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The best gifts for hand embroiderers

The best gifts for hand embroiderers

A reader emailed me asking for suggestions on gifts for hand embroiderers! I love hand sewing and had fun coming up with this list of things that I think are perfect. There is something for everyone, from beginner to experienced, practical and luxurious. If I missed something that you have gifted or received in the past, please leave a comment and I’ll add it!

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Gifts for hand embroiderers

sparkle embroidery floss

Everyone loves getting a shiny new box of floss; how about this fancy DMC Etoile Floss set? It sparkles!

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You can never have too many scissors, and super cute, kitschy ones are even better! I’d love to receive an adorable llama scissors pair from Crafty Wool Felt.

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It’s easy to find plain wood embroidery hoops, so mix it up and give them a unique way to display their stitching! These are festive, little Christmas ornament hoops for display from September House

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snarky sewing labels

Snarky labels are perfect for people who make things – highly relatable, unique, and funny! Check out these hilarious options from Ktown Creative, I would totally sew these on to the back of a hoop.

Even if you have a ton of supplies at home, it’s always so nice to get a kit with everything coordinated and taken care of! I am obsessed with this Christmas embroidery kit from Hoffelt And Hooper Co. I rounded up a bunch of other modern embroidery kits for beginners here, with non-holiday options too.

I don’t wear much jewelry but I could totally wear this beautiful needle ring* from Silver Blueberry, it is so pretty. I have a whole post dedicated to sewing themed jewelry, if you want more options!

This sassy seam ripper pin cracks me up, I need it in my life! Buy it at Ric Rac and look at all her other pins while you’re there. There are so many cute enamel pins to choose from; I have a bigger list of sewing & quilting enamel pins here!

floss boss needle minder

Useful and inspiration, this sassy Floss Boss needle minder from Red Gate Stitchery would make anyone smile. I have a whole post dedicated to magnetic needle holders here, with more options!


Beechwood embroidery footed frame that sits on a table – this looks like a piece of art! Relatively compact and looks really easy to use. I have a whole post with different embroidery hoop stands here – I haven’t tried one yet but they look handy!

Here are a few other practical gift ideas for people who hand embroider!

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Cara Cannon

Sunday 13th of December 2020

Appreciating the time and effort you put into your website and in depth information you offer. I love embroidery and do a lot of free hand sewing and stitching, so I think this tutorial is an awesome idea! Thanks for putting it together so that more people can learn this awesome art and craft form!

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