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Last-minute gift ideas for sewing fans!

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Late with your Christmas presents? Don’t panic! If you have people in your circle who love to sew – or would like to start – we’ve put together a short list of last-minute gifts to slip under the tree!

A subscription to a sewing box

Between work, children, activities and everyday obligations, it’s sometimes hard to find the time to sew. That’s why a sewing box can be a good idea: the subscriber receives a pattern and all the supplies needed to make it. There’s no need to go to several stores to find the right fabric, haberdashery… And no need to spend time on the Internet looking for a pattern either!

Most sites offer solutions for subscribing to their box according to your budget. You can choose 1, 2, 3 or 6 shipments.

The Craftine site lets you print a gift card to slip under the tree with a personalized message. This box is also a good idea for beginners, as the patterns are explained in great detail.

You can offer the Majam box, which comes in two formulas: the Creative box for beginners or those who don’t want to spend too much time on their sewing, or the more technical Challenge box.

A couture gift card, quick and easy to give for the holidays

A gift card to buy fabric…

A gift card is the ideal solution if you’ve run out of inspiration and are a little behind on your shopping. Most of the time, all you have to do is order and print the card. Then slip it into a pretty card and you’re done!

Many websites now offer the option of ordering a gift card in the amount of your choice. As fabric is quite expensive, a small kitty to replenish stocks is always welcome.

For example, you can buy a gift card from the boutique of designer Lise Tailor, which sells very pretty viscose with colorful, very modern prints. They range from 10 to 200 euros, depending on your budget.

The fabric boutique Atelier Brunette, which also offers the possibility of purchasing a gift card in the amount of your choice, is a goldmine for sewing enthusiasts, offering basics (gingham, plain fabrics…) as well as more original prints. Ma petite mercerie, with its wide selection of fabrics, bias, buttons and kits, also lets you buy gift cards.

And of course the big names like Mondial Tissus or Self Tissus offer similar deals, ideal for people who don’t like buying on the Internet and would have one of these stores near them for a minute’s purchase. A 30-euro coupon is enough to buy a garment.

… Or patterns

Nowadays, it’s very easy to give a pattern as a Christmas present, as many sites offer to buy their patterns and related explanations in PDF format. All you have to do is print it out and assemble the pages. This can be a good option if you know what garment the person wants to sew!

If you don’t know what he or she wants, then a gift card is a better option! A less expensive option than fabric, since the price of a digital pattern is around 10 euros. Many pattern-selling sites offer gift cards: Deer and Doe, Coralie Bijasson, and Makerist, a site offering patterns by designers from all over the world.

A subscription to a sewing magazine

A subscription to a sewing magazine also makes a great last-minute gift. As with a gift card or box, simply print out the subscription details and slip them into a pretty envelope (which you’ll have sewn?).

A magazine allows you to glean inspiration and build up a stock of models. You could, for example, offer a year’s subscription to Burda Styles magazine, which contains around thirty models in each issue, or to Passion couture créative.

And if you’ve run out of magazine ideas, Julien regularly posts comprehensive sewing press reviews on his Youtube channel!

What about you? Are you planning to give sewing-related gifts to your loved ones, without necessarily leaving it to the last minute? What would you like to receive at the foot of the Christmas tree?

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