It’s that time of the year again! The smell of mulled wine, the lights in the streets, the cosy evenings at home. If you’re looking for some Christmas theme sewing projects, you’ve come to the right place.
No matter if you’re looking to make something for yourself or for loved ones, the 14 wonderful ideas in this post have something in there for everyone! Enjoy.
1) Christmas Pocket Squares
Make pocket squares using a Christmas themed fabric! This is the fastest and easiest sewing project ever and will give every blazer a subtle festive touch. Check out this tutorial to find out more how to make them.
2) Hand-Sewn Christmas Cards
Create your own simple embroidery template, such as the snowflake above, trace it onto a card and stitch it by hand using threads matching your theme. Add a little extra by small handmade ribbon bows. Here’s a how-to for it.
3) Christmas Tree Ornaments
Decorate your Christmas tree with handmade tree ornaments! All you need is soft toy filling, some fabric and ribbons. You can sketch your own ornaments such as a snowman, ice skating shoe, and a Christmas star or use the template here.
4) Advent Calendar
There are a lot of great patterns and instructions out there on how to make your own advent calendar. This Santa version from The Crafty Gentlemen is our favourite and the tutorial takes you through the process step by step.
5) Winter Scarf
Get cosy this winter by creating your own winter scarf! It’s a super easy and fast sewing project and therefore also a great gift idea for loved ones. Again, there are lots of tutorials out there. We recommend this one from Real Housemoms.
6) Christmas Stocking
A must-have for a cosy Christmas atmosphere at home? Christmas stockings of course! We love this version from Sew Like My Mum which customises each stocking with the initial of the name. Such a cute idea!
7) Star Pillow
Decorate your living room with star pillows or make them as gifts for family and friends! You can also get creative and make a tree instead, a snowflake or anything else. The sky’s the limit! Here‘s a YouTube tutorial from Treasurie.
8) Winter Gloves
Keep your hands warm during the colder months by making your own fleece winter gloves! Super easy and quick to make, this sewing project will stay with you for years to come. Check out these instructions here from So Sew Easy.
9) Santa Hat
Ho Ho Ho, Santa Clause is coming to town! And sewing a customised hat from him is easy! Go with the classic style with red and white faux fur or choose another Christmas themed fabric and go wild. Here’s a tutorial from Professor Pincushion.
10) Christmas Wreath
Sew your own Christmas wreath this year which you’ll be able to put outside of your front door year over year. We especially love this braided version here with the big bow on the top from Peak-a-Boo-Pages.
11) Napkin Rings
Take your crafting game to the next level by making your own napkin rings for the Christmas dinner. If you feel like it, you could even sew the napkins yourself. This is a lovely version with a cute button. Just choose different fabrics to add the Christmas feeling.
12) Christmas Tree Garland
It doesn’t get any cuter than this! Decorate your home with a handsewn Christmas tree garland. You can draw your own Christmas tree template and decorate them with buttons, ribbons etc. Here‘s a how-to from Sew Dainty.
13) Christmas Tree Skirt
If you’re looking for a beginner-friendly and quick sewing project this Christmas, this tree skirt might be the one for you. Why don’t you quilt one if that’s within your skill level? This is a super simple tutorial from Instructables.
14) Santa Apron
Last but not least, if you’re all about the Christmas baking and cooking, make sure to sew yourself a Santa style apron for it! Surely your guests will be impressed. Check out these instructions from Crazy Little Projects.
Bonus Tip: Wrap Your Gifts In Fabric!
Go green this Christmas by ditching your wrapping paper for fabric this year! You’ll save so much paper waste and give some lovely fabric a bit of spotlight. Plus you can get really creative with the wrapping.
Any other Christmas sewing project ideas? Leave them in the comment section below!
If you’re still looking for the right pattern to make your Christmas outfit, make sure to check out this post here with independent sewing pattern stores you need to know. They will blow your mind and make it difficult to choose!
Happy sewing everyone,