When it comes to sewing for Christmas, we know there are a LOT of Christmas sewing projects and quilting patterns out there to choose from. They’re all free and easy to sew – and we know you’ll love making them this festive season.
Let’s face it, this is a busy time of year, so we’ve made it easy for you to find all your favourite Christmas sewing projects in one place with this round-up of quick and easy projects and patterns. If you’re looking for last-minute present ideas, then check out our list of 25 quick gifts to sew when you’re short of time and if you’re on the hunt for family craft ideas, how about our 50 Christmas Crafts for Kids?
Easy-sew star wall hanging
If you’re looking for Christmas sewing project ideas, this is a great show-stopping project that’s surprisingly quick to stitch. Transform your wall into a starry sky with our step-by-step guide to making a starry night decoration.
How to sew your own Christmas tree baubles
Whip up a batch of these easy-to-make Christmas decorations with our step-by-step guide!
DIY star cushions
Give your sofa a makeover with these easy-sew cushions by Rebecca Reid. They’re a great way to show off your favourite festive fabrics, especially those ones we all have stashed away to save for a rainy day. Well, this is that day! Show them off – they deserve the limelight!
Scandi-style Advent calendar sewing pattern
Our me-made countdown to Christmas has it all – sweet stitched pockets to stash mini treats throughout December, snow-capped touches and lots of chances to use up the smallest of scraps that you can’t bear to part with!
Turn fabric scraps into origami stars
The beauty of these me-made Christmas decorations is they don’t even need you to reach for your machine. All you need is a few strips of your favourite fabrics and our video walkthrough!
Sew your own stockings
Make Christmas morning one to remember and start a new family tradition with these handmade Christmas stockings! It’s one our favourite free Christmas sewing patterns and we’re in the middle of stitching up a fresh batch this week as we type!
Sew a sack for Santa
While we’re in the zone of Christmas morning makes, leave a handmade sack for Father Christmas to fill with treats this Christmas Eve!
How to make a Christmas tree garland
Sweet touches make this Christmas bunting stand out with metallic threads, sequins and a scandi vibe!
Deck the halls with fabric paper chains
If you’re on the hunt for Christmas decorations to sew, they don’t come more classic then your very own string of paper chains! Our version will last longer than the traditional ones as we’ve stitched them from our favourite Christmas fabrics.
How to sew star place holders
Of course, no festive round-up would be complete without some inspiration for your Christmas table. Anna Alicia’s sweet star place names are quick to stitch and a lovely way to turn beloved small fabric scraps into eye-catching table settings.
How to sew Christmas stocking Advent calendar stockings
Make your own retro Christmas stocking advent calendar to brighten up your home this December. This fun design by Anna Alicia can also be used to make colourful bunting.
Easy-sew Christmas tree Advent calendar
Children will love this colourful Christmas tree Advent calendar designed by Kirsty Hartley! It’s easy enough for a beginner to sew with confidence.
Find out how to make our easy-sew Christmas tree Advent calendar.
Embroidered hexagon ornaments
Sew the sweetest little hexies to deck out mantelpieces, trees and doorways with Mollie Johanson’s free embroidery patterns and step by step tutorial.
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.
Make your own gingerbread house decorations
Add a sweet touch to your Christmas tree with these adorable hand-stitched gingerbread houses! Add a festive tree or a smily snowman to complete the look.
Find out how to make gingerbread tree decorations.
Make a sparkling shrug
Get into the party mood by making this shimmering sequin shrug designed by Jennifer Mills. It looks great teamed with a floral dress!
Learn how to sew a glitter shrug.
Make a snowman softie
Get cosy with this cute little snowman softie toy created by Jo Carter! It’s a great Christmas gift for a child.
Find out how to make a snowman softie toy.
Sew straps into fabric origami stars
Take strips of fabric and fold them into these soothing-to-make star decorations.
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.
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!
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
Christmas tree skirt pattern
Arrange your gifts under the tree on top of this fabulous Christmas tree skirt designed by Sally Stevens.
Find out how to make our free Christmas tree skirt pattern.
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.
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.
Embroider snowflake star decorations
Discover new embroidery stitches and deck the halls as you go with our beginner’s embroidery guide to Whipped Running Stitch. We’ll show you how to work the stitch then practise it on a pretty star garland.
Foundation paper piece a Christmas bauble
Sew the next in our series of seasonal FPP designs with our free template.
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.
Merry embroidery hoop
This is a great project to make if you’re new to embroidery. You can learn how to make your own pretty Christmas embroidery hoop and master a new stitch in the process.
Learn how to sew coral stitch and make this easy festive embroidery hoop.
Free nutcracker Christmas quilt patterns
This beautiful quilt designed by Mandy Shaw is a real showstopper and would make a treasured family heirloom. Hang it up on the wall or use it to keep warm on cold December nights.
Download the free nutcracker Christmas quilt patterns.
Cross stitch a mini wreath with this super-cute pattern
This free mini wreath baubles cross stitch chart stitches up in just an hour or two. Use the pattern to make a classic Christmas tree decoration.
Fabric scrap Christmas tree bauble
After all that crafting, you’re probably wondering what to do with all of the fabric scraps you have left. Don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect stash-busting project to use up all of those leftover bits and pieces. This easy no-sew Christmas bauble project is a great way to ensure that nothing goes to waste – and it looks pretty amazing too!
Sew your very own snowflakes quilt
We had to fight hard to resist the urge to insert a “Let it sew” pun here! But in all seriousness, if you’re a quilter who is happy to dabble in paper piecing, you’ll love this foundation-pieced snowflake by Lynne Goldsworthy and Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. It’s a great scrap buster to sew up as a stand-alone quilt block (it would make a lovely cushion cover) or sew a flurry of blocks to make a whole snowflake quilt!