Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Last Minute Gifts for Modern Makers

In case you haven't realized yet, time is running out to finish checking everyone off your gift list. And though we may all have visions of crafting beautiful handmade presents for all our friends and family, it doesn't always work out that way. So we've put together a list of lovely gifts that any sewer or crafter would love, with no DIY effort required on your part.

Tools and Notions

Every sewist needs good cutting tools, and the hardware collection from Tula Pink are the prettiest around. Top of the wish list is the new rotary cutter, which would make cutting tricky fabric or small shapes a dream.



Though these dainty scissors are designed for embroidery, they would also be perfect for any kind of hand sewing or just trimming those pesky thread ends. The little sheath makes them great for traveling too!

From left: Prismatic Stork, Owl Eyes, Prismatic Mirror, and Art Nouveau


Tulip sewing needles are a favorite at Stonemountain. A gift of needles doesn't sound terribly exciting, but the packaging is so lovely that they're a real treat to open. Combine the Sashiko needles with a sampler and thread for charming little kit, or wrap up the hand sewing needles with a tomato pincushion for a classic pair!



Books

We absolutely love Handmade Style by Anna Graham of Noodlehead. It's chock-full of amazing projects that sewists of any skill level would love. And maybe next year you'll be the recipient of a handmade gift made from this book, so it's really a win-win.



Is your favorite sewist a Virgo? If so, then they probably would love a sewing planner. Both the Colette Sewing Planner and the Cashmerette Curvy Sketchbook are excellent for planning out dream wardrobes and keeping track of notes and modifications.



Accessories

A tag adds a personalized touch to handmade garments and accessories. These packs of five woven labels range from sweet to a little cheeky.



The care that goes into the making of a handmade garment should extend to after it's complete. Soak is a gentle and environmentally friendly no-rinse laundry soap that keeps handmade clothes looking and smelling fresh. You can buy a 12 oz bottle or gift a pack of mini Soaks so they can try every scent!



Enamel pins are great stocking stuffers and look so cute on jacket lapels, shirt collars, and bags. And our exclusive Stonemountain pin is even gold and glittery, so who can resist?



Of course, our idea of the perfect gift is a Stonemountain & Daughter gift card! Make things easier on yourself and let your favorite maker choose from our selection of gorgeous fabrics, patterns, and notions.



You can find all these and more in our Gifts section online! And while you're there, maybe you can pick up a little something for yourself? In the season of giving, you can't leave anyone out!