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12 Christmas Stocking Fillers for Sewists That Won’t Break the Bank

by Polina K
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At Christmas, we love to stock up on budget-friendly stocking fillers. These are amazing when you receive an unexpected gift from someone who wasn’t on your Christmas shopping list (whoops!), as Secret Santa presents or as small treats for your loved ones. But, they can be tricky to make personal. It’s pretty obvious you’re giving out a last-minute gift when you hand over a chocolate orange and a candle!

With that in mind, we thought we’d put together some Christmas stocking fillers for sewists that have a little more thought behind them. These are all under £20, too, making them great presents that aren’t going to zero out your bank balance. Without further ado, let’s dive into the 12 Christmas sewing gifts, one for each day of the Christmas season.

1. Sewing Quote Pencils – £5

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Sewing Quote Pencils!

pencils with sewing quotes

This is a fantastic budget-friendly stocking filler present that we absolutely adore. Choose from a variety of colours and quotes, picking the perfect set for your sewist friends, or buy a pack with one type of pencil and split them between your pals. We particularly love the set with Measure twice, cut once etched into the wood – it’s a very true statement that we can all too easily forget! What a perfect little Christmas gift.  

2. Assorted Pack of Sew-In Labels – £10

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Sew-In Labels!

Sew Anonymous Assorted Pack Sew-In Woven Labels

These super cute Assorted Pack of Sew-In Labels from Sew Anonymous make lovely gifts for sewists. The pack contains 10 different designs. The designs are funky, too, which definitely won us over! 

3. Entomology Pins – £8

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Enamelled Entomology Pins!

enamel pins

Our Good Fabric team are huge fans of Merchant & Mills, so you will have seen them mentioned a few times if you follow our blog. When it comes to sewing gifts, their shop is a dream. As stocking fillers this year, we love their gorgeously old-fashioned Entomology Pins in a vintage-style box. Black enamelled in size #2, these are fantastic for anyone who frequently works with fine fabrics that need a little more care when pinning. They’re truly beautiful, too, making for some very special pins. 

4. Wooden Seam Ripper – £15

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a Wooden Seam Ripper!

wooden seam ripper

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for sewists, you can’t go wrong with this little piece. Made from sustainably sourced steamed beech wood in an ergonomic design, it’s a vast improvement on the small, plastic seam rippers we usually see. The blade is stored inside the handle to improve safety in an innovative design that we love, and the blades are replaceable, too. For unpicking hems and redoing wonky stitching, every sewist needs a seam ripper in their tool kit, and this is our choice of the year.

5. Good Fabric Gift Cards – From £10

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a Good Fabric Gift Card!

good fabric gift card

You can gift a friend one of our gift cards for as little as £10 and as much as £100. If you’re not sure what sewing tools your sewist already has, or you know that they’re picky about the materials and kits they use, this is a surefire way to keep them happy. With a wide range of sustainable fabrics and indie sewing patterns available, you’re giving the gift of choice this Christmas! We think that’s a real winner. 

6. Maker’s Workbook – £13.25

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a Maker’s Workbook!

sewists workbook

Bring out the writer in your sewist friends with this gorgeously designed notebook that’s full of fun. In it, you can record your sewing projects to refer back to, design future creations on body forms, plan projects in advance, and organise your haberdashery. There are also plenty of useful references and size guides that every sewist needs in their life. In our opinion, this is a must-have journal! Coming in just under £14, we also think it’s a bit of a bargain.

7. Handmade Chocolate Sewing Kit – £15.49

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a Handmade Chocolate Sewing Kit

chocolate sewing kit

Two of our favourite things in life are sewing and chocolate, so this present is pretty much a dream come true. Expertly crafted, the sewing kit looks so real we’d struggle to eat it! But the chocolate tastes so exquisite that it would be impossible not to. This is a really unique and quirky gift, ideal for the sewist who already has everything. The set is made up of edible scissors, buttons, a thimble, and a cotton bobbin reel.

8. Swedish Tracing Paper – From £15.80

On the eight day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Swedish Tracing Paper!

Swedish tracing paper

Tracing paper is a must for any budding pattern makers! This Swedish Paper from Patterntrace is soft, durable, and made with quality in mind, and any sewist who loves adjusting their patterns will be over the moon to receive it. It’s also sustainably made from abaca fibres which are super tough and compostable. Use the paper to adjust the fit of patterns, trace them out for friends, and translate them into multiple sizes.

9. Gutermann Recycled Sewing Thread Set – £18.50

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Recycled Sewing Threads!

threads set

Brighten up the stocking of any sewists with this recycled sewing thread gift set from Gutermann. In a vibrant rainbow of colours, this is a present that’s bound to put a smile on the face of any sewist. Crafted from 100% recycled polyester, they’re an eco-friendly option, too. We love the quality of these threads and never struggle with loose fibres or twisting, and they’re great for all types of fabric. 

10. Wooden Seam Circles – £18

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Seam Circles!

seam circles

From Jenerates, these wooden seam circles in a compact metal tin will look beautiful in any sustainable haberdashery. They’re incredibly handy, too. Anyone who’s ever made a pattern will know how painstaking it can be to draw out seam allowances, but seam circles make it a lot quicker and easier. Available in both cm and inches, the kit contains circles between 0.5cm and 4cm or ¼” to 1 1/12”. 

11. Cocoknits Tape Measure – £18

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a Sustainable Tape Measure!

pebble seam team

No sewist can ever have too many tape measures. This Christmas, we particularly love the Cocoknits Tape Measure from A Yarn Story, which is made sustainably from a 100% biodegradable alternative to plastic. Hooray! They’re designed to be durable, compact, and look stylish on any sewist’s table, ticking all of our boxes. Take a peek at their different colour choices to see which you love the most. 

12. Tauko Magazine – £22

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a copy of Tauko Magazine!

tauko magazine

Okay, so we’ve been a little cheeky here and gone over budget, but who could resist? The Tauko Magazine is so beautifully put together and compiles a wealth of sewing and cultural news, making it a really interesting read with a lot of diverse articles. There’s also a clear focus on sustainability, which makes our hearts sing at Good Fabric! The imagery is gorgeous, too, so it’ll look a treat on any sewists coffee table. Take a look at their full list of stockists to find a UK shop where you can pick up a copy.

Start Shopping For Christmas

This year, don’t leave it until the last minute: get your festive shopping done and dusted with these lovely Christmas stocking fillers for sewists in your life. If you didn’t see enough to inspire you here, check out last year’s Sewing Gift Ideas blog for more. Or, start browsing our full range of eco-friendly fabrics on our website and gift beautiful materials that don’t harm the planet this year.

by Polina K

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