50 Stocking Stuffers You Can Sew with Scraps!

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Are you looking for stocking stuffers that you can sew? Even if it’s too late to go to the store, you can still sew these easy gifts because they can all be made with scraps! Every one of these sewing patterns and tutorials is free. It’s my gift to you!

handmade stocking stuffers to sew

Celebrate a handmade holiday at your house with dozens of gifts that you can make or teach someone else to sew. Here’s my carefully curated list of handmade stocking stuffers that you can sew quickly and easily. And using scraps!

If you want to make handmade Christmas stockings, I have you covered for that too. Here are the 15 Best Christmas Stocking Patterns (all free!).

Free Llama Pattern


These Adorable Llamas Stuffie Toys come to life with a handful of scraps from the scrap bin and some TLC. You can even use scraps for the stuffing too. Any kid (or kid at heart) would love a llama for Christmas!

Scrappy Coasters and Potholders

Sew up some cute coasters to give to your sister, mom, or grandma! This free sewing tutorial also includes a matching potholder pattern. Free Folded Fabric Coasters and Potholders Tutorial.

Fabric Doll from a Free Sewing Pattern

Do you have a little one to sew for? This free fabric doll pattern has braidable hair!

Put a Stocking Inside Their Stocking!

This Christmas stocking zipper pouch is just the right size for a handful of treats – plus it makes a great gift card holder.

Cute DIY Zipper Pouches

Sew a cute zipper pouch using small scraps of fabric with my Easy Zipper Pouch Pattern. It makes a great wallet, or the wrapping for a tiny treasure you can hide inside!

Cute Mini Gnome Pattern

Sew up some easy mini gnomes that will delight a child or a grown up!

DIY Bookmark for a Journal

Do you have a writer to sew for? These DIY Journaling Bookmarks were so much fun to make. And. So. Fast! I used my sewing machine’s embroidery module to embroider names on the front of the bookmarks. That part is optional, but if you love embroidery like I do, you won’t pass up the chance to make this personalized gift.

DIY Fabric Covered Journals

You can also sew your little writer a DIY journal with a sturdy cover sewn from cotton fabric and fusible stabilizer. This fun and easy sewing project is perfect for beginners.

Pretty Long Pencil Pouch

Add one more gift for your creative friend… a homemade pencil pouch.

Small Drawstring Bags for Gift Giving


These little drawstring bags come in two sizes and are perfect for a little gift!

Make a Rope Bowl with Scraps

rope bowl tutorial

Fabric covered rope bowls require long strips of fabric (any size), some clothesline rope, and thread! You will love this super scrap buster. If your sewing machine has a zig zag stitch, it can make these fabric bowls!

This technique for wrapping rope with fabric strips is also great for making coasters, placemats, baskets, rugs, and more.

Card Wallet From Cork Fabric

These Cork Card Wallets are so fast to make, and would be perfect for holding a gift card to someone’s favorite restaurant.

Christmas Tree Potholders

Sew up some beautiful Christmas Tree Potholders for your favorite cook!

Mini Coin Purse Pattern

This adorable mini coin purse pattern is perfect for making a personalized gift using applique, fussy-cut fabrics, or your favorite fabrics!

Sew a Plump Partridge

You won’t be able to fit a pear tree in a Christmas stocking, but you can surprise them with a handmade plump partridge!

Mini Oven Mitts

For someone who loves to cook, use my Mini Oven Mitt Pattern to make them this cute kitchen accessory!

Bit O Kindness Snap Pouches from Fabric and Felt

Use your tiniest scraps for Bit O’ Kindness Pouches! Christmas is all about kindness.

Fabric Pixie Cups

Who doesn’t love Heidi’s Pixie Cups? Fill it with candy for a Christmas surprise.

Scandinavian Star Ornaments

Stuff someone’s stocking with a Scandinavian Star Ornament using folded fabric. They’ll treasure it, I promise!

Skinny Drawstring Pouch

This free pattern for a skinny drawstring pouch makes the perfect wrapping for a gift, plus is a gift too!

Card Holder for Easy Game Playing

Are you filling the Christmas stocking of a card player? Make your Card Kitty as unique and fun as the games they will play with it!

Handmade Fabric Gift Box

No matter what you put inside, this handmade fabric gift box will be just as treasured as the present!

Small Vinyl Project Pouch

For the maker on the list, sew them an easy Project Pouch with my free sewing pattern! This zippered bag with a vinyl front is perfect for organizing any kind of sewing or craft project.

Fabric Christmas Trees

Help someone remember the season all year with a small fabric Christmas tree you made using scraps and squares of fabric! This easy tutorial makes beautiful pine trees that are chic and elegant for winter and Christmas.

