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 free printable patterns with each tutorial to inspire your gift giving, sewing and decorating below.
You can sew up this gorgeous Irish Chain Christmas Quilt in time for the holidays! Come get my free pattern…
If you’re thinking about making matchy-matchy PJ pants for the kiddos this year, start now! Grab my easy and free pattern now…
This fast and easy (and free) Half Square Triangle Christmas Star baby quilt pattern uses my shortcut method…come see!
Beautiful handmade hot pads are my all-time favorite gift to receive around the holidays! Whip up my Log Cabin Hexi Potholders and give the gift that keeps on giving all year round!
As soon as school is back in session, I find myself thinking 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? I think the tree needs a smattering of Mini Christmas Stockings hung on it this year, so I’m going to get started on them pronto.
If you’re like me your holiday decor fa-la-las its way from room to room until each one looks festive. 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.
The corners of the Merry Stars Quilt above are accented with holly and berries made with this free Applique pattern. Remember to print the pattern before you begin.
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 gifting.
One of the first decorations to go up is the Advent Calendar. My Quilted Christmas Tree Wall Hanging could easily be adapted into a sweet heirloom Advent that will remind loved ones of the quilter in the family for generations to come. Increase the number of buttons to 25 and attach numbers as you countdown.
Christmas Stockings are a site that evokes memories from Christmases past. Remember carefully extracting all the candy as a kid? These Argyle Quilted Christmas Stockings have always been a favorite.
My Charming Little Trees Holiday Quilt is the perfect holiday quilting project for a confident beginner! Get ready to keep your loved ones cozy all year long!
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.
In addition to the Mini Stockings, I think I will hang a few (or maybe a whole flurry) of Stephanie’s DIY Embroidered Snowflakes on the tree this year. Luckily they don’t melt when they are inside.
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
If your looking for an 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.
Don’t forget to add a little color to your table with a Joy Noel Table Runner made in your favorite Christmas-y prints. By now you’ve made enough decor to really be rockin‘ around the Christmas tree.
Did you know Gnomes are believed by some to be guardians of treasure? I think I’ll put my cute Christmas Gnome on top of the wrapped gifts when they start to appear. Maybe he will keep them safe from prying eyes until Christmas morning.
And along with your adorable handmade gnome…make a beautiful gnome mini quilt to adorn your favorite space!
With the presents being guarded by my gnome friend, I can relax. When that happens I’ll go drape a DIY Heating Pad on my shoulders and enjoy the decorations everywhere. (These also make terrific easy, thoughtful gifts.)
Start thinking about a thoughtful gifts for those amazing teachers out there! My easy mug caddy is the perfect gift for any teacher this holiday season, come get the free pattern.
Enjoy your Christmas sewing!
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