Ultimate Sewing Wish List + A Giveaway!

Too Many Presents Under The Tree


I find it more than amusing that no one in my household, when it comes time for gift giving, gives me any sewing related presents. None. I really can’t think of a Christmas or birthday where I was presented with anything related to sewing. Nothing.

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Will I really be happier with a Hoover?

Not that I’m looking a gift horse in the mouth. I truly love the mustard-colored velour extra- large underwear set. Who doesn’t need an electrical foot bath and a pot holder set with Paula Deen’s face emblazoned on them? The cone-shaped watch from Walmart still sits in a honored place in my sock drawer. And, the electric staple gun and sweat suit, well, what can I say about that? Every year it gets better and better.

Trust me, I’ve given hints, practically tattooed a list on my face. Until they “get the hint”, I make sure I always have something for myself under the tree. Trust me it’s good.

Question for you is what does your sewing wish list look like? Want a sewing machine, a nice pair of scissors? Maybe a gift card or two? Tell me a great (or not so great) gift you received from a spouse or significant other. Maybe you’re like me and pop something for yourself under the tree.
Let me know in the comments section below and you’ll be entered to win a Seamstress’s Holiday Gift Pack.

One winner will be picked on Monday November 21!

Until then!
Jill

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 Ultimate Sewing Wish List + A Giveaway!

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I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!
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239 Responses to Ultimate Sewing Wish List + A Giveaway!

  1. Nicole Lesley says:

    I’m looking to either upgrade my serger or add an embroidery machine so a gift card to my local sewing dealership would be awesome.

  2. Fran Theiss says:

    For several years, my husband and children have given me gift cards to a local sewing store (Sew Much More) in Austin, Texas. I have purchased items there that I still enjoy today. A few years ago, my husband designed a sewing room for me and he gave me the project drawings as a Christmas gift. After he completed the project, it was a dream come true. There was a place for everything. I could roll my chair from one work station to another. It had an oversized adjustable height cutting table and cabinets on all the walls to store all my sewing book, magazines, irons, embroidery hoops, and other sewing items. There was counter space enough for my 6 needle embroidery machines, my BabyLock sewing and serger machines, and other types of machines that I use for sewing projects. He installed shelving in a walking-in closet for all my materials. This wonderful sewing room has given me a special place to escape to be creative. Maybe this Christmas, I will get a laptop computer to be used just for my sewing software and designs. I hope that all your Christmas sewing wishes come true!

  3. Cynthia Jenkinson says:

    I would LOVE to have a cutting mat for my 6 x 2ft cutting table!

  4. Sandra Keith says:

    An organized sewing/craft space would make my day!

  5. lori says:

    I’d like a life time supply of rotary blades.

  6. Debbie says:

    I want it all, lol. I’m a beginner, 60 years old, I have a lot of catching up to do! Best present fro my husband. . My sewing machine!
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  7. Greta Kinnunen says:

    I need new patterns, the fabric scene of NYC to move to my small town, a bobbin winder, a personal sewing assistant who can live in my sewing closet and I can take them out when I sew so they can stand behind me and give me direction, a sewing room instead of a sewing closet, and maybe a ruffler foot. It might be too much to ask for but I’m still gonna wish for it.

  8. Christina Lynch says:

    I would love some gift cards for fabric, a bobbin winder, a book on how to get more out of my serger and my self healing cutting boards could be replaced.

  9. Shirley E. says:

    My sewing wish list is a work in progress. The first things I need are time and space. Then a sewing machine tune-up/cleaning. Then some sharp blades, needles, etc. that wear down and I can’t afford to replace. There is a wealth of materials to sew on…not all pretty or fancy, or even traditional, but all there whenever I find the right box. Thanks for offering goodies the make our sewing more fun.

  10. tac says:

    I would love to have a cabinet/table for my sewing machines and the space to use them.

  11. Mara says:

    totally need that side winder, my bobbin winder has been broken for a very long time, I wind them by hand. I also would love some pinking scissors to help when I make stuffed animals. My husband did surprise me with an iron for my birthday, but he doesn’t do Christmas gifts.

  12. Estela K says:

    Oh my gosh how I can relate. I’ve always written a list that my husband can share with the little ones so they can buy inexpensive thread, seam rippers, stencils, fabric, etc. even for my siblings to buy me classes from Craftsy or EmbroideryLibrary.com or gift certificates to JoAnns, Williams Sonoma or my local sewing store, but no! I seem to get other unrelated to sewing gifts. I don’t buy myself anything to have underneath the tree. I figure if I have to buy it, I’ll wait for sales or when I have a good coupon.

