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Rustic Holiday Sewing Tutorials: 46 Country Christmas Sewing Projects

Discover rustic Christmas sewing patterns that include DIY home decor projects, kitchen decor tutorials, DIY Christmas gifts, and more!

By: Anna Deen, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
Rustic Holiday Sewing Tutorials 46 Country Christmas Sewing Projects

Do you dream of living in a rustic home with wood paneling and country-inspired furnishings? You can have exactly what you wish for this Christmas with this variety of rustic holiday sewing tutorials for decorating your home and making gifts this winter season!

Within this collection, you can choose from a variety of country Christmas sewing patterns with a farmhouse flair. Decorate for your upcoming holiday party with projects from our DIY holiday home decor and DIY kitchen decor sections, add a festive touch with stocking sewing patterns and ornament tutorials, and get into the Christmas spirit by making your own DIY gifts and gift tag tutorials to give out to all of your friends and family members.

No matter what Christmas sewing project you may be looking for, you will be sure to find your new favorite simple sewing pattern for your rustic-inspired home this winter!

Country DIY Christmas Stockings

If you're looking for DIY stockings to hang over your mantle this coming Christmas, then you've come to the right place! Try sewing one of these rustic Christmas stocking tutorials to fill with goodies or to just admire along with the rest of your holiday decor!

  • Mini Rustic Christmas Stockings

    This easy sewing tutorial shows you how to make mini stockings that are fully functional for gift giving or look pretty as DIY Christmas decor. Try making these out of a rustic material like burlap for a truly country Christmas.

  • Rustic Upcycled Christmas Stocking

    Made from discarded clothing pieces around your home, this DIY Christmas stocking can remind you of fond memories yearly. Decorate your mantel with a rustic, upcycled look that will not only remind you of Christmases past, but also play a part in your future ones.

  • Rustic Burlap Christmas Stocking

    If you love the shabby-chic look (and Christmas!) as much as we do, this free sewing pattern is a must-add to your holiday crafts list. Liven up you living room with Christmas style this season with this fun, festive, and inexpensive project. 

Traditional DIY Christmas Tree Skirts

Have you had the same Christmas tree skirt for years and are looking for an upgrade? Try making your own DIY tree skirt with one of these classic and home-y sewing tutorials.

  • Vintage DIY Christmas Tree Skirt

    Add some old-fashioned charm to your homemade Christmas decorations with this vintage tree skirt. Use vintage-style fabrics to remind you of crackling fireplaces and snow-covered landscapes of yore.

  • Quilted DIY Christmas Tree Skirt

    If you're sick of all the red and green holiday decorations, this quilted tree skirt pattern makes great use of both warm and cool colors. Plus, this DIY Christmas tree skirt is a fantastic scrapbusting project!

  • Rustic Ruffled Christmas Tree Skirt

    This Christmas tree skirt matches every room and won't distract from your other holiday decor. The ruffles add a sweet, intricate detail that will impress all of your holiday guests.

  • Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt

    This geometric tree skirt is festive and striking—a decoration in itself! Resembling the shape of a snowflake, this homemade tree skirt is a perfect decoration for the holiday season.

  • Whitney's Drop Cloth Tree Skirt

    Learn how to make a tree skirt out of some rustic drop cloth fabric when you check out this free tree skirt pattern. Just because you want to sew up something for the December holiday doesn't mean you have to make something that is all red, green, glitter, and jingle bells!

Rustic DIY Christmas Ornaments

Any project from this array of rustic DIY Christmas ornaments would look lovely as a part of your DIY holiday decor or as a unique gift tag! For instance, perhaps try sewing this Fresh Mint Candy Cane Ornament with a red gingham fabric for a simple and festive tutorial that's still country-chic!

  • DIY Felt Ornaments

    Have a few minutes to spare and looking for some easy-to-make Christmas ornaments to get you in the holiday mood? These DIY ornaments are so simple and quick that you'll fill your tree with them in no time!

  • He Was Made of Yo-Yo Ornament

    Because of their tiny size, you can learn how to make these homemade ornaments in bulk and use them as gifts, present toppers, or tree trimmings. All you'll need is a quarter of an hour to sew these snowmen together.

  • Traditional European Stocking Ornament

    No longer confined to the mantel above the fireplace, the stocking can be hung around your tree, or any area of the home that needs some Christmas cheer. Learning how to make ornaments that reflect a holiday symbol will contribute substantially to your season.

  • Fresh Mint Candy Cane Ornament

    These are so absurdly easy to make, you could whip up enough to cover a whole tree in less than an hour. Keep it simple this year with easy breezy ornaments that you and your family will love.

  • No-Sew Quilt Balls for Christmas

    Sewists and quilters who have piles and piles of scrap fabric are absolutely going to adore these ornaments! This easy tutorial shows you exactly how to make quirky little hanging balls that will look great on your tree and anywhere else in your home.

