Best Gifts for New Sewers

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Do you have a family member or a friend who recently started sewing or wants to start sewing? Sewing is a fantastic hobby that anyone can enjoy. Here at Sailrite®, we’ve been helping new sewers for decades. Our goal as a company is to help anyone, regardless of skill level, start their sewing journey and continue sewing for years to come. We have the highest quality products and free DIY content to help everyone succeed. We’ve created a list of the best gifts to give the new sewer in your life!

Best gifts for new sewers.

We’ve categorized these gifts into three price ranges: under $75, under $50 and under $25. That way you can find the perfect gift to suit any budget. With this list of must-have supplies picked by our DIY experts, you’re sure to find something for that special someone in your life!

Gifts Under $75

Square Duffle Bag Kit

Sailrite duffle bag kits are fun and easy to sew.

Our duffle bag kits are great for anyone wanting to learn how to sew. We make it so easy! These bag kits include the fabric and materials needed to sew your own multipurpose duffle bag, and we even have video instructions showing how to assemble and sew the bag. Not only will you learn sewing skills, but you will also be left with a high-quality bag that can be used for traveling, the gym, the boat and much more.

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Gifts Under $50

Marking Tools Variety Package

Pencils and chalks for marking fabrics.

Every kind of sewist needs a collection of premium marking tools for measurements and patterning. These tools make removable marks on fabric, canvas, vinyl, leather, glass, metal and much more. Our comprehensive package includes 11 different kinds of marking chalks, pencils and markers for every kind of DIY project.

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Gingher® Scissors

Gingher scissors make cutting easy.

A pair of well-made scissors can save you time and frustration on a sewing project. Gingher scissors are some of the best in the sewing world and can cut even thick fabrics and multiple layers at once. They can also be resharpened! We have models for left- and right-handed individuals for the most comfortable cutting.

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Shop Gingher Scissors Left Handed

Bag Kits

Sailrite bag kits are fun and easy DIY projects.

Our backpack kits are some of the easiest DIY projects we offer, making them ideal for anyone new to sewing. They can help new DIYers feel more confident in their skills because they include all the materials and video instructions needed to sew a beautiful bag with ease. We offer kits to make a backpack, tote bag and round duffle bag that are perfect for school, groceries, trips and anywhere you need to go.

Shop Backpack Kits

Shop Tote Bag Kit

Shop Round Duffle Bag Kits

Gifts Under $25

Sew Cool

Sewing staples are gifting must-haves.

We’ve compiled some products that are staples in the sewing world and, regardless of skill, anyone can appreciate and use these items. You’ll find a comprehensive beginner sewing kit, high-quality thimbles and hand sewing needles in this grouping. No matter what type of project your DIYer wants to sew, and even if they don’t know yet, these are great products to have on hand!

Shop Dritz® Start-to-Sew Kit

Shop Double Sided Thimble

Shop Coin Thimble

Shop Hand Sewing Needles

Must-Have Notions

Every new sewer needs a supply of sewing notions.

Seamstresses, tailors, quilters and crafters all use items like marking chalk and Wonder Clips to help them mark and sew their projects. These handy notions can be used again and again on any project, making them ideal for new sewists. Sailrite only offers the highest quality products to get budding DIYers started on their sewing journey.

Shop Chalk Pencil Cartridge Set

Shop Wonder Clips

Shop Westcott® Scissors

Sailrite® Battery Operated Thread Burner

Sailrite Battery Operated Thread Burner

One of our best-selling products, this handheld thread burner is a fast, easy way to trim and seal synthetic threads that would otherwise unravel on sewing projects. Not only is it fun to use, but it comes in handy more times than you’d think.

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Good Luck Gifting!

As you can see, we offer a number of affordable, high-quality gift options for anyone who new to the sewing world. But these gifts are great for experienced sewers too! If you ever have questions or concerns about our products, you can reach out to our knowledgeable customer support staff. We are available via email, phone or the chat function on the website. We’d be happy to help you select the perfect gift! And don't forget to browse our other gift guides below.

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