Brighten your festive stitching with the best Christmas fabrics
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 our favourite brands
Ho ho ho makers, is it time to officially start sewing for the holidays yet? Christmas fabrics are one of life's simple pleasures and there are always new designs to discover each year. The best thing about them is you can use them to sew your new favourite family heirlooms.
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?
In this article, we're sharing our favourite online Christmas fabric shops. We'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 favourites and start sewing.
We love adding new Christmas fabrics to our stash each year and can't wait to start making our festive projects! Read on to discover our pick of the best Christmas fabrics to buy.
Best Christmas fabrics 2022
Christmas fabric fat quarters
Liberty A Woodland Christmas fat quarter bundle
Liberty prints are always gorgeous and this bundle of fat quarters from Love Crafts is no exception. The folk art-inspired patterns work beautifully together and will bring joy into all of your projects this Christmas.
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Groves Rustic fat quarter bundle
Looking for a more rustic vibe this year? This fabulous little bundle from Love Crafts has a natural-looking colour palette and a variety of patterns to chose from.
- Buy the Groves Rustic fat quarters bundle from Love Crafts
Red John Louden Christmas fat quarters
Looking for a traditional pack of festive fat quarters? We love the classic style of this bundle of Christmas quarters, which features snowflakes, cute robins and sweet star patterns.
Peter Rabbit Christmas fat quarters
We were thrilled to discover this fat quarter bundle starring the beloved Beatrix Potter character Peter Rabbit. This bundle includes five adorable patterns, which little children are guaranteed to love.
- Buy the Peter Rabbit Christmas fat quarters bundle from John Lewis
Belle & Boo Arctic fabric bundle
This Christmas fat quarter bundle from Belle & Boo features vintage-inspired prints and charming characters. This is a brilliant option for anyone wanting to sew patterns with a vintage vibe.
- Buy the Belle & Boo Arctic fabric bundle from Not On The High Street
Christmas fabrics by the metre
Christmas gingerbread hearts fabric
This cheerful fabric is adorned with gingerbread men, bows, candy canes and hearts. It's perfect for clothing or for your latest seasonal sewing projects.
It's available by the metre and it's made with polycotton, which is suitable for a wide range of makes.
Christmas Birds in Snow fabric
Everyone needs a jolly robin print in their fabric stash! This lively modern design has a fresh, contemporary feel, which we love.
It's available to buy in fat quarters or by the metre.
- Buy the Christmas Birds in Snow fabric from Spoonflower
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.
Christmas Puppies fabric
Calling all dog lovers! You can now cover all of your sewing patterns with these cute Christmas dog designs. This is a brilliant buy if you want to make a personalised gift for someone.
Spoonflower fabrics are printed on demand, which means that you can also buy this design in a wide selection of materials and sizes.
- Buy the Christmas Puppies fabric from Spoonflower
Liberty Fabrics Lasenby Cotton Christmas fabrics
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.
- Buy Christmas fabrics from Liberty
Retro Christmas Tree Ornaments fabric
This quirky fabric combines a retro style with a vibrant modern colour scheme. This is perfect for anyone looking for a print that's inspired by fifties designs.
We're looking forward to using it in all of our Christmas sewing patterns.
- Buy the Retro Christmas Tree Ornaments from Spoonflower
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.
Retro Christmas Decals fabric
This nostalgic print from Spoonflower reminds us of old-fashioned Christmas cards! It will bring an authentic vintage feel to any project you make using it.
This fun fabric is available as fat quarters or by the metre.
- Buy the Retro Christmas Decals fabric from Spoonflower
Cotton poplin holly fabric
This classic fabric has a timeless feel and it's one of our all-time favourites. It can be the star of any sewing project, but it also works well when combined with other vintage patterns.
- Buy the Cotton poplin holly fabric from My Fabrics
Rustic Forest Trees fabric
This Christmas tree fabric has a unique sketchy style – it looks as though it's been painted straight onto the material! It's an original take on the traditional Christmas tree motif and would work well with other contemporary prints.
- Buy the Rustic Christmas Trees fabric from Spoonflower
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 burgundy tones.
They offer traditional motifs with a contemporary twist, from nutcrackers to Christmas jumper designs.
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. When it comes to Christmas fabrics, we love their Noël range – traditional prints filled with foliage, deer and metallic elements, inspired by Winter woodlands.
- Buy the Lewis and Irene Noël fabrics from Love Crafts
Best Christmas fabric panels
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.
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 expect from Dashwood Studio, we love the sweet detail in the different days – from toadstools to woodland creatures.
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).
- Buy the Ho Ho Ho Santa Waving fabric panel from Etsy
Start your festive making with our best Christmas fabric guide
Whether you have a big or small project in mind, choosing the right Christmas fabric is an important decision. Luckily there are lots of incredible festive fabrics to inspire your crafting, from vintage prints to funky modern designs.
Christmas decorations are often passed down as treasured family heirlooms, so it's worth taking the time to pick a fabric that you really love. Making your own decorations can also be an eco-friendly choice, as you'll reuse the same decorations year after year. You can even use Christmas fabrics as reusable wrapping paper!
Picking the right fabric doesn't need to break the bank either, as there are a wide range of materials available to suit all budgets. All you need to do is to stock up your fabric stash and start making your next project!
Make the Christmas tree the star of the season
It's not Christmas without a tree! Our Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes, but they're often the biggest decoration in our homes in December. For that reason, they deserve to be the star of the show.
A Christmas tree skirt can complement your decorations perfectly and looks fabulous when stacked with presents. If you have a real Christmas tree, it can also prevent needles from falling onto your floor. Discover how to sew your own Christmas tree skirt pattern.
Zoe is the launch Editor of Gathered.how. She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.
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