As I mentally filled my stocking, I thought of several items I would wish to have added to my stocking. The first thing that came to mind was small clipping scissors.
The last time I was sewing, I looked in my machine drawer for my thread clipping scissors and could not find them. I had to set my fabric aside, get up and get scissors from my sewing basket. That was fine, but I hate breaking from any task. It seems like it takes so long to get back to where I was, physically and mentally, after a break.
I also seem to easily misplace measuring tapes. I would love to have a retractable measuring tape! At one time in my life, I had one, but I have no idea what happened to it.
As I continued to daydream about this fabulous stocking full of craft & sewing supplies, I added one item that I have always wanted to my list, an iron finger. In case you are wondering, that is a tool that can be placed under or between fabric for smooth ironing. It has one end that is shaped like a spatula with a pointed corner to push and hold fabric corners in place when ironing. I really need an iron finger!
I know I am not alone. I personally know several crafters and sewing enthusiasts. Besides a love for all things sewing and crafting, we also share the insatiable desire for more. Before my wondrous daydream ended, I had a jumbo stocking filled with awesome supplies that I am not sure how I have survived without.
If you have a crafter or sewing enthusiast on your gift list, you may want to consider filling a stocking or gift basket with supplies. I am certain it will be their favorite gift received. Well, second to an enormous engagement ring.
Recommended Craft & Sewing Supplies for Crafters & Sewing Enthusiasts
to Fill Stockings or Gift Baskets
As an avid crafter, as well as a nonprofessional seamstress, I have a list of supplies I always need, as well as a list of things I would love to have. Many of the items on my list are small enough to fit in a stocking. Of course, a picture of a larger gift (like a new embroidery machine) would also be a fabulous surprise tucked inside a stocking.
If you don't sew or craft, some of these items may look or sound odd, but they will certainly be appreciated by the crafter or seamstress in your life.
- Needles (assorted sizes)
- Sewing Machine Needles
- Straight Pins (with pretty heads for fun)
- Wristband Pin Cushion
- Quilter's Thimble (even if they don't quilt, these thimbles are awesome)
- Needle Threader
- Soft Measuring Tape
- Retractable Measuring Tape
- Seam Gauge
- Wood Handle Seam Ripper
- Small Clipping Scissors
- Thread (basic colors are always needed)
- Bobbins and/or Bobbin Case
- Stitch Witchery
- Iron Finger
For The Crafter (in addition to all of the above)
- Assorted Bags of Beads
- Assorted Ribbon
- Assorted Bags of Rhinestones
- Assorted Bags of Pipe Cleaners, Wiggle Eyes, etc
- Aleene's Crafter's Glue
You will be amazed by what wonderful crafts are inspired by the assorted bags of beads, rhinestones, pipe cleaners, ribbon, etc. listed above.
Additional Unexpected Craft & Sewing Gift Suggestions
Fingernail files (emery boards) are also something I keep in my craft room and sewing basket. Some fabrics snag easily and they always seems to find that one nail that is starting to break.
Top off the stocking or gift basket with a sewing or crafting Christmas tree ornament. Long after the supplies are used up, the recipient will have the ornament to remind them of your thoughtful gift that was clearly selected just for them.
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