  13. Karen Wright says:

    My first year of marriage I received a grill with two burners for Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, we needed a new grill, but for Christmas?

  14. Jana C says:

    My husband gets very stressed out at Christmas. So after a few married years, we decided that I would buy my own present and if he wanted something, he could get it himself. Sometimes we bring our own gift home, give it to other to wrap and put under the tree! Works great for both of us.

  15. Celene Thelen says:

    My dear husband has spoiled me at Christmas! Our first year together he purchased a top of the line computerized machine that did all the lovely stitches required for heirloom sewing as we knew we would soon be having grandchildren! The next year it was a beautiful embroidery machine. He has been so good about listening and picking just the right gift for me, whether it’s for sewing or knitting or quilting. He’s my biggest fan and is always so proud of my work. I think my Christmas list this year will contain a few small items, perhaps new scissors and more gorgeous threads!

  16. Linda M. Nelson says:

    Last year on the first of December I was declared free of Hodgkin’s lymphoma after less than half of the chemo treatments. I would still have to continue with chemo to the end of six months but to celebrate I bought a new sewing machine. My birthday is also in December. The sewing machine was a major celebration. It would be nice to get several new feet for the machine but I live in an all-male household so the chances are slim to nothing even with broad hints. I would like rolled hem feet in a couple widths, a cording foot with several grooves, a couple pintuck feet, a jeans foot or a lap seam foot and a binder attachment. And while we are at it, is there someway I could have more hours in the day to sew?

  17. allison pogany says:

    I would love to get a walking foot for my sewing machine- I should probably just buy it for myself! My husband once gave me a PICTURE of a bouquet of BASEBALLS. At least it made me smile!
    allisonpogany at gmail.com

  18. Sue Harper says:

    My husband and I have always been practical about Christmas, most years not exchanging gifts at all. We don’t like to buy gifts just to buy gifts – but will purchase things through the year as we need them. A few years ago he totally floored me – it was a “no gifts” year – and handed me a registration form and airfare to Alabama to attend an heirloom sewing week. I was so shocked. I’m not sure who got a bigger thrill out of it, him or me!

  19. Denise V. says:

    I wish for a more organized sewing room and time to sewing for Xmas. I can always use thread, fabric and rotary cutter blades. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Kelly Pilkinton says:

    What a fun idea for a contest! A chance to dream!

  21. Holly says:

    On my wish list would be a embroidery machine. As I live alone and on a disability pension I spend much of my sewing time mending for our community. Helping out our local thrift shop the homeless by fixing cloths that would be thrown away. Also sewing toys for the Christmas giveaway. My wish for everyone would be to know the value of giving :) Have a wonderful Christmas !!!

  22. April J says:

    I’d just love to win this giveaway for Christmas! ;-) One of the best presents my husband gave me was a vintage Singer 401A in its original cabinet that we found at a thrift store for $39.99! He also cleaned it up and got the gears to “unstick”. Love it!

  23. Carole Buerman says:

    My wish list includes a new serger.

  24. Solana says:

    The best gift would be the time to sew. I’m so busy running my own business and taking care of life that I rarely get time to just sit and sew.

  25. Becca A says:

    Last Christmas, my son gave me some fabric! It was a first for my family that someone would try to think of something I would want related to sewing and I am still so appreciative. He did ask for guidance beforehand–he asked where he could buy it and how to select. I told him to select a natural fiber fabric and pointed him towards fabricmart. Giving me fabric was entirely his idea. In the past I have gotten myself sewing related gifts but not put them under the tree. I love wearing the blouse I made from the fabric!

  26. Lori Morton says:

    My Husband gave me my engagement ring at Christmas..tho I didn’t go to his house til after Christmas..& he had asked me to come. Soooo…actually got to open the box on Super Bowl Sunday..AFTER the game! lol My Christmas List isn’t long…fabric & few Gift Cards are always welcome :D Biggest Wish is to have time to sew with my Daughter (she lives in NC & I am in Ohio…)

    Thank you for chance to win your fun Give-a-way too! :D

  27. Michelle Ferracciolo says:

    The best present I could get is time. I have so much fabric to use up, although patterns and idea books to use the fabric wouldn’t be bad either. I could also use a big craft table to work on.

  28. Melinda Lucas says:

    My husband is the best gift giver! He has given me fabric, gift cards, coffee, clothes, boots – I can’t think of anything that he has given me that I didn’t love!

