Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sewing Gift Guide

Months ago, I had this great idea to write a blog post about gifts to give a sewer. Then all the other blogs did their own versions...before Thanksgiving. So I said, "forget it! I'll just write a post about what I want for Christmas!" Like a 4 year old.

Okay okay okay. Go check out Tasia's super cool list here, or Sunni's revamped shop offerings here, or sewing gifts you can make from Sew Mama Sew, here. And then come back and read about the goodies I've been eyeing!

I have a problem with spending all my sewing money on fabric. Consequently, my written resources are limited to what I can get at the library, and what I can find at used book stores. Here are a few books I'm dying to have all brand-new with that "new book smell" still on them.

Angela Wolf's first book, How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Design Business, has been on my list for a while now. I may never start a fashion business, but I love Angela Wolf on It's Sew Easy and her Craftsy classes.

Patternmaking for Menswear is one of the few books aimed only at men's patterns. I'm really getting into menswear lately. Peter wrote a great review of this book and I'm very interested in it!

I don't like paying for indie patterns unless I'm familiar with the company and know for sure that it's worth it. That means there are quite a few out there that'd I'd like to try but haven't yet.

The Lola Tunic from Victory Patterns has been haunting my brain lately. I kind of hate sweaters, but I'm crazy about a comfy cozy sweatshirt!

I know this is crazy for someone who loves knits...but I don't have the Renfrew pattern from Sewaholic. For shame!

I'm trying to go on a fabric diet for a bit (at least knits...oh boy) but I wouldn't say no to a gift card! My favorites are Mood, Fabric.com, and Wawak.

I get by without a clapper, ham, and cutting mat, but it sure would be nice to have those things.

And remember, A Sewist's Notebook would also make a great gift ;) Today is the LAST day for FREE SHIPPING using code FREESHIP. And maybe there's a bit of a Cyber Monday hangover on the 10% off sale...And in case you were wondering, the last day to order for the holidays is FRIDAY December 6th. That's the end of this week. After that date you'll have to use a pricier shipping option for holiday delivery. Those rental cars full of UPS guys aren't going to drive themselves!

What are you gifting or wishing for this holiday season?


  1. I recently bought the Lola pattern and can't wait to make it! I'm thinking a few of them are in order for these crazy winter months. Of course, no one would know where to buy or find them so I just bought them myself!

    1. Hehe I'm pretty sure the Lola is #1 on my "nobody is gonna buy this for me so I'll be ordering on December 26th" list :D


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