November 30, 2022
Christmas Sewing Projects to Make in a Weekend
Do you need a little Christmas right this very minute? (I sure do!)
You don’t have to wait for the snow to fly; turn on your favorite holiday tunes, and whip up a festive sewing project this weekend. It’ll put you in a jolly mood, and you’ll get a head start on your holiday sewing.
We’ve gathered our favorite projects for a weekend of Christmas sewing. Pick a pattern, grab some fabric, and turn that sewing room into Santa’s workshop!
Sewing Christmas Decorations
A home dressed for Christmas is as sweet as a gingerbread house. Table runners. Wall hangings. Pretty stockings hung in a row. They gather happy memories from year to year. Every time I pull them from storage, I can’t help but smile.
When Jenny was a little girl, she made woven hearts for the Christmas tree, a tradition handed down by her Swedish grandmother. This Woven Hearts Table Runner has big 16-patch hearts and pretty curves made with one of our favorite templates, the small Missouri Star Drunkard’s Path Circle Template Set.
Show off festive fabrics with this easy charm pack Tree Skirt. The simple layout is made special with cropped corners and a charming candy stripe border. It’s quick, easy, and “sew” cute!
Count the days to Christmas with a quilt-as-you-go Advent Calendar. We use the amazing 2 1/2" Hexagon Template by Daisy & Grace to fussy cut pretty prints. The tree hexis have little pockets to hold daily surprises. And because it’s quilt-as-you-go, no backing or binding is needed. When you’re done, you’re done!
Nothing says Christmas quite like a matching set of stockings. With just one charm pack, you can create FOUR Patchwork Stockings with the cutest little squares. They’re finished with a tidy cuff, and look so lovely lined up on the mantle.
With needle, thread, and a stack of pretty precuts, you can stitch up the Christmas of your dreams. There are so many new holiday fabrics available, your home can be a reflection of your family’s unique traditions and preferences. Make it yours, and make it fun!
Christmas Gifts to Sew
Homemade gifts are infused with love. You take great care to choose just the right fabric. You spend hours cutting, stitching, pressing, and planning. And when the big day arrives, all that effort truly shines through.
These pretty ornaments are made with jelly roll scraps and regular ‘ole tinfoil. They’re big - six to eight inches - and those foil toppers add a little jing-a-ling bling that everyone loves.
Sling bags are the new hot thing. They’re worn across the chest to keep your treasures safe and secure. Like the cool, older sister of the fanny pack, this bag is made for adventure. Put it under the tree this year, and win big points with your trendiest teens!
Give the gift of family fun with the Fabric Checkerboard. This pattern includes zip pockets for game pieces, and it can also be used as a portable chessboard.
Stitch up a snuggly stuffed animal with Funky Friend Factory. These easy-to-follow patterns are so sweet and unique, from sloths to narwhals to long-legged flamingos!
Christmas magic is made in the sewing room. (That’s right, you’re basically Santa!) So turn that space into the North Pole, and start preppin’ now for the merriest of celebrations. When the holidays arrive, you’ll be so glad you did!
Published by Danae M.