47+ Free Christmas Sewing Ideas

Whether you're decking the halls with holiday cheer or putting a present under the tree, these easy Christmas sewing patterns will make your Christmas the best one yet!

By: Sari Lesk, Editor,
47 Free Christmas Sewing Ideas

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, you probably have an ideal image of your home for the most wonderful time of the year. Make that Christmas wish come true with these easy Christmas sewing projects.

Just because you want to decorate your hearth and home with Christmas goodies doesn't mean you have to run out to big box stores! Use your sewing skills and Christmas sewing projects to add some homemade happiness to your home. Not only are sewing project ideas for the holiday often budget-friendly, but they are also entirely unique.

Your house is just that, YOURS, and you should make it reflect your personality. Whether you are looking to make DIY Christmas stockings or just want to know how to make an ornament from scraps, the projects in this collection are going to help you create a winter wonderland.

In 47+ Free Christmas Sewing Ideas, we have just the patterns for you. You can even sew up a Christmas ensemble that would make the Sugar Plum Fairy green with envy. With such festive holiday sewing patterns at your fingertips, what are you waiting for?

DIY Christmas Stocking Ideas

Sweater Stocking

Christmas stockings are a staple of the holiday. You can deck the halls of your home in Christmas spirit with any of these stocking ideas. Sew them all, mix and match, and hang them from the mantle for a decorative and cozy Christmas touch.

Your family will absolutely adore these wonderful DIY Christmas decorations. You can make them from scratch using brand-new materials or refashion fabrics you already have, like in the Sweater Stocking tutorial (shown). No matter the route you take, these homemade stockings are sure to please!

  • Christmas Stocking

    When you hang your stockings by the chimney with care, it's important that you know whose stocking is whose! Give your DIY Christmas stocking some personal pizzazz with this embroidered name Christmas Stocking.

  • Fat Quarter Christmas Stocking

    Don't go out and buy a whole new set of Christmas fabric to sew up stockings your family will love. All you need is a fat quarter of fabric to make this polished yet simple, ready-to-hang stocking.

  • Fun Kids Christmas Stocking Pattern

    Even your kids can get in on the Christmas sewing fun with this simple felt stocking pattern! They'll love decorating their stockings with whatever they choose, from snowflakes to holly.

  • Recycled T-Shirt Stocking

    When you're already buying presents for your family, you don't want to have to spend even more on holiday decor. Upcycle a t-shirt you already own into an ultra-cozy stocking you'll use for years.

  • The Right Size Sew Christmas Stocking

    Make each of your stockings reflect the person whom it belongs to with this Right Size Sew Christmas Stocking pattern! It's the ideal size for anything from candy to stuffed toys.

  • Let It Snow Christmas Stocking

    Give your stocking style a snowy touch with this cool Let It Snow Christmas Stocking. The blizzard assortment of patchwork pieces makes this stocking design North Pole-chic!

  • Plaid Christmas Stocking Pattern

    Is there any type of fabric as cozy as plaid? Conjure up images of sitting by the fireplace in a cabin and roasting chestnuts by the fire with this Plaid Christmas Stocking Pattern.

  • Magnetic Little DIY Stockings

    If you're done with hanging stockings by the mantle, then this pattern is for you! These Magnetic Little DIY Stockings can be used for Christmas morning treats or even to hold pens on your file cabinet.

Christmas Sewing Projects for Clothes and Accessories

Faux Fur Collar

Your picture-perfect winter wonderland wouldn't be complete without Christmas-themed clothes! These easy sewing projects are perfect for anyone looking to get in the holiday spirit from their heads to their toes.

Sewing clothes that scream winter, snow, and Christmas, like the woodsy and couture Faux Fur Collar (shown). This collection of patterns even includes festive pieces you can sew for your baby! Make December 25 the best day of the year with these beautiful Christmas clothing patterns.

  • A Very Merry Onesie

    Dress up your greatest gift like the present he/she is with this darling pattern, A Very Merry Onesie. With a cute-as-a-button bow on the belly, this design is sure to make this Christmas the most adorable yet!

  • Christmas Sweater Conversion

    Do you have a sweater that doesn't fit after feasting on holiday treats? Don't throw it away; transform it into a sweet elf hat that will have your family in stitches at your next holiday party.

  • And I In My Cap

    Winter is the season of snuggling and what better way to prepare than by sewing yourself the coziest PJs? This candy cane-striped cap will keep your ears warm even during the roughest of blizzards.

  • How to Make a Faux Fur Lined Muff

    If you love the elegant sophistication of vintage Christmases, then you'll adore this Faux Fur Lined Muff! Look like a snow queen from the 1920s with this ultra-warm winter accessory.

  • Winter Wonderland Dress

    There's no need to go searching for festive girls' clothes when you have this utterly precious Winter Wonderland Dress at your fingertips! Holiday ruffles and a striped scarf make this one-of-a-kind.

