DIY Sewing Gifts

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. 
    See our video tutorial on our instagram here.

  • Quilted Coaster - this is a lovely gift as you can make a set, plus they are really quick to make too
    See our video tutorial on our instagram here.

  • 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.
    See our video tutorial on our instagram here 

  • 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.
    See our video tutorial on our instagram here.

  • 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.
    See our video tutorial on our instagram here.

    Here are some more DIY present ideas: 

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.

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