If you are looking for fun projects to do during the holiday season and have a sewing machine or are looking for a free sewing pattern, you’re in the right place. I’m so excited to share with you 80 sewing crafts for Christmas time that are so much fun.

Homemade gifts and decorations make this the most wonderful time of the year!

Related: This small Christmas stocking pattern is the perfect project for the holidays! And this no-sew Christmas Tree Skirt is definitely worth looking at!

Festive & Simple Sewing Projects

I love making my own handmade ornaments, gifting handmade gifts, crafting DIY Christmas decorations for the outdoors, and festive indoors home decor. That’s why this Christmas season, I decided to share with you my favorite Christmas sewing project ideas that I’ve found across the web. The best part is that we added a lot of Christmas sewing projects that are ideal for younger kids to do on their own with just a little help from you.

You’ll find so many fun gift ideas for the whole family and other easy Christmas holiday projects that you can do with your favorite fabric scraps. So put on a Christmas movie, grab your hot chocolate drink, pick a DIY project, and get started.

Enjoy this Christmas sewing inspiration!

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1. Santa Face Ornaments

These easy-to-make ornaments are a great project for beginners, and they’re sure to add some extra holiday cheer to your home. Follow the tutorial to make these cute Santa face ornaments.

Image shows a santa face ornament hanging from a ribbon.
What a cute Santa.

2. Patchwork Hoop Ornament by Sew Chatty

This Christmas ornament is fast and simple to make, and super cute too. You only need a small hoop, fabric scraps, a hot glue gun and basic sewing supplies.

Image shows a patchwork hoop ornament. text reads sew chatty
Super easy ornament.

3. Felt Christmas Gnome

Make a under-the-tree decoration or a Christmas pillow felt gnome. It’s going to be one of your favorite free sewing patterns this festive season.

Image shows three sew gnome crafts.
Sew some cute gnomes.

4. Christmas Stocking Pattern

This Christmas stocking pattern is super simple to sew! In no time at all, you can make the cutest Xmas stockings with these free Christmas sewing patterns.

Image shows a sew stocking hanging from a wall with pins.
Don’t forget to add some candies!

5. 12 Days of Christmas Fabric Gift Bags

These 12 days of Christmas Fabric Gift Bags are something fun you sew up either as a gift or for your own family!

Image shows a 12 days of chritmas book advent calendar with a Grinch plushie on top of it.
Let’s promote reading in a fun way.

6. How To Make Upcycled Denim Patchwork Quilted Stars Decoration

Upcycle fabric from old jeans to make patchwork denim quilted stars. They make good table mats to protect the dining table from hot dishes. via Pillar Box Blue.


Use up some fabric scraps to create beautiful fabric Christmas trees. They are perfect to use as ornaments or gift toppers and the best thing is that you can make them in different sizes. via Scratch and Stitch.

Image shows five DIY christmas ornaments made with fabric scraps hanging from a branch.
You can make very unique crafts.

8. Free jingle bird softie sewing pattern

Here’s a great project for the whole family, even the youngest ones can help. Kids will love helping with the stitches or even make their own bird and then hang it from the tree. via Swoodson Says.

image shows two felt-sewed birds on a christmas tree.
This is a great beginner sewing project.

9. DIY Felt Christmas ornaments

These Christmas ornaments are easy to make and propose a modern twist to the traditional embroidered felt decoration. We love that you don’t need a sewing machine for this craft! via Ohoh Deco.

Image shows a christmas ornament set hanging from a piece of wood.
Decorate your tree with your own ornaments.


This Santa stocking is so unique, gorgeous, and most importantly – ready for plenty of goodies. Follow the simple instructions to make your own! via Scratch and Stitch.

Image shows a santa stocking made with fleece and felt.
This Santa is going to become one of your favorite things to sew.

11. Santa pillow pattern

Are you ready to make a cute Santa pillow? The tutorial is easy to follow and even beginners can easily create their own pillow. via Ohohdeco.

Image shows a santa pillow on a sofa in front of some plants.
Super cozy and comfy.

12. Heirloom Advent Calendar DIY

You are going to have so much fun making this advent calendar DIY with felt. Use different shapes and sizes to make it look more original. via A Beautiful Mess.

Image shows a stocking felt advent calendar hanging from. wall.
The most beautiful advent calendar ever.

13. felt pocket advent calendar

This advent calendar includes wool-blend felt, mini clothespins, garlands, and only takes a couple of hours to create. Then you can use it year after year! via Ink & Glue.

