12 Luxury Crafting Tools to Covet

When you’ve been crafting for a while, you quickly realise that not all crafting tools are created equal.

Budget tools have their place. I mean, when you are just dipping your toes into a new craft, you don’t want to spend big dollars on expensive tools and accessories.

The saying goes ” A bad carpenter blames his tools”, but if you’ve ever used a blunt pair of scissor, you’ll quickly conclude that yes, tools matter.

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From personal experience, I’ve learnt that crappy crafting tools typically take longer to work with, and can cause frustration that often lead to giving up on a project all together.

Good quality crafting tools don’t have to cost a fortune, so it’s worth considering spending a little more if you are upgrading from your entry level ones.

But if you really want to treat yourself, I’ve rounded up some covetable luxury crafting tools that make the simple act of making, a truly joyous experience.

Not flush with cash this month – I’ve got you covered! There’s a sweet $200 Etsy Gift Card Giveaway at the bottom of this post. You could be a lucky winner!

Luxury Craft Tools

Make your next crafting session a luxury experience with this selection of exceptionally made craft tools and supplies. Add these to your 'when I win the lottery' wish list.

Handmade Ceramic Pin and Gold Yarn Bowl

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A yarn bowl that looks so elegant that it wouldn't be out of place on a High Tea table setting. It truly is a yarn bowl fit for a queen! A crafty queen that is!

Dovo Embroidery Scissors STORK 4-1/2" Gold Plated

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These beautiful gold plated stork scissors would make trimming embroidery threads and snipping yarn the ultimate pleasure. Made in Germany to last a lifetime. They will take pride of place in your sewing kit.

Restored Vintage Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine

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Wow! If they gave prizes out for the most beautiful sewing machine, this one would win. What a joy to see a vintage machine so faithfully restored. Custom made, these machines come fully re-wired and painted in the colour of your choice. A real heirloom piece. They ship worldwide so if you are in the market for a special machine, look no further!

Needle Box with removable magnet by September House

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Keep your needles elegantly stashed is these art deco inspired metal needle tins. These Needle Cases make a great gift for your favorite stitcher and are a perfect addition to your own needlecraft toolbox. There are 3 designs to choose from.

Vintage Sewing Box

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They don't make sewing boxes like they used to. Upgrade from a plastic box to a real mid century collectable. It's the antique of the future so just think of it as an investment piece.

Floss Flower Thread Bobbins and Sticker Set by Lori Holt

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Your floss will stay neat and look pretty darn cute on these retro inspired Floss Flowers! Keep them locked together with a binder ring or key chain. There are 6 floss flowers per set.

Handmade Beech Wood Swift Yarn Winder

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Make unwinding skeins a delight with this solidly made beech wood yarn swift. No more wrestling with those rickety plastic skein winders that just seem to snag.

Handmade Yarn Ball Winder

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Nothing beats the pleasure of winding a nice neat yarn cake. This elegant wooden yarn winder looks so good you'll want to have it on display all the time.

Dovo Tailor Shears 9" Nickel Plated

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I imagine these scissors cut fabric like a hot knife through butter! Cutting out would be my very favourite thing to do if I had these gold handles scissors. A girl can dream.

Oxford Punch Needles

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I've tried cheap versions of punch needle tools with disappointing results. Sometimes it's just worth investing an buying the original brand for reliable results every time.

Hand-turned Wooden Crochet Hook

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These hand turned crochet hooks are stunning. A real step up from aluminium or plastic hooks for when you want to take your crochet to the next level.

Swan design Cross stitch thread organizer

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Sure a piece of cardboard with holes punched in it would do the same job, but this elegant swan would make organising your embroidery threads a real treat. It also includes a magnet to mind your needle.

Win a $200 Etsy Gift Card – GIVEAWAY CLOSED

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Thanks to the lovely folks at Etsy, I have a $200 gift card to giveaway to one lucky My Poppet MAKES reader.

All you have to do is pop over to Etsy and tell me in a comment below (on this post), which luxury crafting tools you’d love to treat yourself to. If there was ever a time to splurge on a $150 pair of gold plated scissors, it’s when there is a $200 gift card burning a hole in your pocket. Am I right?

Good Luck and Happy Shopping!

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97 Comments

  • I’d have to go with the vintage sewing box!

