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Easy Gifts to Sew for Mother’s Day

Easy Gifts to Sew for Mother's Day

We all know Mother’s Day should be every day. However, the day to celebrate, May 9th 2021, is coming up soon. Do you have a worthy present for your loving mom? If you don’t and you like to sew, we have some great, easy gifts to sew for Mother’s Day that you can try at home. They’re sure to make her smile and tear up from your thoughtfulness.

Depending on your level of experience with sewing, it’s a good idea to start brainstorming Mother’s Day handmade gifts as soon as possible. That way, you will have plenty of time to make them! When it comes to DIY gifts, the last thing you want is to have to rush your project. 

Luckily, there are tons of gifts that even beginners are capable of sewing for Mother’s Day. Here, we’ve compiled some of our favorite ideas. Most of these Mother’s Day sewing projects are very simple: all you will need are some basic sewing supplies. If you have scissors (or a rotary cutter and board), thread, pins, and of course, some fabric that matches your mother’s style, then you are ready to go! Now, you just need to decide what to make...


1. Mother’s Day Gifts to Wear

When you think of gifts to sew for Mother’s Day, you probably think of something for your mom to wear. If you are an advanced sewist, then of course your options are endless. If you aren’t feeling ready yet to sew articles of clothing like shirts or dresses though, there are still plenty of Mother’s Day sewing projects you can tackle.


DIY Scrunchies

Consider for example this year’s hottest trend: scrunchies! Scrunchies are a snap to make and can even be sewn by hand. Once you’ve made one, you’ll want to make your mom a different scrunchie for every day of the week. Try experimenting with patterns and fabrics to make scrunchies with some extra flair. You can even make matching scrunchies for you and your mom to wear together.


Handmade Scarves and Headbands

Similarly, scarves and headbands are also easy gifts to sew for Mother’s Day. These stylish accessories can be made in under an hour but will feel much more personal than anything you can buy your mom at the store.


DIY Tote Bag

If your mom is more of the practical type, consider making her a useful tote bag. She can use it on trips to the store, to the beach, or on weekend trips.


Homemade Face Masks

Facemasks will likely be around for the rest of 2021. Help your mom coordinate with her wardrobe while staying safe with a home sewn face mask. Every time your mom uses this practical handmade gift, she’ll think of you.


2. Mother’s Day Gifts for the Home

There are plenty of Mother’s Day sewing projects that are easy and will look great in your mother’s home. 


DIY Throw Pillows

A throw pillow or two can bring a whole new look to a living room and they are simple to make with just some fabric and stuffing. If you’re feeling more ambitious, you could add some embroidery to the pillow, or even quilt it!


Homemade Table Runner and Table Cloth

Table runners or table cloths are another gift that can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. If you’re a newbie, a table cloth can be as easy as a square of fabric with hemmed edges. If you’re looking for a challenge, homemade table runners can also be embroidered or quilted to make beautifully ornate accent pieces.


Cloth Napkins, Placemats and Fabric Coasters

Cloth napkins, drink coasters, or cloth placemats are also super simple to make. Pick fabrics that complement your mom’s home decor aesthetic and get to sewing!


Novelty Sewing Projects

If you are looking for something more outside-the-box, cord keepers, you could also easily make some like a TV remote holder, a shower caddy, or a cord keeper. If you are inventive, you may be surprised at what kinds of things you can sew with a little improvisation!


3. Mother’s Day Gifts for Work

Is your mom a career gal? We often think of gifts for the home, but your mom may spend almost as much time at her office as she does in her house, so why not give her something that can make her workday a little brighter?


Hospital Scrubs

If your mom works in healthcare, she may appreciate a handmade set of scrubs—one of the easiest types of clothing to sew. Or, help your mom show off her personality while she takes her patients’ heart rates with her very own customized stethoscope cover!


Homemade Travel Accessories

A handmade laptop cover, card wallet, or lanyard are also easy gifts to sew for Mother’s Day that your mom will find handy at work. A zipper pouch is simple to make and can carry all kinds of work supplies, or she could pack her lunch for work in a stylish handmade lunch tote!

If your mom is often traveling for business trips, she may find a handmade jewelry organizer handy. Laundry bags or airplane neck pillows are also useful gifts for someone who frequently travels, and they are easy to make, too. When your mom is away, how nice it will be for her to have a personal handmade gift to remind her of home!


4. Mother’s Day Gifts for Fun

If you’re still feeling stumped, ask yourself: what are your mom’s favorite hobbies? There may be an easy handmade gift you can make her for Mother’s Day that is related to her favorite pastimes. 


Kitchen Accessories 

For mothers that love to cook: consider making an apron, a potholder, bowl covers, or hanging kitchen towels. These gifts are easy to make and will make cooking easier for her.


Sports Accessories

Is she a sports lover? Golf headcovers are an easy Mother’s Day homemade gift, as are fabric pennants, or a personalized jersey. If she has a favorite team, make her something in their colors!

H3: For a musical mom, a guitar strap or keyboard cover are easy gifts to sew for Mother’s Day. 


Gardening Accessories

If your mom has a green thumb, a gardening apron is always handy. Or, an egg collecting apron! Those are super cute and practical for the mom with a backyard flock.


Animal Lover Gifts

Does your mom also have furry kids? If she loves most is spending time with her dog, perhaps make her a leash or collar for her pet. You could even make her a headband or scrunchie in the same fabric so she can match her furry friend! No matter what your mom likes to do, there is probably something that you can sew for her this Mother’s Day that is related to her hobbies.


Handmade gifts are an extra special way to celebrate all your mom does for you, and you don’t have to be a master seamstress for these easy gifts to sew for Mother’s Day. So choose a fabric your mom will love, gather your supplies, and get sewing! It will be worth it when you see the look on your mom’s face when she receives her beautiful handmade gift.


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