Gift Basket for a Seamstress with the Cricut Maker

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Sew a fabric basket and fill it with lots of sewing tools. Enjoy giving this gift basket for a sewer, sewist, seamstress, or sewing lover!

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I love the idea of handmade gifts, but I don’t always take the time to make something. This gift basket is simple and easy because only the basket is sewn, and it’s filled with sewing tools that any sewer would love to recieve.

This gift basket is personalized for someone who loves to sew, but you could use the same ideas for a baker, crafter, quilter, tailor, music lover, hand letterer, or artist.

sew gift basket

I filled this basket with fat quarters, sewing tools with special details, custom tags they can put in items they sew, and custom buttons. I also thought about adding a treat, hand lotion, and a scented candle. It’s really up to you what you add to the basket!

This basket would be perfect someone just learning to sew. I plan on giving it to my daughter who begs me to teach her how to sew. It would be so fun and special for her to open this basket and realize it means that she gets to sew with me!

sewing tools gift basket

I made fabric filler using up a bunch of my fabric scraps. I used the new wavy rotary blade in the cricut maker, and had it cut out a bunch of rectangles. The result was rectangles with a wavy edge that doesn’t fray. It’s a nice use for scraps, and it looks so cute.

It’s such a great filler for a gift basket! I love making gift baskets because they make easy gifts!

gift basket seamstress

I would love to receive this gift of sewing goodies. You could add some of these seamstress gift ideas or one of these sewist gift ideas. I really love the gorgeous fabric basket. Even if some of the items might be a cheaper version than what they are used to, who doesn’t love using a fresh seam ripper or a new pair of scissors?

Don’t miss this big list of Cricut Maker projects to sew for gifts! I love a fun and easy Cricut Maker sewing project, and it’s perfect for beginners!

gift basket seamstress

Gift Basket for a Seamstress


gift basket supplies

Using the Cricut Maker cut out the permanent vinyl for the buttons, scissors, and seam ripper. Cut out the iron-on vinyl for the personalized tags. Cut the fabric pieces for the small fabric basket.

cricut maker cutting

Cut all the different phrases and pieces separately. Carefully weed each one.

permanent vinyl tools

Transfer the permanent vinyl onto the transfer tape. I chose to do white on white for a really subtle look, but you can choose a bolder color.

Apply the permanent vinyl to the seam ripper. I did the phrase “second chance” for a good reminder that it’s okay to rip out a seam and try again.

sew seam ripper

Apply the permanent vinyl to the fabric scissors. I did the phrase “i will cut you” to hopefully protect your scissors from paper and unknowing users.

sew fabric scissors

Apply the permanent vinyl to the buttons. I’ve actually done a full tutorial on how to make custom buttons with premium vinyl if you need some help!

custom buttons

Weed the iron-on vinyl for each tag. I love all these funny, sweet, and silly sayings.

Stick each iron-on vinyl on a piece of wax paper to protect it. Give it as tags ready to be ironed on handmade clothing.

iron on vinyl tags

Alternatively, you can apply the iron-on vinyl to scraps of fabric. Cut a large area around each phrase and give the tags this way so they can be sewn into a handmade item.

handmade tags gift

Put all the small items in a fabric bag so they don’t get lost in the basket. I put the custom buttons, fabric tags, and unused tags in the bag together.

small bag gift basket

Stick scrap pieces of fabric 12 inches by 12 inches onto a fabric mat. Use the wavy rotary blade to cut wavy rectangles. Cut multiple mats of fabric this way to create your fabric filler for the gift basket.

scrap fabric basket filler

Fuse the interfacing to the outer fabric basket pattern pieces.

Sew the basket as directed in the Simplicity pattern instructions. The only changes I made were to add fusible fleece to the lining pieces to make the fabric basket a little more sturdy.

fuse interfacing

If you make a gift basket for a sewer using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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I’m going to keep it…I LOVE this!

I would gift this to myself. I craft daily and this is an awesome basket!

I would give this to my mom!

Myself. This looks awesome. I love crafting

This sewing gift basket would be the perfect Christmas present for my Aunt Isabele. She loves to sew and I know would make use of all the products offered. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity!

I would love to win this for my niece. I am teaching her how to sew. She’s 17. She loves arts and crafts. She also loves art and designing home decor. She wants to be a decorator.

I have been sewing for more than 40 years. I like to make clothes and quilts and could really use this!

My mother! The crafty gene skipped me, but she crafts every day!

I would give this to my aunt, I think she would love it.

This would totally be for me.

I would give this to my sister Audrey, she taught me how to knit and sew. I appreciate all the hep and patience she showed. I wish I had her artistic talent of creating so many nice crafts and outfits.

I will gift this to my daughter. She just purchased her first sewing machine. This would be perfect and so cute!!!!!

I will be keeping it for myself.

I’ll give this to my sister for her craft room. It’s a disaster in there

This would be a perfect gift for my daughter

i would gift to my aunt

I’d be selfish and keep it!

I would give the basket to my mother.

i will keep this for myself!!

I would give it to my daughter.