  • Rustic Country DIY Angel Ornament

    Simply constructed with minimum materials, this handmade decoration is the perfect way to prep for the holidays. Create one as a special gift for someone else, or a series of these for a heavenly host to hang on your tree.

Simple DIY Holiday Home Decor

Can't get enough holiday home decor? Be sure to check out this array of DIY home decor patterns that include projects that range from decorative pillow tutorials to personalized wreaths! 

  • Friendly Little Mice Sewing Pattern

    With this pattern, you will be able to easily create hand-stitched, unbearably cute little friends for any occasion. These little guys are simple to create, and only require a few materials, including a little felt, some stuffing, and thread. 

  • 5 Minute Scarf Wreath

    Everyone loves a great quick and easy holiday project, and what better way to deck out your front door than with a DIY wreath that takes less than 10 minutes to make? With this tutorial, you can give your front door a Ralph Lauren-inspired makeover without spending a fortune.

  • Simple Rustic No Sew Advent Calendar

    DIY Christmas decorations are affordable and fun to make, but it can be hard to find easy projects that look as good as expensive, store-bought decorations. This Advent calendar has all of the quality with none of the stress!

  • Scrappy Christmas Elves

    Your homemade Christmas decorations just got so much cuter! These cute little elves will add a touch of quirky, festive fun to your holiday decor.

  • Patchwork Christmas Tree

    If you're wondering what to do with your extra fabric, look no further! These tree decorations are unique, colorful, and trendy while still giving your home a traditional atmosphere.

  • Flannel Wrapped Holiday Wreath

    Don't throw away your hubby's old flannels! Instead, recycle them into a cute country wreath that's perfect for creating your own Rocky Mountain Christmas.

  • Chic Burlap Poinsettia Pillow

    This holiday pillow is a gorgeous, elegant sewing project and a must-have addition to your home. Inspired by Pottery Barn, this easy tutorial shows you how to make a pillow that's the perfect balance of subtlety and festivity for the holidays.

  • Simple No-Sew Fabric Angels

    If you're looking for a DIY Christmas decoration that has a bit of a rustic flavor, these angels are for you! They're a wonderful alternative to cutesy ornaments that really capture the spirit of the holidays.

  • Spirit of Christmas Fabric Wreath Tutorial

    Fabric wreaths are such a fun and trendy way to decorate for the holidays. This fab Christmas rag wreath is a lovely project, especially for crafters who have lots of scrap fabric they want to use up.

Classic DIY Kitchen Decor

These festive DIY kitchen decor tutorials will add the finishing touches to your upcoming country-inspired Christmas party. Perhaps try pairing these adorably Rustic Checkered Sewn Napkins with this Fall Flannel Table Runner for a woodsy-themed gathering that will have your guests scrambling to hear your tips decorating at future parties!

  • Rustic Checkered Sewn Napkins

    It's hard not to picture these cute crafts adorning the dinner table in a charming little cabin out in the woods! With just a few minutes and less than a yard of fabric, you can create the perfect cutlery accompaniment to add that little extra something to your kitchen or dining room.

  • Fall Flannel Table Runner

    This table runner tutorial shows you how to refashion old worn-out flannel shirts into a pretty rustic table runner that'll give your home a log cabin feel. This rustic sewing tutorial is a fantastic, budget-friendly way to create some cheerful fall or Christmas decor without spending a dime.

  • Scrappy Christmas Pot Holders

    Learn how to make a potholder as jolly as your holiday baking when you create this stashbuster. This holiday-themed DIY potholder pattern will look absolutely adorable under your warm and cozy casseroles and hot Christmas ham!

  • Yuletide Table Topper Pattern

    You'll love the way this Yuletide table topper adds cheer to your dining room table during your holiday family meals. Unlike other simple table topper patterns or table runners, this festive Christmas project features a unique hexagon shape, making it the perfect accent for a round or square table.

  • Rustic Burlap Silverware Pouches

    Dive into this simple sewing projects to add the final detail to your tablescape. One-third of a yard of burlap yields eight lovely DIY pouches that will infuse the perfect amount of rustic charm into your place settings.

  • Rustic Upcycled Sweater Pot Holders

    There are so many great ways to reuse sweaters, and this pattern is one of the best. Give your kitchen that modern rustic look with stitched pot holders that are as useful as they are decorative.

  • Christmas Quilted Table Runner

    This easy table runner pattern uses up your scraps to create this piece of home decor. Made with festive colors that echo the colors of the season, you'll feel incredibly cheerful when you walk into your dining room this December.

Homey DIY Gifts

Friends and family members will love any of these DIY gifts. Perhaps pair this gorgeous Stars of Wonder Christmas Mug Rug with a box of cookies and a tin of tea for a thoughtful gift basket idea!

