Gifts We Love, Part 2

Still searching for that perfect gift to give this year? Here we are with round two of our SEW fabulous gift post.

We love collecting and displaying sewing books; they’re such a wealth of knowledge and reference points, and much of the time they’re exquisitely photographed too. Our latest book crush is School of Sewing by Shea Henderson. The whole concept of the book is skill building and learning to sew with friends.


Each project builds on the project before it to teach a comprehensive sewing skill set.  Experienced sewists love the book too! Each project has variations for second-time completion and for more advanced students. Plus, these gorgeous projects are great ways to reinforce and remind us of essential skills. “Learn it. Teach it. Sew together.” Amen, sister.

Our next favorite gift idea is a heavy hitter. Its useful, its compact, and its totes adorbs. The Sublime Stitching Travel Tool Cases are just one of many crave-able gifts from this company. It comes in a variety of sizes and both with and without the tools inside.


If you choose the one with tools, you’ll find that it comes with cute snips, embroidery needles, and a set of appropriately whimsical project labels. These and similar items are also available individually if you’d prefer a more custom kit.

Speaking of which, have you seen the variety of Sublime Stitching project labels? These not only make superb small gifts, but are cute (and often hilarious) additions to anything you might whip up for your hand made holidays.


There is literally a tag for any gift-giving situation:

Classic traditional? Made By Mom

Hipster boyfriend? Made with Irony

Feeling whimsical? Made by Unicorns

For the friend who knows you too well? Made with #%&!?*

Fabric bundles also make amazing gifts. It’s a great way to give a selection of prints all at once, and they come in a range of sizes and colors, all perfectly shaped for wrapping up. What’s more is that once a week we put a bundle on sale for 20% off!


This week it’s Merry Mustaches!  Who wouldn’t want to find that under their tree? Maybe even paired with a cute pair of scissors or a fresh seam ripper? Keep checking back for weekly bundle deals, and snap up perfectly gift-worthy savings.

So start making your lists, and checking them twice, and swing by Sew Modern or for more great gift and holiday sewing ideas.

Gifts We Love, Part 1

The winter holidays are officially upon us, so it’s time to set aside those WIPs and start sewing some holiday gifts! But what to get those special people in your life that have sewn it all themselves? Your quilt guild friends? Your mom? Your sister? Or maybe your significant other is flummoxed by what to get YOU for the holidays (It happens to the best of us).

Well, here at Sew Modern, we’ve come up with some great gift ideas to give (and maybe receive???) this year. These are gifts we’d all love to see in our stockings so we think you’d love them too.

Our biggest gift crush right now is the Tulip Hiroshima Needle gift set. It comes with six different kinds of needles and pins for any kind of project you could come up with. Hand quilting? Embroidery? MILLINERY???? You’re completely covered.

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These are super high quality needles that have undergone 30 different production processes to make sure that they are 1) super strong 2) super sharp 3) super flexible 4) super smooth and 5) super durable.

Plus, look at the beautiful packaging! Each type of needle comes in a cute box (could they be more perfect for hanging on a tree?) and inside each box is a perfectly sized glass tube for easy and beautiful storage of your needles and pins.


We also carry single packages of the #7 sewing needles,  glass head pins and cellulose-head tulip pins in two colors! (yes! You can iron-over these beautiful pins!) Our friends over at Moda have an excellent video posted with more specs on these amazing notions:


Next on our crave list is our exclusive  Sew Modern Sippy Cup! Sewing is our way to relax, and what’s more relaxing than a glass of wine? (Nada. That’s what)

sew-modern-sippy-cupThis compact gift is guaranteed to keep your whites chilled, your reds room temp,  and your friends jealous!

Last but not least are these amazing embroidery kits from Sublime Stitching.  Sublime Stitching is our favorite purveyor of cheeky embroidery designs, and these kits are perfect gift for your embroidery addict (or soon to be embroidery addict).

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We also carry a selection of their individual patterns and various notions (perfect stocking stuffers!!!!) online, and in-store. The Ultimate Embroidery Kit is an in-store offer only, so feel free to call or stop by for more information.

I know those are all definitely going in my letter to the North Pole!

Stay posted or swing by the shop for more great gift ideas throughout the season.