25 Mothers Day Gifts to Sew

Moms love handmade gifts that show how much you care! These Mother’s Day gifts are not only functional and make mom’s life easier, they are also easy to make and show how much you love her!

Flower Book Band

elastic book band up close inside open book

This pretty flower book band is perfect for book lovers! Not only is it a great way to keep your place in a book, it is also helpful in keeping cookbooks open while making a meal or snack.

This is just one of our many DIY bookmarks to sew.

Neck and Shoulder Heating Pad

A bed with pillows and a cup of coffee.

Our DIY heated neck warmer made with rice is not only easy to sew, it is inexpensive to make, as well.

This homemade heat wrap is made with our free neck wrap sewing pattern. It is large enough to wrap around mom’s neck and over the shoulders to reduce tension and soothe sore muscles.

Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Reusable makeup remover pads are a great way to save money and to reduce waste in your beauty routine. These zero-waste makeup remover pads can be put in the washing machine and can last for years!

Lavender Eye Pillow

Lavender DIY eye pillow with decorative pattern, next to dried lavender on a surface.

Aromatherapy eye pillows are a great gift to make that everyone loves! These DIY lavender eye pillows can be used cold (perfect for depuffing eyes or sinus pain) or warm (great for headaches).

Seed Packet Gift Holders

Colorful felt garden-themed seed packet display on a checkered background.

Gardeners love receiving seeds as a gift, but it can seem boring to give a small envelope of seeds. Our fun seed packet gift holders are a great way to make a gift of seeds seem really special.

Use felt and our free patterns to easily make these seed packet holders in 10 minutes or less.

Double Sided Blanket

handmade double sided blanket folded and wrapped in black satin ribbon for a gift

I used two curtain panels and a pre-made blanket to create a custom throw. It’s easier to make than you think!

This plush blanket is a perfect gift! Wrapped with a satin ribbon, this blanket looks so expensive! Only you will know that it started with curtains!

Felt Heart with Embroidered Flowers

Our easy felt heart with flowers craft is perfect to show mom you love her! Use our free pattern to make these handmade hearts.

These felt heart softies would look wonderful arranged in a small bowl or on a tiered tray. Add a ribbon loop to hang or attach a magnet in the back and display on the refrigerator.

Reusable Tea Bags

reusable tea bags with glass of tea

Perfect for the mom or grandmother who loves tea! Sew this muslin tea bag and give with a jar of loose leaf tea for a cozy gift.

Nail File Case

DIY Nail File Carrying Case on white background

This nail file carrying case is great for women (think your mom, grandma, aunt, friend) who like to have a nail file with them in their purse. Nail files can really scratch up anything other than your nails, so putting them in a carrying case will protect everything else in a purse or makeup bag.

Gift Card Holder

two handmade gift card holders on white background

There’s nothing wrong with giving a gift card to let mom buy what she wants! Add a personal touch when you sew a custom gift card holder.

Organizing Trays

sewn square corners of fabric felt tray

What mom wouldn’t love to get more organized? These easy to sew felt valet trays are the perfect solution for organizing keys, mail, office supplies, cosmetics or jewelry.

Or make these stenciled canvas nesting valet trays in three different sizes.

Bath Pouf

Two pink and white tulle flowers next to a towel.

Sew a bath pouf in mom’s favorite color and pair it with a luxurious body wash, handmade bar of soap or homemade fizzy bath salts.

Stacked Hearts Bookmark

Mom will be reminded of how much you love her when she uses this stacked heart bookmark. It’s a perfect way to use fabric scraps!


How to sew scrunchies.

Make scrunchies in a variety of colors and patterns to match mom’s wardrobe and favorite colors. Use one of these three scrunchie patterns:

Purse Scarf

Add some flair to a purse or tote bag with a pretty purse scarf.

Makeup Bag

Lined Zipper Pouch on grey background

Making a lined zippered pouch is easy and it is so much fun to mix and match fabrics! Pick patterns that mom will love.

This cosmetic bag is a great gift on its own or pair it with new cosmetics, such as a lipstick or a bottle of perfume.

Planner Pen Pocket

DIY planner pencil pocket overhead

If mom keeps things organized with a planner or loves to journal, then she will appreciate this pen pocket to wrap around the book. No more searching for a pen when she needs it!

Tea Cup Pin Cushion

teacup pin cushion closeup on table

A cute pin cushion will be much loved by moms who like to sew. Use a pretty coffee mug or a lovely tea cup.

Eyeglass Case

Sunglasses Case on table with pink sunglasses

Sew an eyeglass case to protect reading glasses, sunglasses or eye glasses. Perfect to use in a purse, backpack or travel!

Felt Heart Corner Bookmark

Felt heart bookmarks for valentine's day.

This colorful felt heart corner bookmark is great to show your love all year round.

Use our free pattern to make this felt heart bookmark in four easy steps.

Satin Flowers

DIY Satin Flowers Red White and Gold on a Tan Background

These pretty satin flowers can be made to add embellishments to store-bought gifts, such as clothing, socks, tote bags, purses or even home decor.

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  1. What lovely patterns and ideas, I’m sure I will be having a go at these. I’m a novice sewer hoping I can do them. Mary

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