  • Cozy Little Cottage Mug Rug

    This design is so cute and cozy, it'll bring a little warmth to your table no matter how cold the weather is outside. Whether you're following this quilted mug rug pattern as a gift to yourself or to someone else, spend a quiet evening on this great project.

  • Easy Fleece Blankets Tutorial

    Get ready to snuggle up this winter under some cozy and comfortable blankets with an easy three-in-one sewing tutorial. Create a comfortable and cozy blanket for your dream rustic lodge using these three simple tutorials.

  • Pretty Pincushion Jar

    This handy organizer will bring order to sewing area while also adding adorable rustic charm. In just a few minutes, you can transform a cute jar into pincushion and a useful container for spools of thread, spare buttons, and other sewing supplies.

  • Retro Christmas Dishcloths

    Don't miss this DIY Christmas gift... It's too cute to pass up! The vintage fabrics, ruffles, and rick-rack create a sweet, feminine look that will bring a smile to your face as you cook up your holiday feast.

  • Hand Painted DIY Apron

    This tutorial will help you learn how to sew an apron that is pretty, rustic, and sweet. Modeled after vintage French style, it will inspire you to cook with the elegance and charm of the European countryside.

  • Stashbusting Origami Christmas Mug Rug

    The folded design of this mug rug is elegant, understated, and adds a little festive flair to your countertop! The folding technique is so simple but looks incredibly intricate, so you can impress all your friends with your sewing skills.

  • Easy Square Aprons Tutorial

    A wonderful way to bust up your fabric stash, this tutorial for DIY aprons comes with a sew and no-sew option, making it ideal for beginners and great if you're short on time. The best part about these simple aprons is that they cost less than $10 to make, so you can whip up several in an afternoon without breaking your budget.

  • Mad for Plaid Throw Blanket

    This super-fast refashioning project lets you transform thrift store scarves into a trendy throw blanket. Similar throw blankets from Ralph Lauren or Pier 1 can be expensive, but with this easy DIY tutorial, you can transform your home into a rustic country cabin without breaking the bank!

  • Winter Deer Kitchen Towels

    No matter what part of the season it is, these kitchen towels will look right at home! They're easy winter crafts that you can easily match with the color scheme of your kitchen.

  • Quilt as You Go Holiday Mug Rugs

    When it comes to quick and thrifty crafts for the holiday season, you simply can't go wrong with free quilting patterns like this one. These cute crafts are fun, quick, and simple to create, making them a great gift to hand out to your family, friends, and loved ones.

  • Stars of Wonder Christmas Mug Rug

    This free Christmas mug rug pattern is sure to add some holiday cheer to your home as you sip your coffee or tea. In this tutorial, you will learn how to quilt a mug rug that'll look great under your Christmas cookies.

Christmas DIY Gift Bags and Gift Tag Tutorials

Show your friends and family members how much you care by going the extra mile with these homemade gift bag tutorials and DIY gift tags. Make your own 5 Minute Gift Card Holder or this Happy Holidays Wine Bag to add a simple but personalized touch!

  • Happy Holidays DIY Wine Bag

    This DIY gift bag will make your present festive and thoughtful. A bright ribbon completes your bag and gives it a polished look. In just a few minutes and even fewer stitches, you'll have a rustic, charming Christmas wine bag that your family and friends will love.

  • 5 Minute Gift Card Holder from Burlap Scraps

    Gift cards are often the best gift, especially if you're shopping for someone with picky taste, but they never look very impressive when wrapped or shoved into a gift bag. This year, take the leftover materials from your latest burlap sewing projects and make a quick, easy holder to dress up that gift card that you've been fretting over.

  • Christmas Wine Bag Tutorial

    This super-easy homemade gift idea allows you to wrap a bottle of wine or really any bottle in a festive and fun way. If you're looking for a gift to give the hostess that has it all, consider this option!

  • Burlap DIY Gift Bags

    This tutorial shows you how to make gift bags that are the perfect size to hold stocking stuffers and other little holiday goodies that your family and friends will love. Homemade gift bags are so much more affordable, eco-friendly, and personal than store-bought wrapping.

  • Patchwork Christmas Drawstring Gift Bag

    Instead of using wrapping paper that's just going to be thrown out, make your own patchwork Christmas drawstring gift bag to package your presents. This easy Christmas craft is great because it can be reused each year!

  • Flannel Shirt Ribbon Tutorial

    Make handmade bows and garlands by transforming old flannel shirts into wired ribbons with this fun and easy sewing tutorial. Simply choose some of your hubby's old button-downs to create some pretty bows that are perfect for fall or winter wreaths and other holiday craft projects.

What is your favorite Christmas tradition? Let us know in the comments below!

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