You don’t need a pattern to cut and sew a tree skirt! I have an easy tutorial for how to sew a diy pom pom tree skirt; it will take longer to pick your fabric than to finish this fun Christmas sewing project. I worked on this while visiting family, without my usual tools or fast Internet access, and I’m so thrilled with how it turned out. This was a gift for my friend but I have plenty of pom-pom trim left over so I might need to make one for myself, too! I love sewing handmade Christmas gifts, you can see the modern Christmas HST quilt I gifted last year.
Ready to make the sweetest embroidered family photo ornament? I saw a blog post with an almost identical project, didn’t save it, and never could find it again. I’ve searched with a few key words and not found it, but if you have seen this before, please tell me where and I’ll link my original inspiration. They just sketched out their little leaf flourishes but I have a free pattern for the overlay you can download!
I think this would be a lovely family tradition to stitch up each year, what better way to celebrate Christmas than looking back on past winters? It would be easy to customize the style according to your tree or your recipient, if you’re gifting, by painting the hoop, adding trim, and choosing different colors.
I’m super excited with how this DIY Snow Globe Ornament turned out, my kids love shaking the “snow” around and I think it looks lovely hanging on the tree!
I spotted this paper version of a snow globe embroidery hoop from Popper and Mimi a while back and stored it in my brain for inspiration. My kids can be rough with, well everything, so I knew that using a paper photograph on the back would just end up getting poked through. Working off of that idea, I made a super sturdy, kid safe shaker ornament that can be played with and still last several years! DIY Christmas ornaments with personalized photos are my favorite, it’s so much fun to pull them out once a year and see how little the kids were.
I have a fun, easy little bird pattern to share today, as a part of the Sew A Softie group. I love the Sew A Softie community – Trixi from Coloured Buttons organizes it and all over the world, bloggers share free softie patterns and organize softie sewing workshops. Her passion for getting kids started sewing is lovely; you can see my review of her e-book for kids sewing here. In the past I have shared a free sheep softie and a free pocket kitty softie, this Christmas season I have a jingle bird!
If you like sewing felt ornaments, I have a big list of free felt ornament patterns here, too.