Super cute!

14. DIY Fabric Santa Advent Calendar

Looking for a fun advent calendar to do with the family? Make a fabric Santa advent calendar to countdown to the big day! Here’s a simple project via The Crafty Gentleman.

Image shows a fabric santa advent calendar hanging from a wall.
You can use this advent calendar for years to come.

15. Holiday Pillow Wreath

Create a beautiful holiday pillow wreath this season! This is a simple sewing project – create one to decorate your home or gift to someone special. via Crafting Cheerfully.

image shows a christmas wreath sewn together.
Bring Christmas to your door!

16. Cute Elf Apron Pattern for Christmas

When you make this cute elf apron pattern, you’re going to want to spend all of your time in the kitchen baking for Christmas! Here’s an apron pattern in two sizes, so kids can help in the kitchen too. via Crazy Little Projects.

Image shows a young boy in a kitchen wearing an elf apron pattern.
Baking has never been so much fun.

17. Easy Christmas Stocking Pattern

Want to make some stockings this year to hang or to give as a gift? Use this easy Christmas stocking pattern to sew a stocking in about 10 minutes. via Crazy Little Projects.

Image shows two Christmas stockings with candies inside.
We love crafts that are quick to make.

18. Free Family Christmas Pajama Patterns

Learn how to sew Christmas pajamas for the entire family using free PDF sewing patterns and knit fabric. Use festive, bright colors! via Sweet Red Poppy.

Image shows a family wearing a diy Christmas pajama.
Super cute matching PJs!


You can make a cute Santa Hat to bring holiday cheer to the whole family, or at least a cute picture! Simply download the pattern and follow the step-by-step instructions. via Fleece Fun.

Image shows a santa hat in front of a blue background with christmas decorations.
Make your own big or little Santa hats.


If you like Christmas pillow covers, why not create your own with a flange? Just follow a free tutorial. via Apple Green Cottage.

Image shows a DIY Christmas pillow.
What a fun way to decorate your bedroom.

21. Christmas Tree Cutlery Pocket, Sewing Tutorial

Get ready for the Christmas dinner by making a cutlery holder that is totally festive! You can also give them to your loved ones for a practical, handmade gift. via Sew Crafty Me.

Image shows two photos with a festive cutlery holder and flowers next to them.
Make your Christmas table festive.

22. Felt Christmas Ornaments Sewing Tutorial

Make felt ornaments – these are easy and safe for kids. Choose vibrant colors to make your tree look brighter. via Sew Crafty Me.

Image shows a plate with Christmas felt ornaments on top of it - a snowman, a stocking, a christmas tree, a star and a candy cane.
The snowman ornament is so adorable.

23. Scalloped Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern – Free & Easy

This Christmas skirt is so easy to make; it’s an ideal project for beginners. You will need to know how to attach bias tape. via So Sew Easy.

Image shows a woman putting together a christmas tree skirt with festive patterns.
Your Christmas tree will look so special.


We love repurposing old clothes! These sweater projects are pretty fun to make – and they are all Christmas-themed. via Make It & Love It.

Image shows three Christmas hats made from old sweaters.
These hats are so cozy.


These last-minute pot holders are a great gift for family members, teachers, friends, etc. via Coral+Co Modern Sewing.

Image shows two pot holders with the materials and supplies next to it.
It’s the perfect gift!

26. Candy Christmas Mini Quilt

Make a mini quilt to embellish your Christmas tree. It’s such an easy pattern that can be sewn in several different ways. via Bonjour Quilts.

Image shows a candy christmas mini quilt on the floor.
Give this mini quilt a try.

27. Ruffled Christmas Tree Tutorial

Ready to make your own ruffled, fabric Christmas tree? It’s a great way to decorate your home without spending too much money. via Sew Much Ado.

Image shows a ruffled Christmas tree craft.
What a lively Christmas tree.

28. The cutest Gnome Mug Rug ever!

This gnome mug rug is all ready to put a smile on your face and keep your mug safe and warm. via The Crafty Quilter.

Image shows a gnome mug rug.
Drinking hot cocoa will be a sweeter experience.

29. DIY heart shaped Christmas ornaments

These simple yet adorable wool heart ornaments make for a great Christmas tree decoration and for some thoughtful handmade gifts for loved ones. via I Can Sew This.

Image shows a two heart-shaped christmas ornaments.
So adorable.

30. How to Sew a Santa Hat (FREE Pattern!)

This Santa hat pattern comes in tree sizes so you can make little Santa hats for everyone in your family. via Cucicucicoo.

