We're passionate about sewing and dressmaking at Sew Me Sunshine. We have put together some DIY present ideas; perfect for festive gifts and birthday gifts.
- Fabric Bookmark - this is a great scrap buster as you only need 3 squares of fabric measuring 7.5cm x 7.5cm.
Quilted Coaster - this is a lovely gift as you can make a set, plus they are really quick to make too
Simple Scrunchie - this is a really quick and satisfying make, the fabric for this tutorial was approximately 13cm wide x 45cm long. The length of the elastic depends on your preference, ours was approximately 16cm.
Ruffle Scrunchie - fancy making a statement scrunchie? If you answered yes, then this is the scrunchie you have been looking for. Each fabric piece is approximately 60cm x 40cm and our ric rac was approximately 1.3m long. The elastic length is personal preference but ours was approximately 16cm long.
Bow Scrunchie - Lisa has made a free PDF for you all so that you can add a bow to your scrunchie easily. The fabric requirements for the scrunchie are the same as above.
Here are some more DIY present ideas:
- Eye mask - Tilly and the Buttons have a great free eye mask pattern
- Detachable collar - Again Team Buttons have you covered with their free detachable collar pattern
- Tote bag - we love the Mule Tote from Kylie and the Machine
- Bum bag - these are really fashionable AND practical. Le Sac Banane by Atelier Brunette is perfect!
- Headband - Juliana Martejevs has a great headband pattern called Frances
- Scarf - why not use the quilt scarf pattern by Matchy Matchy Sewing Club
- Gloves - You Made My Day have a great mitten pattern
- Slippers - there are a few pattern options, one being from Sew DIY and the other being Tilly and the Buttons
- Dressing gown - this makes a wonderful present, and a great unisex pattern is the Lahja by Named Clothing
- Apron - why not use the apron pattern by Sew Over It
- Tie - Maven Patterns have the Warwick Tie sewing pattern
These are just a few ideas, there are so many different things you could sew for gifts. Lots of the ideas only require small amounts of fabric which makes them a great way to use up scraps too.