Holiday Gift Guide

Support the Stitch Please podcast and Black Women Stitch

You can buy a cute Black Women Stitch lapel pin for $15: send it to Paypal or CashApp. Include your mailing address 🙂




Cash App

Special thanks today to OLISO for giving us irons! We talk about the TG1600pro and the MiniProject Iron. You can find links to them in the Gift Guide below

Special thanks to Allysia Holland IG: @hrhally who will be teaching at the 2020 Craftcation Conference

Links for Gift Giving Guide

We divided the guide into FOUR categories: Beginner, Intermediate-Advance, Upgrade YOU, and Sewist-to-Sewist

The links below are for Amazon. When you buy from these links, Black Women Stitch gets a bit of money 🙂


Seam Ripper, ergonomic

Thread Snips


Sewing Clips


Buttonhole knife

Point turner

Point turner WITH seam gauge

Press cloth

Retractable Magnet

the MiniProject Iron.

Guterman Thread Box (26 spools)



Fasturn Tube Turning Set

Pattern Weights Or Bianca’s Custom Made

Seam Roll

Tailor’s Ham


Clover Curved Ruler set

Upgrade You



Felt Pressing Mat



Sewist-to-Sewist Gift Ideas

Fast Fit by Sandra Betzina

Fitting and Pattern Alterations (this is used in design schools, hence the $ but it’s excellent)

Pants for Real People

Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing 1976 edition — This is a rare gem of a book. If you find one at an estate or yard sale, snap it up! Otherwise, it is here. 🙂

Supplies for a GIFT KIT include…

Appleton Dress – a favorite Black Women Stitch dress

PDF Plotting—Save your sanity! NEVER tape a PDF pattern again. Buy the A0 format and print it with PDF Plotting.


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Lisa is a fourth-generation sewing enthusiast who learned to sew while earning a PhD in African American literature and culture. She has been sewing for more than twenty years while also teaching, researching, and publishing in Black American literature and culture.

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