    • Jeanette Sawka says:

      As a creative person that does a lot of cutting. I would have to say I desire the Nickel Plated Dovo Tailor Shears 9″ to make life a little easier and a whole lot more luxurious!

    • Kathy says:

      I am lusting hard over a pair of those golden Dovo Tailor Shears 😍

      I used to have a special pair of fabric scissors but with two young boys (7 and 3) who share their mother’s love of crafting but *not* her reverie of special scissors designed for the sole purpose of cutting fabric… 🤦🏻‍♀️😢 they are now ruined forever as they have cut everything from to sticky- backed glitter foam to bananas and everything in between. 😬

      I would love a pair of scissors just for *fabric only* and me again!!! 🙏🏻

  • Dianne says:

    Ooooooh, how lovely!
    Having just swapped my craft of choice from knitting to cross stitch, I would lurvvvvvvvve one of those fancy embroidery/hoop stands that allow you to use both hands to stitch without developing claw fingers 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️ from clutching the hoop.
    Something like the Nurge Adjustable Stand from CraftyImaginanationsUK (sorry, tried to link it and failed).

    • Tina says:

      Such nice selection of choice its hard to choose but im trying to be an organised crafter so I’d love the Vintage sewing box for sure, it’s perfect to get organised with style and keep things in their place.

  • Janene says:

    These Dovo Tailor Shears 9″ Nickel Plated would be an amazing addition to a sewing kit.

  • Emma Beatson says:

    Oh i would love to get the ceramic yarn bowl and the needle box.

    • Diane Hunt says:

      I would absolutely love to get my hands on that Hand made yarn ball winder. Just the design is enough to make you want it, even if you didn’t use yarn. LOL I use yarn everyday. And I use every type of yarn imaginable; sheep, alpaca, llama, and lots of acrylic. Alpaca is my favourite. This ball winder would make getting those skeins of alpaca into balls a real joy. As the saying goes, pick me, pick me!

  • Francesca Amodeo says:

    That handmade ball winder – swoon! My sis bought me a plastic one with no name from Joom. It worked for half a ball. Just enough for me to realise that I really need one. Why are yarns sold in skeins? I like them in cakes! Anyway, I’d love to win a gift card, but I shall have to buy the winder anyway!

  • Katrin says:

    The amy oxford punch needle! Eyeing it for a while now 🙂

  • Jayde says:

    Would love to try punch needling! It looks so easy with the Oxford needle, will be looking into this further.

  • Sara says:

    Hi Cinti. I first found your site trying to find a rag rug tutorial, and I ended up finding so much more! So thanks! My luxury tool splurge would be the wooden yarn winder, because I think it would be fun, and because my kids are always unwinding my balls of yarn (if only it would detangle yarn… now that would be worth its weight in gold)! Cheers!

  • Melissa says:

    I would invest in doll sculpting tools and materials.

  • Rachel Hinkley says:

    Hi Cintia,
    What a wonderful list of luxury crafting items! I’d LOVE to treat myself with this beautiful whale inspired yarn bowl: 🐋💙🐳
    Whales are my spirit animal & I always feel calm & peaceful in their presence (whether real or in home decor form!). I think this yarn bowl would be perfect for calming me when I inevitably get all tangled up in yarn & feel the urge to rage about it! 😅
    Thanks for the opportunity to win an Etsy gift card 😊
    💙 Rachel

  • Ria Holmes says:

    Love the Handmade Ceramic Yarn Bowl…great way to keep my yarn clean and tidy and away for cats that like to chew y wool…

  • Merryl Chantrell says:

    I have taken up knitting again to help ease my arthritis and if I won $200 I would be able to buy 2 of something I have had my eye on for a very long time as they are expensive. I would buy 2 of the beautiful ceramic handmade yarn bowls to stop the yarn getting caught around everything me included. Fingers crossed but my arthritis won’t let me so 🤞🏻

  • Alison B says:

    I would like to try needle punching and needle felting so I would buy kits for those crafts to get me started.

  • Erica says:

    Hello! Thank you for the giveaway. I’d LOVE to win a set of comfortable crochet hooks! I crochet a lot (mostly for the local animal shelter), but crocheting makes my wrists hurt. I suspect that a set of ergonomic hooks would help. Cheers!

