#113: More Sustainable Gifts to Make & Buy

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Check Your Thread
#113: More Sustainable Gifts to Make & Buy

If you’re looking for ideas for quick and cheap sewing projects that make great gifts then this is the episode for you. And if there is a maker in your life that you’d like to buy something special for, or people are asking for gift ideas that they can get for YOU, Grace from Beyond Measure talks me through some of the beautiful and useful items she sells that might fit the bill. 

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Gifts for makers:

Tool roll tutorial by The Book Hut.

Stowe Bag pattern by Grainline Studio.

Image source: Grainline Studio

Simple Accessories & Clothing Gifts:

Sorrento Bucket Hat pattern by Elbe Textiles. 

Image source: Elbe Textiles

Sandcastle Bucket Hat pattern by Waves & Wild. 

Reversible Bucket Hat pattern by Oliver + S. 

The Orton Bag pattern by Merchant & Mills. (In the episode I have said this is one is free however, it is now a paid-for pattern). 

The byTilly shopper bag pattern from byGraziela Fabrics.

Image source: byGraziela Fabrics

Scrunchie tutorial by Melly Sews.  

Mittens pattern made by using wool knitwear by fibreandtwigs on Etsy. 

Mandy Boat Tee pattern by Tessuti. Read my review of this pattern. 

Luna Tank pattern by Helen’s Closet. 

Dominique Skirt pattern by Tilly and the Buttons. 

Lightweight summer face mask tutorial by Sophie Passmore. 

Homeware Gifts: 

Apron pattern by Tessuti.

Workaday Apron pattern by Merchant & Mills HERE.

Oven Mitt pattern by Bombazine. Read my review of this pattern. Please note that this pattern for previously free, but is now a low-cost paid for pattern. 

Fabric Bowl Cover tutorial by Hearth and Vine. Read my review of this tutorial.

Gifts for Kids:

40 Free Sewing Patterns for Gifts for Kids blog post.

My Favourite Free Children’s Sewing Patterns blog post.

Batman Costume tutorial by Fleece Fun.

Pom Pom Tutu Skirt tutorial by Brit + Co. 

Princess Dress Up Apron pattern by It’s Always Autumn. 

Image source: It’s Always Autumn

Easy Apron pattern by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. 

Oven Mitt pattern by Made for Mermaids. 

Gift Wrapping:

Furoshiki Wrapping Cloths tutorial by Wellness Mama. 

At Beyond Measure:

Listen to Ep. #59: Tools for Life with Grace Whowell

Sarah Young animal and people printed tea towels. 

Daruma Yokota Sashiko threads

Image source: Beyond Measure

Daruma Yokota variegated Sashiko Threads

Daruma Yokota Sashiko Sampler Cloth pre-printed with different patterns

Image source: Beyond Measure

Daruma Yokota Sashiko Cloth

Hiroshima Cellulose-head Tulip Pins 

Image source: Beyond Measure

Cohana Wooden Star Head Pins 

Cohana Mini Masu Pincushion

Image source: Beyond Measure

Cohana Silk Braided Mini Snips

Cohana Cast Iron Pattern Weights

Cohana Awaji Kawara Magnetic Needle Rest with Polisher

Image source: Beyond Measure

Dropcloth Sampler designed by Rebecca Ringquist

Hand Sewing Clothing book by Louisa Owen Sonstroem

Listen to Ep. #15: Hand Stitching Clothes with Louisa Owen Sonstroem

100 Acts of Sewing Shirt No. 1 by Sonya Philip 

Awls made in Japan 

Image source: Beyond Measure

Wooden Stitch Rippers 

Tracing Wheels 

Linouiio yarn made in Yorkshire

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