Tiny Zipper Bags Sewing Pattern

The Tiny Zipper Bags are so fast and easy to make, and so much fun to use your treasured scraps on! Who wouldn’t love to receive this?

Pom Pom Pincushions

Every sewist needs a Pompom Pincushion… you could also use these for tiny dollhouse pillows too!

Heated Neck Wrap

Turn your fabric scraps into a beautiful heating pad for your neck or back. It’s the perfect Christmas present for teachers and loved ones. Sprinkle lavender oil on the rice before filling it for an extra special gift.

Boxy Zipper Pouch Pattern

Hide another Christmas gift inside a cute boxy zipper pouch! This zipper bag is easy enough for beginners to make and just right for holding treats, small toys, or bottles of nail polish.

Tiny Fabric Comfort Dolls

I came across a pattern for these sweet comfort dolls as I was looking for something new to sew.  It’s a perfect little gift for a small Christmas stocking.

DIY Scrappy Quilt Magnets

A quilt may not fit in a Christmas stocking, but these tiny Quilt Magnets will!

Adorable Owl Sewing Pattern

christmas owls

Sew some beautiful Christmas Owls! You’ll need to make the tiny ones if you want them to fit inside a Christmas stocking.

DIY Wrist Key Fob

You can Sew a DIY Wristlet Key Fob with my fast and easy sewing tutorial and leftover fabric pieces from another project. No waste!

Cell Phone and Card Wallet Pattern

My Cell Phone Wallet Pattern is sewn with small pieces but it does a big job! And it’s small enough to surprise someone inside their stocking on Christmas Day.

Fabric Scarf With Vintage Lace

Sew someone a pretty scarf with vintage lace! If you crocheted the lace yourself you’re my hero!

Fleece Scarf with a Cell Phone Pocket

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If you want to sew a scarf for someone with more modern taste, you’ll love my pattern for a scarf with a cell phone pocket!

Mini Baskets that Fold Together

I have shared patterns for 3 sizes of fold up baskets, but the mini ones are the cutest and the best for Christmas morning. Here’s the Mini Fold Up Baskets tutorial and links to the other two are inside.

Snappy Coin Pouch

Use tape measures for a snappy close on the Snappy Coin Pouch. It’s a great way to use up an old tape measure when you give your husband a new one!

Fold and Stitch Wallet Pattern

The Fold and Stitch wallet is a fun gift for kids or adults. The free pattern includes templates and step by step instructions with photos.

Pretty Fabric Lanyards

Use quilt scraps (or other long fabric strips) to make pretty lanyards. This would be a great gift for a coworker or someone who loves unique accessories.

Easy Bow Headbands Using Fabric and Elastic

Are you sewing for a girl with messy hair? Help her by making these cute headbands. They have soft elastic at the back for a perfect fit.

2 Sided Zipper Pouches


Small fabric pieces can also make these 2 sided zipper pouches. I have already given many of these away as gifts. They are a hit!

Easy Snap Wallet Pattern

Kids. Love. These. A scrap of fabric transforms into a Cute Little Wallet… and dreams come true.

Fleece Pom Pom Hat

Help a little guy or gal stay cozy in a fleece pom pom hat! The machine-embroidered peeker is optional.

Tutorial for DIY Scrunchies

Put a scrunchie in your own stocking! Everyone is wearing DIY Scrunchies right now…they are so cute and comfy. This is the ultimate scrap buster, all it takes is a little piece of fabric and you’ve got style! Since you can use almost any kind of fabric, this is the perfect chance to upcycle fabric scraps from other lightly used items.

The Peek A Boo Pouch Pattern

Sew this darling Peek-a-Boo Pouch with vinyl pockets on the inside for peeking at all your treasures!

Easy Baskets from 10” Squares

If you’ve got some 10″ scraps, you can make these super Easy Baskets! 

DIY Pegboard Baskets

Help your favorite crafter stay organized by sewing them Pegboard Baskets to hold thread spools, tools, bobbins, and more!

Free Zola Pen Case Sewing Pattern

I can’t stop making these Zola Pen Cases! They are long and narrow, just the right shape for sliding down a stocking.

Pillbox Pouch Pattern

Is there anything cuter than a scrappy little Pillbox Pouch? Nope… Christmas here I come.

DIY Scrappy Pet Leash

Does your pet get their own Christmas stocking? Use your scraps to make them a pet leash.

DIY Adjustable Pet Collar


Or sew up a cute adjustable collar for your pet’s stocking.

Twice as Nice Double Sided Organizer

Everyone likes to be organized! The favorite person on your holiday gift list deserves the Twice as Nice Double Sided Zipper Pouch.

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