32 of the best free Christmas sewing patterns

From stockings to advent easy sew Christmas decorations! Give this holiday season a handmade touch with our favourite free Christmas sewing projects.

Free Christmas stocking sewing pattern

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.

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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?

How to make christmas decorations

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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.

Get the free star hanging pattern here

How to sew Christmas tree baubles

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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!

Read the full tutorial here

Star cushion sewing pattern

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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!

Find our star cushion sewing pattern here

Free advent calendar sewing pattern

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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!

Find out how to make it here

How to make origami stars with fabric
Christmas craft ideas don’t get more satisfying than decking out your tree with these origami stars
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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!

Watch how it’s done here

How to make a christmas stocking

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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!

Find our free tutorial and pattern here

How to make a Christmas gift sack

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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!

Read our step-by-step guide to making a gift sack 

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How to make a Christmas tree garland

Sweet touches make this Christmas bunting stand out with metallic threads, sequins and a scandi vibe!

Read our free tutorial for how to sew a tree garland 

How to make fabric paper chains for Christmas

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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.

Find out how here

How to make a Christmas star table place holder

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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.

Find out how to make them here

How to sew advent calendar Christmas stockings

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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.

Learn how to make your own Christmas advent calendar stockings.

Christmas tree advent calendar

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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.

how to make christmas decorations embroidery

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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.

How to embroidery easy hexie decorations

How to make Christmas stockings

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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 gingerbread tree decorations
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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.

Free glitter shrug pattern from Simply Sewing Magazine

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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.

Snowman Toy Sewing Pattern

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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.

How to sew patchwork decorations

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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

Santa foundation paper piecing pattern

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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

Free Santa Foundation Paper Piecing template

How to sew softie Christmas tree decorations

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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

Free Christmas tree foundation paper piecing pattern copy

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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

Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

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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.

How to sew a snowflake cushion

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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 cushion

Santa sewing pattern

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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.

How to do whipped running stitch

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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

Christmas bauble quilting pattern

 

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Foundation paper piece a Christmas bauble

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

Get the pattern here

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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

Coral Stitch Embroidery Tutorial

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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.

Mandy Shaw Nutcracker Free Christmas quilt patterns

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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.

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Download the free nutcracker Christmas quilt patterns.

Christmas wreath cross stitch pattern

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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.

Find the free wreath cross stitch pattern here

Find the pattern here

Christmas Applique Templates Gingerbread

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Embroidered Christmas wreath

 

This is another great embroidery project for beginners! Work up your own embroidered Christmas wreath and teach yourself how to do braid stitch in the process.

Learn how to work braid stitch and make this beautiful decoration.

Easy Christmas baubles tutorial
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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!

Find out how to turn fabric scraps into Christmas baubles.