24 free Christmas sewing projects

We're posting a new Christmas sewing project with our quillty advent calendar! Read on to find a pattern or template here every day in the countdown to Christmas Day. Let's begin!

Santa sewing pattern

It’s the holiday season so we’re launching this Quilty Advent Calendar to celebrate. Here on the LP&Q team, we’ve gathered together this collection of 24 favourite sewing projects to help you give a handmade touch to your home this Christmas

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1

Embroidered hexagon ornaments

Sew the sweetest little hexies to dec out mantelpieces, trees and doorways with Mollie Johanson’s free embroidery patterns and step by step tutorial.

How to embroidery easy hexie decorations

how to make christmas decorations embroidery

2

Make a fabric advent calendar

Whip up a DIY advent calendar to fill with candy canes and sweet treats as you countdown to Christmas.

Find our free advent calendar tutorial here

Free advent calendar sewing pattern

3

Sew your own patchwork star stockings

Ali Burdon’s classic Christmas stockings will be treasured for many Christmases to come. Find the free sewing pattern and step-by-step instructions for how to make them.

Find out how to make DIY star stockings

How to make Christmas stockings

4

Turn fabric scraps into star decorations

Transform the tiniest of fabric scraps of your prettiest prints into Ali Burdon’s beautiful patchwork star Christmas decorations.

How to sew patchwork star decorations

How to sew patchwork decorations

5

Treat your Christmas table to home-sewn table settings

Bring some handmade style to your Christmas table with these lovely star place holders by Anna Alicia.

Try our star place holder tutorial

How to make a Christmas star table place holder

6

Sew straps into fabric origami stars

Take strips of fabric and fold them into these soothing-to-make star decorations.

Watch our video guide and read our step-by-step walkthrough

How to make origami stars with fabric

7

Transform bare walls with a star wall hanging

Transform your walls into a starry sky and bring a sense of calm to the Christmas rush with Anna Alicia’s stash-busting wall hanging tutorial.

Find out how to make your own wall art here

How to make a star hanging

8

Make a Santa’s sack for Christmas morning

Pop on your favourite Christmas tunes, reach for your sewing machine and make this DIY gift sack pattern, designed by Rebecca Reid for Simply Sewing magazine.

Find out how to sew a gift sack with our free tutorial

Christmas sack sewing pattern

9

Foundation paper piece a sweet Santa

Ho ho ho! We spy a friendly Father Christmas, stitched up from the tiniest of fabric scraps! Sew a sweet little Santa tag to give or hang from your tree with our free Santa Foundation paper piecing template.

Find our free Santa FPP pattern and instructions here

Santa foundation paper piecing pattern

Day 9: Free Santa Foundation Paper Piecing template

10

Easy-sew softie decorations

These quick-to-stitch softie Christmas decorations are an easy project for beginners and an easy make to whip up for experienced stitches looking for some home-made festive cheer!

Find out how to make them here

How to sew softie Christmas tree decorations

11

Sew tiny patchwork candy canes

Oh hello sweetest of foundation paper pieced candy canes! Use up fabric scraps and practise your FPP skills with this fun festive pattern.

Find our free candy cane pattern here

Free candy cane patchwork template

12

Embroider a kawaii snowflake

Let is snow! Stitch a flurry of cute snowflakes with Mollie Johanson’s pattern, as part of our free embroidery hexie ornaments set!

Find the free sewing pattern here

Free snowflake embroidery pattern

13

Free Christmas Tree foundation paper piecing template

For the next in our series of seasonal FPP patterns, stitch a tiny tree from your fabric scraps with our free template

Oh Christmas Tree! Find the pattern here

Free Christmas tree foundation paper piecing pattern copy

14

Sew a snowflake cushion

Winter is our favourite season for English Paper Piecing, so curl up with some hand-sewing and make this pretty snowflake cushion to add a frosty touch to your décor this Christmas.

How to sew a snowflake English Paper Piecing cushion

How to sew a snowflake cushion

15

Sew stylish baubles

Stitch your own beautiful festive baubles to adorn your Christmas tree using this pattern by Anna Alicia.

Head to our step-by-step guide for how to make them

How to make Christmas Tree Baubles

16

Sew a cute Santa ornament

We’ve got together with Pen + Paper Patterns to bring you a fun freebie: read on to find out how to whip  up this easy-sew Father Christmas ornament. He’s sure to be the jolliest project to brighten up your sewing table this year!

Head on over to penandpaperpatterns.blogspot.com to find out how to sew your own happy Santa decoration.

Santa sewing pattern

17

Embroider snowflake star decorations

Discover new embroidery stitches and deck the halls as you go with our beginners embroidery guide to Whipped Running Stitch. We’ll show you how to work the stitch then practise it on a pretty star garland.

Find out how it’s done here

How to do whipped running stitch

18

Embroider a Christmas wreath hexie

Today’s free embroidery motif is a wreath – because what Quilty Advent Calendar would be complete without one?

Download our free Christmas wreath embroidery pattern here

Christmas wreath embroidery pattern

19

Foundation paper piece a Christmas bauble

Sew the next in our series of seasonal FPP designs with our free template.

Get the pattern here

Christmas bauble foundation paper piecing pattern

20

Deck the halls with fabric paper chains!

Give traditional paper chains a makeover with our fun tutorial by Jennie Jones to spruce up your festive home with a homemade touch.

Find out how to make your own fabric paper chain with our DIY here

How to make fabric paper chains

21

Twinkle Twinkle Christmas star quilt pattern

Give Half Square Triangles a festive twist with Susan Standen’s Free Christmas Quilt Pattern – this twinkling quilt gives the holiday season a modern quilting update.

Get the free star quilt here

Christmas star quilt pattern detail 3

22

Cross stitch a mini wreath with this super-cute pattern

Our sister magazine The World of Cross Stitching has shared this free mini wreath baubles cross stitch chart  to stitch up in just an hour or two for a classic Christmas tree decoration.

Find the free wreath cross stitch pattern here

Christmas wreath cross stitch pattern
23

Embroider a Happy Holidays greeting

Sew the next in Mollie Johanson’s beautiful set of embroidered festive motifs with this free Happy Holidays embroidery pattern.

Find the pattern here

Happy Holidays embroidery pattern

Sew the sweetest patchwork stockings

Hooray we’ve reached the virtual Christmas Eve in this series of holiday treats for quilters! Sew the last in our set of festive foundation paper piecing patterns and pour yourself a sherry! (or whatever festive tipple you prefer).

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Day 24: Christmas Stocking Foundation Paper Piecing pattern

Christmas stocking foundation paper piecing pattern