Sewing gifts are a great idea for the person that sews in your life. Sewing is a very individual hobby and it can be difficult to decide what to buy. In a Haystack have solved this problem by offering a flexible sewing gift. I’m thrilled to be included in this December’s pack, and this is what it includes:
The Florence blouse from SIZE:me sewing patterns. A pretty V-neck blouse with raglan sleeves and beautiful shirred cuffs. Donna has created the blouse from one of my 1980’s vintage fabrics. The soft drape works perfectly to create delicate folds from the shirred cuffs.
Donna spent over 10 years working in the construction industry and then trained to be a teacher. She says ‘in both careers I have always been passionate about clear, concise instructions that enable the ‘builder’ to produce the best work possible’. I can vouch for this. I’m currently making the SIZEme:sewing Vienne coat. The techniques that Donna uses makes even sewing a coat straight forward. Her paper instructions are complimented with a YouTube video giving step by step instructions. Each stage is marked by the time on the video. So I can watch the sections that I need to follow.
A PDF of the Florence Blouse is included in the subscription, or it can be swapped for another pattern from Donna’s collection of sewing patterns. If you need help printing the PDF pattern, there is a 25% discount with Fabulosew who print pdf sewing patterns.
A zipper pouch is a great way to use up left over fabric scraps and makes a lovely gift to give away to friends and family. A free PDF download from Olive Road London is also included in this month’s subscription.
There is a 15% discount off all vintage fabrics on my shop included in the Haystack subscription. Plus a discount from Core Fabrics too. A fabric shop based in Canada, Core Fabrics is run by Heather and Tereska. You might have heard of Closet Core Patterns, They are sister companies and Heather is the Creative Director for both businesses. ‘We prioritize natural and renewable natural fibres, with a focus on eco-certified fabrics manufactured by responsible producers and deadstock fabric recycled from the fashion industry’.
All of this plus tips on shirring, sewing inspiration from other sewists, interviews and a Spotify playlist to listen to whilst you sew. The kit is sent out as a digital newsletter rather than a physical pack, there is also an audio option.
This digital pack makes a perfect gift for someone without needing to rely on the post. It is £10 for the full In a Haystack subscription due on the 1st of the month. Or choose the gift option, add the recipient’s email address. The subscription is for three months (there are other options on the website). Make sure to sign up the month before you want them to get their first pack. E.g. signed up in December and the gift recipient receives the gift on the 3rd January. Gift vouchers are also available.