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61 Easy Sewing Projects from Santa

By: Annie Rosean, Editor of AllFreeSewing

Christmas Gifts

Is your budget bumming you out this Christmas? Just because you’re pulling your belt a little tighter that doesn’t rule out the potential for a truly magical holiday for your kids. 61 Homemade Christmas Gifts: Easy Sewing Projects from Santa is your guide to a budget-friendly holiday. Say no to overpriced, department store junk and learn how to make a toy, piece of clothing, or other gift for your child that is built to last. Everyone knows parents help Santa out with presents; this collection of homemade Christmas gifts lets you take a more hands-on approach to gift-giving this year. Not only is it fiscally responsible to make a toy instead of buying one, it’s fun! Let go of the stress this season and enjoy creating homemade Christmas gifts the kids will love.


61 Homemade Christmas Gifts: Easy Sewing Projects from Santa

Table of Contents

DIY Baby Toys and Gifts

How to Make a Toy

Homemade Christmas Gifts Kids Can Wear


The Sewn Christmas Gifts Guide


For more homemade gift ideas, download our free eBook, The Sewn Christmas Gifts Guide.




DIY Baby Toys and Gifts

Possibly one of the simplest groups to give to because they can’t speak, sewing for babies also involves easy sewing projects. Don’t spend a ton of time on large garments or elaborate toys. Sew something small with guaranteed cute-appeal from this collection. Whether you’re learning how to make a toy for the little one or creating an adorable onesie, these homemade gifts are sure to please.

Soft Star TaggieSnazzy Appliqued OnesieSuper Simple Burp Cloth

  1. Soft Star Taggie
  2. Baby Mary Jane Shoes
  3. Adorable Baby Romper
  4. Dino-Riffic Car Seat Canopy
  5. Reversible Receiving Blanket
  6. Travel Change and Play Mat
  7. Easy Baby Leg Warmers
  8. Extremely Easy Flannel Blanket
  9. Football Baby Blanket
  10. Little Lamb Pillows
  11. Super Simple Burp Cloth
  12. Soft Patterned Baby Bibs
  13. Baby's Room Pillowcases
  14. Snazzy Appliqued Onesie
  15. Quack and Easy Onesie
  16. Simple Stuffie
  17. Ridiculously Easy State Pride Baby Onesie (NEW!)
  18. Simple Baby Dress (NEW!)

Sewing for Baby



We have a lot more baby sewing projects right here!





How to Make a Toy

If you’re going to delve into toy making, it’s best to start with easy sewing projects. You know the technique and you’re good at it. Let’s leave the wood and metal out of these DIY toys for now. Learning how to make a toy from the samples below will save you time and money this year. Don’t overthink it; take the "Santa’s elves" approach and choose an easy and quick sewing project for your homemade gifts this year.

Ultra Teeny SatchelChildren's Hula Hoop Play TentFelt Toy Truck

  1. Bean Bag Toss Tutorial
  2. Baby Doll Sleeping Bag Tutorial
  3. American Girl Doll Clothes
  4. Adorable Stuffed Animal Costume
  5. Soccer Sister Doll
  6. Vegetable Garden Quiet Book
  7. I-Spy Dry Erase Bag
  8. Ultra Teeny Satchel
  9. Shark Stuffed Softie
  10. Fleece Fox Puppet
  11. Fuzzy Stuffed Bunny
  12. Tic Tac Toe Yo Yo Game Board
  13. Plush Fox Pattern
  14. Child's Outdoor Tent
  15. Children's Hula Hoop Play Tent
  16. Sewing Play Food
  17. Fat Quarter Crafting Apron
  18. Felt Toy Truck
  19. Memory Match Game (NEW!)
  20. Warren the Charity Bear (NEW!)
  21. DIY Baby Doll Carrier (NEW!)
  22. Football Pig (NEW!)
  23. DIY Play Kitchen Mat (NEW!)

Sewn Toys



Check out our Sewn Toys for more ideas!







Homemade Christmas Gifts Kids Can Wear

2 Tee Tie-Back DressKid Size Football JerseyHow to Make a Fleece Hat With Ears

You remember it growing up; styles change constantly. It’s hard to keep your wallet and brain up with the latest fashion. Really, there’s no formula to creating clothing that will fit the latest trend, your budget, and hold your kids’ interests for a long time. Your best bet to wearable, homemade, Christmas gifts is to create classic clothing. These pieces are timeless. Whether your child is just leaving toddlerhood or a too-cool teen, homemade Christmas gifts like these are a sure bet.

  1. Simple Cardigan
  2. 2 Tee Tie-Back Dress
  3. Basic Kids' Pants
  4. Free Pillowcase Dress Tutorial
  5. Bluebell Reversible Scalloped Skirt
  6. Child Size Skinny Jeans
  7. Lovely Little Tunic
  8. The Eddie Cap Tutorial
  9. Quick Skirt for Girls in Minutes
  10. Kid Size Football Jersey
  11. Bear Necessities Hoodie
  12. Rumble Tumble Coveralls
  13. How to Make a Fleece Hat With Ears
  14. 15 Minute Pajama Pants (NEW!)
  15. Two Hour Girls' Dress Pattern (NEW!)
  16. Adorable Argyle DIY Hoodie (NEW!)

Tops to Sew



For older kids, check out our Tops to Sew, Bottoms to Sew, and Dress Patterns categories!






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