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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Gifts Ideas (Fabric Crafts)

If you are struggling with what to buy a friend who is mad about fabric crafts, please worry no more. This post shows you a few ideas on what to buy and how to present your thoughtful package.

All you need to do is go to your local market and look for the stall selling buttons and cottons.

The idea is to buy an vintage tin and fill it with sewing notions, ribbon, buttons et al.

New poly-cottons will be greatly appreciated. 5 main colours or just a black and white would be an option.

Cotton off-cuts and fat quarters are a firm favourite of crafters.

Vintage buttons are a delight.

Odd sewing items are just perfect for a lucky dip gift box.

All the ladies love ribbons!

Super sweet and 'oh so small' Mother of Pearl buttons still on their original linen backing.

Exquisite crystal glass buttons on their original cards.

Antique linens can be found at flea markets. Always wash inside a pillowcase on a cool 30 degree wash once you get them home.

Felt is fun and can be used to make felt flowers.

Felt balls.

If you wanted to include a set of tools, pliers are a great alternative to scissors and much better value.

Do let me know if you gift an assortment of wonderful treasures for a crafty seamstress friend. I would love to know her reaction.

Think about her particular likes and maybe include an embroidery hoop, pinking shears, bead selection, copper wire, wool etc. Tailor your present to the recipient and she will appreciate the time taken to compile it.

Have fun,

Lella xx

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