Gifts for mom to make on an embroidery machine

By on May 5th, 2020
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OH man!  It’s that time of year again: the season in which I rack my brain trying to figure out what to give my mom and my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. Fortunately, I own an embroidery machine, and I have a fairly good track record for embroidering gifts personalized gifts that they have loved.  Since some of you are likely in the same boat I’ll share with you some of my best gifts for mom to make on an embroidery machine.

Ready?  Here we go!

Monogrammed straw hat

monogrammed straw hat

A monogrammed straw hat is the perfect Mother’s day gift. Your mom is probably starting to spend more time outside, and should be protecting her lovely face in style.

Fortunately, you can get a straw hat just about anywhere, including Amazon Prime. Monogramming only takes a minute – so even if you get the package on Saturday, you should be good to go.

Not sure how to embroidery on a straw hat? Check out my recent tutorial on how to monogram a straw hat.

A personalized tote

A monogrammed tote for a new mom.

I don’t care what age the mother is on your list.  Every mom I know schleps around just about everything under the sun which is why a personalized tote makes a great gift for mom to make on an embroidery machine. I find myself lugging stuff around in tacky trade show give aways and ALDI bags. Will someone please make this for me?

A monogrammed candle

monogrammed candle
Monogrammed candle photo provided by Jo Ann Boggs and used with her permission.

When I first heard of this idea, I thought it sounded ludicrous. But it’s actually pretty easy.  To put a monogram on a candle, you simply stitch out the design on water soluble stabilizer and tulle. Then, to get the design to stick onto the candle, you simply use a heat gun and melt it in to the wax.

Personalized glasses case

ITH glasses case
Picture provided by Pixie Willow Patterns and used with their permission.

Most moms can’t have too many pairs of readers. How about setting her up with some fresh styles packaged with some personalized cases. It’s super easy to make an eyeglass case in the hoop. And I love this straight-forward in-the-hoop classes case design by Pixie Willow Patterns.  Just add the monogram prior to stitching it all together.

Monogrammed koozies

Who doesn’t like a cold drink? And, if she’s your mom, she probably needs it, right? Monogrammed koozies are super fun and easy to make.  You just but the blanks, add a monogram and then stitch them together up the sides. Be generous with your mother and make her a whole set.

Is the mom on your list more of a beer drinker.  Or maybe she hasn’t moved passed her college days and likes to drink out of a red Solo cup.  (Hey – I’m not judging.) You can get unsewn koozies for these as well!

Monogrammed robe

monogrammed robe

Robes are one of the best gifts for mom to make on an embroidery machine because they are easy to fit and a pleasure to wear. I didn’t think I needed a new robe until my sister monogrammed the softest, most plush robe for me for Christmas one year. Then all the sudden the ratty, poor excuses for robes I’d been wearing around went right to the Goodwill bin.

Worried that your mom already has a favorite robe? What about something more lightweight to wear around the house or even out to the pool in the upcoming warmer weather.  I personally love the waffle textured robes that they loan you at the spa, and I’m sure your mom will as well.

Monogrammed slippers

Sound hard to do on your embroidery machine? Actually, it’s not too bad if the slippers come apart.  Just take the slippers apart and start stitching away.  If you really want to spoil your mama, then coordinate the monogrammed slippers with the monogrammed robe.

Personalized food travel totes

monogrammed food travel tote

Have you ever transported food to a party and ended up with it mostly on your lap on the way to the party? Well – I have. And you know what, this situation can be avoided altogether if you have the right food transport gear.

Structured canvas bags with the metal frames and insulation are really useful for picnics and other outdoor events. You can throw a few ice packs in the bag and your food stays nice and cold.

The canvas totes designed to carry pyrex casserole dishes are amazing and super easy to embroidery. With her monogram on the set, her dish won’t get left at a party.

Monogrammed packing cubes

The mom on your lift like to travel? How about personalizing some packing cubes? Monogramming these things are cinch as they open up completely and stick very easily to hooped stabilizer.

Packing cubes have been a game changer for me. My husband says that when I enter a hotel room, my suitcase spontaneously vomits.  To be honest, that’s not much of an exaggeration. But packing cubes have helped me keep my clothes a bit more organized when I’m on the road.  Plus, they can double as a little tote bag if you need to take a few items with you to the beach, pool on gym. I highly recommend them.

Monogrammed Patio Pillows

Want to make a mom’s patio furniture even cuter and more comfortable? You can easily monogram some indoor / outdoor pillow covers and fill them with a durable outdoor pillow form.

While it’s pretty easy to make the pillow covering yourself, you can also just order the covers and add the monogram.

Monogrammed Windbreaker

Mother’s day falls right into windbreaker season, so why not treat your mama to a monogrammed windbreaker? Don’t let the slick fabric scare you.  They are not difficult to embroider on and they make such a useful gift.  Check out how I monogrammed a windbreaker.

Ladies windbreakers

Ok – so now that I’ve given you all my best gifts for mom to make on an embroidery machine…

What are your best gifts for mom to make on an embroidery machine? There have to be other ideas out there. Let me know, because I’ve already made all of these! Seriously –  I’m desperate! Help me, please!!!

Ok great.  Thank you in advance.

Happy stitching!! And Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas!



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