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Cute Things to Sew for Christmas

Put your sewing machine to work for you this Christmas. Whether you’re making gifts, want to earn extra money with Christmas crafts, or just like crafting in general, there are many cute things to sew for Christmas. 

Start early and get ahead of the Christmas crafting trend. A homemade sewing craft is a gift from the heart, even if you didn’t make it yourself. That’s why people often turn to Etsy and craft fairs to buy Christmas presents.  

A quick search on Pinterest can give you ideas for Christmas gifts that can be sewn. Christmas crafts include everything from fabric scrap projects, Christmas decor, gifts, and toys.

A popular trend is to make personalizable gifts, such as adding names to stockings. You might keep that trend in mind when you decide on Christmas sewing projects, especially if you’re planning to sell the items.

Fabric Scrap Projects to Sew Things for Christmas

Fabric is far more expensive than it once was. If you’re making Christmas gifts and decorations because you’re on a tight budget or want to make Christmas crafts for profit, consider choosing one that uses fabric scraps. 

1. Fabric Scrap Christmas Trees

You can use tweed, tartan, or plaid fabric scrap to make these classy Christmas trees. If you don’t have wooden spools handy, you could use wooden cylinders cut from tree branches with small holes drilled into the top. 

Difficulty: 

Easy

Materials:

  • Fabric
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter (or pattern)
  • Denim belt loops
  • Wooden thread spools
  • Twigs
  • Filling
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Hot glue gun

2. Fabric Scrap Christmas Patchwork Quilt

If you have lots of Christmas fabric from other projects, consider making them into a Christmas patchwork quilt. This one is fairly simple, even if you’ve never made a quilt before. The tutorial pattern is 5’x5’, but you could modify it to make a smaller version for a baby or toddler. 

Difficulty: 

Easy

Materials: 

  • Cotton cloth
  • Thread
  • Piping
  • Sewing Machine

3. Fabric Scrap Christmas Potholder

You could make so many of these Christmas potholders in no time. You don’t even have to use all Christmas fabric—just colors that match what you have. 

Difficulty:

Easy

Materials:

  • Fabric scraps
  • Batting
  • Ribbon
  • Thread
  • Needle or sewing machine

Cute Decor to Sew for Christmas

If you’re looking for things to sew for Christmas, there is a wide variety of fabric crafts that you can make as Christmas decor. 

4. Table Runner

Table runners are a simple way to decorate your home for Christmas. They look fancy, but they only take about ten minutes to make. You can customize them with different colors, textured fabrics, or by adding buttons! 

Difficulty:

Easy

Materials:

  • ⅓ yard main fabric
  • ½ yard backing fabric
  • Buttons
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine

5. Christmas Stocking Ideas

So, what are some different ways to craft Christmas stockings? I’ve found quite a few that I like, and they’re all personalizable and easy to make.

Difficulty:

Easy

Materials:

  • Cloth
  • Notions
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine

Christmassy Things to Give as Gifts

There are so many Christmassy things to sew for Christmas and give as gifts. Both of these ideas are for snowmen-themed gifts, which you can give at Christmas, and your recipient can use until after winter ends rather than having to put it away until next year.

6. Snowman Towel Topper

Do your kitchen towels end up on the floor by the end of the day? Mine do. I found these neat holiday crochet towel toppers that are a step above the ordinary.

Difficulty: Medium

Materials:

  • Kitchen towel
  • Yarn
  • Embroidery thread
  • Crochet hook
  • Needle 
  • Buttons

7. Snowman

This snowman softie toy with his carrot nose and sewing pattern for an ear-flap hat is just adorable. You can personalize him with different colored hats, scarves, pom-pom colors, different buttons, and even a name on the hat.   

Difficulty:

Advanced

Materials:

  • Fleece and cotton fabric
  • Safety eyes
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Filling
  • Wadding
  • Buttons
  • Needle
  • Sewing machine

Toys to Sew for Christmas

Some of my favorite childhood Christmas toys were ones that my grandmother sewed for me. I remember her making a knock-off Cabbage Patch Kid for me the year those were too popular to find in stores.

8. Truck Pillow

This floor pillow is perfect for the little truck lover in your life. It’s highly personalizable with the child’s name or favorite truck type.

Difficulty:

Easy

Materials:

  • Cloth
  • Filling
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine

9. Bear Dress-Up Playset Doll

Making this dress-up bear playset is a labor of love and comes with a surprisingly simple sewing tutorial. The bear has a hooded carrying basket, clothing, bottle, pillow, blanket, and toys.

Difficulty: 

Easy

Materials:

  • Cloth
  • Felt
  • Snaps
  • Pom poms
  • Batting
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine

Simple Sewing Projects for Christmas

Simple sewing projects can be faster to produce and make good beginner sewing projects. They’re also good projects that your budding little seamstress can help you make. If you’re looking for simple crafts or Christmas sewing projects for kids, some of these might work nicely.

10. Pom Pom Christmas Crafts

One of the neat things about pom poms is that you can use them for so many different creations. You could add them to a Christmas garland, ornaments, Christmas pillow decorations, and so much more. Better still, you can effortlessly make pom poms while binge-watching your new favorite show. And it’s a great project for kids!  

Difficulty: 

Easy

Materials: 

  • Yarn
  • Cardboard

11. Keepsake Ornament

If you want to make Christmas ornaments, this is an easy option. In fact, kids who are just learning to sew can even do this upcycling project by hand. The great idea behind this is to use nostalgic fabric. For example, the cloth could be from baby clothes, a favorite t-shirt, or something belonging to a loved one. 

Difficulty: 

Easy (with advanced options)

Materials:

  • Keepsake cloth
  • Ribbon, twine, or piping
  • Stuffing
  • Thread
  • Needle or sewing machine

Wrapping it Up

If you’re looking for cute things to sew for Christmas, there are a mountain of ideas out there. Perhaps something here will spark inspiration. Or you can combine ideas, like pom-poms with potholders!

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