Image shows two DIY santa hats.
These are lovely Christmas gifts.

31. DIY Christmas Tree Napkins Tutorial and FREE Pattern

These DIY Christmas tree napkins are meant to help your dinner table look as best as possible, plus they are so unique and creative. via Hello Sewing.

Image shows Christmas tree napkins with festive patterns.
What a fun way to display your cutlery.

32. {Tutorial} Fabric Star Hangers

These star hangers are so quick and easy, you will have a batch prepared for friends and family in no time and they are the perfect way to share something handmade at Christmas. via Threadbare Creations.

Image shows a fabric star hanger with decorations.
Lovely Christmas presents.


cinnamon tree ornaments.jpg Sew patchwork Christmas trees with cinnamon stick trunks! It’s a great project for using up scraps that you might have around the home. via Sew Can She.

Image shows DIY cinnamon tree christmas ornaments.
Your house will smell like Christmas.

34. Santa or Gnome Hanging Kitchen Towels

Make a hanging towel that looks just like Santa or a gnome. What a fun way to make your kitchen look more festive. via Crafty Staci.

image shows two hanging kitchen towels that look like Santa and gnome.
So festive.

35. How To Sew a DIY Pom Pom Tree Skirt

Try this easy tutorial for sewing a DIY pom pom tree skirt; it will take longer to pick your fabric than to finish this fun Christmas sewing project. via Swoodson Says.

Image shows a christmas skirt with presents on top of it.
Your presents will look so pretty this year.


Take your sewing to the next level with this scrap-busting project, they are such a fun little Christmas craft to make to decorate your home or give as a gift. via Positively Splendid.

Image shows a fabric yoyo Christmas tree decoration.
Display this craft for years to come.

37. Keepsake Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make – Free Sewing Pattern

Have a fun family craft night with these keepsake Christmas ornaments kids can make! You sew the simple fabric ornaments using the free sewing pattern and then let the kids decorate them to give as gifts! via Orange Bettie.

Image shows three sew ornaments made by kids.
We love crafts that kids can make.

38. How To Make A Christmas Table Runner

If you want to make a Christmas table runner, here’s a very simple tutorial, although it does have a lot of steps. Take your time, and you’ll be done in no time. via Beginner Sewing Projects.

Image shows a Christmas table runner.
You don’t need a lot of experience to make this craft.


This oversized candy cane pillow is easy to make and adds a whimsical vibe to your Christmas decor. via Lovely Indeed.

Image shows a large candy cane home decor.
Sewing home decor is so fun.

40. Felt Gingerbread House Christmas Ornament Pattern

This gingerbread ornament is a fun and simple project. Some felt and thread is all you need to stitch up a treasure that will last for years. via Polkadot Chair.

Image shows a gingerbread felt craft
A gingerbread house you can sew!

41. Star Shaped Pillows in Three Sizes

These decorative pillows come in three sizes and three mix-and-match styles. They look great as a set or separately. via Sew 4 Home.

These stars are perfect for Christmas.

42. Free Christmas Plush Sewing Pattern and Tutorial – Full Size Plush and Ornaments

This tutorial includes easy instructions for making cute plushies with socks, scarf, and antlers. Very wintery! via Fluffmonger.

Image shows a DIY sewn plushie hanging from a tree.
Isn’t this plushie so cute?

43. Wonder Tree :: Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Learn how to sew the cutest Christmas ornaments for your next Christmas. It includes a free printable tutorial with instructions to make them. via Nana Company.

Image shows a Christmas ornament madw with scraps.
Light up your Christmas tree!

44. Winter Mitten Garland Tutorial

This winter mitten garland tutorial is a really fun project that also doubles as a keepsake. It’s super cute and will last for years to come. via Sew Simple At Home.

Image shows a mitten garland hanging from a wooden wall.
You’ll love how easy to make it is.

45. Easy Vintage-style Christmas Light Garland Tutorial

This adorable vintage-style Christmas light garland is simple to make, but adds a great pop to your decor. You can put them just about anywhere – no electricity required! via Silo & Sage.

Image shows a christmas light garland hanging from a wall.
Put up these vintage-style lights!

46. DIY Kid-Friendly Christmas Ornament

Make these adorable kid-friendly Christmas ornament with some cute fleece. Never worry about your kids playing with or breaking ornaments again! via Heather Handmade.

Image shows a kid-friendly christmas ornament on a tree.
You won’t believe how easy to make these ornaments are.

