Christmas gift ideas for sewing friends

Are you stuck for Christmas gift ideas for your sewing friends? Do they say they have everything already? Here are seven brilliant gift ideas...

Janet Clare project books

For every sewist, there is nothing quite like having a fun new sewing project to get stuck into. Janet Clare, a creator of fun, lively and inspiring designs has five published books to choose from, filled with wonderful patchwork and applique projects. The books themsleves are high-quality lithographically printed, perfect bound paperbacks, featuring full colour throughout with stunning photographs and full size templates.

Quilt As You Go patchwork wine tote bags

Although a nice bottle of red or white is a good, safe Christmas gift, why not make it a little more personalised? Sew by numbers on June Tailor's preprinted wadding template to create a wonderful wine tote bag, personalised with your choice of fabrics, to make your wine gift extra special.

Sewline Scissors

Great for any friend who loves quilting, dressmaking or indeed any craft project with fabrics, the sewline Snippet and Fabric Scissors are a brilliant gift idea offering high quality long-lasting cutting. The scissors are made with the Japanese SEKI technology that is also been used for Japanese swords and knives. The stainless steel blades stay sharp and offer a clean cut all the way to the tip. With an ambidextrous soft grip handle, they provide excellent cutting control. The Snippet and Fabric Scissors are also available individually or together in an attractive gift box.

Mettler Thread Kits

Available in boxes of 4, 8, 18 and 28 thread spools, these thread kits come in an attractive thread box and are available a wide selection of colourways to suit a range of projects. Choose from cotton thread, Seralon all-purpose sewing thread or decorative Poly Sheen thread.

Mettler Thread Case

Perfect for sewists on the go, Mettler's 96 thread spool cases are available filled with a choice of Silk-Finish Cotton, Seralon or Poly Sheen threads in popular colours.  Great for taking on holiday, to a class or a group, the case is hard wearing with a secure opening mechanism. Alternatively, buy your special someone an empty case to carry their existing spools. You could even pick out some thread ranges and colours for the empty case to create your own gift case.

June Tailor Thread Rack

Available in a choice of sizes to store up to 60 or 120 spools, these wooden thread racks are not only a convenient way to keep thread spools tidy and close at hand when sewing but also an attractive way to to store your threads.

Mini Cut 'n' Press

With a cushioned pressing surface on one side and a hard cutting surface on the other, the Mini Cut 'n' Press with its 4 x 4 inch grid is not only great for small cutting jobs and highly portable, but also a super cute sewing accessory! Complete with a handy 6" ruler.