I've come up with a list of five gifts you can get from Fabric Mart for the sewer in your life.
1) Julie's Picks Swatch Club - This is great gift for a new sewer or seasoned seamstress. Many of our of new customers say that it is so helpful and allows them to understand more about fabric. Seasoned seamstresses and newbies alike, also enjoy that you can feel the fabrics before buying them.
Learn more about Julie's Picks.
This is the perfect stocking stuffer for a new sewer or experienced sewer that would like to learn a little more about fabric. Four different swatch packets are available -- Cotton, Knits, Silks and Wool/Suiting. The swatches are large enough that you can feel the weight of the fabric pretty well and even sew on it. Different weights of fabric are included in each packet highlighting uses and care instructions as well.
We are in the process of redesigning the packet to be more of a "book" form. If you order the knit and wool/suiting packet, you will receive the book style packet. If you order the cotton or silk packet, you will receive the first run sheet with swatches attached. Both styles are very useful and include swatches. We just changed the look of our second run of the packets.
Deby from So Sew Easy created a video talking about the swatch packets. See her video HERE. (First run of swatch packets are shown in photo above and on Deby's video.)
3) Sewing Pattern and Fabric Combo - This gift is best from a sewer to a sewer. (I couldn't see my husband picking out fabric to go with a pattern!) Last year, I made up this gift for my mom. She was just getting back into sewing and needed a project that would give her positive results the first time. I picked Pamela's Patterns Pants...Perfected and The Perfect T-shirt. Then I selected a basic pants fabric with stretch and a fabric for the top that could go along with the pants.
5) Gift Certificate - Some people say that a gift certificate is a careless gift. Absolutely not! I actually would love a gift certificate. There are so many places I shop that I wish I had a gift certificate for, especially fabric stores!! They are available in any amount over $10. Buy one now!
I hope you've gotten some inspiration from this list of gifts. What sewing related gifts have you gotten or given to another fellow sewer?