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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  • I crochet toys and blankets for gifts I’m also making dream catchers for a couple of my friends who have girls



  • Only just thought of another wonderful useful gift as I passed by the door last night. Draft stoppers or door stops …practical and very handy.



  • My suggestion is bags and more bags. Library bags are always welcome and you can personalise them with the child’s name. Seeing how we now are plastic bag free at the supermarkets, shopping bags go down well and once again you can personalise them with eg : Fruit and Vegg, cleaning, bathroom products etc. Also if you have any old jeans or jean shorts they are terrific turned into shoulder bags and once again can be lovenly personalised with studs and gems. You can also make Santa sacks or stockings. Wishing you well and heaps of fun.



  • If I could sew, I would definitely sew presents for family and friends. I do knit and have knitted for a couple of friend kids and they’ve been well received. I don’t do it often though



  • That is sooo cool! I can’t sew but I love receiving gifts which are. I feel blankets and throws are the best because they can be personalised or made to suit the persons home decor. A beautiful co-worker of mine made my son a personalised Sesame Street cot blanket because she knew how much he loved the show.



  • Pjs for the kids & adults alike last year. This year I have sewn some xmas shirts but will give them out December 1st
    I have also made tote bags, library bags, I have done personalised stockings for everyone in our family (& their pets)

    My girls love their dolls having matching outfits with them, so I make some of those.
    Also or my teen nieces I have sewn a few things and am giving each a hamper with little goodies, including scrunchies, jewellery pouches (pattern from pinterest), makeup brush rolls/holders, personalised towel set for some, for others I have made patchwork quilts

    This year I am aiming to gift as many home made things as possible.



  • I wish I had that talent i bake gifts though



  • Yes I love to sew/ make gifts. This can be anything like bags, head band, clothes, dress up clothes, doll clothes (one year I did for all the kids an uniform the same as their for their dolls or teddy bears). I also crocheted stars one year and stiffened them in sugar water as a Christmas tree decoration.



  • I don’t personally sew or make presents but I do like to buy from local people around my town. I like to buy blankets, bags, headbands, jewellery. I love homemade gifts (just not good at it myself haha)



  • Tote bags are always welcome, easy to make, and can be decorated to personalise them.



  • It is a good idea to checkout clearance sections for fabric and other items for sewing.
    I often find absolute bargains and it is so good to create personalised gifts for family and friends.



  • I love to be creative and sew – library bags are good for Christmas gifts and quite timely with New school Year on the horizon.
    Bags for all sorts of things – some small, medium & large for all sorts of things.
    Soft bookmarks for books, small drawstring bags for little gifts, placemats for table, accessories to wear, cushion covers and the list goes on.
    There are so many wonderful things to sew!



  • For the kids of the family I once made them personalised Christmas stockings which seemed to go down really well and they all still use them to this day. I made sure they were generous in size so that they were practical



  • 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.


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