Felt applique needlecase with pockets for packets of needles and even room for small scissors.

A hand stitched gift is sometimes just what’s needed for a friend. Some small gifts can mean much more than how much it cost. A little needlecase or pincushion for a sewing friend could just hit the spot.

For a friend moving to a new home maybe a small hand appliqued wall hanging with tiny reverse Suffolk Puffs would be unpretentious and easily mounted in a plain little corner of the new home.

A very young person may be delighted by a tiny and pretty felt bag, or pin-on felt brooch.

And what about someone living alone who you might want to cheer up or treat. A hand stitched English Paper Pieced table runner in the prettiest of fabrics with lace edging could be a useful and welcome gift.