18 Ideas for DIY Mother’s Day Gifts she will love!

Sew up some DIY Mother’s Day Gifts with these 18 fun ideas. Whether your mom loves to garden, travel, hike or enjoys coffee, tea or wine (or all 3!) look below for free sewing tutorials to get you on your way.

Many of these easy sew projects can be made with fabric scraps – like the key fobs, lip balm holders and tissue covers. I threw in a few Cricut crafts to make mom a funny pin cushion or etch a tumbler with Citristrip.

The question now is which one of the DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to choose?

Of course if you have trouble deciding you can get a jump start on her birthday or holiday gift too! Let me know in the comments which you like best.

Happy sewing and Happy Mother’s Day!

garden apron with flower seeds, gardening tools and pot of flowers

Garden Apron Sewing Pattern

Your new favorite Garden Apron Sewing Pattern – video tutorial for a 5 pocket DIY Garden Apron. The perfect gift for anyone who loves to play in the dirt!

easy no sew gift idea - diy clipboard

Easy No Sew Gift – DIY Clipboard Makeover with Fabric Scraps

This DIY clipboard makeover is one of the easiest no sew DIY Mother’s Day Gifts on the list – and it’s great for all of mom’s lists and notes! – It’s budget friendly and something people will actually use.

how to sew a water bottle holder

It’s Easier Than You Think: Learn How to Sew a Water Bottle Holder

🎥 Free video tutorial: how to sew a water bottle holder. Step-by-step instructions to make water bottle holders with a clip and crossbody strap.

how to sew a planner zipper pouch

How to Sew a Planner Zipper Pouch – Video Tutorial

Learn how to sew a planner zipper pouch – great DIY Mother’s Day Gifts for all the Mom’s who love a paper planner! Free written and video tutorials

how to turn coffee filters in to paper flowers - video tutorial

How to Make Beautiful Coffee Filter Flowers

Surprise mom with flowers – made from coffee filters or tissue paper! 🎥 Video Tutorial shows you how to transform simple coffee filters into gorgeous paper flowers that are perfect for any occasion.

How to sew your own key fobs

FREE TUTORIAL: How to Sew Key Fobs

Learn how easy it is to sew your own Key Fobs. Step-by-step Instructions and video tutorial. Great gifts or things to sew and sell

The easy way to Sew a Wine Bag with Drawstrings

Sewing tutorial – sew a wine bag with drawstrings and a boxed bottom in no time with this written and video tutorial. Of course you need to give her wine too!

How to Etch Tumblers with CitriStrip

How to Etch Tumblers with CitriStrip Stripping Gel – TUMBLER IDEAS DIY – I have always loved the look of etched tumblers but never wanted to buy a sand blaster. A hydrating option on the DIY Mother’s Day Gifts list.

lip balm holder sewing pattern

Tired of searching for your lip balm? Make this…

If you’re tired of searching your bags for your lip balm this easy lip balm holder sewing pattern should be your project. 🎥 Video tutorial & written directions – great for fabric scraps, gifts to sew and things to sew and sell

diy luggage handle wrap

How to Sew a Cute Luggage Handle Wrap in 10 minutes

Mom love to travel? These fabric luggage handle wraps are so fast and easy you might not be able to stop making them. Great sewing for beginners project.

Easy Fabric Coasters to Sew in a Snap

The Easiest Way to Sew Beautiful Coasters – video tutorial. Great sewing for beginners, project to sew with kids or things to sew and sell. Learn how to sew fabric coasters that are cute and easy!

Funny ATM Pincushion made with design by Tara Reed exclusively on Cricut Design

Crafting Laughs: How to Make a Funny Pincushion with Cricut

For the mom who loves to sew – make this hilarious “Please enter your PIN” ATM touch pad pincushion using Cricut Design Space and Cricut All Access.

2 fabric travel tissue holders

The 10 minute DIY Travel Tissue Cover – Things to make with Fabric Scraps

Learn how to make a quick and cute travel tissue covers with fabric scraps. Video and written tutorials – great for gifts!

wine bag sewing tutorial

Quick and Easy Wine Bag Pattern – DIY Hostess Gift Idea

Beginner’s sewing project: How to sew a reversible wine bag in about 15 minutes. Bring your hostess gifts to a new level with this step-by-step and video tutorial.

snack mats by Tara Reed

The Easy Way to Sew a Mug Rug – Sewing for Beginners

Beginner’s sewing project: How to sew mug rug, or an oversized coaster. Step-by-step and video tutorial using the Quilt as you Go method featuring Tara Reed’s Happy at Home fabric from Riley Blake Designs

create coffee mug on a heart mug rug

Heart Mug Rug – A Quick and Easy Sewing Project

How to sew a mug rug with a mini heart quilt block on the front for Valentine’s Day or any day! Video tutorial included

How to Make a Padded Glasses Case

How to Make a Padded Glasses Case – Sunglasses Case Pattern

How to Sew a Sunglass Case in 15 minutes – video tutorial and free glasses case sewing pattern are great sewing for beginners, gifts & more.

How to Sew a Sleep Mask - video link

How to Sew a Sleep Mask

If you want to cocoon yourself in darkness for a better night sleep then sleep masks are the way to go. (Also called eye masks or dream masks) These make great stocking stuffers, party favors for sleepover and gifts. They also help shut out the light and commotion on long airplane flight. Get the free

No matter what your mom is into I think there will be something on the list that she will love. Depending on how much time you have you might combine a few – the key fob and lip balm holder are the perfect addition to the water bottle holder making it a trifecta of convenience for mom.


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🧵 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!



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