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Sewing subscription boxes are perfect Christmas gifts or birthday gifts. They’re also a fun splurge to bring you joy when your own box arrives in the mail each month.
With companies everywhere jumping into (and out of) the subscription box service, there are many options out there.
Thus, I’ve rounded up some of the best sewing subscription boxes with descriptions so you can determine which will be best for your crafty desires!
Best Sewing and Fabric Subscription Boxes List
Each box is a little different. Some boxes include patterns, notions, and associated supplies, while others have just color-coordinated fabric for open-ended projects.
Thus, depending on your desires, check closely what you’ll get before subscribing–there’s not one box that is best for everyone!
Also, check shipping locale restrictions for each box before ordering. I’ve tried to list boxes for sewists in all parts of the world and all skill levels, so I hope that helps! (Just click on the blue links to be taken to the site for each box you’re interested in.)
Annie’s is one of the better fabric subscription boxes in terms of value for the cost, so I subscribe (on and off) to three of the kits.
The quality of the fabric is excellent, and it washes great. (You can learn more in my Annie’s Kit Club review!)
Now, there are four current sewing box options through Annie’s Kit Clubs, although they are adding clubs all the time!
My favorite Annie’s sewing kit is the Charm Pack kit because I love a wide selection of small fabrics for sewing and machine embroidery applique.
Every kit includes two charm packs (each with forty-two 5″x5″ pieces) of color-coordinated cotton fabrics.
While purchasing this subscription kit at the regular price is more expensive than purchasing two charm packs from a craft store, the intangible “value” comes from the 6 free Charm Pack quilting projects that appear with your first order. With each subsequent order, a new pattern is added to your library to inspire you to create.
Annie’s Fat Quarter Club includes six color-coordinated fat quarters.
Upon subscribing, you’ll also find 6 fat quarter sewing projects and two basic stitching and quilting guides in your online library. And, there’s a “Learn to Make a Quilt from Start to Finish” video class for beginners.
Each month, you will get a new project idea using your fabric selection!
A fabric strip pack is essentially one Jelly Roll, which is a term trademarked by Moda fabrics.
Thus, each of these fabric boxes comes with one fabric pack containing 40 strips (each 2.5″ x 42″) of quilting cotton fabric.
As soon as you subscribe, your pattern library has six patterns. Each month, a new pattern is added to inspire you!
The price of the fabric strip pack club is higher, but more fabric is included. I also find fabric strips very convenient and more likely to reduce the time I spend cutting fabric before starting to quilt.
For instance, with the Riley Blake fabric strip pack above and no fabric width trimming, I created the entire quilt top below! (Pattern is the free Jelly Roll Jam Quilt from Fat Quarter Shop.) Cool, right?!
The Annie’s Holiday Quilter’s Club kit includes all the fabric and patterns you need to sew the seasonal project of the month.
Each project is easy for beginners (don’t choose this if you’re an advanced quilter) and will coordinate with a holiday.
If you’re not a big fan of certain holidays, you can view the month’s project ahead of time and decide if it’s worth subscribing to that month.
2. IndieStitch Sewing Subscription Box (You can also purchase through CrateJoy)
The IndieStitch box contains one women’s clothing pattern each month from a different indie designer. (It’s a full-size printout, so no worries about having to print and tape or take it to a copy shop.)
All required fabrics and select sewing supplies are also included with the box. Plus, subscribing gives access to video tutorials and the IndieStitch community. This is helpful for beginners first looking to learn garment making.
Thankfully, there’s a sneak peek of the pattern included for the current month so you know if it’s your style before spending the money!
Patterns come in inclusive sizes, from sizes XXS to 3XL.
3. CrateJoy Sewing Subscription Boxes
Cratejoy is a subscription box e-commerce platform, meaning anyone can sell subscription boxes on their platform.
As such, you’ll find hundreds to thousands of available subscription box options. Some are better than others, so read reviews and check ratings before purchasing.
In terms of sewing, there are two popular sewing subscription boxes (one is IndieStitch described above) and one monthly fabric subscription box.
A. Sew What Box
The Sew What Box from Cratejoy contains all materials (fabric and notions) necessary to create one sewing project.
Reviews state the projects are not geared toward advanced sewists, and the description says they’re perfect for ages 8+. So, don’t expect complexity, and make sure to check out the project for the next month to know if you’ll like it before ordering!
If you prefer a monthly fabric subscription, check out this fabric box from Monroe Mountain Quilt.
Each box contains color-coordinated quilting fabrics and assorted sewing supplies. Additionally, a project and instructions are included to use the fabrics.
I love the Fat Quarter shop because of the brands of fabric they carry and their affordable prices.
