Are you searching for the perfect gift for the sewist in your life? Our gift guide will help streamline your search for a WonderFil way to treat them to something special and unique. Whether you’re looking for something different they haven’t tried before or maybe something that will make their sewing room run smoother, we have fresh ideas to bring a smile to any sewer!
Gifts For The Quilter
1. Konfetti™ 50wt Double Gassed Ultra-Low Lint Egyptian Cotton Packs
Sure, there’s cotton thread, and then there’s premium double gassed long staple Egyptian cotton thread. When you want to treat a sewing machine right, give them the gift of a thread that’s truly a step above the average. This colourfast cotton has been double gassed, a process where the thread passes between a flame that eliminates 80% of the lint from its surface. This process is repeated a second time, ensuring Konfetti™ cotton thread is one of the lowest lint cotton threads in the quilting market. This greatly reduces lint build up in the machine and gives your quilting stitches a clean and polished look.
But this thread doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. Starting at only $40.00 for a pack of 8 spools, you can gift quality without breaking the bank. Choose from a variety of gorgeous colourways, including a few specialty sets by Laundry Basket Quilts.
2. Laundry Basket Quilts – Charles’ Arctic Tundra Pack
With basic colours that blend and subtlety contrast, this pack includes 3 king cones of Konfetti™ 50wt double gassed Egyptian cotton and 1 king cone of Master Quilter™, 40wt cottonized polyester. With this ultra-low lint cotton and virtually lint-free polyester, this quilting powerhouse can do it all in style. With colours selected by Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts, this set was designed to pair with any quilting fabric, quilt pattern, and machine. Perfect for the quilting enthusiast or longarmer in your life.
3. Violet Craft 80wt DecoBob™ Cottonized Polyester Pack
Every quilt needs to be pieced together before it can be quilted, but the choice of piecing thread can really make a big difference in how the quilt top turns out. For the very best results, choose this basic pack of DecoBob™ 80wt cottonized polyester to match any fabric. This ideal piecing thread is super fine, allowing seams to lay flatter and making it easier to match up quilt blocks and patterns. Don’t let its size fool you. DecoBob™ is incredibly strong for its size and can easily hold together quilt seams with ease.
Gifts For The Hand Embroiderer
1. Eleganza™ #8 Perle Cotton Packs
This incredibly popular fan-favourite is available in beautiful packs of 12 perle cotton balls. Eleganza™ is a double gassed low lint thread is a luxurious choice for any hand embroidery project as it glides through all types of fabrics and fibres. The thread’s tight twist ensures it won’t unravel while you’re stitching, and it’s available in 136 solid and 112 variegated colours between the WonderFil® and Alison Glass collections, so you’ll always have the perfect colour on hand.
Choose from 4 different colourways from the Alison Glass collection, or 4 colourways from the WonderFil® collection. Whether it’s bright, bold, and punchy, or soft, soothing, and subtle, tell your next hand embroidery story with Eleganza™.
2. The Eleganza™ Original Collection by Sue Spargo
For a gift that’s truly impressive, go big with the Original Collection by Sue Spargo. This collector’s gift box holds 3 trays of 90 Eleganza™ colours in your choice of #8, #5, or #3 perle cotton thread. Perfect for serious thread collectors or hand stitching enthusiasts, any owner of this collection will want to show it off. Purchasing the box in this set will save you a boatload of money as opposed to buying the set individually, so consider it for a gift for yourself too!
Whether you’re a serious hand embroiderer or just a beginner, consider pairing the collection up with Sue Spargo’s Creative Stitching book. This incredible book is sometimes referred to as “the hand embroidery bible” because it contains step-by-step detailed written instructions and colour photos and drawings of how to do 50 stitches. This incredible guide is a must-have for learning to do new, beautiful hand stitches.
Shop the Sue Spargo Creative Stitching book: https://www.suespargo.com/store-detail.php?ID=4467
Gifts For The Machine Embroiderer
1. Theme, Harmony, & Seasons 40wt Rayon Thread Packs
These perfect little collections of 10 mini spools come in a huge selection of colour themes, holidays, and seasonal varieties to match basically any project or time of year. Each spool is wound with 40wt Splendor™, a soft and shiny rayon thread that is the perfect choice for machine embroidery, decorative stitching, and thread painting. Seasons packs in particular have some spools substituted with 40wt Spotlite™, a 40wt rayon core metallic with a beautiful reflective shimmer.
