20 Favorite Christmas Projects To Start Sewing Now: All Free!


It’s never too early or too late to sew for Christmas – that’s my motto all year long! Handmade Christmas gifts and home decor items are worth the extra effort and the wait. Here are 20 favorite Christmas sewing projects to get you started.

Christmas Gnome

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By far, my favorite Christmas sewing project ever is the Christmas Gnome that I made a few years ago. He’s so jolly and adorable, I think it’s time to take him out again.

Scandinavian Star Ornaments

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I used traditional red and white fabrics to make my Scandinavian Star Ornaments, but you can use any fabrics you like to match your holiday decor. It’s easiest to make 2-color ornaments, so I recommend trying that first.

Fabric Christmas Trees

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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.

Mini Christmas Stockings

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This easy mini Christmas stocking sewing pattern is perfect for filling with holiday treats, gift cards, and other small items.

Reindeer Mug Rug

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This Reindeer Mug Rug pattern is so adorable!

Mini Gnome Ornaments

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Sew some adorable Gnome Christmas Ornaments too! Gnomes are in and I love them for every season.

Oh Holy Night! Christmas Wall Hanging Pattern

My ‘Oh Holy Night’ Christmas Quilt wall hanging will make the perfect backdrop for your nativity scene.

Argyle Christmas Stockings with mini ric rack

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Bring back the past with these classic argyle Christmas stockings.

Scarves with Vintage Crochet Lace

Get ready for a vintage holiday style with some pretty scarves with lace!

Little Elves Mitten Pattern

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Keep little hands warm and save a too-small sweater from being thrown out at the same time with my free little mittens pattern.

Hot Cocoa Sized Drawstring Gift Bags

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These little drawstring bags come in two sizes and and are perfect for giving little gifts! My free pattern includes one size that holds two hot cocoa packets, and another size that holds a mug too.

Christmas Tree Potholder Pattern

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These big Christmas Tree Potholders say, ‘I love you enough to make you nice big potholders so you don’t get burned!’ Only you will know that you used stray fat quarters that didn’t match anything else!

Pajama Pants

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New pajama pants are one of my most favorite Christmas sewing projects ever. Use my free P.J. Bottoms and Shorts pattern to sew these cute cuffed pants using woven or knit fabric. Pattern includes sizes 12mo – 7/8.

Free Christmas Irish Chain Quilt Pattern

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Bring the Christmas spirit with a beautiful Irish Chain Quilt with a Christmas theme! Start now, and you have time to make this in time for Christmas.

Quilted Christmas Tree

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For a home that is too small for a full size Christmas tree, my Christmas Tree Wall Hanging is perfect. It is ready to hang ornaments on too!

Easy Felt Christmas Ornaments

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These easy felt Christmas ornaments are so quick to make, and add such a charming touch to your holiday decorations!

Merry and Cheer Christmas Table Runner

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Make your holiday table so cute and merry with Melissa’s Christmas table runner pattern.

Peppermint Mini Quilt Pattern

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If you only have time to make a mini quilt (for a wall hanging or table topper), this Peppermint Mini Quilt will be just the thing. Its an easy foundation paper piecing pattern!

Plump Partridge Bird Pattern

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Christmas birds… these plump partridges are a classic!

Snowflake Applique Throw Pillows

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Decorate your couches with Snowflake pillows – what a jolly sewing project to get ready for Christmas!

Happy Handmade Holidays!

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