Complete newbie here but wanting to sew some presents for family so I’m ready for Christmas. What are your go-to presents that you make?


Posted by mom119776, 9th July 2019


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  • What about a clothing item with another small gift to go with it. I know lots of Mums who would appreciate a clothing item for their little one. I remember one year my Mum didn’t need and said she didn’t want anything. She had chronic dematitis and could only wear 100% cotton clothing. Fortunately I had bought some cotton material I knew she would like and I found the pattern I had used 2 years before, knew the dress I made previously still fitted her perfectly so I made and gave 3 new dresses. You would have thought I had given her the world. When my nephews were young I knitted them many jumpers and gave them a book and good quality toys, some of them developmental or educational.



  • Great ideas. Thank you.



  • A few easy to sew options, make up bag, shopping bag and head bands.



  • I buy Cross-stitch Christmas cards and ornaments to send to my friends and family. They love them as they can bring them out every year. Microwave pot holders are simple to make yet highly appreciated. Hand warmers, coasters, pan handle covers, oven mitts, drawer sachets/potpourri pouches – I look for inspiration while out and about!



  • Oh I forgot I also got a babies toy which is two pieces of material with different ribbons and tags sewn between the two pieces with them coming out the side. I was also given a bib which was a washer on the front and sleeves sewn on. Plus a quilt. I love them all.



  • Oh my. With my absence of skills, it would be a terrible idea. :-)



  • I don’t sew but I have been given sewn bags and I absolutely love them one of my most treasured gifts.



  • Sorry I am no use with suggestions but I am looking forward to seeing what ideas other mums have.


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