  • Sally says:

    I need that punch needle in my life! I watched so many punch needling videos and have always wanted to try it. I don’t know why but it seems so soothing? Maybe it’s because you can punch out some stress in a non-violent way. 🙂

  • Marion Matthews says:

    I would love to buy the Dovo tailors shears and the vintage singer sewing machine to get me started when learning to sew.

  • Terri says:

    I’d really love some sugar skull stitch markers and size markers as I have soooo many crochet projects on the go. These would be a luxury item that I would never buy myself. I’d show them off to the girls at crochet club and I know they would love them.

  • Monica says:

    Hello Handmade Beech Wood Swift Yarn Winder! This fella would be such a treat in my studio, now that I’ve started using skeins. Even though they are such fun to untangle…. I’d probably get more crocheting and punch needle work done with the help of this baby. Thanks Cyntia. x

  • Robyn says:

    I would love to have a Cricut Maker!! Has been on my wish list for quite some time. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Mandi Ashcroft says:

    I think sewing scissors Wouk be great. I’ve got the kid dance production coming up and that means it’s of cutting and sewing up costumes.

  • Sheri Taylor says:

    The beautifully restored Singer featherweight 221 sewing machine would be a dream to have – not only are they beautiful but so functional. I make a variety of crafts and sell them at our local Farmer’s Market. I started out twining rag rugs and have ventured into a many other methods of rug making from there – punching, hooking, Swedish braiding, crocheting and toothbrush method. Sewing rag dolls and quilts are another passion of mine!

  • Jasmine Weir says:

    I don’t know if it counts as ‘luxury’ but I’d buy a large hand made wooden loom for weaving rugs. I’ve woven smaller items but I’d love to try my hand at larger projects, I’ve always wanted to but could never justify the expense 😅

  • Annette says:

    I would love the hand crafted crochet hooks. I crochet alot for my kids, those look amazing.

  • Susie says:

    I would love the Dovo tailor shears. The handle on my favorite shears broke and cannot be repaired. It is so important to have a great pair of shears when sewing.

  • Molly says:

    They are all so lovely but I’d have to splurge on those gold plated scissors!

  • Laura Sanderson says:

    I’d love some Waldorf doll patterns, but on a less practical, more splurge-worthy note, those wooden sewing boxes are amazing!

  • Lisa says:

    I’d love the beautiful Wooden crochet hooks. Not only do they look comfortable to hold but they’d look lovely in my hair, as I’m always using things like my crochet hooks to pin up my hair in our hot Florida weather!

  • Karina Lee says:

    Restored Vintage Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine – I need one of these so I can finally start my sewing dreams. And it also looks good as a piece of art!

  • Tracey Albrecht says:

    I would absolutely love to own a quality yarn ball handmade ball winder❣️

  • Nejla Wolff says:

    Oh, what lovely craft tools! I’d love to treat myself to a printing press!!!

  • carol clark says:

    id like to buy a table to put all my quilt things up on and a new rack

  • Jay says:

    I would invest in a Jacobean Crewelwork Embroidery Kit – such wonderful colours and shapes

  • Flo says:

    A couple of your items are especially appealing. The Needle Box with removable magnet and the Dovo Embroidery Scissors STORK 4-1/2″ Gold Plated. I enjoy getting your newsletter and am looking forward to trying my hand at making pompoms. Thank you!

  • I do many crafts so it’s hard to choose, but I’d be happy just to win, then shop my day away. Starting with a beautiful hand turned yarn bowl or maybe some new crochet hooks. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  • Eileen Almeida says:

    Where do I begin? I would love to have any and all of the items you showcased.

  • Talita says:

    Loved the sewing box!!! Would be great to have one of those.

  • Laura Sanderson says:

    I’d like a more complicated Waldorf doll pattern, but on a more splurge-worthy note, those wooden sewing boxes are amazing!

  • Nicole G says:

    I would love to buy several nail polish trays, or a cool display rack. Painting my nails is quite the craft.

  • Ginny Brennan says:

    They are all beautiful items! A few of my picks would be the hand turned wooden crochet hooks, Dovo gold- plated embroidery scissors, or maybe the handmade Yarn Ball Winder! So many choices, thank you!

    • Jasmine says:

      I would love to get a weaving loom big enough to make rugs. I’ve often looked at my childrens’ old clothes and imagined them all woven together as a lovely large floor rug. The other thing I’d like is the time to actually make it!