2. The Thread Tamer Sewing Accessory
The Thread Tamer is a must-have sewing accessory for any sewer, but it especially makes a big difference for machine embroidery. This specialized tool has several unique features that can’t be found on the same device anywhere else. If you’re using a slippery thread or one with a stronger memory, such as a metallic thread that tends to curl more, the detachable extender allows the user to weave the thread through the slots. This helps to tame the thread and pull out any curls before the thread enters the machine, helping to give you a trouble-free sewing experience. This is handy to give your machine a smooth, easy thread feed during high speed machine embroidery or embroidery with more finnicky threads.
For smaller mini spools that need to be drawn from the side rather than from the top, the Thread Tamer also has a built-in side drawing peg in the middle. You’ll also have 3 pegs and 3 couching slots at the base of the tamer so your threads won’t be rolling across your sewing room when you’re doing couching. How’s that for a thread stand that can do it all?
Gifts For The Appliqué-er & EPP-er
1. The Bobbinator™ Sewing Accessory
Need a gift for someone that already has it all? The Bobbinator™ is a patent pending sewing device with totally unique functions available nowhere else. Place a wound bobbin in the upper compartment and pull the strand through the hole for a smooth, organized way to draw your thread for hand appliqué and English paper piecing on the go. With a storage compartment that can hold 3 additional bobbins (for a total of 4 bobbins), you can take a few colours with you to stitch in the car, on the plane, at the guild meeting, at the soccer game, or even at the doctor’s office. With this small device, you don’t need to lug all your larger spools with you.
The Bobbinator™ device comes with 10 bobbins pre-wound with DecoBob™ 80wt thread, the ideal thread for doing hidden appliqué stitches by hand or machine, as well as English paper piecing, because the thread is both incredibly fine but strong. The Bobbinator™ can also be used on the machine so you can use your bobbin as a top thread! Simply place the device on your horizontal spool pin and you can sew with it for any small to medium sized projects.
2. InvisaFil™ 100wt Cottonized Polyester Mini Packs
These little thread packs include the perfect assortment of 6 colours to pair with a project. Wound with InvisaFil™, a 100wt cottonized polyester thread, this tiny but surprisingly strong thread basically disappears into the fabric, making it the ideal choice for any hand appliqué or English paper piecing project. Stitches won’t show, even when using a basic colour, and EPP pieces will sit flatter and tighter together. Choose from 10 different colourways from the WonderFil® colour collection or 2 colourways from the Laundry Basket Quilts collections. Each mini spool actually has 400m (437yd) on it, so they’ll sew for a good long time!
Gifts For The Garment & Craft Sewist
1. Aster & Anne Pre-Cut Felt Kits
Are you shopping for someone who just loves to accessorize? These Aster & Anne kits come with pre-cut felt patterns that are all ready to embellish and sew. Made from high quality grey felt, they include all the zippers, studs, clasps, and buckles needed to put them together. Choose from a variety of bags, backpacks, wallets, and even a cushion cover or book/project cover for an easy, ready-to-assemble gift option that takes the pressure off of starting from scratch!
All kits come blank so they can be decorated with whatever appliqué, hand embroidery, crochet, ribbons, and embellishments they like to suit their personal style!
Shop Aster & Anne pre-cut felt kits: https://www.asterandanne.com.au/
2. SoftLoc™ Tex 35 Wooly Poly Serger Thread
For a serger/overlocker thread that can do it all, SoftLoc™ is a supple wooly poly thread for use in the upper and lower loopers on knitted and woven materials, as well as light to medium stretch materials. Not only is it a durable choice, it also offers excellent coverage for rolled hems. Used to just finding this type of thread only available in black, white, and other basic colours? SoftLoc™ comes in an incredible 60 different shades to pair with any project. It’s also colourfast and safe to iron so you’ll never need to worry about the colours running all over your new project, or keeping it away from the hot iron. Your friends will be delighted to have a serger thread so easy to use!
We hope we could help inspire you to find the perfect gift this year for that special someone in your life! For more great gift ideas for sewers, check out this 2020 holiday gift guide by Angelica Creates: https://angelicacreates.com/2020-holiday-gifts-for-sewers/