Sew a Gift for Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, May 8!), and what better way to show Mom you love her than with a handmade gift. Here is a collection of quick ideas from around the web to help get you started on that special gift for mom. And if you find any other great tutorials online, please share them in the comments. I’m sure we’d all appreciate a little help in finding the perfect idea for the special women in our lives.
A great way to use up scraps in your stash, is to make an apron.

For a keepsake that really says you care, try hand sewing a card for mom that you can’t find in stores. Find the entire tutorial on CraftStylish by Diane Gilleland.

Help Mom take some well-deserved relaxation with a stylish robe sewn by you using a pattern from BurdaStyle. Combine colors or keep it classic with one shade to personalize the Allie Robe pattern just for her.

What lady wouldn’t love a new stylish bag? This braided-handle tote from the Purl Bee is not only versatile, but looks great, too. Mom will love it not only because it came from you, but because it’s loaded with great details like expandable snap sides and interior pockets.


Are you sewing your mother a special something for Mother’s Day? Please share in the comments below to help your fellow stitchers with ideas.

Other sewing topics you may enjoy:


Nicole Smith

About Nicole Smith


My name is Nicole and I am a contributing editor for Stitch Magazine. I'm originally from Texas but now live in Brooklyn, NY where I try to squeeze my fabric collection and my six sewing machines into a Flatbush apartment.

Previously I was the Lead Editor of SewStylish magazine and Associate Editor of Threads magazine. I was also the Crafts & Decorating editor of Adorn Magazine and worked in the fashion and beauty departments of Teen People and Seventeen Magazine.

My second book, Dorm Decor (Chronicle Books) with Theresa Gonzalez, is available now. My first book entitled Fashion DIY (Sixth & Spring Books), which I co-authored with Carrie Blaydes, is also available now. I'm currently working on my third title to be published by Lark Books in 2012.