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The Non-Sewist's Sewing Gift Guide

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Hi friends! Back with another post today all about gift buying. This can be a bit of a minefield for those not in the know so I've written this post with the non-sewist in mind so pass it along!

Ok, let's get to it! Sewing tools always go down well but a mix of useful and beautiful is even better so check out our 'Prym Love' co-ordinating range. If you're looking for a smaller treats (stocking fillers perhaps?) then we have several bits and pieces that fit the bill. These neon tape measures inject a bit of fun into an essential piece of kit. You can never have too many as inevitably from time to time they get snipped, melted or the markings worn, at 90p you can grab one of each!

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Our mini retractable scissors also make a great small gift (£2.00). They fold neatly away making them safe for throwing in the handbag or attaching to your keys. Plus they're stinkin' cute! I keep a pair on my lanyard and they're surprisingly sharp! Perfect for snipping threads.

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If you're looking to purchase fabric but are concerned about matching the recipients tastes then consider a gift voucher particularly as in most stores (ours included) cut lengths are non-returnable unless faulty. It's worth noting that gift vouchers can also be redeemed against all future classes in-store. We're setting the new year's Masterclass schedule in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for new additions!

If you're feeling confident then I suggest purchasing 1.5 metres of fabric as smaller cuts tend to be less useable and therefore sit in the stash. Where pattern / fabric combo's are concerned, if in doubt -get in touch! I'm always delighted to offer advice be that in person or via email so don't hesitate to ask for help should you need it. Here are some suggestions for garment meterage:

Skirts / Blouses: 1.5m

Long Sleeved Shirts / Slim Dresses / Trousers: 2m

Full Skirted / Long Sleeved Dresses: 2.5m+

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The 'Makers Workbook' would be my pick for the prolific sewist. Somewhere for alteration notes, stash organising and a place to get all those design ideas onto paper. Should the recipient already own one, fear not! It's simply a matter of time before it's full to the the brim and a replacement is needed!

Magazine Subscriptions are another strong contender. Whilst there are a multitude to choose from my own preference would be 'Threads' magazine (if anyone out there is listening!) as many of the high street options, though more shiney and contemporary, seem to focus on beginner projects rather than broader articles with more advanced techniques.

If you're local and really want to play it safe then we offer a 'Wishlist' service in store. Your recipient can come in, write up a list of all the lovely things that have caught their eye and leave it instore for loved ones to refer to when visiting.

So how did I do? Drop me a comment below with any suggestions!

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