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Sewers, what would be a fabulous gift for you?

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UmMwahahahaaaaa Wed 29-Oct-08 11:13:01

Dh's lovely and very talented colleague is making us some curtains. Now, obviously we have given her the fabric etc but she won't accept any payment!!

So what would be a great gift? We can do flowers and/or something pretty... but she hasn't got anything to do buttonholes - is there a stand-alone gadget? All ideas welcome. TIA grin

oggsfrog Wed 29-Oct-08 16:14:05

Read this as toilety sewers, rather than seamstresssy sewers grin
Sorry, can't help with the button holey type thing.

DesperatelySeekingSanity Wed 29-Oct-08 18:43:33

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UmMwahahahaaaaa Wed 29-Oct-08 19:19:14

Thanks - it does look like sewers (the yuk kind...), oops blush

Nice ideas, thank you!

SpacePuppy Thu 30-Oct-08 10:43:57

look at www.knitwitfabrics.co.uk/, they do a knitwit club at £12 for a year they offer this:
10% discount on all regular priced fabrics
Free Gift Vouchers
Advance notification and samples of new fabric collections
Special offers and end-of-season discounted fabrics
Free help and advice
Friendly and quality service

ontheup Fri 31-Oct-08 21:09:07

Gingher scissors...yum

warthog Sat 01-Nov-08 09:15:54

also thought you were talking about drain sewers...

yup, really good scissors. gift vouchers. depending on how much you want to spend, liberty fabrics are absolutely gorgeous. could give her a gift voucher for there. or john lewis.

NBheebieGeebies Sat 01-Nov-08 14:12:41

A subscription to Sew Hip magazine.
Some yummy fabrics.
A nice selection of different colour embroidery thread.
Some books like Desperatelyseeking mentioned.

moocowme Sat 01-Nov-08 19:52:30

JL gift voucher would make me very happy as would a subscription to a sewing magazine.

QuintessentialShadows Sat 01-Nov-08 19:53:47

a rat?

a giftcard from dynorod?

QuintessentialShadows Sat 01-Nov-08 19:54:20

oh sorry, I should not have replied, I am not a sewer. blush

Pruners Sat 01-Nov-08 20:00:53

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ontheup Sun 02-Nov-08 19:38:55

oh yes Selvedge is great _ i just signed up

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