Can you believe it's November already??? This year has shot by, and with Hanukkah starting on Thanksgiving, now is the time to be thinking about Gifts for your favorite sewing friends or family. Before I begin, let me say upfront that these are my recommendations; I was not asked to feature any of them, and I receive no compensation for doing so. With no further ado...
There are some really wonderful sewing classes available today, both online and in-person. Two teachers whose classes I can recommend personally are Susan Khalje and Kenneth King. I have taken classes with both of them. They each offer classes in person and online. To see Susan's online courses and in-person class schedule, head over to https://susankhalje.com/.
Kenneth offers classes around the country, as well as online. His 2022 schedule should be up on his site (https://www.kennethdking.com/copy-of-events) soon. Kenneth also offers gift certificates that you can apply to any of his classes. To purchase one, email email@example.com.
If you're a sewing enthusiast, or if you know someone who is, you should check out the American Sewing Guild. This wonderful non-profit has chapters all around the US, and affiliates worldwide. They hold a conference every year in normal times, and chapters have monthly meetings, both in-person and by Zoom. Plus, there are Neighborhood groups that specialize in particular types of sewing, and they gather in smaller groups on a monthly basis. Members come from all areas of sewing interest, from quilting to home-dec to apparel, and all levels from beginner to expert. To join, head over to www.asg.org.
Clover Desktop Needle Threader
One of my favorite gifts for a stocking stuffer is the Clover Desktop Needle Threader. I have several scattered around my home and my office. I can't live without it. It threads even the tiniest Japanese needles. I love it so much that I sell it! Click here to purchase: Clover Desktop Needle Threader
SnapS Tool KST02 Hand Press Machine
If you want to set rivets, rhinestones, grommets, or other items of that ilk, this is a fabulous tool that saves you time and effort. This spring loaded press takes the work out of installing bling and rivets in everything from tops to handbags. Purchase it directly from SnapS Tool.
Kenneth D. King Sewing Tool Bag
This is a perfect gift for any traveling sewist. Based on the same concept as a makeup artist's kit, this has room for all your tools. I use mine at home to keep all my tools in one place, so I don't have to chase around looking for things when I need them. It's available from Sewing and Design School.
LDH Scissors Shears
Shears are the workhorses of any sewing room, so why shouldn't they be stylish as well? LDH makes shears and scissors of different sizes in absolutely beautiful finishes. I bought the Prism Shears, but the Midnight finish is also tres chic! They are available at sewing and quilting stores, or you can purchase them directly from LDH Scissors website.
And of course, a Gorgeous Fabrics Gift Card
Want a gift that always fits, and is always in style? A Gorgeous Fabrics Gift Card is the perfect option! It's delivered electronically to the recipient, so it's also a great last-minute present. In denominations starting at $10, it's the perfect gift for any fabric lover. To purchase, click here: Gorgeous Fabrics Gift Card.
Be sure to enter the email of the recipient at checkout (not your own email), so the gift card gets sent directly to them.
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That's everything for now. Stay well, stay happy, and of course...
Keep on sewing!