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The 50 best Christmas sewing projects ideas

The holidays season is a special time of the year, nothing better to celebrate it than a few handmade crafts.

There are a lot of Christmas sewing projects to make this time of the year. From advent calendars to tree ornaments. This article gathers some of the best sewing ideas for Christmas time.


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Using your creativity to sew holidays decorations it’s what will make this festive season so special. It’s very satisfying to create handmade decor that you will use for years.

To help you find the sewing project you are looking for, the post is divided into different categories. You can go directly to the point that interests you or scroll down for more inspiration.

  • Sewing Ornaments
  • Stocking ideas
  • Christmas pillow patterns
  • Sew an Advent calendar
  • How to sew a Christmas tree skirt
  • Fabric gift wrap ideas
  • Christmas blankets

All the projects gathered in this post are also perfect to make to sell if you have a small craft business, and like to sew some Christmas items for your shop or Christmas market.

Did you know you can shop Christmas fabric online? I find it very convenient to avoid the rush in stores.

Some shops propose bundles with matching fabrics (love this set). I find them perfect for making a set of ornaments or several assorted decorations.

Buying your fabrics online is also the way to find Christmas designs all year round, even when the holidays season has passed and your local store no longer has them on the shelves.


Most of the tutorials have free patterns, some others are available for sale. I hope you will find the perfect project to complete your Holidays decor.

Ready to take a plunge into these awesome Christmas ideas?

How to sew Christmas ornaments

Decorating the tree with unique handmade ornaments is definitely what will make Christmas special.

Fabric and felt ornaments are easy to make and unbreakable. That makes them perfect to use for years even if you have small kids at home.

Don’t hesitate to customize your ornaments with embroidery. For example, adding names or initials will make them very unique.

RELATED: How to create a DIY Scandinavian Christmas decor

Recycled Denim star ornaments

DIY fabric Christmas tree ornament

DIY bird Christmas felt ornaments

Christmas felt Ornaments pattern

DIY fabric mushroom ornaments

DIY modern felt ornaments

DIY Christmas ornaments patterns

How to sew a fabric ornament

RELATED: How to make Christmas ornaments with toilet paper roll

Make Christmas Stocking

No real Christmas without stocking hanging on the fireplace, or next to the tree. Children are always happy to discover the treasures that are hidden there on Christmas Day.

Enjoy sewing these fun versions of the classic stocking.

Free Quilted Christmas stocking pattern

Whimsical Christmas Stocking pattern

Rainbow Christmas stocking tutorial

Sew a Christmas stocking for your pet

Santa Christmas stocking sewing pattern

DIY Christmas stocking for dogs

DIY sweater stocking

RELATED: How to decorate a Scandinavian Christmas tree?

Christmas pillow patterns

It’s not a secret that I love pillows. It’s such an easy way to change a room decor and to add a pop of color.

Of course Christmas, pillow can’t miss in this list of Christmas sewing projects.

From Santa pillow to a cute applique village decor, you will find a project to make your couch cozier this winter.

DIY Santa pillow

Sew a reindeer Christmas pillow

DIY polar bear pillow cover

DIY Gnome Pillow pattern

DIY Ornament Pillows

DIY bear pillow

Christmas tree Pillow

Christmas applique pillow

RELATED: DIY Christmas Napkin rings and Cutlery holders

Advent calendar sewing ideas

If you have kids, the advent calendar is probably one of their favorite things. And let’s be honest, even as adults we love to discover a little surprise (Dark chocolate for me if you ask) every morning before Christmas.

Sew your favorite calendar idea and make your family enjoy a daily surprise this December.

Sew a Santa Advent Calendar

DIY Felt pocket advent calendar

Reindeer advent Calendar sewing pattern

DIY felt advent calendar

DIY Burlap Advent Calendar

Quilted Christmas Advent calendar

Easy to sew canvas Advent Calendar

RELATED: DIY Paper Star Advent Calendar

Make a Christmas tree skirt

No Christmas tree is completely decorated without a pretty tree skirt. This is a very easy sewing project that you can use for many years.

Sew a star-shaped Christmas tree skirt

DIY Ruffle Christmas tree skirt

Christmas tree skirt pattern

Sew a reversible Christmas tree skirt

Embroidered Christmas tree skirt

Thick wool Christmas tree skirt

RELATED: How to make a Christmas gingerbread village with cardboard

Sew a Christmas Wreath

There are many ways to DIY a Christmas wreath, but have you ever thought about sewing it?

It’s a great way to use your scrap fabrics. Is this wreath made with mini pillows just absolutely gorgeous?

DIY Holidays Wreath with pillows

How to make a Christmas wreath with felt

Quilted wreath ornament

How to sew a Christmas wreath

Christmas wreath with felt ornaments

RELATED: DIY Christmas Bow Door

Fabric gift wrap ideas

Take a plunge in your fabric stash and make some reusable gift wrap.

I think that the wrapping is almost as important as the gift, and there is nothing better than a pretty package at the foot of the tree.

You can use the leftover fabric from your Christmas crafts to make ribbons, knots, and even gift tags.

DIY felt gift bag

DIY burlap Gift bag

Gift wrap sewing pattern

DIY fabric ribbons

Drawstring gift bag sewing pattern

Upcycled gift tag idea

DIY gift bow with scrap fabric

Easy DIY fabric gift tag

RELATED: How to make a paper gift bag

Christmas blankets ideas

Stay warm and cozy under a cute Christmas blanket.

Can you picture yourself watching a Christmas movie with a hot chocolate? A cute blanket can’t be missing to keep you warm.

Easy to make Christmas blanket

DIY Fur holiday throw

Easy to sew warm and cozy fleece blanket

RELATED: How to sew a double-sided blanket with pom poms

Are you still looking for more Christmas sewing inspiration? I bet you will enjoy these Handmade Christmas gift ideas!

Want to remember it? Save these 50 Christmas sewing ideas on your favorite Christmas board.

You will find all the tutorials featured in the video on my “Best DIY” page.

Amaryllis

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