What’s the Project? Looking for some fun Christmas sewing projects this holiday season? Here are a bunch of free sewing patterns to get you feeling festive while you sew! From stockings to aprons, decor to gifts, you’re going to love these holiday sewing projects.
Turn that festive music on, light a cinnamon candle, and sit down at the sewing machine. Those are some of my favorite times during the holiday season—when I can just settle in on a fun project, maybe watch a Christmas movie while I work, and just enjoy the journey. Do you love doing that too?
It doesn’t matter if it’s a little early—you can start Christmas sewing projects anytime you want (and no one will tell if you want to just pretend it’s Christmas while you work and listen to those favorite carols. Some of my boys love that!).
Or maybe it’s fully into the holiday season and you’re scrambling now and trying to squeeze in time to work on these patterns. Either way, these fun Christmas sewing projects are great things to sew for Christmas and can really bring you some fun and satisfaction as you finish them up!
Either way, what kind of project is more fun to sew than Christmas and holiday sewing?
Need a little inspiration? This is a round-up of 25+ things to sew for Christmas and it includes everything from apparel (need a new holiday dress for yourself or your little girl?), easy to sew stockings, decor ideas like fabric banners, fun holiday throw pillows, and hand towels, and some fun a quirky Christmas sewing projects like a fun Santa apron or Santa bag as well as simple Christmas gifts to sew.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get sewing!
A few tips to help your holiday sewing go a little more smoothly:
- Did you know that you can order your fabric online from companies on Etsy or similar sites? That way you don’t have to fight crowds in the store and wait in that long cutting line.
- Or—some companies (Joann Fabrics for example) off curbside pickup so you can order ahead and just pull up and grab it (a silver lining to the whole pandemic thing)
- Settle in to sew when you’ve got time to work for a while if you can. Batch your projects so you don’t have to keep getting your supplies out over and over.
Get ready to sew! Whether it’s November, December, or even July!
Best Christmas Sewing Projects and Patterns:
Here are a whole bunch of fun ideas that I really think you are going to love sewing this year! Let me know which ones you love the best. And have so much fun sewing these.
Maybe we don’t need these quite as much anymore, but it’s still a fun idea! And if you’re needing a mask this season, make everyone laugh with this one.
Just for 2020, a Festive Face Mask:
I really love having the kids help me in the kitchen and with a cute and festive apron, it’s even sweeter!
Cute Elf Apron for Adults and Kids:
I love how these stockings turned out and I think that you will too! They would make a really cute way to package a gift for a neighbor or friend.
Easy Christmas Stocking Tutorial:
Another cute way to make holiday baking festive and fun!
This one involves a Cricut or Silhouette machine too. I just love how this Christmas pillow turned out.
If you love to do matching jammies, you could make them this time and really have them be fun!
Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family:
Or how about a darling outfit for a little girl in your life?
Have a little fun dressing like the big guy with a custom made Santa hat!
Kind of a cute and silly little Santa-themed hand towel that makes a fun gift for neighbors and friends.
Make use of an old sweater and turn it into a stocking! How cozy and cute is this?
Would you rather wrap in a creative, festive, and fun bag? I love how cute these Christmas gift wrap bags are!
Add this guy to your holiday decor collection and your kids will love it!
A simple way to add a lot of holiday flare to your dining room, these chair covers look like Santa’s visiting.
If you’re a quilter, here’s a fun one to try! Make a Christmas quilt!
Another of the Santa Christmas crafts! Make a bag that looks like Santa’s jacket.
A great way to package a fun neighbor gift, make your own holiday treat bags.
I love having fun tree skirts on my trees and this one is simple and pretty with its embroidery and DIY details.
Anothe ruse for old sweaters that I think you might like!
Make a cute little skirt for a little one in your life. I love the pompom detail on this!
My boys loved it when we made Christmas pillows a few years ago.
And one more fun pillow for the holiday season to add to your holiday decor.
Spruce up the house for the festive season with this banner (pssst, it’s reversible so you can use it for two holidays). A fun alternative to garlands.
If you’re really crafty, make a dress to wear to the next holiday party! A great project to tackle this year.
Here’s a creative twist on a classic Christmas craft—an advent pillow!
Made these for my little guy years ago and they were so cute!
It’s probably time to get sewing these fun Christmas sewing projects now right (even if you’re reading this in July) so you can get them done by Christmas Eve! So many free templates and patterns to work from that are great even for the beginner sewer. It’s a lot of fun and quite satisfying to create these fun projects. Are you going to sew any of your gifts this year?
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Where are the DIRECTIONS for the advent Christmas pillow. SO disappointed. 😭 It is basically JUST THE PICTURE.
Melissa Leach says
Great list! I am disappointed the instructions are not available for the Christmas Countdown Pillow! Any updates available? Thank you!
These are absolutely darling ideas !!! So excited to make some ! That advent pillow is perfect instead of candy each day ….cannot thank you enough ! Always find time for the good things to surprise my family very happy you posted these 😊, your awesome 👏
Can you provide directions to make it?
Bonnie Mann says
I love the ticking bags….but Joann’s fabric is $24.95 on sale…..where did you get yours?
Shannon J says
These are such cute ideas! I can’t wait to try some of them. I noticed that the advent pillow does not have the tutorial/pattern. Do you have one? I would love to try to make this!
Amber, these are all WONderful! Someday I’m going to get busy again
Chrissy Doyle says
I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful and creative posts!! I love love love all of them and have plans to make most! I can’t wait to see what else you share!! Thanks again!
Diane | An Extraordinary Day says
What a fabulous round up of holiday crafts. Thanks for including my sweater stocking in this extraordinary line up. Now… off to pin!!
Allison CB says
Love all the ideas! Thanks!
Your projects are just right up my alley. They fit so well into my family’s style. And I’m seeing them pop up in other places too:) http://www.allfreesewing.com/Christmas-Sewing/Santa-Baby-Tote-Bag
What a round up of great Christmas projects! It’d be hard to decide what to make first!
Thank you for including my Santa hat. What wonderful projects to enhance the feeling of Christmas!
Diane | An Extraordinary Day says
Great post Amber! Thanks for including my sweater tutorial in your round-up!
All the best for an extraordinary Christmas!
What a Fabulous round up of DIY Christmas Projects!! Thank you so VERY much for including my Busy Apron 🙂