47. Making Merry with Janome! Christmas Ornament Placemat {tutorial}

These quilted 14″ placemats can be used for a table setting or laid out in a row as an interchangeable table runner. Make your own with your favorite designs! via Thread Riding Hood.

Image shows three festive placemats on. wooden table.
Don’t these placemats look so festive?

48. DIY Fabric Ornament Ball with Free Pattern

Learn how to make a DIY Fabric Ornament ball with a free sewing pattern. Use the same fabric or alternate fabrics for a classic ornament. via Heather Handmade.

Image shows different ornament balls hanging from a wreath with pinecones.
You can put these ornaments anywhere in your house and they’ll never break.

49. Make Your Own Fabric Gift Card Holder

This is such a fun way to give a gift card that is also personal and unique. Or just use some silly fabric to make your friends laugh! via Sew Simple Home.

Image shows two fabric gift card holders with a festive theme.
What a great way to give a gift card!


The free DIY Christmas gift tags template comes in 3 sizes and with many embellishment options. They are a great way to use your extra scrap fabric. via Apple Green Cottage.

Image shows two gift tags templates.
Super festive and easy to make gift tags.

51. Christmas Tree Table Topper

Learn how to make a Christmas tree table topper with a free hexagon table topper quilt pattern. Decorate with this Christmas sewing project. via Heather Handmade.

Image shows a christmas tree table topper with ornaments on it.
This table tree topper is an adorable craft.

52. DIY Dog Ornament

Make a dog bone keepsake ornament to hang on the tree with this free template and tutorial from Beginner Sewing Projects.

Image shows a dog bone ornament.
Don’t forget your dog this Christmas.

53. How to Make a Snowflake Christmas Pillow

Christmas trees and twinkly lights make everything so special. So, why not add them to your pillows too? via Seasoned Homemaker.

Image shows a pillow with a snowflake decoration sewn into it.
Let’s make Christmasy pillow!

54. How to make Stitched Paper Christmas Cards

There’s nothing better than handmade cards. So make special handmade Christmas cards to send to your loved ones this Christmas! via Sum of Their Stories.

Image shows a stitched paper christmas card that says "Merry Christmas"
Everybody loves handmade cards.

55. DIY Christmas Scrunchie

If you would like to sew some Christmas scrunchies with Christmas prints, then here’s a video tutorial you can’t miss. via Easy Sewing For Beginners.

Image shows a Christmas-themed scrunchie
Make seasonal scrunchies this Christmas.

56. Stunning Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments made with embroidery hoops are super easy and fun. The best part is that you can use materials from around the home. via Inspire. Create. Upcycle.

Image shows three embroidery hoop ornaments.
If you like upcycling crafts, this is for you.

57. Easy To Make Christmas Bell Fabric Ornament

How to sew your own Christmas bell fabric ornament using a vintage sewing pattern. Brocade fabric makes gorgeous old-style ornaments! via Intelligent Domestications.

Imag shows an old-style vintage ornament hanging from a tree.
What a fancy ornament!


This step-by-step instructions to make a prairie point start is an easy sewing project to complete in a couple of hours time. via Super Mom No Cape.

Image shows a dIY tree ornament hanging from a tree.
Hang this ornament on your tree for a super festive look.

59. Tutorial: Felt deer applique ornament

Let’s make a deer applique ornament to embellish your Christmas tree. It is not too hard but it is time consuming because of the hand stitching. via Lulu & Celeste.

Image shows a felt deer applique ornament.
Such a cute deer ornament!

60. Pillow Cover with Bonus Silhouette, Cricut and Applique files

Here’s a simple tutorial to make your own zippered pillow cover for the jolly season. via Made For Mermaids.

Image shows three festive DIY pillows with a Christmas theme.
Make pillows for every season.

61. Christmas Tree Pillow Pattern

Make a kid-friendly tree pillow. Just pick a fabric that you love and make just one for the couch or make several for each family member. via Sew Simple Home.

Image shows a tree-shaped pillow with a Christmas theme.
Looking for a kid-friendly decoration? Here it is!

62. Simple Reindeer Pajamas Applique Pattern

Making your own jammies is not so hard! Start a holiday sewing tradition to make DIY Christmas pajamas with reindeer applique. via Sew Simple Home.

Image shows two little boys wearing reindeer pajamas.
Such cute little jammies!

63. Mini Snowman Softie {Tutorial + Free Pattern}

This little snowman makes a perfect stocking stuffer or add a loop of ribbon and turn it into an ornament for the tree! via Felt With Love Designs.

