Even before I began sewing, I loved making Christmas sewing projects. I would use fabric glues, a hand-sewing needle, and even hot glue guns to make handmade gifts and home decor. I couldn’t get enough of it. While Creative Fashion Blog has hundreds of tutorials, it doesn’t have a huge variety of holiday sewing tutorials …. yet.
So for now, I scoured the depths of the internet and the best of Pinterest to bring you the best Christmas sewing projects of 2020.
The best part? Each creative project below comes with full instructions and a free sewing pattern. I’m so grateful for all the sewists and craft bloggers who created these incredible projects this Christmas so we can make this the best, more heartfelt holiday yet!
The Most Versatile Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern
It seems like every winter during the most wonderful time of the year, I revamp my holiday decor and want a different style of Christmas stocking. That’s why for this Christmas craft, I created this super-simple Christmas Stocking Pattern for you guys! Buying new stocking can get expensive, and making them yourself only takes a few steps! Plus, this pattern can be used to match virtually any home decor. Print and download this free pattern here to make your own.
DIY The Ugliest Christmas Sweaters For Couples!
Jon and I had soooo much fun coming up with these DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater ideas I just had to share them with you! This project was so fun to create and even more fun to wear out together. These ridiculous sweaters garnered so many compliments! I can’t wait to show you how.
These DIY ugly Christmas sweater ideas are so simple to complete. Since they are meant to be ugly, you really can’t mess it up. If the sparkles fall off- that’s okay! If your tinsel statement sleeves snags on a stairwell- no biggie. This is a project where you can really get creative and just have fun. The more ridiculous it looks in the end, the better! See the full tutorial here.
Make Quick & Easy Slippers With This Printable Pattern
It seems like as soon as the weather gets cold, I want to put my slippers on and never….. and I mean never take them off again. This printable sewing pattern from Tilly and The Buttons is free to print and make yourself and doesn’t use much fabric, making it the perfect stash-buster. I’m excited to make these in several sizes for my kiddos this year. See the full tutorial and make your own by clicking here.
Make An Festive Tree Skirt
This quick and easy no-sew Christmas Tree Skirt can be made with a sewing machine or without. I love projects with some added versatility! Plus, since it’s made of felt, this little project is inexpensive too. Top off your holiday decor with this cute floral tree skirt from Live Love DIY. Click here to see the full tutorial.
Upgrade Your Holiday Decor With A Festive Patchwork Pillow
If you are new to quilting, starting out by making a simple pillow is great way to “dip your toes and test the water.” With this basic log cabin design, you can make Christmas quilted pillows, Valentine’s Day pillow, etc. by switching out the prints ad colors you choose. Fun and easy right? See the full tutorial and print this sewing pattern by Polka Dot Chair here.
Make Reusable Gift Wrapping With This DIY Santa Sack
Somewhere around December 15th do you just get exhausted from wrapping all those presents? Me too. That’s where Christmas sewing projects like this one from Apple Green Cottage come in. Make it once and then re-use it again and again year after year. You’ll save some time and create a fun, family heirloom that only makes the holidays even more magical. See the complete tutorial by Apple Green Cottage here.
Add Some Whimsy With Stuffed Christmas Gnomes
Since the holidays are all about comfy, cozy settings and handmade memories, why not embody all of them with these Christmas gnomes? These cute and quirky plush gnomes make great holiday decor that the kids will love to snuggle up with while you read bedtime stories. Plus, they are an excellent fabric-buster for using up those scraps of holiday prints! See the full tutorial by Skip To My Lou here.
Upgrade Holiday Baking With Festive Pot Holders
Special memories call for special baking gear, right? These holiday potholders from Polka Dot Chair are fun to make, a great introduction to quilting, and add a festive touch to your kitchen during the happiest season of all. Learn how to make your own with the full tutorial here.
Sew A Mrs. Clause Apron For Holiday Hosting
Hosting guests this Christmas just got an upgrade with this Christmas sewing project by My Golden Thimble. Regardless of if you are making your kids a quick breakfast or entertaining a holiday get-together, this cute little apron adds some extra holiday cheer. Click here to see the full tutorial and download and print this sewing pattern.
