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12 Easy Gifts to Sew

Create adorable gifts for your family and friends with these easy sewing patterns.

Are you looking for some easy gifts to sew? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Below are some of my popular beginner sewing patterns that are perfect for gift giving and sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face. Whether you’re new to sewing or have some experience, these gifts are fun and simple to make. There’s still a bit of time to get creative before Christmas, so let’s jump in and take a look…

First up there’s the adorable kids tote bag. This mini tote bag is just the right size for toddlers, preschoolers or even someone a little older, and is fully lined, adding durability to its cuteness. It’s a popular pattern and an ideal project for beginners. Whether it’s for carrying toys, snacks, or little treasures, this tote bag is sure to be a hit with the youngest members of your gift recipient list.

A sewing pattern for a kids tote bag, shown in a pretty floral fabric.

Next on the list is the Multi Pocket Zip Pouch. This nifty little organiser is a lifesaver for anyone who loves keeping things neat and tidy. It has several pockets on the outside and is perfect for storing makeup, toiletries, or even art supplies. The pattern is simple to follow, making it a fantastic gift for anyone who appreciates practicality and organisation.

A blue, white and black geometric design fabric zip pouch with pockets.

Looking for something cute and cuddly for a little doll lover? The Doll Bassinet with mattress, pillow and blanket is suitable for 12 to 16 inch dolls and is a perfect gift for any child who loves playing with dolls. This miniature bed is not only cute, but also easy to sew, making it a wonderful project for beginners looking to create a special gift.

A pink bassinet for 12-16 inch dolls.

The Doll Sleeping Bag is another great gift idea for doll lovers and would make a perfect stocking stuffer. A cosy haven for 12 inch dolls, this sleeping bag has a matching pillow and is a very easy to sew gift that can often be made from scraps. The pattern is tailored specifically for 12-inch dolls and is an excellent project for beginners.

A sleeping bag with matching pillow for Barbie size dolls.

For the bookworm in your life, consider making a set of Book Sleeves. This simple yet effective gift is perfect for protecting books from wear and tear while on the go. The pattern is straightforward and includes four sizes. It can also be customised with various fabrics to match the recipient's style and personality. It's a thoughtful and practical gift that any book lover will appreciate.

A set of four book sleeves in pastel pink and green.

At number six, and a great last minute gift idea, is the Glasses Case. This compact and handy accessory is perfect for helping to keep any type of glasses safe and scratch-free. The pattern is super easy and allows for creativity with different fabric designs. It's a practical gift for almost anyone.

An easy sewing pattern for a fabric glasses case.

For the little ones who love playing with toy cars, a Toy Car Play Mat is a great idea. This travel size imaginative and interactive play mat is not only fun but also easy to sew. With its colourful design and creative layout, it's sure to spark hours of imaginative play for any child. The simple pattern makes it a great project for those new to sewing.

A toy car play mat with pocket for car storage.

For the wine enthusiast in your life, consider gifting a Wine Tote Bag. This stylish and functional bag is perfect for transporting wine bottles safely and in style. The pattern is beginner-friendly and allows for customisation by way of fabric choices, making it a thoughtful and practical gift for any wine lover.

A padded, fabric wine carry bag.

A Book Pillow is a great gift for kids who love to read. This snuggly pillow is not only comfy for kids during quiet time but also a fantastic way to encourage a love for reading. The pocket provides a convenient spot to store a favourite storybook, and there’s a carry handle for easy transportation. The pattern is simple to follow, making it a great first project for those new to sewing and a thoughtful gift idea for kids.

A kids book pillow in green fabric with a white pocket.

Ideal for anyone who loves staying organized or appreciates handmade touches, a Fabric Storage Basket is a great, easy-to-make gift. These baskets can either be given on their own or used as gift baskets filled with treats. The simple pattern is quick and easy to sew making it a great beginner project. With two sizes available, these baskets can be used for organizing toys in a child's room, storing crafting supplies in a creative space, or almost anything!

A sewing pattern for a set of two fabric storage baskets .

For the travel enthusiast, consider sewing a passport cover and matching luggage tag. This stylish set not only adds a personalized touch to their travel essentials but is also a breeze to sew. It's a thoughtful and practical gift for jet-setters and adventure seekers alike.

A sewing pattern for a passport cover and matching luggage tag.

Last but not least, the Notebook Cover is a versatile and thoughtful gift for anyone who loves to jot down their thoughts and ideas. This cover is perfect for protecting notebooks and adding a personal touch to the writing experience. There are pockets on both the inside and outside and an elastic closure to keep it closed. The pattern is easy to follow, making it a great project for those new to sewing.

A sewing pattern for an A5 notebook cover with pockets and an elastic closure.

So, there you have it! With these 12 easy-to-sew gift ideas, you can easily make beautiful handmade gifts for your family and friends. Whether you're new to sewing or a experienced seamstress, these patterns offer something for everyone. So grab some fabric, get out your sewing machine and make some unforgettable gifts that will be cherished for years to come!

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