  29. Karen Krugman says:

    Oh the wish list I could have… a couple of nice gift cards to my local sewing store would be awesome. It seems there are always more projects than my budget for sewing can handle. Eventually they do get done, but some gift cards, oh JOY! My machines have had their tune-ups and work perfectly. I’ve got a great space for sewing and an awesome cabinet to store it all in. The other thing I need is not something that can be placed under a tree – but more hours in the day to sew would be the best!

  30. Donna Klug says:

    My husband has come a long way from a gift of hangers and a diet book!! What could be wrong about that? I am truly blessed with a well stocked sewing room and a husband that understands that one needs the right tools for a project. I’m working on getting his approval for trading in a sit down, midarm, quilter for a small long arm. The problem is that I need to invade space in the family room. I think I have him convinced! Wouldn’t that be nice for Christmas!

  31. Penny Parsons-Dominey says:

    Last Christmas I wanted a sewing machine so after some research my hubby got me a janome

  32. Linda says:

    The gift cards are the best! Exspecially the one for my favourite fabric store!

  33. Diane Beavers says:

    Ergonomic sewing table , drop down, etc………to alleviate some wrist, tendon, elbow issues:) Thank you.

  34. Kathy says:

    Dreaming of learning embroidery on a new machine !

  35. Karen Wackus says:

    The best gift I have ever received was a pearl necklace and earrings from my husband to wear on our wedding day. I still treasure them. For my sewing list, I would love to trade in one of my machines for an upgrade to one that also does embroidery.

  36. Pam schofield says:

    I was blessed with a great gift this year, my first grandchild! On my list would be some beautiful fabric to make some little dresses for her and some quilt fabric to make her a lovely quilt! So much fun to have a new baby girl to see for!

  37. Nicki says:

    My list is long, and includes a lot of things that are unlikely to be under the tree, and a few that are possible! I’d love a good iron (Rowenta?), an ironing pad for my table, a serger that does a cover stitch and a chain stitch, a tailor’s ham, a button hole cutter, a chalk hem marker, more machine needles, a new seam ripper, a thread storage bin, a divided container for all my presser feet, an ergonomic chair with height adjustment, and a trip to New York City to Mood, and a photograph with Swatch while I’m there.

  38. carol n says:

    I usually do good at Christmas, my husband buys quilting related gifts, but I could use a gift card for more fabric!

  39. konstantina says:

    I would love to receive an overlock or some great books for sewing!!!i am a new sewer and books would help me alot i guess.!!

  40. Sherrylyn says:

    After receiving some stellar items in my stocking, like say a model train magazine subscription I’ve taken to writing a list, detailed! The most awful gift was not from my hubby but from another whom shall remained unnamed included stockings, a beret ( I don’t wear hats), deodorant, toothpaste and tampons!! Now that was embarrassing gift to open in front of others.

    I’d love sewing notions, fabric/sewing box subscription, gosh anything quilting related.

  41. Christine Severance says:

    I would love a serger

  42. Mary says:

    The best gift I ever received for my birthday was the birth of my daughter 48 years ago this coming weekend! Best Christmas gift from her father was a beautiful Bernina sewing machine which I wore out eventually. I would love a new, or reliable quality refurbished, not too complex, sewing machine, currently using a cheapie (cost-effective replacement for my wonderful Bernina) which is so unreliable.

  43. Mary Cottengim says:

    I would love to find new sewing books under the tree Christmas morning. There are such fabulous idea books and books on how to improve your skills! I really enjoy them. I have often received great gifts on Christmas, but one year, we were cutting back on our expenses and I received nothing. Oh that was awful. To this day, no matter how small, my husband and I always put gift under the tree for each other.

  44. Jan says:

    Before we were married my now husband bought me a second hand carburettor for my car. How romantic was that! These days we don’t exchange gifts but I would love some pretty fabric so I can decide what to make next, and I also make fleece coats for a dog rescue charity so any materials which could be used for that would be great.

  45. Munaiba says:

    Am I allowed to find a cleaning lady under the tree so I can keep sewing?

  46. I would like to have christmas print fabrics for sewing. My husband got me a sewing machine last year.

  47. Bridget husband says:

    Our first Christmas together as a family (we each have kiddos of our own) he got me an “old school” singer sewing machine because I’ve always wanted one.

  48. Nicola daniel says:

    I would like time! I have a few things already to make, I never seem to have the time! So I want to make some while I am not at work! Other than that I would love some space! To spread out everywhere!

  49. Peg Carlson-Bowen says:

    I hand hubby the catalog with items circled and he gets the hint!

  50. Carolyn says:

    For Mother’s Day, my son gave me a gift certificate to a very unique website for monogram software. He knows I love sewing and monogramming and I was able to choose three sets!! Best gift ever!