Make A Holiday Evergreen Pillow
I love the texture and charm of this Christmas Tree pillow by On Sutton Place. Since it’s got a lot of texture, you can even use it as a pillow cover for your regular pillows throughout the holidays to save valuable storage space. Tutorials like these Christmas sewing projects are great because it comes together easily, is great for beginners, and add loads fo charm. See the full tutorial here.
Mermaid Christmas Stockings
I don’t know about you, but my daughter can’t get enough of mermaids lately. What better way to bring them into the season of magic, creativity, and homemade goodness than with this free sewing pattern by Jennie Masterson? This simple tutorial comes with a free printable sewing pattern to make this Christmas sewing project come together quickly and easily. Plus, it’s a great way to snuggle up with the little ones on a cold afternoon to make together. See the full tutorial by Jennie Masterson here.
Bring Joy To Your Decor With Word Pillows
These letters are so fun to make you will be making them for everyone. Plus, this is just your starting point. Enlarge your favorite font to make your own letters and spell anything you want. In this tutorial by Thermoweb, you’ll learn how to add piping, create templates, and create these unique stuffed word pillows. What better Christmas sewing projects could you ask for? See the full tutorial here.
Make Dr. Seuss Inspired Elf Stockings
Craft extra whimsical Christmas sewing projects this year with these Elf inspired stockings by Easy Peasy Creative. The long shape, quirky design, and free printable sewing pattern make them a great addition to your holiday decor that Dr. Seuss would absolutely be proud of. See the full tutorial and print your free sewing pattern by clicking here.
Create Statement Winter Decor With This Stuffed Stag Head
Since stag heads have become such popular home decor over the last several years, why not make a giant one for your holiday decor? The bigger the better right? When you are making your Christmas sewing projects, be sure to add this one to your list since it makes such an impactful gift. You can download the printable template and full instructions by Pillar Box Blue here. Enjoy!
Snuggle Up In These Simple Fleece Holiday Throws
While we’ve all seen the no-sew, knotted fleece blankets floating around Pinterest, these modern throws by It’s Always Autumn are far more sophisticated. In this quick and easy tutorial, you’ll learn three professional-looking methods to finish off a deluxe fleece blanket. Each method is quite simple (30 minutes should do it), but the result is a more grown-up, expensive-looking blanket. See the full tutorial by It’s Always Autumn here.
Add A Rustic Update With These Inexpensive Stag Pillows
When you are ready to switch out your summer couch pillows for a more wintery hue, this tutorial by The Craft Patch is full of inexpensive ideas to update your decor on the cheap. By using thrift store fabrics and clever ideas, you’ll easily update your holiday decor… and your bank account will love it too. See the full tutorial by The Craft Patch here.
DIY A Kid-Proof Christmas Village
I love sewing with my kids… especially around Christmas time. This cute little Christmas village is toddler-proof, making it great to keep down low for family get-togethers, and is another great way to use up those small scraps of holiday prints. I think it’s one of the most versatile and creative Christmas sewing projects thus far! See the full tutorial by Fabric.com by clicking here.
Sew A Sweet Christmas Hand Towel
Cute hand towels are meant to be used right? This adorable design and textured details bring the holidays into your bathroom as well. I can’t be the only one who struggles with how to decorate the bathroom for Christmas right? This simple tutorial by Flamingo Toes can even be completed in batches to make the most useful hostess gifts. See the full tutorial here.
Create The Cutest Cricut Advent Calendar
If you have a Cricut at home, you know just how fun making professional-looking home decor can really be. This tutorial by Sweet Red Poppy is surprisingly simple and looks adorable when you’re done. The kids will absolutely love this festive and detailed little countdown. See the full tutorial here.
Make A Christmas Plush Gnome
Each night when we snuggle up for a Christmas bedtime story, my kids need to pick a new stuffed toy to bring. By adding more holiday plush toys to our Christmas sewing projects, my kids only handmade memories. This little guy comes with a free printable template and only requires a small amount of faux fur to make. Everything else can be made from scraps and other sewing room findings. Don’t you just love that? Click here to see the full tutorial and printable template by Sew Can She.
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