Gifting handmade clothes to those you love is such an exquisite thing. It takes thought and care and attention to get it just right. And that is part of the beauty of giving handmade; that it is so personal made with love.
I have given my family gifts of clothes that I have made for them and I have a few ideas to help you get it right.
Only give to those who will appreciate
I have heard so many stories on the grapevine about ungrateful recipients who did not appreciate the value of a handmade gift. That’s ok, not everyone gets it!
So choose the lucky ones with care! You know if your loved ones will turn their nose up at your beautiful handmade gift or if they will treasure it forever. Those who understand that the little imperfections are what makes handmade items unique.
Choose the right project
I have a few tried and tested patterns that I know and love and they make perfect gifts.
Everyone loves a hoodie in my family. I’ve made them for Gary (46), Jack (11) and my little nieces (3 & 6).