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Best Christmas fabrics 2021: Where to buy festive fabric online

Get sewing for Christmas with the best Christmas fabrics in town this year – from fat quarters to fabric by the metre and fabric panels. We're here to reveal the must-sew collections from favourite brands Moda, Dashwood Studio, Lewis & Irene and Art Gallery fabrics

Christmas fabrics

Ho ho ho makers, is it time to officially start sewing for the holidays yet? Christmas Fabrics are one of life’s simple pleasures – from traditional colourways to the incredible modern fabric collections that the big fabric brands release each year, there are always new designs to discover. The best thing about them is you can use them to sew your new favourite family heirlooms. Last year I made Christmas stockings for my family and my first ever DIY quilt project was actually a Christmas quilt pattern – it’s been 8 years since I made it but me and my children still snuggle up under each year to watch Elf.

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Home-sewn Christmas projects will be a feature of your family’s festivities year after year, and they make great gifts too for this reason. If you’re trying to cut down on glitter and disposable gift wrap this year, why not swap out paper or plastic packaging by wrapping your gifts in Christmas fabric? We’ve got some great projects for you if you’re in the mood for some merry making – head over to our guides to how to make a Christmas stocking, how to make a fabric advent calendar, or the best Christmas decorations to sew.

In this article, I’m sharing my favourite places to shop for Christmas fabric online. I’ve included Christmas quilting fabrics and fat quarters, alongside Christmas fabrics available by the metre. The fabrics in this round-up offer a wide variety of styles to suit all different budgets and tastes. You’ll find high-end Liberty prints alongside some of the best bargains on Amazon – just pick your favourite and start sewing.

I’ve been slowly gathering together a section of my fabric stash especially for the occasion for years now. I’ve got all the classics covered – Holly and Ivy? Check. Funny Santa prints to make my kids smile? Check. Star print backing fabric with metallic finish? Check. I try and sew my stash each year but I still can’t resist adding to it when I see cute fat quarters on my travels.

Best Christmas fabrics online 2021: fat quarters + by the metre

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The Craft Cotton Co Metallic Fat Quarters

This starter pack of five fat quarters offers you a quick injection classic Christmas into your fabric stash, with the coordinating prints meaning you can easily sew them together into larger projects. These are 100% cotton fabrics so are easy to cut into squares for a quilt without excess fraying or stretching. They have a traditional design which is brought up to date with the metallic finish and hand-drawn feel of the pattern. The gold finish alone  instantly puts them to the top of our must-sew list. They’d be perfect for patchwork – use them to make Christmas cushions, quilts and placemats. Each piece of fabric measures 18 x 22 in (45cm x 55cm) so they’re big enough pieces to make a DIY Christmas stocking too.

Best Christmas fabrics

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Art Gallery Fabrics – Little Town Collection

Always a reliable source of modern fabric designs, Art Gallery Fabrics work with some of the world’s top designers to create inspiring collections, and their cottons have a lovely soft quality which makes them great to sew with. Their Little Town range by Amy Sinibaldi does not disappoint. We’ve picked these cotton poplin fabrics for their muted tones – that foliage prints is just stunning, while the Fabric Snow Crystals Ash print celebrates the beauty of snowflakes. They’re available to order by the metre from Minerva Crafts.

Art Gallery Fabrics Little Town fabrics

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Liberty Fabrics Lasenby Cotton Christmas fabrics

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Oh Liberty Christmas fabrics, be still our beating hearts. It is a fact universally acknowledged that a person can never have too many Liberty fabrics in their stash. Get on over to the glorious Liberty of London online fabric store and treat yourself to these beauties. You know you want to.

Liberty Christmas fabrics

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Dashwood Studio Christmas fabrics

Dashwood Studio have a few different festive fabric colourways available over at Minerva Crafts but we’ve included our favourites below. We’ve chosen them for their fresh colour palette of warm reds alongside cool blues and lime greens, combined with quirky motifs from gifts to robins, they’ll be firm favourites with family members of all ages.

Christmas fabrics

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Visage Fabrics Poinsettia Christmas Fat Quarter Fabrics

This five-pack of Christmas fabrics offer instant luxury with their gold finish and classic poinsettia designs. Made from 100% cotton, they’re lightweight to sew with and would make absolutely stunning sewn into Christmas stockings!

Poinsettia Christmas fabrics

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Christmas Hare and Robin Fabric

These woven cottons from The Fabric Squirrel offer muted, snowy tones to bring a classy addition to this round-up for all those of you who like your Christmas fabrics understated and lovely. Filled with robins, leaves and snow flurries, these beautiful winter prints will be a treat to curl up and sew with into small projects. You can buy them by the fat quarter, half metre, long quarter or full metre.

Christmas Hare and Robin fabric

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Groves Red Mix Natural Christmas fabrics fat quarters

We love these muted Christmas fabrics for their different textures and unique colourscheme. Sew up these fat quarters in tasteful red and neutral shades – gingham prints have seen a huge resurgence in popularity this year – now you can combine them with a heart canvas print plus a natural plain hessian. Each piece measures 54 x 45cm.

