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20+ Sewing Gift Ideas (for the Family)

With this collection, you will find gifts to sew for women, men, and kids.

By: Sari Lesk, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
Updated May 06, 2019
20 Sewing Gift Ideas for the Family

Gift-giving is an important and cherished tradition, so make sure you give a 100% effort whenever it comes time for a gift exchange. One way to be sure the gift you give will be well-received is to make it with your own two hands. Put your love of sewing to use by learning how to sew gifts that people will love to show off.

Check out the 20+ Sewing Gift Ideas below, categorized by each family member, to find DIY gift ideas for everyone you love. If you want to learn all about sewing gifts for Mom, look no further than our five handmade present ideas that are sure to astonish her.

We have simple sewn gifts for Dad, too, whether he's in need of a new wallet or a golfing accessory. And don't forget the kids—there are even more gifts to sew for both boys and girls below. No matter which idea you choose and no matter what the occasion, you can't go wrong with any of these homemade gifts.

Also, even though these sewing gifts have technically been collected for members of the family, that doesn't mean that they can't be used for friends, co-workers, acquaintances, and other people in your life. This list of so versatile that you will surely find a gift to sew for anyone you know and any occasion that arises.


PLUS! Looking for the perfect handmade gift for the chefs in your life? Our video tutorial right below will show you how to make a DIY Kitchen Towel Boa that's so helpful when you're in the kitchen. Check it out!

Sewn Gifts for Mom

Mom is always there for you, so show her how much you care and how much you appreciate everything she does. The gifts below are guaranteed to be a hit with your mom, no matter the season or the reason for the gift. Whether you're looking for DIY gift ideas for the holidays or you're just in the mood to say thank you, all of these homemade gifts for Mom are sure to make her smile and feel loved.

  • Chic Lacy Top

    Make this top for Mom for less than twenty dollars! Whether you reuse clothing you already have or buy a couple of cheap new tees, this project lets you create a fashionable top that will turn heads everywhere she goes.

  • Classy Striped Tote Bag

    This bag is a fun DIY experience and a great project to channel your creativity into something completely fabulous for Mom. The black and white color palette of this simple bag makes it the perfect addition to any of Mom's outfit.

  • Fat Quarter Long Wrap Skirt

    Give your mom a fun, bright look for warm weather. This is an easy skirt to sew that will look perfect and alluring on sunny days. She will want to twirl around like a little girl when she sports this lovely creation.

  • Winter Warmers

    This is one of those sewing project ideas that is absurdly easy to make and may very well change your life. You can heat these little bags up and have them tuck the warmer into their mittens on especially cold days.

  • Comfy Drape Top

    Now Mom doesn't have to settle for the cookie-cutter tops from store racks! Cotton will make this the comfiest and casual top for daytime, or you make it out of something a little sleeker so Mom can wear it under a blazer for date night with Dad.

  • Scrappy Make up Pouch

    Here's a different take on a Scrappy Make up Pouch. Give your make up bag a bit of personality by adding a printed image on the front. With so many patterns to sew purses out there, this out stands out!

  • Lacy Infinity Scarf

    Store-bought accessories can rack up a high bill when you're buying gifts. Instead, save money by making your own scarf to give to Mom. This fashionable scarf will make everyone's head turn as she walks down the street.

  • Happy Cup Mug Rug Pattern

    Mug rugs are the latest craze in fashionable kitchenware. Start your collection of mug rug patterns and quilted patterns today with this ultra-cute Happy Cup Mug Rug Pattern. You'll never worry about unsightly coffee stains again!

Homemade Present Ideas for Dad

Check out the five tutorials below to learn how to sew gifts for the man who taught you everything you know. These DIY gift ideas will definitely set the bar high for gift exchanges in your family. Be it Father's Day, your dad's birthday, or just a regular old Tuesday, any of these masculine handmade present ideas will blow your dad away. Dad has always stood by you, so it's time for you to sew something special for him.

  • Barbecue Apron for Dad

    Give Dad a gift he will love without spending a lot of money. This is a budget-friendly way to make your father a gift he won't be able to wait to show off.

