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20 Christmas Sewing Projects to Start Early!

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If you love to plan ahead and get a jumpstart on Christmas gifts and decorations, this round up has 20 unique sewing projects to get you started!

20 Christmas Sewing Projects to Start Early!

When you love to handmake your Christmas decorations and gifts, starting early can be a real lifesaver! Today I have a fun roundup of 20 Christmas Sewing projects to start early! I know a lot of crafters who have already begun their holiday sewing and just as many who couldn’t possibly start Christmas crafts this early. If you are someone who likes to get a jump on the holidays, this roundup is for you! If you prefer to wait until the leaves have started falling, don’t forget to pin these for later!

These Christmas sewing projects include everything from festive holiday decorations for your home to unique and memorable gifts to give loved ones of all ages. The patterns for all of these projects can be found on Etsy. I love supporting small businesses, especially at Christmastime, and these makers have created some beautiful patterns, perfect for the holidays!

I’ve been watching Making It on NBC and am even more inspired to continue handcrafting and supporting crafters. I’ve loved seeing all of the contestants’ creativity and am amazed at some of the projects they’ve made – and in such a short amount of time! I have a Christmas cross-stitch project I’ve been working on while watching the show, but I find I’m not getting too far. I’m definitely doing more watching then stitching! The finale is already next week, are you tuning in?

Below is the roundup of 20 Christmas Sewing Projects to start early! I’m hoping to pick at least one of these to make this year, but it’s hard to decide! Which is your favorite?

20 Christmas Sewing Projects to Start Early

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1. Nutcracker Christmas Cross Stitch Kit by Red Bear Design

Red Bear Design has so many fun Christmas patterns to choose from, but this Nutcracker one is my favorite! Available as both a pattern and a kit, it would be a fun project to stitch up for the holidays, or choose their free gift wrap option and send this kit to a fellow crafty friend!

Nutcracker Christmas Cross Stitch Kit by Red Bear Design

2. Nativity Advent Calendar by Sugar House Shop

If you’re looking to sew an Advent Calendar this year, definitely check out Sugar House Shop! Jennifer Snarr has several different designs for Christmas, including this Nativity Scene as well as an adorable reindeer, wreath, Christmas tree, and even a snow globe. I love the look of sequins and felt together and this would be an amazing keepsake for a classic Christmas tradition.

*Jennifer also has an amazing countdown calendar for Halloween that is worth taking a look at! :)

Nativity Advent Calendar by Sugar House Shop

3. Reindeer Christmas Ornament by Lolli & Grace

Creating handmade ornaments can give your tree so much personality! This sweet felt Reindeer Ornament looks like a fun sewing project that could become addicting! Luckily Anne, of Lolli & Grace, has even more ornament patterns available, including a hedgehog, a trio of fun owls and sewing tools perfect for any maker’s holiday tree!

Reindeer Christmas Ornament by Lolli & Grace

4. Red and White Quilt Pattern by Maple Cottage Designs

This beautiful red and white quilt would look amazing at Christmastime. The pattern can be used with other colors for a year-round quilt, but I think this red and white combo is stunning!

Red and White Quilt Pattern by Maple Cottage Designs

5. Santa Claus, Rudolph the Reindeer and Santa’s Sleigh by Noia Land. 

There are so many talented felt artists on Etsy and Noia Land is one of my favorites! If you have time, take a look around her shop. It’s full of beautiful felt patterns (over 200!), including a large section just for Christmas. This Santa and Rudolph pattern would add a festive touch to any room of your house!

Reindeer and Santa Felt Pattern Noia Land

6. Christmas Tree Embroidery Pattern by Naive Needle 

This sweet Christmas tree is a perfect embroidery project for the holidays. I love the colors Anna of Naive Needle uses. Though, if you love traditional red and green, this would also look great in that color scheme as well. Great for a beginner or for making multiples to give out as gifts!

Christmas Tree Embroidery Pattern by Naive Needle

7. Make Your Own Felt Nutcracker Garland Kit – by Polly Chrome Crafts

This Nutcracker Garland kit includes favorite characters from the Christmas classic, including Clara, the Nutcracker, Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy! These sweet felt plushes would also make adorable Christmas ornaments or stocking stuffers for little ones. Sian, of Polly Chrome Crafts, has a huge selection of garland kits, with a number of Christmas ones, to choose from!

Felt Nutcracker Banner by Polly Chrome Crafts

8. Christmas Baby Bibs by Precious Patterns

Sewing for kids at the holidays is especially fun and these adorable Christmas bibs are so cute! I love how Precious Patterns created the sweet cheeks on these bibs!

Christmas Bibs by Precious Patterns

9. Mini Christmas Stocking Cross-Stitch Set – by Satsuma Street

Use your cross-stitch skills to create these colorful Christmas stockings! Perfect for holding gift cards, small gifts or decorating your tree. This set includes four stocking designs created by Jodie of Satsuma Street. Take a look around her Etsy shop for even more Christmas cross-stitch patterns. Her Pretty Little City series also make amazing gifts for family and friends!

