25 DIY Christmas Gifts To Start Sewing Now


Get ready for the holidays with over 20 free Christmas sewing projects! Sew Christmas pajama pants, quilts, easy gifts, and more.

The stores are bringing out their Christmas decorations. Cute sewing projects for Christmas are always fun in the fall. There are lots of easy DIYs and crafts to sew this time of year. Quilts, decor, ornaments, advent calendars, stockings, and garlands make the holidays festive and make sweet handmade gifts. Find printable patterns with each tutorial to inspire your gift-giving, sewing, and decorating below.

Mini Christmas Stockings

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As soon as school is back in session, I think about the holidays. What gifts will I give everyone this year? Will we have family visiting? What projects need to be done? And the most important of all: When can I decorate? Every friend and family member loves a new Mini Christmas Stocking every year, so I like to get started making them early.

Fabric Christmas Trees

Decorate your home with fabric Christmas trees that you made using scraps and squares of fabric! This easy tutorial makes beautiful pine trees that are chic and elegant for winter and Christmas decor.

Scandinavian Star Ornaments

Learn how to make traditional Scandinavian Star Ornaments using folded fabric. This fun and easy tutorial is great for using up fabric scraps. There’s no machine sewing needed – just one stitch at the end to attach a string for hanging.

Sew an Easy Christmas Panel Quilt

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This Panel Quilt Pattern can be used with any size fabric panel, but 1-yard fabric panels are prevalent. Use ANY fabric panel to make a darling quilt. There are so many beautiful Christmas fabric panels to choose from.

Folded Fabric Coasters and Matching Potholders

Sew up some cute coasters to protect your furniture and use up fabric scraps! This free sewing tutorial also includes a matching potholder pattern. This sewing project is easy for any beginner and makes great holiday gifts.

Classic Christmas Gnome Sewing Pattern

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My free Christmas Gnome Sewing Pattern is a reader favorite! It includes step by step instructions and a free PDF template download. I used quilting cotton for the gnome body and flannel for his hat, but you can mix up the fabrics however you like. Then I used hot glue to attach his faux fur beard. Don’t miss this fabulous sewing project

Irish Chain Christmas Quilt

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Start now so you will be able to sew this gorgeous Irish Chain Christmas Quilt in time for the holidays!

Classic Christmas Stocking Pattern

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Here’s a classic Christmas Stocking Pattern that is easy and fast – perfect for you to customize and embellish with embroidered names, appliqué, quilting, or nothing at all!

Easy Pajama Pants Pattern for Kids

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If you’re thinking about making matching Pajama Pants for the kids this year, start now!

Easy Gnome Table Runner Pattern with Appliqué

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Gnomes aren’t just for sitting on shelves. My Gnome Table Runner is perfect for brightening your table in December and beyond. You don’t have to, but I tried knit fabrics for my gnome hats and it worked out great! Don’t you just love those little black boots? I also put a bit of polyester stuffing in the legs.

Oh Holy Night Christmas Star Quilt

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Create a beautiful Oh Holy Night Wall Hanging to celebrate the magic of that holy night.

Christmas Gnome Ornaments

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This free sewing pattern for a Christmas Gnome Ornament includes variations like making cute ‘she-gnome’ pigtails or using a wool felt ball for the nose instead of sewing one.

Log Cabin Hexi Pot Holders

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Beautiful handmade hot pads are my all-time favorite gift to receive around the holidays! Sew a few Log Cabin Hexi Potholders so you can share a gift that can be used all year round.

Merry Stars Christmas Quilt with a Piano Keys Border

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If you’re like me, every room needs to look festive at Christmas time. The bedroom is no exception with the Merry Stars Quilt. I crave color when it looks drab outside. Especially a vibrant red. Maybe that’s why my Christmas tree tends to be decorated mostly in red.

Gnome Bottle Cover and Gift Bag

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Here’s adorable Gnome Bottle Cover Pattern with a drawstring gift bag on the inside. It’s perfect for sharing holiday cheer and for holiday decorating too.

Peppermint Mini Quilt Wall Hanging or Table Topper

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Here’s a more modern take on decorating with quilts. The Peppermint Mini Quilt is so tailored and clean looking, but will add festive color with an up-to-date edge to your walls or table.

Quilted Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

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The Quilted Christmas Tree Wall Hanging will let you put a Christmas Tree in places where you didn’t think you could have one. Or use it to give someone a fully decorated tree with handmade ornaments.

Handmade Argyle Christmas Stockings

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Christmas Stockings evoke memories from Christmases past. These Argyle Quilted Christmas Stockings are full of holiday nostalgia.

Winter Trees Holiday Quilt Pattern

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The Winter Trees Christmas Quilt is the perfect holiday quilting project for a confident beginner. Get ready to share a cozy evening under a quilt!

Festive Swallowtail Bunting

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Another cute way to deck the halls (or mantle or stairwell) this year might be with Staci’s Swallowtail Bunting. It’s so versatile to make your own in whatever length you need.

And what about a few birds of a feather so they can flock together? No Tannenbaum is complete without at least a few DIY Owl Ornaments

Little Cinnamon Trees Holiday Ornaments

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If you’re looking for a sweet-smelling ornament that can double as a sachet, try making some darling Little Cinnamon Trees. These can also make a cute gift tag with a little embroidery.

Free Gnome Quilt Block

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Along with your adorable handmade gnome…make a beautiful gnome mini quilt to adorn your favorite space!

DIY Heating Pad for Shoulders and Neck

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When all the holiday decorations are up, I’ll drape a DIY Heating Pad on my shoulders and enjoy the festivity. These also make terrific, easy, thoughtful gifts.

Christmas Stocking Zipper Pouch

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If you are thinking about a thoughtful gift for those amazing teachers out there, this Christmas Stocking Zipper Pouch is just the right size for a handful of treats – plus, it makes a great gift card holder.

Plump Partridge Christmas Ornaments


Sew a flock of Christmas birds… these plump partridge ornaments are a classic!

Enjoy your Christmas sewing!

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