sewing.
Another adorable option, I love that this one is handmade!
I haven’t found a pre-packaged sewing kit that seems like decent quality, so make your own with some tiny scissors*, little, self-threading needles* or larger needles* and some hand sewing/embroidery thread.
I have a ladybug version of this, it’s so cute! Send them a flower pincushion ring*.
A needle book is a fun thing to include – maybe a cutesy motif like this bear face needle book*.
Sewing books are a fun gift to give, full of promise and ideas – maybe you know someone who would like Project Teen*.
For the younger kids, there is Sewing School. That link goes to my full review; you can see above what I sent my nieces along with the book!
There is also a quilt focused sewing school book, check out my review of it here!
If an e-book is more your style, check out Sew Together Grow Together. I wrote a review for that, as well! This e-book is specifically for hand sewing and geared at parents who don’t know how to sew, helping their kids.
You could also skip the book and give them the gift of time with you; Jennuine Life has a whole series on teaching kids to sew.
Did I miss anything that you’ve given or been gifted that would be good for this list? Leave a comment! Be sure to check out my other crafty gift guide for kids this year – Gift Ideas for Crafty Kids (without any crafty messes!).