  • Winter Wonderland Dress Tutorial

    The ice blue and lovely patterned collar of this Winter Wonderland Dress Tutorial a fancy and festive piece everyone will love! Your little girl will beg you to wear this vintage outfit this Christmas Eve.

  • Christmas Eve Pajama Pants

    It can be hard to fall asleep when you're excited about Christmas. These Christmas Eve Pajama Pants are so cozy, however, that your little one will doze off in a snap!

  • Comfy Shawl Sweater

    Just because it gets chilly outside doesn't mean you can't look stylish! Give your winter wear a chic update with this warm, hip, and fashionable Comfy Shawl Sweater.

  • Baby's First Christmas Scarf

    Every first is important for your little one, even when it's the first piece of winter gear! This plush red-and-green Christmas scarf is guaranteed to keep your baby warm and cute all season long.

  • Red-Nosed Reindeer Pajama Pattern

    Everyone loves the classic tale of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, so why not put his face on your kid's Christmas Eve pajamas? Your little ones will adore this ultra-cozy PJ set.

How to Make an Ornament and Other DIY Christmas Decorations

Hot Cocoa Felt Ornament

Christmas trees are meant to be decorated. If you're looking for ideas for Christmas ornaments that will make your entire wintry scheme come together, these patterns are for you! Sew everything from lacy doily ornaments to adorable kid-friendly pieces, like the Hot Cocoa Felt Ornament (shown).

While you're on a roll getting that tree all decked out, you might as well decorate the rest of your home, too! These sewing projects are great for anyone who wants to get her home ready for Santa's arrival the crafty way. Check out the sewing tutorials below to see how you can deck the halls on a budget.

  • Christmas Applique Tea Towels

    Deck every part of your home in the Christmas spirit with these Christmas Applique Tea Towels. The best part? You can attach these festive appliques to anything you want, from bags to Christmas sweaters.

  • Christmas Stocking Bunting

    Even your walls can get dressed with holiday flair when you sew up this Christmas Stocking Bunting. Turn every room into a Christmas paradise with these sweet treat stocking decorations.

  • Doily Snowflake Ornament

    If you have a bunch of old doilies that you never use, give them a new (chilly) breath of life by turning them into lovely snowflake ornaments! You'll love the delicate touch they give your tree decor.

  • Fabric Star Christmas Tree Ornament

    Make your Christmas tree look out-of-this-world stunning with this classic Fabric Star Christmas Tree Ornament. Everyone will compliment you on the elegant ambiance of your decor.

  • Fabric Yo Yo Ornament

    If your kids like all things kooky and colorful, then they'll be in stitches over this Fabric Yo Yo Ornament. Give your tree a 3-dimensional, playful update with this simple sewing project.

  • Highland Hot Air Ornament

    This Christmas ornament tutorial will show you how to make your own little hot air balloon. There's no special structure to this seemingly magical hot air balloon either.

  • Ice Skate Ornaments

    Represent your favorite winter activities on your Christmas tree with these Ice Skate Ornaments. With a sweet ribbon tie, this pair of skates will make you feel like you're gliding on ice.

  • Easy Sock Snowman Tutorial

    Upcycle your old socks in this wintry, kid-friendly craft. You can turn any tube sock into a stuffed snowman in less than an hour! These snowmen look precious propped anywhere in the house. 

  • Partridge and Pear DIY Christmas Ornaments

    We all know the classic Christmas song, and now it's time to bring it to life with these Partridge and Pear DIY Christmas Ornaments! You can't help but to hum a few bars when you see this adorable decoration.

  • How to Make Gingerbread Man Ornaments

    The sweet cinnamon taste of gingerbread is nearly irresistible. Now you can take the oven-baked goodness of gingerbread to your holiday decor with these Gingerbread Man Ornaments!

  • Simple Snowman DIY Ornament

    Frosty has never looked so good than when he's smiling from your Christmas tree! Fill your tree with snowmen friends that your kids will love with this Simple Snowman DIY Ornament pattern.

  • Fancy Embroidered Christmas Ornaments

    If you're a fan of elegant Christmas decor, then you'll fall head-over-heels for these Fancy Embroidered Christmas Ornaments. Try out all of your sewing machine's decorative stitches with this project.

  • Felt Alpaca Ornament Pattern

    Fuzzy, cute, and quirky, this Felt Alpaca Ornament Pattern is guaranteed to make you smile this holiday season. With a winter-ready scarf, your fluffy buddy can take on any snowstorm.

  • 3-D Hexagon Ornament Sewing Pattern

    You'll never have to worry about breaking your ornaments with this 3-D Hexagon Ornament Sewing Pattern! Sleek, minimalistic, and modern, these ornaments will be the greatest gift of the season.

