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Growing up, my Mom did a lot of sewing. She made dresses for herself, my Gram, and me. I loved to watch that simple piece of fabric turn into a beautiful dress just for me!
I did not inherit the sewing gene from my Mom. I tried for a while but finally gave up in favor of things like decorating already made shirts, birthday banners, and such. The actual sewing was not my strong suit.
Fast forward many years to today. My youngest child, Mary, had the opportunity to take sewing lessons from a very talented friend. She found that she really likes to sew!
We want to encourage her on her new endeavor. She already had a quality sewing machine but lacked the extras. My hubby and I went on a mini shopping spree for her.
On one of our date nights, we went to Walmart shopping and ended up in the craft area. (Doesn’t everyone end up shopping for groceries on date nights?!) We found lots of fun items to put in the gift basket. If you have a budding sewing enthusiast and want to bless them with a gift, consider a basket like we’ve put together here!
Gift Basket for the New Sewing Enthusiast:
We found a cute little open bag that has a bunch of outside and inside pockets. It’s just the right size to contain all of the supplies we wanted to gift her but was not so large that it was cumbersome.
List of supplies we included-
New scissors- regular and pinking shears
Rulers, one short, one longer
Seam allowance ruler
Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller
Extra bobbins for sewing machine
Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller
Magnetic holder filled with pins
Paper hem gauge (a seamstress friend of mine suggested this one!)
I included a small button box in this gift basket. My Gram always said that everyone needs a button box and that has stuck with me. So, I pulled some of the buttons that were in the button box my Gram gave me many years ago to include in Mary’s sewing basket. I felt it was fitting, especially since she is named after Gram.
We had to include new scissors because I’ve always heard that fabric scissors need to only be used on fabric. These are Mary’s scissors and not to be used for other craft projects. She was quite intrigued by the pinking shears!
We found the Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller in the cleaning aisle. Later, while looking for clothes pins and a new laundry basket, we found Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Rollers! I picked up this one too as I thought they would pick up heavier items like spilled needles and pins.
I’m glad that I bought the two pack so that I could try one out and gift Mary with the other! Indeed, the Scotch-Brite 50% Stickier Lint Rollers work great to pick up needles and pins, as well as crumbs (I used it in the kitchen to clean up the tablecloth after slicing homemade French bread!) These are great for large debris pick-up such as pet hair & crumbs, with the 50% more adhesive to grab more than just lint and hair. They can do more than just pick up lint or pet hair – use them to pick up crumbs, sand, glitter to avoid having to take out the large vacuum cleaner!
What I love most about these lint rollers is how easy they are to use. No going back and forth while cleaning up, it picks up the first time. The sheets are easy to tear off the roll. Before buying these lint rollers, I hadn’t used one before. Silly, I know! But, we’ve nearly used the first lint roller up already around the house. My hubby fractured his elbow in two places and has been in a splint and sling for two weeks. Each day, I run the Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller over the sling to keep it clean. Great invention, these lint rollers!
The Scotch-Brite™ Lint Rollers keep clothes lint, hair & fuzz free. You can use them on pants, coats, sweaters, dresses, suits, formal wear and more!
Since I’m loving finding new uses for my new favorite tool, I went online to see how others use them. I discovered even more uses for this ingenious invention online! Go check out how other creative folks use their Scotch-Brite™ Lint Rollers! There are SO many uses!
Mary is watching tutorials on sewing to further her skills. I am thrilled to watch her create!
Anything you would add to a gift basket for a new sewing enthusiast? Do share!
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