Mini Stocking Cross Stitch Patterns by Satsuma Street

10. Santa’s Workshop Door Wreath by Nanny.G. Pattern Perfect

Decorate your home for the holidays with this beautiful handmade wreath! Shelley, from Nanny G. Pattern Perfect, has the pattern to create these sweet felt decorations that all come together in the perfect Christmas wreath. There are lots of details to look at!

Santa's Workshop Felt Christmas Wreath Pattern by Nanny G Pattern Perfect

11. ‘Tis the Season’ Quilt Pillow – by Ellis and Higgs

A simple and stylish way to bring the holidays into your home decor are throw pillows. I love this sweet quilted wreath, and the binding and pom poms are so fun! Nadra, of Ellis and Higgs, has a few more Christmas patterns, including a great mini quilt, her Holly Jolly Christmas Sampler!

Tis the Season Quilt Pillow by Ellis & Higgs

12. Flying Robin Christmas Tree Ornament – by Nuvolina Handmade

Add a beautiful handmade ornament to your tree this year by making this sweet red robin decked out for the holidays. I love the detail on this tiny bird from the holly leaves to the little gingham scarf. Nuvolina Handmade is another great shop for felt patterns, and you’ll find a bunch more ornament patterns, including reindeer, Christmas mice and angels.

Flying Robin Christmas Ornament by Nuvolina Handmade

13. Holly Jolly Tree Skirt by a Bright Corner

Trimming our Christmas tree is one of my favorite things to do at the holidays! Hide the tree stand and give gifts a beautiful place to sit with a handmade tree skirt. This pattern, by aBrightCorner, is a great versatile pattern that will showcase your favorite holiday fabrics. Visit the link to see this same tree skirt done in all greens and a mix of reds and greens!

Holly Jolly Tree Skirt Pattern by aBrightCorner

14. Felt Mini Christmas Ornaments by Little Things to Share

This cute and colorful set of 12 mini ornaments are created using felt and simple hand stitches. Perfect for your family Christmas tree! I also love the idea of hanging these on a small tree just for the kiddos. The soft ornaments won’t break and their cute faces and bright colors are so much fun. Anna, of Little Things to Share, offers a big selection of felt ornament sets in her shop, including more Christmas sets, as well as some adorable Halloween sets!

Felt Mini Christmas Ornaments by Little Things to Share

15. Gingerbread Girl Children’s Apron – by Precious Patterns

Holiday baking will be that much sweeter with these cute children’s aprons. This pattern from Precious Patterns makes both a Gingerbread girl and snowman, as well as a plain knot apron. This looks like a fun project to whip up before getting started on those holiday cookies!

Gingerbread Girl Christmas Apron by Precious Patterns

16. Christmas Landscape Embroidery Pattern by Fileuse d’ Etoiles 

This beautiful winter scene looks stunning on a black background as Estelle, from Fileuse d’ Etoiles, has created it. Available as both a pattern and kit, it is the perfect decoration, not just for Christmas, but for the entire winter season. She has a few other gorgeous designs, perfect for Christmas, including an embroidered Nativity pattern.

Winter Landscape Embroidery Pattern by Fileuse d' Etoiles

17. Modern Merry Christmas Pillow by Punkin Patterns

An excellent way to use up fabric scraps, this modern take on Santa decor will be a perfect addition to your Christmas decorations! I love how fun this patchwork pillow is, and I am always on the lookout for scrap buster projects!

Modern Merry Christmas Santa Pillow by Punkin Patterns

18. Christmas Snow Globe Soft Activity Book – by Noia Land

My mother has gifted my two littles ones soft quiet books at Christmastime, so when I saw this beautiful book pattern created by Noia Land, I had to share it! These make such a nice keepsake and a great activity to keep little ones busy at the holidays and all year-round! Noia Land has a nice selection of soft book patterns in her shop, including a couple more Christmas-themed books as well as adorable books, with woodland animals and fairytales.

Christmas Snow Globe Soft Book by Noia Land

19. Christmas Cross Stitch Nativity Scene – by Sarah Cookland Designs

Create this one-of-a-kind Nativity scene by cross-stitching the figurines. Sarah Cookland’s pattern includes instructions for stitching 7 figures, each measuring 5.5″ tall. A lovely project to make for the holidays and display in your home! A plus for those with kiddos – these figurines won’t break!

Cross Stitch Nativity Scene by Sarah Cookland Designs

20. Gingerbread House advent Calendar – by The Lullaby Loft

Your whole family will enjoy decorating this sweet gingerbread house while counting down to Christmas! Each day pull a new felt decoration from the pocket to place on the house. The best part – this is one gingerbread house that can be used year after year. The Lullaby Loft also sells pre-cut felt numbers to use with your calendar to save you a little time!

Gingerbread House Advent Calendar by The Lullaby Loft

I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup. After creating this list, I’m definitely looking forward to holing up, streaming some of my favorite Christmas movies and sewing, sewing, sewing!

For even more Christmas sewing patterns and projects, visit my Pinterest Board Christmas Sewing Projects for more ideas.

Happy Crafting! -Kim

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