December is on its way, which means it’s time to make your list and check it twice… not a list of presents but of Christmas sewing projects! You’ll need to get working on your list this month to have all your hand-sewn pieces finished in time for the big day.


Not sure what to sew? Never fear. We have 12 free easy Christmas sewing projects to inspire you. Think of it as a countdown to the festivities – 12 projects for the 12 days of Christmas!

To help you make all these gorgeous Christmas sewing projects, we’ve teamed up with Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking. Their sewing machines are the best in the business and have a range of features that will help you whip up these sewing projects easily and efficiently.

Let the Christmas sewing commence!

12 easy Christmas sewing projects to make with your machine

1. Sew a starry table runner

Christmas decorations to sew – Christmas table runner pattern

Decorate your festive table with Jessica Entwistle’s easy Christmas table runner pattern.

Pick out some fun Christmas fabrics to make your stars from then use the PFAFF Ambition 620 sewing machine to quilt the runner together.

This machine is brilliant as it has 136 stitches, allowing you to appliqué your stars to your runner neatly and quickly.

2. Make your own present sack!

How to make a Christmas gift sack

Help Father Christmas out this year by sewing your very own Santa sack. Rebecca Reid shows you how to make a Christmas gift sack here on Gathered.

Seeing this sack bursting with gifts is sure to make anyone, no matter their age, excited!

3. It’s time to sew a stocking

How to make a Christmas stocking

Stitch your very own stocking with our how to make a Christmas stocking tutorial.

This easy to follow tutorial is the perfect project to make with the PFAFF Ambition 610 sewing machine.

Use the 29 needle positions to accurately stitch your stocking pieces together and the start/stop feature to finish off your stocking beautifully.

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4. Create your own adorable gift tags

Free Christmas foundation paper piecing patterns

Foundation Paper Piecing fans will love these mini gift tags! There’s five free Christmas FPP patterns to choose from including a Santa, a Christmas tree and a candy cane.

These sweet tags will look lovely attached to gifts, but would also make fun tree decorations.

Treat your loved ones to their own sewing machine!

Become the favourite friend or family member at this year’s celebrations by treating your loved one to their very own sewing machine.

Buy one of PFAFF’s Ambition sewing machines as a gift this year and we promise they’ll fall in love with sewing!

5. Give your tree its own festive skirt!

Free Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

Protect your floor from all those dropped pine needles with Sally Stevens's free Christmas tree skirt pattern.

The PFAFF Ambition 620 sewing machine is the ideal tool to use when piecing together this skirt. The extra presser foot lift and presser foot pressure functions allow you to sew the fabric layers without snagging.

The Ambition 620 also comes with a range of accessory feet which you can use to both quilt the skirt and add the decorative stitching on top.

This gorgeous skirt adds an extra decorative element to your home and makes those under-the-tree gifts feel all the more special.

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6. Stitch some mini mittens

Christmas decorations to sew – mitten tree decorations

These little mitten Christmas tree decorations are a great stash buster and make wonderful decorations. You can hang them from the tree or string them together to make a DIY Christmas garland.

You can stitch these mittens by hand, but by using a sewing machine you’ll both speed up the process and have a neater finish.

7. Snowy polar bear pillow pattern

Polar Bear Pattern

How cute is Jessica Entwistle’s wintry cushion? This easy Christmas sewing project is one you can display throughout the colder months.

The Ambition 610 sewing machine will help you stitch this project in a matter of hours. The free motion sewing function will help you to appliqué the polar bear's face and make sewing the quilt sandwich together a dream.

We think this polar bear cushion would also make a thoughtful handmade Christmas gift. It would look lovely in little ones' bedrooms.

8. Decorate your door with patchwork!


Lynne Edwards has shared her incredible Christmas patchwork wreath pattern for you to sew in time for December.

Use the Tribute 150C sewing machine to help you create the 18 origami-style folds used in this wreath pattern. The 160 built-in stitches and start/stop function will enable you to construct the triangles efficiently, halving the making time.

This striking design will catch the attention of everyone who walks past!

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9. Jazz up your Christmas table with handmade placemats

DIY placemats

Give your dining table some extra sparkle with Anna Alicia’s DIY placemats tutorial. She shows you how to whip up this easy Christmas sewing project with your sewing machine right here on Gathered.

Simple yet effective, these placemats can be reused year after year. Every Christmas table needs a handmade touch!

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10. Sew your own sugary gingerbread house

Gingerbread house sewing pattern

This adorable gingerbread house sewing pattern will be the star of the show this Christmas. Whether you use it as a decoration, centrepiece or a gift for young children, we know the whole family will love it.

While it looks complicated, it’s actually an easy Christmas sewing project. By using the piping foot which comes with the Tribute 150c sewing machine, you’ll be able to easily create the piping for your gingerbread house.

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The graphic display with in-built stitches will help you to assemble your gingerbread house pieces together hassle-free.

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11. Quilt a statement piece for Christmas

Lynne Goldsworthy's two colour Christmas quilt

If you want to go all out this year then why not make Lynne Goldsworthy’s stunning two colour quilt block pattern? The festive colours make it our favourite Christmas quilt to cosy up underneath.

The Ambition 620 is the perfect machine for making this easy Christmas sewing project. The Original IDTTM System has an integrated dual feed, making it a dream to stitch these quilt layers together.

It also has an extra large sewing space, giving you plenty of room to make this king-sized quilt!

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12. Festive coasters for your hot chocolate

Christmas decorations to sew – patchwork coasters

Jess Entwistle has created the ultimate easy Christmas sewing project – Christmas patchwork coasters.

Ideal for beginners, these coasters can be created with the Ambition 610 sewing machine in one, snowy evening.

Make yourself a cosy cocoa to drink, listen to some Christmas classics and get stitching!

Make Christmas 2023 the most handmade one yet!

Handmade Christmas decorations and gifts make the holidays all the more special. They represent the love and care you feel towards your family and make your home look beautiful!

These free easy Christmas sewing projects are designed to help you create handmade touches that will last a lifetime. Use your PFAFF sewing machine to stitch these projects and they’ll bring you joy every December.

Stitch all these easy Christmas sewing projects with Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking

Pfaff Ambition and Husqvarna Viking Tribute sewing machines are the dream machines for making all the easy Christmas sewing projects we’ve featured.

Accurate, fast and easy-to-use, it’ll make your sewing experience all the more enjoyable.


Head over to their website to shop their sewing machine range.

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Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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