These Christmas sewing projects, including embroidery, cross stitch, felt crafts and more, are perfect for getting a jumpstart on Christmas gifts and decorations!
When you love to hand make your Christmas decorations and gifts, starting early can be a real lifesaver! Today I have a fun roundup of 25 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 Christmas time, and these makers have created some beautiful patterns, perfect for the holidays!
Below is the roundup of 25 Christmas Sewing Projects to start early. I’m hoping to pick at least one or two of these to make this year, but it’s hard to decide! Which is your favorite?
25 Christmas Sewing Projects to Start Early
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25 Christmas Sewing Patterns to Start Early!
These unique Christmas patterns, designed by Etsy sellers, are perfect for the holiday season! Start them any time of year to decorate your home or gift to someone special at Christmas time.
This playful cross stitch pattern, designed by Claire of RedBear Design, is a terrific project to start any time of the year. Available as both a pattern and a kit, this hoop would be perfect to add to your seasonal decor or to make for someone special. Be sure to look around Claire's shop for more festive cross-stitch patterns including her sweet Noel design.
Create your own felt Advent Calendar this year with a pattern from designer Jennifer, of Sugar House Shop! You'll find several options including this Nativity Scene, as well as a wreath, tree and an adorable reindeer. The vibrant colors, clean lines and playfulness of each design make these Advent Calendars a beautiful keepsake that are sure to be a memorable Christmas tradition.
Create this beautiful two color quilt with the Starlit Path Quilt Pattern by Shannon of Maple Cottage Designs. The red and white color combination would look stunning for the holiday season. Available in four sizes, this pattern includes step-by-step instructions and picture diagrams.
Creating handmade ornaments can give your tree so much personality! The felt ornaments, designed by Anne of Lolli & Grace, are colorful and full of charm. This cute reindeer is just one of many ornament patterns available in Anne's shop. You'll also find a hedgehog, a trio of fun owls, sewing tools and more. Make them for your own tree or as gifts for someone special.
This sweet embroidery hoop pattern, created by Chantel of Magnus and Quill, features an embroidered candy frame. This hoop, along with the other frame options in her shop, would make beautiful and thoughtful gifts for Christmas. You'll find several other embroidery hoop patterns in the Magnus and Quill shop like a sweet Winter Cabin or Cardinals Decorating a Tree.
Create a sweet stocking, and adorable mouse friend, using this pattern by Lauren of Molly and Mama. Learn how to make a hexagon panel using the English paper piecing method to create the stocking, then make a tiny mouse from felt that fits into the stocking pocket. A beautiful stocking that is sure to make someone very happy!
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!
Sewing for kids at the holidays is especially fun and these adorable Christmas bibs would make the perfect gift for little ones! I love how Precious Patterns created the sweet cheeks on these bibs with fabric yoyos!
Use your cross-stitch skills to create these colorful Christmas stockings! Perfect for holding gift cards, small gifts or decorating your tree. This pattern 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 would also make amazing gifts for family and friends!
Decorate your home for the holidays with this beautiful handmade felt gingerbread house! Hannie, from Wool Felt Wonders, has the pattern to create this sweet house along with dozens of felt patterns for other dimensional creations. This house is my favorite with so many cute details to look at!
A simple and stylish way to bring the holidays into your home decor is with throw pillows. I love this sweet quilted wreath pattern designed by Nadra of Ellis and Higgs. The binding and pom poms are so fun! You'll find more Christmas patterns in Nadra's shop, including a beautiful mini quilt, Holly Jolly Christmas Sampler!
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 a great shop for felt patterns, and you'll find a bunch more ornament patterns, including reindeer, Christmas mice and angels.
Create a beautiful Christmas tree skirt using your favorite fabrics and this pattern by Andy of a Bright Corner. This versatile tree skirt can be made in any color scheme. Visit the link to see pictures of this tree skirt done in red and white fabrics as well as a stunning version in all greens. Make this skirt and enjoy it year after year as a wonderful family keepsake.
Photo Credit: 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 feature cute faces and bright colors. 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!
My mother has gifted my two littles ones soft quiet books at Christmas time, 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.
Holiday baking will be that much sweeter with these cute children's apron. The 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!
This calm winter scene looks stunning on a black background as Estelle, from Fileuse d' Etoiles, has created it. Available as both a pattern and a kit, it is the perfect decoration, not just for Christmas, but for the entire winter season. Estelle has a few other gorgeous designs, perfect for the holidays, including an embroidered Nativity pattern.
Use up your red fabric scraps with this beautiful modern Santa pillow designed by Vanessa of Punkin Patterns. Start working on this pillow now and you'll have festive decor for the holiday season! I love projects that allow me use up my scraps!
Photo Credit: Sarah Cookland Designs
Create this one-of-a-kind Nativity scene by cross-stitching the figurines. Sarah, of Sarah Cookland Designs, offers a pattern that 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!
Create a festive table runner for your Christmas table using a pattern by Primrose Cottage Quilts. This beautiful runner features Christmas presents and is a wonderful opportunity to use your favorite holiday fabrics. You'll find other table runner designs like this JOY Runner and O' Christmas Tree Pattern that would be perfect for Christmas time!
Your whole family will enjoy decorating this sweet gingerbread house while counting down to the days until 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!
Sew your own Christmas doll clothes with a pattern by Kathy of Farm Cookies. These sweet holiday dresses fit 18" dolls and are sure to make someone very happy this Christmas. You'll find patterns available for other doll sizes like these Cold Winter Clothes for 14" dolls!
Make this adorable and soft Santa Claus pillow for the holidays! So cute you'll want to make more than one! The pillow, designed by Ama of Ohohdeco, comes with a video tutorial to help you create this fun craft. You can easily customize this Santa Claus with different flesh tones and use extra soft fleece to make it cuddly for little ones!
Sew something extra cute for the pets in your life with this cute animal paw stocking pattern by Heather of Aloha Little Ones. The design comes in three different sizes and includes a video tutorial so even beginner sewers can complete this sweet project in time for Christmas!
Create the sweetest pillow for the holiday season with this pattern designed by Eilene of Simply Eilene. A large pocket on the front is perfect for holding a bedtime story. Above the pocket, embroidered text reads 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. You'll find several other holiday pillow pattens in Eilene's shop including this festive Winter Wonderland pillow!
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! If you are looking for more fun holiday sewing projects, visit my Christmas Sewing Page.