Every time a holiday comes around or you’re invited to a special event, the huge inevitable question follows; “What gift am I going to give?”. Picking out the right gift for someone can be a real struggle, especially when it seems that they have it all.
It’s easy to buy a mass-produced gift at the store. However, if you’re aiming for a heartfelt gift, get creative and make something infused with love and care that can’t be found at a gift shop. It might take time and effort to create a handmade gift, but other people will appreciate your hard work and they will like that gift the most.
If you know how to sew or have a friend who can, you can create and give the most meaningful gifts. It doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas, a naming ceremony, or a house warming party, you can take a pick from these awesome gift ideas made with a sewing machine.
1. Drawstring Gift Bag
The first thing to know about gift-giving is that presentation is everything. Your gift becomes even more valuable when the receiver loves the packaging and can reuse it in the future. This drawstring gift bag is excellent for adding panache to your gift wrapping. It is versatile and can serve as a gift within a gift no matter what the holiday or special occasion is. The design is simple and only takes a few minutes to put together.
2. Mermaid Tail Blanket
Have a friend that’s indoors most of the time and loves to stay warm and cozy? If you do, this adult size mermaid tail blanket is a magnificent choice. This blanket isn’t only soft and comfy, it is beginner-friendly too. The anti-pill fleece used can hide imperfections so the overall result is a gorgeous looking blanket. You can choose from a wide range of patterns or solid colors to make sure it fits the receiver’s style.
3. Crayon Holder
Every parent wants to create a creative environment for their child to explore and have fun. Unfortunately, this often comes at a cost. Hand a kid a pack of crayons and what do you get? Crayons sprayed all over the living room, possibly staining your floor and sofa. This crayon holder will be a cherished rescue material for any parent who has had to deal with this mess. You can also give this as a party favor at your child’s birthday. It has multiple pockets to hold over a dozen crayons and a pocket for paper too.
4. Padded Lunch Tote
This will make a great gift for your friend who works a 9-5 and needs an insulated bag to carry food to the office. It’s the perfect size to pack a decent lunch and can be designed from any pattern you fancy. If you substitute the insulated batting for fusible fleece, this can be turned into a cute purse for storage.
5. Baby Blanket
If you’re going to be at your friend or cousin’s baby shower, better take her a meaningful gift that will be super useful and memorable. In case you were given the short notice, this baby blanket can be made in thirty minutes or less. All you need is two pieces of fabric and basic sewing supplies to make it.
6. Insulated Beer Koozie
If you’re invited to a house party in the warm months, we can’t think of a better gift than this. An insulated koozie will be very useful for keeping drinks frosty and can be made within a few minutes. Because it is so simple to put together, you should consider making a set of six or more. Customize a set of beer koozies in sports colors for a man or lady friend.
7. Fabric Flowers
If you’ve spent hours scrolling through Pinterest feeds staring at fabric flowers, you’re not alone. The remarkable detail and astonishing design on some of those pictures must make you want some for your home or office décor. You can make a set of these fabric flowers for a friend that has similar taste in design as you and they might use it as a centerpiece. You might want to use washable polyester so keeping them clean doesn’t become a chore.
8. Denim Pot Holders
Have you given your grandmother too many oven mittens to count? You can switch things up by gifting here a denim potholder set this year. You don’t need to be an expert to make these, a beginner level sewer can whip these up while enjoying their favorite TV show. They look good, are very useful and make for quite a unique gift, especially if you embroider the receiver’s name on it.
9. Fabric Tray
Thinking of an ideal gift for a hostess? Make a fabric tray and throw in a few other gifts for the perfect package. There are no strict rules for designing this gift, you can make it as simple or complex as you want to. It is also an inexpensive gift as you can make this tray from the scrap materials you have gathered from other sewing projects.
10. Crossbody Bag
You know we weren’t going to finish up this list without a fashionable purse for the ladies. You can use different patterns, designs and color combinations to create a batch of these bags for your group of friends. They are stylish, fun to make and a very good gift for girlfriends no matter what season it is.
Having a friend with a productive hobby like knitting, sewing or painting always means you get the best handmade gifts at LIVE ENHANCED. Even if you don’t have the sewing talent, you can outsource any of these projects and still get points for giving a heart-warming gift on any occasion. We hope this list of creative ideas helps in your gift-giving journey.