  • Freda Souter says:

    Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine in green!

  • Deb Win says:

    My very special wish list would have a hand turned wooden crochet hook on it and a hand made ceramic pin and golden yarn bowl. They are beautiful and something to treasure if you are fortunate enough to have them.

  • Nicci says:

    I would treat myself to some hand turned wooden crochet hooks! They are so beautiful and I think they would keep my hands from getting sore and tired.

  • Selena says:

    They are all gorgeous, I especially the love the Dovo Tailor Shears which would be a big step up from my current pair. I am just getting back into sewing after following your blog vicariously dreaming of having a go at some of your projects. Now, to choose where to start.

  • Helen Wegmann says:

    I’d definitely like to have quality stork scissors.

  • Vanessa says:

    I would absolutely LOVE one of those refurbished Singer sewing machines. What a fun and dreamy list!

  • Linda says:

    Oh! There’s so much choice. I might go for an Extra Large Professional Weaving Loom.

  • Laura Mah says:

    How fun! I would love a wooden pom pom maker set. Something that is lovely to hold, beautiful to look at and a little hand me down for the future x

  • Ann Oswald says:

    I would love to have a really sharp scissors to cut out appliqués!

  • Kim says:

    I would love some designated fabric scissors! Currently using anything I can find… often covered in bits of sticky tape or dulled down from paper crafts :/ not ideal for those sharp clean cuts. And gold handles make everything better!

  • Liz Domino says:

    It would have to be the Singer 221. Especially if I can get it in teal or olive green.

  • Lorrie Sterling says:

    I would love the gold plated scissors — but also the featherweight Singer. That is a beautiful machine!

  • Rose says:

    I’d love to have a Brother computerized sewing machine LOADED!!! My sewing machine is 46 years old, and is very finicky, and often doesn’t cooperate. This machine has all the bells and whistles that I could make pretty embroidery stitches, my current searches and searches on Etsy. It would be fun to sew up a storm for my nieces and nephews again.

  • Rebbecca Witney says:

    That vintage sewing box is AMAZING but would very likely be filled with LEGO by my five year old so I’d have to go with something we could share. I’d love to teach her to knit, so I’d go for some colourful wool from MissKnitYarns – that way we could enjoy craft time together.

  • Heather E says:

    I would love to have a set of hand-turned crochet hooks and some indie-dyed yarn to go with it.

  • ML says:

    I would be thrilled to win the vintage sewing box 🙂

  • Michelle McKean says:

    If it isn’t the dogs, the cat or ignorant “helpers” messing up my yarn, it’s my darling beautiful 19 month old granddaughter. Boy does she like to pull at yarn. With that in mind the yarn ball maker would be fabulous. Thank you for letting the whole world have a chance. Much appreciated.

  • Karen Hancock says:

    Oh my good golly. Would it be the $300 Tombow brush markers, or maybe the Daniel Smith water colours, oh oh what about vintage pinking shears! Or a wee vintage buttons to turn into jewellery. But I think my heart skips a beat for an amazing painting set with different mediums and colours.

  • Taryn Y says:

    I would love a larger good quality loom and tools for bigger wall hangings! Have just got the hang of creating beautiful textured wall hangings and would love to create some larger ones.

  • Cheri says:

    Hands down, I love the Singer featherweight! Ahhh, such a lovely color too!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win the gift card

  • Guadalupe Argumedo says:

    I love the sewing vintage box, and the punch needle.I always make toys to my kids so the sewing machine will be perfect too!
    I feel that I’ll be so happy and thankfull to win anything of those beautifull items.
    That will be a gift to make more gifts to loved people. Spread love.
    (Sorry for my english)!

  • LORIANN says:

    Hi Cinti, I would love the ceramic yarn bowl. When not holding yarn I would fill it with delicious chocolates …. that might happen more often than not. ::wink::

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a gift card 🙂

  • Renee Baker says:

    I would love the vintage sewing box. Reminds me of the one my grandmother used to have.

  • Stef says:

    I love all your picks, and love shopping at Etsy!

  • I would love to treat my self to the Oxford Needle Punch. After researching punch needles and being obsessed with all the different tools associated with embroidery and punch needles I purchased a plastic one in a kit. Its was sort of like a “you can do this at home kit”. It did not work and I became frustrated and gave up. Soooo I would love to try this one!

