5 Easy Home Made Mother's Day Gifts

5 Easy Home Made Mother's Day Gifts

It’s almost March and Spring has nearly sprung which reminds us, it is coming up to a very important day, a day where we say thank you to our biggest fans and the most important person in our support network. That’s right, it is Mother’s Day and this year, Mother's Day is early on Sunday 10th March.

So we have collated all the best and easiest home made Mother's day gifts for you to say thank you including easy dressing gowns, 5 different types of bag and a hot water bottle cover; and let’s be honest it doesn’t have to be your Mum, it could just be that person you can always depend on. 

The Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Make Your Mum a Dressing Gown

First up, we thought you just can’t go wrong with a Dressing Gown, everyone needs one but it is the kind of thing that gets pushed to the bottom of a shopping or make list, so that automatically makes them a super gift. Not only that, but they are relatively quick and easy to make. This free pattern from Style Me Pretty whips one up in just nine steps, perfect.


Style Me Pretty How to Make a Dressing Gown    How to Make a Dressing Gown

Style Me Pretty DIY Dressing Gowns 

Super Fabrics for Mother's Day Dressing Gown Gifts

And you know just what makes an even better Dressing Gown, a dreamy fabric and luckily we have endless options for that. The best fabrics for projects like this are almost anything without stretch and something which is light. A cotton poplin is perfect but you could also include seersuckers, Swiss knots and even a viscose if you wanted to make something with a kimono vibe. 

We were thinking maybe a pretty floral print cotton? Or maybe if you wanted to make this dressing gown part of a spa day gift, what about our white seersucker? There are so many different options…


Blue floral fabric for summer dressing gown  Pink Floral Cotton for dressing gown

Autumn Flowers Cotton Lagoon Blue and Pretty Pink


But maybe we were getting ahead of ourselves as maybe you were thinking a slightly cosier version is necessary as we aren’t out of the woods just yet in terms of the weather. So then what about whipping up one of these in a double gauze, it would be perfect for pulling on after a shower or for curling up on the sofa for a big telly night. 


Organic White Double Gauze fabric

Organic White Double Gauze Eucalyptus in Our Double Gauze Collection


Oh here is a thought, what about using the left over fabric from this gift to whip up a matching eye mask…….


Bags to Make as Mother's Day Gifts

Make a Versatile Banana Shaped Bag

The Blackbird Bestie Bag is a versatile bag with four different styles, so you can tailor its size, straps, and pockets to suit your Mum. Designed to be worn either as a cross-body bag or as a shoulder bag, this bag pattern really is as versatile as it gets!


Blackbird Bestie Bag Pattern 

Blackbird Bestie Bag Pattern


Make a Bum Bag

If a dressing gown sounds a bit too traditional for you, and your Mum is way more hip and cool than that, how about a Bum Bag. Perfect for slinging on as you nip to the shop or to the park, big enough for all the essentials - keys, cards, phone and maybe even a snack. We found this Free Pattern by Madam Sew which means you could make an entirely unique and personal gift for your Mum this Mother’s Day.


Free Pattern Bumbag

Madam Sew Free Bum Bag Pattern

Now, we know what you are thinking, what is the best fabric to make these bags in? Well we were thinking our brushed cotton panamas make perfect bag fabrics as they are strong so can take a lot of wear. And then the colours are so bright and fun they are perfect for a gift. Oh, and may we also remind you that we have the perfect matching webbing fabric too.


    Bag and webbing fabric

Brushed Panama Weave Cotton Fabric and Bag Webbing 


Make a Wash Bag

You can never go wrong with a wash bag and again, they are the kind of things your Mums wouldn’t make for themselves, making them an ideal gift. After a long winter, everyone is itching to get away so why not add to the excitement and add a new wash bag to the mix. Again, the best part of these is you can make them entirely unique to your Mum's personality, so they are the perfect way for using some of our more novelty prints. 

Be inspired by these perfectly crafted wash bags from @allbags4u2 made in our Orla Kiely whale blue linear stem fabric.


Orla Kiely fabric wash bags

Wash bags by @allbags4u2


Make A Tote Bag Gift

You simply can’t have enough tote bags, they are now a total essential you need for everything from the big weekly shop to just in case extra layers on a day out. As they are so essential, making one for Mother’s Day is a great idea because it’s another way of making something really personal but entirely useful. For the best tote bags we would recommend using one of our furnishing cottons as they are hard wearing but can be easily be washed over and over, so will last a long time. 

You could also make a standard tote bag much prettier using this lovely By Hand London Ruffle Bag pattern. 



By Hand London Ruffle Bag 

Maybe she isn’t a pink kinda gal, well what about doing a pattern clash with some of our ginghams and then adding a striped bag webbing? Oh gosh, there are just too many combinations to consider….


Furnishing Weight Navy Gingham Fabric    Navy and White Stripe Bag Webbing

Furnishing Cotton Gingham and Navy & White Striped Webbing

Make Lavender Bags for Mother's day

Wanting to make something simple that will make a big impact, we at Fabrics Galore don’t think you can go wrong with a simple, sweet smelling Lavender Bag. Not only will they look lovely, the scent of lavender can help when you are struggling to sleep;  an added bonus is that the smell can repel moths so best make a few so that your Mum can pop one under her pillow but also amongst her favourite jumpers.

Since you don’t actually need very much fabric for a set of lavender bags, you could possibly afford to splash out on a treat of a fabric, which can only mean using a Liberty fabric. The other advantage to using a Liberty Fabrics Tana Lawn™ Cotton is that it’s light enough to allow the scent to flow out, oh and they are very pretty too.


Liberty Fabric


Make a Hot Water Bottle Cover for Mother's Day

Let's face it, March is rarely the start of the really warm weather and a sudden cold snap is always a reminder that the winter is not totally over. For these chilly snaps, why not make your Mum a lovely hot water bottle cover in a cosy bouclé or luxurious velvet?


Merchant & Mills Hot Water Bottle cover pattern

Merchant & Mills Hot Water Bottle Cover Free Pattern 

Choose Fabric for your Easy Mother's Day Gifts

We hope you have been inspired to make one of our 5 easy home made mother's day gifts, and our delivery is super quick so you'll be in plenty of time for Mother's Day on 10th March. We are here at Fabrics Galore for fabric advice 6 days a week to help you choose the fabric for a gift your Mum will love. 



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