Best Gifts for New Sewers

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Do you have a family member or 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 with high-quality products and free DIY content. If you’re looking for a gift for the beginner DIYer in your life, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve created a list of the best gifts to give a new sewer for any occasion!

Best gifts for new sewers.

We’ve organized 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 crafter in your life!

Gifts Under $75

DIY Bag Kits

Sailrite bag kits are fun and easy to sew.

Our bag kits come with all the fabric and materials needed to sew a high-quality bag. With our detailed video instructions, it’s so easy for new DIYers to complete one of these projects. And the result is a beautiful bag that can be used for traveling, grocery shopping, the gym and much more. It’s a fun way to help new sewers practice their skills. Choose from duffle bags, backpacks or tote bags!

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Gifts Under $50

Marking Tools Variety Package

Pencils and chalks for marking fabrics.

Every sewer 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 marking chalks, pencils and markers for every kind of DIY project.

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Gingher® 8" 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 people for the most comfortable cutting for everyone.

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Shop Gingher Scissors Left Handed

Gifts Under $25

Sew Cool

Sewing staples are gifting must-haves.

We’ve compiled some products that are staples in the sewing world, and even new sewers can appreciate and use them. In this grouping, you’ll find high-quality thimbles, hand sewing needles and comprehensive sewing kits with the most important notions for beginners. No matter what type of project your DIYer wants to sew, these are great products to have on hand!

Shop Double Sided Thimble

Shop Coin Thimble

Shop Hand Sewing Needles

Shop Beginner Sewing Kits

Must-Have Notions

Every new sewer needs a supply of sewing notions.

Canvasworkers, upholsterers and hobby sewers all use items like marking chalk, acrylic rulers and Wonder Clips to help them mark and sew their projects. And DIYers of all stripes can never go wrong with a good pair of all-purpose Westcott® scissors and a set of thread snips. These handy notions are easy to use again and again on any project, making them ideal for new sewers.

Shop Chalk Pencil Cartridge Set

Shop Clear Acrylic Ruler 6" x 24"

Shop Wonder Clips

Shop Westcott Scissors

Shop Ergonomic Thread Snips

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 often than you’d think.

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Good Luck Gifting!

As you can see, we offer many affordable, high-quality gift options for anyone who is new to the sewing world (and 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 our website. We’d be happy to help you select the perfect gift! And don't forget to browse our other gift guides below.

Best Gifts for Upholsterers

Best Gifts for Hobby & Craft Sewers

Best Gifts for Sailors

Best Gifts for Canvasworkers

Best Gifts for Leatherworkers