  • Easy DIY Wallet

    A nice wallet doesn't have to come at a high price. Everyone will think this wallet came off a store shelf! Plus, it's lightweight, minimalist, and not bulky - perfect for men!

  • No Sew Eyeglasses Case

    This DIY gift will let you surprise a friend while giving your sewing kit a break. Check out this tutorial to learn how to make a case for reading glasses or sunglasses. You can make this beautiful gift in your friend's favorite colors.

  • Gentleman's iPhone Case

    If you're looking to make homemade gifts for Dad as a birthday, Christmas, or Father's Day gift, consider this handy phone case. It's constructed to keep the phone safe and snug with the help of a thick thread.

  • Golf Towel Tutorial

    Every golfer needs a golf towel while out on the course. If you're in need of a gift for Dad, you've just come across one that's up to... par.

  • Super Speedy Suspenders

    Add a little pizzazz to your dad's outfits in a snap. These suspenders can be made in less than ten minutes!

DIY Gifts for Girls

As your daughter grows up, what she liked when she was eight will be completely out of style and embarrassing when she's... eight-and-a-half. Given how quickly girls' interests change, pleasing your daughter on the gift-giving front can get costly. Check out these homemade gifts for girls of all ages for low-budget presents to give your daughter.

  • 6-for-1 Princess Apron Tutorial

    Make a little or big girl's fairy tale wishes come true just by getting out your sewing materials. This tutorial is just what you need to dress up your daughter to look like ALL her favorite Disney princesses.

  • Girly Ruffled Dress

    Sew your daughter a dress full of ruffly fun! Use this sewing tutorial to learn how to make a simple dress that your daughter will love to wear. There's no need to buy when you can sew something adorable all on your own.

  • Adorable Reversible Bag for Girls

    Little girls love to pretend like they're just like mommy. Making your girl her very own purse will help her pretend to be like her favorite lady all day long. Plus, this awesome bag works for adults, too!

  • How to Make a Gathered Fabric Flower

    It's easier than ever to make your own fabric flowers with this tutorial that teaches you How to Make a Gathered Fabric Flower. Make fabric flowers for your hair, your clothes, or just to have around the house!

  • Ruffled Romper

    Your daughter will look precious in this frilly little number, so check out the easy sewing tutorial. Your little fashionista can wear this great outfit just about anywhere.

  • Coffee Cozy With Button

    Shield your hand from your hot coffee cup in style. Instead of using the disposable cozies, make this reusable Coffee Cozy With Button. It's a cute sewing project that you'll use every day!

How to Sew Gifts for Boys

Boys are always difficult to shop for, so don't shop at all! Instead, make your son a gift he'll love with your imagination, your creativity, and, of course, your sewing supplies. Check out the five sewing tutorials below to find DIY boy gift ideas for your young man. By learning how to sew gifts, you can customize the final product exactly to your son's taste, so it's the perfect alternative to gifts from the store.

  • Applique Basketweave Shirt for Boys

    Give a plain, boring shirt a boost for your little boy! This is the perfect sewing project for beginning sewists who are looking for upcycled t-shirt ideas. The applique is easy to make, and sewing is the very last step.

  • Felt Toy Truck

    This adorable toy is the perfect gift for boys who love cars and trucks. Stuffed toy sewing patterns like this one will keep any little boy smiling, so try making your own today!

  • Superhero Gym Bag

    Your little boy could use a super-strong bag to take with him to all his sleepovers and sports practices! The bag is sturdy and spacious, so it can hold everything he needs, from an extra change of clothes to sports equipment.

  • Checkered Maxwell Top

    Dressing up your little boy doesn't have to come with a big price tag. You can sew your son this top to keep him high fashion for a low price. This handsewn gift isn't your average clothing. He'll love it.

  • Adorable Argyle DIY Hoodie

    Your son will look like he just stepped off the runway in this cute hoodie. Learn how to make a hoodie for your little guy that is much more trendy, cute, and affordable than store-bought clothing.

  • How to Make a Shield

    Honestly, boys of all ages love playing with swords. Help them stay protected in their pretend playtime with this amazing sewn shield pattern. Adorn it with their "house" colors and sigil to be uniquely theirs.

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