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7 Heartwarming Gifts to Sew for Mother’s Day

by Polina K
mother and daughter

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and this year won’t be another last-minute gift of Prosecco and truffles. Though there’s nothing wrong with a bottle of bubbly and some choccies for our glam mums, it’s time to shake things up this year with a DIY sewing project. From self-care essentials to active accessories for sporty mummas, it’s time to put your threads to good use and create a wonderful gift for the OG woman in your life.

These ideas aren’t exclusive to mums, either. If you have a super supportive BFF or an aunty who’s taken you under her wing, why not treat them, too? With our gifts to sew for Mother’s Day, anyone who’s like a mum can have a special present this year. 

Without further ado, let’s dive into the Mother’s Day sewing inspiration. 

Gifts for Mums Who Never Have Enough Pockets

bernie belt bag in tan colour

If you have a mum who’s constantly losing her lipstick or car keys, we have the perfect gift to sew for Mother’s Day. The Bernie Belt Bag by Friday Pattern Co. is ideal for keeping little trinkets close. In a super cute, minimal design, it’s a functional must-have for stylish mummas. 

The belt bag incorporates a casual belt that’s adjustable and tied with D-rings (no need to measure your mum for this one – or for any of the ideas on our list – so the gift can remain a surprise!). A teeny-tiny bag with a zipped-up pocket, front pouch, and closing flap is attached to the belt for easy storage on the go.

Did we mention that this belt bag is ideal for holidays, too? Your mum can slip her hotel key, cash, and a bank card into the belt bag when travelling the world and keep the bag hidden under her top for a pickpocket-proof purse. 

Sew yours in a mid-weight woven fabric, like a Linen or Rayon Twill, and match your fabric choice to your mum’s wardrobe for a winning gift this year.

Explore #berniebeltbag on Instagram.

Fashion Gifts to Sew for Mother’s Day

green tote bag

Looking for the ideal Mother’s Day gift for a fashionista? The Emma Tote Bag from Bara Studio has got you covered! This is a total dupe for the viral Michaels Kors tote and is the perfect grab-it-and-go option for busy mums who love to brunch. She’s timeless, she’s chic, and she’s effortlessly versatile. If you’re blessed with an artistic eye, you can even use fabric paints to create a beautiful design on the bag for a super thoughtful gift.

In terms of fabric, a heavy-weight option is always good for a sturdier tote that’ll hold all your goodies. You can’t go wrong with a classic Cotton Canvas or retro Corduroy. Or, why not treat a beach-loving mum to the perfect swim bag by using a few metres of Towelling fabric? Just be sure to add interfacing to lighter fabrics for a little extra support. Luckily, this sewing pattern also includes optional interfacing guidance to make this a breeze.

Find plenty of inspo by checking out #totebagemma on Insta.

Gifts for Mums Who Love to Ski 

snood in burgundy fleece

Keep your mum snuggly on the slopes with the Winter Headwear sewing pattern collection from Jalie. Complete with a snow hood, helmet liner, ski mask, and headbands, this is the ultimate Mother’s Day sewing gift for your stylish ski mumma! You don’t have to buy all of the packs, either, with mix-and-match options to create your own bundle of gifts. 

You can find all the info you need over on the Jalie site, but we couldn’t resist taking a quick peek at what you can expect:

Pack 1 – The snow hood is a lovely, oversized snoodie with drawstrings, making it ideal for fitting over your mumma’s super cute ski helmet.

Pack 2 – Keep your mum’s nose safe from frostbite with the ski mask and helmet liner, which can be worn both up or down depending on preference. Just be sure to use a breathable fleece or technical knit to help airflow.

Pack 3 – Choose from two different headband styles that fit over the ears for extra warmth out in the cold. 

Super cute, right? We think this is such a great idea for sporty ski mums or a snowy holiday, and a pretty easy sewing project, too!

Gifts for Mums With Cold Hands

winter mittens sewing kit in dune and sienna colourway

Is it a universal ‘mum thing’ to be constantly cold? Or is it just our mums? Either way, every mumma can use a pair of hand-sewn mittens to keep their hands toasty.

We’re big fans of the MIMI Mittens from Jalie – so much so that we created our own Mimi Winter Mittens Kit with everything you need to sew a pair of these gorgeous gloves. Whether as an addition to your ski sewing gifts or as a stand-alone for chilly morning walks, they’re a cosy, cute present for Mother’s Day. 

The Mimi Mittens Sewing Kit contains a whole bunch of haberdashery essentials, including the eco-friendly thread you need, Organic Cotton Elastic and Water-Repellent Nylon to bring your mittens to life. 

Before getting started, be sure to check out our 12 Tips for Sewing Super Cosy Winter Mittens, too. This is especially useful if you’re a beginner, giving you lots of little hacks and must-do’s for an easy-peasy project. 

Gifts for Countryside Mums

black hooded poncho

From hiking through the woods to going to brunch on a rainy day, every mum needs a poncho in their wardrobe. We adore the Hoodie Poncho sewing pattern by The Assembly Line, which oozes minimal chic and lends just the right amount of androgynous drama to an outfit. Pair with a pair of chunky black boots and sunglasses for a chic rainy-day look or add a beanie and wellies for a countryside hike.

This is a one-size-fits-all poncho which takes some of the fuss out of sizing. With a hood, large front pocket, and snap buttons, it’s a practical, weatherproof choice that your mum will love. In terms of fabric, keep your mum’s outfits dry with a gorgeous Nylon in one of our neutral tones. 

Self-Care Gifts to Sew for Mother’s Day

closet core sleeping mask sewing pattern

Free sewing pattern alert!! We’ve found an amazing sleep mask sewing pattern from Closet Core that’ll cost 0 of your hard-earned pounds and can be made from fabric scraps for an amazing budget-friendly Mother’s Day gift. Ultra-wide and ultra-comfy, this is the sleeping mask that dreams are made of.

It’s also a super quick, beginner-friendly pattern. Get creative and play around with fabric choices for contrasting tones and textures. We recommend lovely, soft fabrics, like a Cotton Flannel, Cotton Jersey, or even a luxurious Satin, because your mum deserves the very best. 

Gifts to Sew for Mums Who Love to Lounge

lahja dressing gown sewing pattern back view

Embrace the chill vibes this Mother’s Day with the oh-so-chic Lahja Dressing Gown by Named. Perfect for brunch at home, snuggling up with a coffee and a good book, or lazing around on the weekend, nothing does chill-glam like this gown.

If you’ve been a part of the Good Fabric community for a while, you’ll probably be all too familiar with this sewing pattern – it’s a firm favourite with the team! Our go-to fabric choice is a snuggly Waffle Cotton fabric, perfect for keeping winter chills at bay. But as it’s Mother’s Day, why not look towards warmer days with something a little lighter? A Double Gauze fabric, for example, makes for a breezy, floaty gown that’s just perfect for those first days of Spring. 

Find Your Fabrics at Good Fabric

When you’ve found the perfect gifts to sew for Mother’s Day, don’t wait around! Get started with your project by finding sustainable fabrics in our shop. With a wide range of eco-friendly materials to choose from, we’ve got everything you need to bring your Mother’s Day sewing patterns to life.

If you do end up making one of the ideas we’ve spoken about here, feel free to share it with us over on Instagram. We always love to see what you guys make. You can find our sewing community at @good_fabric_store

by Polina K

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