Image shows a mini snowman softie on a pink christmas tree.
Soooo adorable!!

64. Santa Sack

Make your own Santa sack to bring the presents to your Christmas tree this year, or give to neighbors, teachers, etc. via Made For Mermaids.

Image shows a Santa sack craft that says "Special delivery for Thoman"
This is a really creative way to bring presents this year.


See how to make gift tags with hexies, it’s quick, easy and so much fun! via Apple Green Cottage.

Image shows gift cards with hexies, they have a Santa on them.
Hexies are so easy to make.

66. Ruffled Tree Skirt

If you have some extra time before Christmas and want to make your house look more festive, make a ruffled tree skirt! Here’s a tutorial from Pretty Prudent.

Image shows a ruffled tree skirt under a tree.
Make your Christmas tree even more special.

67. Free Quilted Fair Isle Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

Make a quilted Christmas tree skirt pattern with a fair isle design. Just use the free pattern with half square triangles to make your own. via Heather Handmade.

Image shows a quilted fair isle christmas tree skirt.
Or give this tree skirt a try.

68. Christmas Tree Pom Pom Pillow

Make this DIY Christmas tree pom pom pillow for your own home, or for a gift. This simple pom pom craft is inexpensive and fun! via On Sutton Place.

Image shows a Christmas tree pom pom pillow.
You can use this pillow in other seasons too.


Spread some joy with these letter pillows. These letters are so fun to make you will be making them for everyone. via Thermo Web.

Image shows the word JOY in pillows with chrismas theme.
Create any word you want.


Here is a fast and easy stocking pattern. It is a great way to make a really special gift with some of the fun holiday fabrics available at this time of the year. via Fabric Worm.

Image shows a stocking craft hanging from a wall.
Stockings are great wall hangings during the season.


This elf stocking pattern might look fancy and complicated but it’s super easy to make and would make a wonderful addition to your Christmas décor! via Easy Peasy Creative.

Image shows three elf stockings with colorful patterns and christmas decor.
These stockings are so colorful.

72. How to Make a Fabric Star (free fabric star ornament pattern)

This sewing pattern is simple and easy to follow, so you can create several star ornaments in no time. And, the possibilities are endless when it comes to fabrics and colors. via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

Image shows three star ornaments over a white background.
This is such an easy pattern.

73. Easy Fabric Ornament Gift Toppers Tutorial

All you need is a few minutes at the sewing machine, and you’ll have a cute fabric ornament that’s perfect on the tree or as a gift topper!  via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

Image shows three christmas gift toppers
These toppers are so easy to make.

74. Christmas Tree Banner from Fabric Scraps

Create a farmhouse style Christmas tree banner this holiday season using green and brown fabric scraps! A great scrappy holiday project! via Crafting Cheerfully.


Make Christmas stockings with this free sewing pattern for all your little gifts this year! via Sew Can She.

Image shows three sew small stockings.
So small and cute!


This simple braided fabric wreath would be a great gift idea or to whip up quickly to sell at the craft fairs for some extra holiday cash. You can make this with your own fabric style for any season. via Thermoweb.

Image shows a christmas wreath with christmas decorations next to it.
We are sure this wreath will be a success everywhere.


You can never have too many kitchen towels! So make some festive ones for you and your loved ones with a Christmas theme. Follow the tutorial by Thermoweb.

Image shows two kitchen towels with a christmas theme that say "merry" and "bright"
Perfect gifts for Christmas!


If you are looking for an alternative to the typical Christmas wreath, give this burlap Christmas tree wall hanging a try! via The Tiptoe Fairy.

Image shows a dIY burlap christmas tree hanging from a wall.
What a great wreath!

79. Simple Fabric Stags Head Tutorial and Pattern

Stag heads make a great seasonal decoration all year round. If you choose a festive fabric, yours will become perfect for Christmas. via Pillar Box Blue.

Image shows a colorful stag head decorated with patterns.
Such beautiful patterns.

80. Video tutorial: Patchwork Christmas tree softie – free quick and easy project

Learn to make this Christmas ornament in 3 minutes by following the video tutorial. You can use all your favorite fabric scraps! via Teresa Down Under.

Image shows a patchwork christmas tree softie
This is a really cute and easy craft.

Thank you for stopping by today for my holiday sewing tutorial and all things Christmas! Please let me know in the comments which ones you plan to sew! What other tutorials would you like to see in the future!

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