Gifts to Sew for Mother's Day

Economical Ways to Create a Memorable Present for Mom on Mother's Day

Mother's Day is the perfect reason to let mom know just how special she is.  Mom's treasure things their kids make. Sew mom something just for her for the holiday and she is bound to appreciate the gift and treasure it forever.  The other advantage of sewing your Mom a Mother's day gift is you can keep the gift economical. There are many ways to Save Money by Sewing.

If you ran out of time and your mom loves to sew... take a look at gift suggestions for Mom's who sew.

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    Sew Purses, Walker Totes, Bags and More
    Sew Purses, Walker Totes, Bags and More. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Moms carry bags... it starts with a diaper bag and the bags just grow from there. Once the child leaves the nest, the bags may be a small pocketbook or it may be a large tote bag to visit the child but there are always needs for a bag! 

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    Apron, Flickr CC 2.0

    Does your mom cook a special dish? Can you find a fabric that has one of the ingredients, such as hot peppers? Choose a fabric that makes you think of your mom... she's bound to love it because you made it especially for her.

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    Heirloom Style Pillow Front
    Sew Mom a Special Pillow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Sew some comfort for your mother this Mother's Day. Embroider a special message on the pillow or create a pillow front that mom could never buy in the store, that will compliment her home decorating.  There are many ways to make a special pillow. Combine the different methods or keep it simple... anyway you make the pillow it's bound to be a winner in Mom's eyes!

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    Kitchen Sewing Patterns
    Kitchen Sewing Patterns. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Mom and the kitchen go hand in hand in most cases. Sew new things for mom's kitchen. She'll be thinking of you and appreciating the gifts all the time. You may even want to sew mom an entire Kitchen Gift Basket filled with goodies she'll appreciate all year long.

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    Eye Glass Case Made with Interfaced Cotton Fabric and Flannel Lining
    Eye Glass Case. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Here's an economical project to make from your scraps and a great personalized gift. Choose a fabric that fits the person or use machine embroidery techniques to make any fabric just perfect!

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    free patterns to sew Potholders, Mitts and Hot Pads
    Potholders, Mitts and Hot Pads. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Use up your scraps making potholders, oven mitts or hot pads as gifts for the people on your list or to add to food baskets being given away in your area.

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    Fabric Checkbook Cover
    Completed Fabric Checkbook Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Use this free pattern to sew a fabric checkbook cover. Use a fabric that will make mom smile everytime she has to pay a bill.

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    Fabric Book Cover with Handles and Zipper
    Fabric Book Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Mom's bound to love this cover for any book she uses frequently.  She'll be the envy of a Bible study group if she has this cover for her Bible.

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    Bonnet Needle Book Pattern
    Bonnet Needle Book Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Does your mom do hand sewing? She'll appreciate this addition to her sewing basket... and maybe new sewing tools.

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    Eye Glass Case Made with Interfaced Cotton Fabric and Flannel Lining
    Eye Glass Case. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Here's an economical project to make from your scraps and a great personalized gift. Choose a fabric that fits the person or use machine embroidery techniques to make any fabric just perfect!

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    Flickr CC 2.0

    If your Mom is the cook for the family, an apron to preserve her clothing is bound to be an appreciated gift... even more adored once Mom realizes you made it just for her.