Christmas seems to arrive on our doorstep earlier and earlier each year. Somehow the commercial hype gets muddled with the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is the perfect opportunity to put on your creative cap. With some bright and beautiful scraps of fabric at hand, get set to make some personal sewing gifts for Christmas for your family and friends.
In the story of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, The Grinch comes to realize that maybe there is more to Christmas than he thought.
“Maybe Christmas,” The Grinch thought, “doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas means a little bit more?”
There is no need to make your way to the store. Create at home and try out some of these ideas.
Choose from ten easy sewing gifts for Christmas:
Sewing Gift for Christmas #1: DIY Sleep Mask: A little scrap of fabric and a promise of better sleep patterns.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #2: DIY Hair Ties: Little girls in your family will love these cute hair ties and they look so neat and pretty too.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #3: Burp Cloth Pattern: Babies burp cloths make a great gift and the cloth doubles as a washcloth in the future too.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #4: Travel Tissue Cover: How wonderful to be able to pull out a tissue from a pretty cover when you are traveling. Perfect for that sad farewell and the last little tear.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #5: DIY Pin Cushion: ‘See a pin and pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck.’ Everyone can use a pin cushion for all those lucky pins that lie around.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #6: Envelope Cushion Covers: These cushion covers make great gifts as they can add finishing touches of décor to any room. They are easy to change if they need a quick wash.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #7: DIY Business Card Holder: Everyone has a multitude of business cards these days. Instead of having them fill your wallet to overflowing, a neat little card holder is a nice practical gift.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #8: Doll Blanket Pattern: Every little girl who is in love with dolls will appreciate this doll’s blanket as a gift.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #9: Make-up Brush Pattern: It is a very useful homemade gift that can roll up and hold all sorts of things, not just make-up brushes. Think out the box and use it for pens, clips and magic markers.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #10: Baby Blanket Pattern: Mums can never have too many baby blankets. Also useful as a picnic blanket or pram rug.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #11: Fabric Basket Tutorial: A very creative and useful gift ready to serve in any room as a great little tidy-all.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #12: Cat Sleep Mask: If it is time for a ‘catnap’, then this little kitten mask is perfect to capture a peaceful sleep.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #13: DIY Phone Cover: Make the perfect protection for a precious phone. A colorful cover with a side pocket for earphones! Awesome gift!
Sewing Gift for Christmas #14: Mason Jar Pin Cushion: The pin cushion and jar make a delightful mini sewing kit. Great for traveling or just to sit in your sewing corner, giving easy access to the basic sewing bits and pieces.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #15: DIY Scrunchie: You can never have too many scrunchies. Make a whole bunch of them and have fun using up all kinds of colorful scraps.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #16: Felt Bows: Fashionable and very easy to make. Follow the simple pattern and make little girls very happy this Christmas.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #17: DIY Hair Accessories: Buttons and bows and other fancy ideas make the perfect hair accessories. Follow the tutorial and use a combination of skills to turn out pretty hair clips and accessories.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #18: Girls Skirt Pattern: The girl’s skirt is a winner. Add the rabbit applique to finish off the skirt beautifully. Easily adjustable for various sizes, the elasticated waist helps girls learn to dress them selves.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #19: Fabric Covered Mousepad: A special gift for the computer corner. Personalise it or make a heart-shaped pad. This is a very quick and easy gift to make. Sewing is optional!
Sewing Gift for Christmas #20: Felt Bow: This bow is useful for all kinds of home décor accessories too. Use your imagination with this gift idea.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #21: Girls Capelet: The Caprice Capelet is just the cutest gift for a girl and perfect for the festive season. It will finish off any special outfit with a bit of glamour.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #22: Doll Tshirt: What a pleasure to be able to make dolls clothes for little girls who love to dress dolls. A really lovely gift idea, something for the Christmas stocking.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #23: Napkins with Mitered Corners: Christmas napkins make a lovely table accessory for the Christmas feast or just ordinary napkins for a gift idea. Easy to make and special to use.
Sewing Gift for Christmas #24: Bunting: A fabulous décor accessory for any occasion. Decorate your Christmas tree or hang bunting around the fireplace. Three different styles and all the instructions – its easy peasy!
Sewing Gift for Christmas #25: Kimono Jacket: This is a winner, no darts, tucks or fancy techniques. Sweet and simple and comfortable to wear. Add on some frilly trims – it’s really a perfect gift.
All these sewing gifts for Christmas are easy to make and just need a bit of your time and some scraps of fabric.
More Sewing Gifts for Christmas
Christmas comes but once a year, and when it comes it brings good cheer.
No need to buy expensive gifts, choose something from this homemade list.
Further Reading: Small Sewing Projects – 29+ of the Best FREE Ideas