Groves Red Mix Natural Christmas fabrics

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Art Gallery Fabrics Cozy & Magical range

Maureen Cracknell’s beautiful collection for AGF is a treat to behold and to sew with. Perfect for those of you who like to give your Christmas makes a modern colour scheme, fill your sewing table with rich peach and burgandy tones. They offer traditional motifs with a contemporary twist, from nutcrackers to Christmas jumper designs .

Art Gallery Fabrics Cosy and Bright Christmas Fabrics

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Lewis & Irene Noël collection

We’ve long been firm fans of Lewis & Irene’s seasonal fabric ranges – this family-built British business creates fabrics inspired by nature with a unique and modern vibe. I’ve actually got a particularly sweet set of their Spring pre-cuts lined up for the new year for an Easter quilt, but they’re not for this article! When it comes to Christmas fabrics, we love their Noël range – traditional prints filled with foliage, deer and metallic elements, inspired by Winter woodlands.

John Lewis Noel Christmas fabrics

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Nordic Gnomes Christmas fabric

Pabric Design are bringing the fun to this collection of jersey Christmas fabrics with their super cute cartoon gnome prints. Available by the metre of fat quarter, they’re also available in Sports Lycra (DIY leggings anyone?), poplin, cotton, satin and chifon.

Gnomes Christmas fabric

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Festive Friends Christmas Fabric

Cats in Christmas hats on fabric? Pulling Christmas crackers and sharing a cocktail? Enough said really. Snap up these beauties – available from Oh Sew Vintage By Sarah on Etsy. They’re part of the Festive Friends Collection by Dashwood Studios and are 100% cotton, soft fabric with a lovely drape.

Festive Friends Christmas fabric

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Visage Fabrics Snoopy Christmas fabrics

Those of us who fondly remember watching Snoopy and Charlie Brown as children will appreciate the complete nostalgia hit that these classic Snoopy fat quarters offer. Made from 100% cotton, they’re lightweight to sew with – we can see them sewn into some festive bunting or maybe a cushion.

Visage Textiles Snoopy Christmas Fabrics

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Moda Merry & Bright Christmas fabrics

Moda never fail to come up with the goods when it comes to showstopping fabric ranges, and these Christmas fabrics offer a mix of bright and bold prints with sharply contrasting colours. Kids will love them but so will teens and younger makers who are looking for a more modern twist on classic motifs.

Moda Merry and Bright Christmas Fabrics

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Sausage Dogs Christmas fabric

Who doesn’t want to sew Christmas Dachshunds wearing Christmas jumpers? Ok so maybe not every single reader of this article but we’re sure a few of you are tempted. You can grab this Polycotton fabric by the Quarter Metre on Etsy.

Best Christmas fabrics

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Ho Ho Ho Christmas fabric

Ho ho ho – we’re adding the first typographic addition to this Christmas fabric round-up with  this polycotton canvas weave – it’s durable and easy to wash. The rich red backing combined with handwritten cream type will makes a striking addition to your homemade Christmas decor this year.

Ho Ho Ho Christmas fabric

Best Christmas fabric panels

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12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas were made to be turned into a fabric panel one day, and that day has come! Sew all 12 days, complete with a metallic finish, with this  30 x 110 cm pre-printed fabric panel. The fabric is 100% Cotton and trad Christmas fans will love it. Sew it into a mini Christmas quilt or cut up the panel into smaller pieces to make quilted coasters.

12 Days of Christmas fabric panel
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Makower Christmas fabric panel

This sweet Christmas Panel from popular fabric brand Makower measures 110cm x 60cm. It features cute classic wintry motifs, from Santa to reindeer, with Scandi-style vibes, jam-packed with sweet details. It would look absolutely beautiful sewn up into a wall hanging or mini quilt – to be brought out each year to display as part of your holiday traditions.

Christmas fabric panel

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Clothworks O Christmas Tree panel

Measuring 60x112cm is designed by artist Sue Zipkin in her trademark watercolour style. It would make a stylish and classy addition to your DIY Christmas decor – perhaps sewing into a quilted table runner or wall hanging.

O Christmas Tree Fabric panel

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Dashwood Studio Christmas Cotton fabric panel

This Christmas advent calendar panel is easy to sew up quickly and will be an instant firm family favourite for years to come. Designed with all the modern classic design flair we can expect from Dashwood Studio, we love the sweet detail in the different days – from toadstools to woodland creatures.

Dashwood Studio Christmas fabric panel

Ho Ho Ho Santa Waving Fabric Panel

We’re bringing this Christmas fabric collection to an end with a bang and going all out Christmas. Fabrics just don’t come more show-stopping than this Santa and his sleigh fabric panel. This large panel is printed on to 100% cotton fabric and measures 23¾ x44in (60cm x 110cm).

Santa Claus Christmas Fabric Panel
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