  • Felt Nativity Scene Playset Pattern

    This Felt Nativity Scene Playset Pattern is the perfect thing to teach your little ones the story of Jesus' birth this holiday season. Colorful, fun, and soft, this playset is a guaranteed winter win.

  • Vintage Christmas Wreath Beaded & Embroidered Ornaments

    This Vintage Christmas Wreath Beaded and Embroidered Ornaments project combines lettering, embroidery and hand sewing, so its perfect for a little project.


  • Simple No-Sew Quilted Ornaments (with Printable Templates)

    BONUS! These awesome Christmas ball ornaments are easy and fun for the whole family. With printable templates, you'll be all set and ready to punch some fabric.

Creative Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Santa's Velvet Drawstring Pouch

Christmas, of course, brings out the giving spirit in everyone. You can make the traditional Christmas gift exchange even more fun with these creative gift giving ideas. Ditch the boring gift wrap and package your family's Christmas gifts in crafty pieces, like Santa's Velvet Drawstring Pouch (shown).

Get out your sewing kit and follow along with these easy sewing tutorials to prepare for Christmas gift giving with cardholders and DIY gift bags your family will never forget!

  • DIY Gift Card Holder

    Thoughtful yet versatile, gift cards are perfect Christmas gifts. However, it can be difficult to wrap them in ways that draw the eye. No more! This sweet button-fastened gift card holder is the wrapping solution you need.

  • Felt Flower Gift Card Holder

    The decorative edge and festively fun centerpiece of this Felt Flower Gift Card Holder are guaranteed to draw everyone's eyes at your next Christmas party. Gift cards have never been so fun to receive!

  • Patchwork Christmas Drawstring Gift Bag

    Want an eco-friendly way to wrap presents? Dress them up in a reusable fabric bag, and you'll save money and the environment. Everyone will fall in love with this darling patchwork design!

  • Waxed Canvas Gift Pouch

    A sleek snap closure and colorful print make this gift pouch the most professional-looking wrapping fix you'll have this winter. Who wouldn't want to get some cash in this designer pattern?

  • How to Make a Gift Bag

    Save money this holiday season by foregoing the annual gift-wrap run. Once you learn How to Make a Gift Bag, you'll never have a need for store-bought wrapping ever again.

  • Happy Holidays DIY Wine Bag

    Give the gift that makes everyone smile with this Happy Holidays DIY Wine Bag. The burlap fabric and festive print of this design make a rustic wrapping anyone would be delighted to receive.

  • Burlap DIY Gift Bags

    Are you planning a Christmas party that's going to blow your guests away? Then you need these super simple Burlap DIY Gift Bags! Tied with a cute ribbon, these treat holders are the perfect wrapping solution.

  • No Sew Fabric Gift Tags

    You don't have to go through the hassle of unpacking your sewing machine just to show your appreciation for your kids' teachers. Give them a personalized gift they'll love with these #1 teacher gift tags.

  • Peppy Scraps Penguin

    After all of your other Christmas sewing projects, you may have a bunch of wintry fabric scraps that you want to put to good use. Make a Christmas critter your kids will love snuggling with this Peppy Scraps Penguin.

  • Quilted Kid's Chess Set

    When you take a trip to Grandma's house, keep a game on hand that will have your kiddos having fun for hours! This Quilted Kid's Chess Set will keep your kids learning and playing all Christmas long.

  • Stash-Busting Christmas Gift Bags Pattern

    Use up any fabric scraps you have leftover from other holiday patterns to make reusable Stash-Busting Christmas Gift Bags. The best part? You can customize the size to fit any present!

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I love to make bags for putting gifts in or to store some of the gifts that someone got. I try and make one for everone on the list if I can. I make them Christmas colors and a drawstring. I like alot of the ideas here too and will be trying some these this years. # National Sewing Month

#NationalSewingMonth Awesome ideaa

My favorite thing I made this year was wheel chair or walker and bed rail caddies for disabled and home bound patients.

My favourite thing to make this year was the privilege of beginning a Christmas tradition with a pillow case that will act as a Santa bag for my little granddaughter's first Christmas. It will be hung up by her every Christmas from this one onwards and is the beginning of her very own Christmas traditions that she will have for her own Christmases in her years to come.

I like making just about anything, like special ornaments for the family for Christmas. But love making things for my family. I made body pillows for 5 of my grandkids few years ago and then embroidered their names on them Took awhile but was worth it. That and special things for my grandma and mom before they passed a way

So far my favorite gift to make is pillowcases! They are fairly easy to make, and you can dress them up! Thanks

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I love to make felt ornaments,pincushions, needlekeeps and all things felt. I also make quilts.

I love to make felt ornaments for my tree. Love Lena

I just love making Christmas stockings for the holidays! I have made several over the years from the patterns I have found at All Free Sewing. It is a great place to get ideas!!!

Thanks for the great ideas!

Thanks for the great ideas!


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