It’s that time of year again! Time for giving and receiving. And who doesn’t like to receive something from Sew to Speak? Below is a quick list of gift ideas that are perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Sorry no power tools, but we can suggest a sewing machine.
Cohana Mini Scissors. We just can't seem to keep these snips in stock! They keep selling out and we keep reordering. These magical scissors cut amazingly by pinching lightly. Despite their small size, these cute mini-scissors have great cutting ability and bring hours of joy.
Sew Tites. Magnetic pins? SOLD! Say goodbye to laborious pinning - these super strong magnets keep your fabrics aligned and allow you to sew right past them without removing them. You can use them on cork or leather in place of pins! Highly recommended for Noodlehead Pattern fans.
Cozy Blue Embroidery Kits. Great stocking stuffer. This kit comes with everything included (except scissors but we sell those too.) Patterns for all taste, season and holiday. Can be stashed in a purse or bag. Slow down, get cozy and stitch.
Wrist Ruler. A fun leather wristband is also an emergency ruler when you need to measure something in a pinch. These leather wristbands have engraved inch and centimeter measurements and come in a variety of colors.
Enamel Pins. Sewist, knitters, crocheters and crafters are unanimous in showing love for their craft and cute things. Presenting enamel pins! Brighten the day of your favorite hobbyist with a tiny otter, little scissors that say “Fabric Only” or a spool of thread labeled “Sewist.”
Moda Cut and Sew Kits. Share your love of sewing with a child in your life. These fun pre-printed kits range from total beginner to more advanced projects, and have everything you need (or almost everything) to get started on an adorable stuffed animal, pet bed, zipper pouch and more!
Juki Sewing Machine. One question we get asked at least once a day is, “What sewing machine do you recommend for kids?” We have two great sewing machines that won’t break the bank and have a solid warranty. The HZL-70 HW-A or “Little Hazel” is a little sewing machine that packs a punch. It is portable, which makes it great for classes, and durable, loved by kids and adult beginners. The next machine is a step up from “Little Hazel,” the Hzl-LB5100. The LB5100 is easy to use, threads in a cinch and comes with over 80 stitch patterns. As always, you have unlimited sewing machine support from one of the best shops around if you have any questions.
If you want a perfect gift for an adult sewer or quilter, the Juki TL-18 is one of our best sellers. At $100 off regular price, this quality machine can light up your Christmas morning!
Kids Classes. What is a better gift than the gift of sewing. Here at Sew to Speak we take pride in offering a solid kids’ sewing program. Taught by Kathy Copland, kids leave with a new found confidence in the textile art of sewing after the first class. Pillow cases, pj pants, zipper pencil pouches, messenger bags . . . the project list keeps on growing and you know what? More classes are to come. We recommend buy a gift card for the price of the class so the kids can work the classes into their busy schedules after the holidays.
The Crochet and Knitter In Your Life
Lykke Needle Sets. Lykke in Norweigen means happiness and boy do these needle sets bring joy. Coveted by hookers (the crochet kind) and knitters, these gorgeous wooden interchangeable needle and hook sets can be the last needles you or your special person will ever need to buy. With a range of gages, the tips screw on to flexible wires, allowing you a nearly infinite combination of sizes and lengths. And unlike plastic “pop in” interchangeable needle sets, these screws are secure, and won’t come loose in the middle of a project.
Each kit comes with a variety of sizes and a fun pouch to keep it all together.
Fabric Bundles. All quilters love a good fat quarter bundle! They are perfect for adding some color to a large project, or can be the foundation for any quilt without the frustration of picking coordinating fabric. The Robert Kaufman, Kona Cotton bundle is a shop favorite and has a ton of colors that perfectly blend together . For the more whimsical quilter, Heather Ross’ Far Far Away 2 has been a hot item. Who can say no to paper boats and honey bears? Never forget, quilters love to add cute fabric to their hoard, oops I mean collection.
New to Sewing, Knitting and Crocheting?
Classes. Yes we have a class for that! We offer classes from “never touched a needle” to confident sewist looking to expand their skills. For sewing we have 2 great starter classes, Sewing 101 and Sewing School. Sewing 101 is great for that person that just wants to dip their toe in and see if sewing is for them. Sewing School is a 6 week course that allows a person to dive right into the world of sewing and walk out a seasoned pro. We also offer knitting 101, crochet 101 and bag making classes. So give the gift that keeps on giving, because next year you might receive an awesome handmade gift in return.
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Gift Cards. When in doubt give a gift card. Starting in the amount of $10 you can never go wrong with a gift card and they never expire. So if you are uncertain what type of yarn to buy your friend? Gift Card. If you think Mom wants a new sewing machine for Christmas but don’t remember which model? Gift Card. If your wife has her eye on a few patterns and is thinking about making a top? Gift Card.
Merry, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to YOU!!