If you’re looking for a huge variety of boxes offered, these might be the best sewing subscription boxes out there thanks to the 20+ options.
At the link in the above heading, you can check out the selection of both quilt fabric and block-of-the-month clubs.
Pick from multiple fat quarter clubs, a jelly roll club, charm pack club, layer cake club, and even mini charm pack clubs for fabric. Not to mention all the quilt block clubs.
The one issue with Fat Quarter shop is their subscription box services are hit or miss in terms of availability and timing, which I imagine results from pandemic production issues.
One of my favorite boxes, though, is the Sew Sampler Quilting Subscription Box!
This box is a bit of a surprise each month, including things like block patterns, thread, assorted notions, and of course, fabric. Subscribing also means you receive special discounts to the store and occasional extra surprises!
Madam Sew became popular with a humongous set of presser feet on Amazon that came with video instructions. As the company’s success has continued to increase, they now offer a sewing subscription box!
Each sewing box comes with a cute and detailed pattern (women’s only, usually an Indie designer), a perfect-sized piece of fabric, all the sewing supplies needed to complete the project, and many other goodies.
You can preview the boxes ahead of time on her website so there are no surprises. And, if you get stuck during sewing, there’s a huge Facebook group to help you out!
ThreadCrate, another fun garment subscription box, prides itself on inclusiveness. They offer women’s, men’s, and even kid’s sewing boxes for the widest variety of sizes (XS-5XL) of any of these boxes.
Boxes include fabric, an apparel sewing pattern, loads of goodies, and all the instructions and supplies needed for a beginner or intermediate sewist to get started.
If you don’t like everything to be a surprise, you can choose your fabric selection before each box ships (floral, geometric, etc.)
If you prefer to skip the extra notions and surprises and just get the pattern, fabric, and necessary supplies, you can subscribe to the “mini” box.
If you can catch the opening (usually Fall) of this fun quilting subscription box, join a group of fellow quilters to read through a murder mystery book one chapter a month while sewing one quilt block a month.
While sewing the quilt, you’ll discover clues to solve the mystery. The quilt itself is also a mystery because you have no idea what it will look like until sewn at the very end!
8. Etsy Sewing Subscription Boxes
As there are so many options, make sure to read seller reviews before subscribing. Thankfully, Etsy has guarantees for purchasers.
Patchwork Parcel is basically a quilting fabric subscription box.
Each box contains four full-yard cuts of fabric or four half-yard fabric cuts and a few free surprise notions.
No patterns are included, so if you’re looking for inspiration for what to do with the fabric, this might not be the best choice.
10. Needle Sharp
Needle Sharp subscription boxes are more expensive than other options, but their patterns are typically more complicated and include more expensive fabrics.
There are several garment options for each box and boxes for different levels for sewists.
They also have a box geared towards curvy women up to size 30, including flattering plus-size sewing patterns. The cost, however, is significantly more than the classic box (this is NOT the case if you choose ThreadCrate). Also, there isn’t a size range specified that I can find on the classic box, so be careful ordering the classic box if you need plus-size patterns.
11. Quilty Box
This is another subscription box for quilters with options for machine sewists and hand piecing sewists (Classic Box or English Paper Piecing (EPP) box, respectively).
As the name suggests, Quilty Box is designed with quilters in mind and includes fabric, at least two quilting patterns, thread, notions, and more.
Their shipping costs are higher than other subscription boxes, and their boxes are pricier as well.
For UK sewists, Little Miss sew n sew offers fun My Guilty Pleasure subscription options.
Most of the subscriptions are Fat Quarter boxes, which include 3 fat quarters, any necessary notions, a piece of candy, and a pattern for the intended project.
On their main webpage, there are several boxes you can purchase one time to try out before purchasing a yearly subscription.
From a sewing shop in the UK (Simply Needlecraft Haberdashery), these Fat Quarter Stash sewing boxes include a fun selection of cotton fabric, coordinated Gutermann thread, bonus notions, and a printed tutorial to help you dream how to use the fabric and notions!
A private Facebook community provides additional support like video tutorials and camaraderie with other sewists!
Another UK subscription box, the Grow and Sew box is intended for sewists with babies in the family! This is a great gift idea for crafty new mothers.
Each box contains all the fabric, notions, and patterns to sew a surprise project for a baby. Previous boxes are shown at the bottom of the page so you can get an idea of the past projects.
These Canadian fabric boxes come in four options: two fat quarter bundles and two half-meter bundles, each with a solid or printed option.
There is no project inspiration or included notions, though, as this is simply a fabric subscription box filled with high-quality, coordinated fabric.
And, that’s my list of favorites! Any other subscription boxes for sewing, quilting, or fabric stashing that you order and recommend? Let me know!