11 Fun Gifts to Sew


Sew and make easy gifts with these cut & sew patterns to make which include simple sewing projects including rick rack placemats, pom pom napkin rings, dish towels, bags, key chains and clothing.

Tip Junkie has 426 Gifts to Sew patterns including over 1000 Homemade Christmas Gifts all with pictured tutorials to learn on how to make. You can always search there if you’re looking for more Simple Gifts with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

Simple Sewing Patterns

1.  Rick Rack Placemat & Napkin {how-to} ~ This fantastic placemat is perfect for a special birthday or any fun gathering.  I love the cheery colors of the fabric and the rick rack edges give it a touch of vintage.  And to make it super simple, the tutorial is a pictured step-by-step.

2.  Pom Pom Napkin Rings ~ Hand-stitch pom poms together to make these adorable napkin rings.  It’s also great for beginning sewers, this easy project could be made with different colored pom poms for all seasons and holidays.

3. Rick Rack Dish Towels ~ These dish towels are so pretty, you will want to do the dishes.  NOT!  But it will at least help, right?  Or add this to a set of other kitchen goods for a bridal shower or wedding gift.

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4. Oil Cloth Bag ~ There is no ironing required for this basic sewing project.  Oilcloth makes a fabulous tote for preschool, the farmer’s market, or even everyday grocery shopping.  You can also give it as a gift, filled with flowers or yummy treats – no gift wrapping required.

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5. Little Boy Church Bag ~ Refashion a man’s dress shirt and tie into a fun little boy bag that’s perfect for church!  It’s just the right size for carrying quiet activities in.

6.  Fabric Scrap Keychains ~ This post features a clever and useful way to use all those fabric scraps you have! Grab your fabric scraps, sewing machine and a few other supplies and you’ll have a fabulous little gift. Great to give this holiday season!

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7. Winnie the Pooh Shrug ~ This little wool shrug is absolutely darling!  It’s also great for layering clothing during the cooler months.  Your little one will have a great versatile piece with this free pattern and tutorial.

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8. City Cowl {tutorial} ~ Make your own fashion statement with this adorable City Cowl.  Choose your fabric and/or print to fit any style you desire.  It’s a simple gift idea.

9. Silver Quilted Mini-Skirt ~ This quilted mini-skirt is an excellent choice for a sporty and comfortable look.  You don’t even have to quilt the fabric because it’s ironing board fabric.  Get out!  Yes, it’s flameproof too.

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10.  How to Sew Cargo Pants ~ Sewing kids clothes is easier than you might think!  If you’re looking for a fun sewing project with great pictured instructions, here’s how to sew cargo pants for kids.

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11.  Engineer Cap {free pattern} ~ This fun engineer cap is perfect for a trip to the zoo or a train themed birthday.  The back is elasticized so it’s comfortable and flexible.  Change the fabric patterns and colors and it would be a fabulous cap for girls too.  The free pattern is for sizes medium (heads 18″-20″) and large (21″-23″).


Thanks Ladies. I just adore these homemade gift ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

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