  • Judy Celik says:

    Wow! So many things! I’m drawn to the repainted Featherweight. Problems is too many colors. I have a blackside from WW II.The black rather than chrome proves that sewers will sew through the times.

  • Amelia says:

    OOOH FUN! would love the Oxford punch needle for sure =)

    Lovely Etsy gift card would also go a long way to getting some quality felt as well for my new unusual animals doll project!

  • Michelle says:

    The Oxford Punch Needle has been on my wishlist for a very long time now! Having decided I need to make more time for myself and my creative outlets, this would be amazing to win.

  • Amanda Gorton says:

    Life is a constant journey of learning. I’m always looking to grow my skills.
    I’m absolutely in awe and envious of the ability of some crafters (Lets just say I waste far too much time ogling Pinterest boards) So I would love to buy a DIY macrame wall hanging kit so I too can can create gifts and decor of my desire!

  • Julieanna Scott says:

    That vintage sewing box 😍

  • Nat Kirk says:

    Definitely a fancy embroidery set – hoops that don’t have to be held, beautiful vintage scissors and a new punch needle.

  • Julie Duncan says:

    There are so many incredible items on Etsy but the ‘Dovo’ shears are a dream purchase…. I would hide them away and not let anyone in the household use them for cutting paper for craft projects. Fabric and ribbon only People!!!!

  • Gosh you’ve chosen some great items to add to my wish-list. I especially love that yarn bowl – it’d save me fighting the cat when my ball of yarn escapes and rolls loose.

    Not necessarily a tool, but an item I’d certainly love to have sitting in my craft room is this handmade koala planter. A plant would look lovely, but it’d be such a luxurious way to store my marking tools and pens.

  • Janene says:

    The Dovo Tailor Shears 9″ Nickel Plated look amazing. Far better than my current scissors which are starting to chew fabric.

  • Jane Lethbridge says:

    I would love a wooden ball winder and a yarn swift. A couple of Furls crochet hooks would come in very handy too!! Fantastic giveaway! I can dream.

  • Susie Bandy says:

    I would enjoy buying the ceramic yarn bowl and giving it to my niece who knits and crochets away the cold months in Alaska.

  • Kathy says:

    I am lusting hard over a pair of those golden Dovo Tailor Shears 😍

    I used to have a special pair of fabric scissors but with two young boys (7 and 3) who share their mother’s love of crafting but *not* her reverie of special scissors designed for the sole purpose of cutting fabric… 🤦🏻‍♀️😢 they are now ruined forever as they have cut everything from to sticky- backed glitter foam to bananas and everything in between. 😬

    I would love a pair of scissors just for *fabric only* and me again!!! 🙏🏻

  • Laura says:

    I love scissors and a pair of Dovo scissors would be absolutely wonderful.

  • Sandie Cornish says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE – The 9″ Nickel Plated Dovo Tailor Shears with the gold handles – Pure luxury! I’d feel like the “Queen of my little sewing castle” if I could get my little paws on those! x

  • Marita says:

    I’m always drawn to those fabulous,bright multicoloured art pieces that are really “out there”.
    I have never painted in my life so I have no idea if I could even paint one of those but I’d love to give it a try.
    So my pick would be not one expensive item but several small ones like Acrylic Paints and Alcohol Inks!

  • I already have one Oxford Punch Needle and I LOVE it! I would probably get one in another size, so I could vary the pile and yarn size!

    But what a great list! Thanks for gathering it together!

  • I’d have to say the sewing shears! My Mum makes clothes & is good all round crafts wise. When I became severely sick, long term, she taught me how to crochet in bed to help pass time & ease my mind. We’d spend hours crocheting together. She’s no idea what that simple act means. So I’d treat her to nickel plated sewing sears for her to enjoying sewing with straight away, as a gift to say thanks!

  • I don’t even do much needlepoint, but that swan thread organizer is so pretty I think I need it anyway!

  • Zoe says:

    It’s all about the Oxford punch needle for me… phwoar!

  • Entries now closed – Good Luck!

  • Wow! What a dilemma, I’d love the Dovo shears or the beautiful yarn bowl. Maybe greedy and get both 😉

  • Ria Holmes says:

    loving the Hand-turned Wooden Crochet Hooks… omg beautiful

  • Manuela says:

    What a nice collection 🙂
    I love the bowl 🙂

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