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Gifts to Sew for Mother's Day

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

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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.

1. Free Bag, Purse, Totes, Clutches and Pocketbook Patterns

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

Moms carry bags... it starts with a diper bag and 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 toebag to visit the child but there are always needs for a bag! 

2. Free Apron Patterns

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

3. Free Patterns to Sew Pillows

Heirloom Style Pillow Front
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... any way you make the pillow it's bound to be a winner in Mom's eyes!

4. Kitchen Stuff to Sew for Mom

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.

5. Sew an Eyeglass Case

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

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

6. Potholders, Mitts and Hot Pads

free patterns to sew 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.

7. Fabric Checkbook Cover

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.

8. Book Cover with Zipper & Handle

Fabric Book Cover with Handles and Zipper
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.

9. Bonnet Needle Book

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.

10. Sew an Eyeglass Case

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

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

11. Sew An Apron

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.
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