The holidays can get busy, but I always carve out time for Christmas sewing projects! I love giving (and receiving!) handmade presents and try to sew as much as I can for my family & friends. Here are some of my favorite Christmas sewing ideas; I included modern quilt patterns, pillows, stuffed animals, cross stitch designs, ornaments and more that all look so fun.
Let me know if I missed any of your favorite projects that might be a good fit in this list!
If you’re looking for other Christmas sewing inspiration, check these posts out:
- Christmas tree skirts to make
- 20+ Christmas stuffed animal sewing patterns
- Felt animal ornaments to sew
- Modern Christmas quilt patterns
- Christmas hand embroidery patterns
- Christmas cross stitch patterns
- 28+ free Christmas stocking patterns
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Christmas sewing projects
Free DIY pom pom Christmas tree skirt tutorial, here at Swoodson Says.
Dying over these bold, cheery Christmas ornament pillows! Free Christmas pillow sewing pattern at Studio DIY.
Upcycle a stuffie into a stocking! Use the free pattern & tutorial here on Swoodson Says.
The cutest, free santa hat sewing pattern from Fleece Fun
12 Days of Christmas ornaments pattern from Mmmcrafts– and you can buy the materials as a big beautiful kit! Larissa is so talented and I’m super excited for her to finally finish this series. They are gorgeous!!
Sew up some simple Nutcracker stuffed dolls with this easy stuffed doll tutorial here on Swoodson Says!
The most festive Christmas apron sewing tutorial, a Santa apron pattern from Crazy Little Projects
This adorable stick horse reindeer pattern would be a huge hit around here, and burn off extra energy when you’re stuck inside! Get the free pattern at Skip to My Lou.
I am dying to make some of these; modern, bold star Christmas pillows! Free pattern at Sew4Home.
Reindeer Advent Calendar pattern from Sugar House Shop- you’ve probably seen this on Pinterest, now make it for yourself! Such a cute pattern.
A sweet little stuffed tree sewing pattern – hopefully distract little people from the real tree with a small tree of their own! Free tree pattern here on Swoodson Says.
Bake a batch of cookies and pair it with these sweet Christmas hexie hand towels, free tutorial at Sweet Red Poppy.
The sweetest, squishiest reindeer softie to sew! Free stuffed animal pattern from Fluffmonger, she has kits to make them as well.
Vintage inspired, braided Christmas wreath sewing tutorial by Made By Sara for Peekaboo Patterns
Modern Peace on Earth banner kit from Satsuma Street- This would look so pretty on a mantel!
I had so much fun sewing these quilted Christmas ornaments and they would be perfect to use up any scraps from the bigger projects on this list! Free pattern here at Swoodson Says.
Embroidered Christmas felt ornaments from Nancy Nicholson Design- these are beautiful, I would love to have a tree full of felt ornaments some day.
Modern Christmas tree quilt with a block from Diary of a Quilter- I LOVE this, again, I want more scraps so I can make this!!
Modern Christmas Advent Calendar pattern from Sugar House Shop- another fun modern advent calendar pattern, I like the shape of the tree.
Super fun pom pom pillow tutorial, sewn up and shared on Flamingo Toes
Felt garland pattern from Shiny Happy World- this isn’t strictly Christmas colors but wouldn’t it be gorgeous stitched up in reds and greens?!
Get your kids involved and sew up this collaborative Christmas wall decoration, they will love seeing their artwork on the wall!
Fun, graphic Christmas throw pillow tutorial at Olivia Jane Handcrafted, I love this fabric and love these pillows.