20+ Easy DIY Gifts To Sew {This Christmas!}

Ready to make the best DIY Christmas presents you've ever seen? Than these 20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with easy patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!


20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with free patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!


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Need inspiration and ideas to sew easy but cute Christmas presents for your loved ones? Let me help you with that! Now, off to these 20+ simple and quick to make sewing projects for Christmas. You'll love them!



1) The Best DIY Earwarmer Headband



Get ready to make the perfect earwarmer for all kids you know! Easy and inexpensive scrap busting project for beginners, it makes a perfect homemade holiday gift you can sew in a really short time. And did I mention it's a beginner sewing project? Easy and fun!

You can get the free PDF sewing pattern that comes in 3 baby sizes (baby to 1 yr), with a free sewing tutorial when you sign up for AppleGreen Cottage newsletter - get it HERE


The best earwarmer headband tutorial and 8-size PDF sewing pattern. The smallest 3 sizes (baby to 1 year) are free to download for email subscribers. This perfect headband pdf pattern will add a pop of color to your kids' fall wardrobe AND let them stay WARM outdoors this fall.

UPDATE:
Readers keep asking me where to get a larger size. Need a larger size? No problem. Get the complete, 8-size pattern in the Craftsy store. It's not free, but with the additional sizes up to adult (yes, 2 adult sizes for you and your spouse too!), you should be covered for life :)

The best earwarmer headband tutorial and 8-size PDF sewing pattern. The smallest 3 sizes (baby to 1 year) are free to download for email subscribers. This perfect headband pdf pattern will add a pop of color to your kids' fall wardrobe AND let them stay WARM outdoors this fall.




2) Felt Christmas Lights Ornaments




These are cute colorful ornaments you can give to a friend of yours to decorate their Christmas tree. Especially useful if there are small children in the house - these decorations are unbreakable, soft, and lightweight. Perfect to allow your toddler rearrange the Christmas tree, again and again (now you'll probably not even want to give them away as gift, right?) 

Get your free PDF pattern that includes a beginner sewing tutorial with step-by-step photos here:
20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with free patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!




3) Polka-Dot Zipper Pouch



This is a great perfect beginner sewing project. Easy and quick to sew, this will be a great holiday gift - just think of all the color combinations you can choose! It's just the right size for pencils, or sunglasses, or an emergency set of sewing supplies for when you travel somewhere.

​So where's ​your​ free PDF Z​​ipper Pouch Pattern? Here, click through to Craftsy HERE, it's totally free. And it is linked to a free beginner-friendly tutorial, with plenty of step-by-step photos, so it will be super easy for you to sew it:

20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with free patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!



4) A Soft & Cuddly Baby Toy



This is an easy step-by-step sewing tutorial for an adorable handmade baby toy, a soft fabric ball. It has lots of photos  (and I mean a lot!) to make sewing super easy for you. 

At the time I'm writing this, I've just published this free PDF pattern on Craftsy - this one is my latest PDF, so get it while it's still free! It's listed among my other free sewing patterns:

20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with free patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!




5) Cutest Mini Fabric Bin

Cutest DIY Mini Fabric Bin


This is an easy beginner sewing project that uses only little material and doesn't take a lot of time to complete, something adjustable, simple and beautiful. I'm talking about the sewing pattern for a unique, adorably cute DIY mini fabric bin with a fold-over bunting top. Never seen it before? No wonder, it's brand new!
Cutest DIY Mini Fabric Bin



6) Double-Sided Bunting Banner




This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free PDF sewing template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project for sewing enthusiasts. Now, think of a cute Christmas themed fabric (loving this one by Peek-A-Boo!) and you've got a great Christmas banner you can use for years! (Ooops, we're talking about presents here - so you'd better make an additional one for you, too keep! ;)


7) DIY Bandana Bib for Toddlers




​A step-by-step bandana bib tutorial with a free pattern, quite simple and easy to make. It will be made in no time and save you some money along the way. Who knows, you might just create an all-time favorite bib for a toddler! Get your easy and FREE PDF pattern here on Craftsy:

20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with free patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!




8) Colorful DIY Felt Coasters {Really Easy}



These easy felt coasters will be an eye-catcher at any party, and make a perfect homemade Christmas gift! A tutorial with step-by-step directions at THIS link. (So easy you don't even need a pattern for these!)



9) DIY Felt Fish Set for Kids



These felt fish for kids are made quickly and can be reused for a number of indoors activities to release some of the excess energy children have when confined indoors during bad weather. They are perfect for a bean bag tossing game and make an awesome Christmas gift for toddlers!

Click here to get to the fun and easy sewing how-to.



10) DIY Fabric Gift Bags




free pattern for cute gift bags by Peek-A-Boo! A great alternative to Christmas stockings (though you can make those too), also because bags are more versatile and can be used on more occasions. If you start sewing them, make a few more, for birthdays - I know I will! Spoiler alert: they are made from one single cut of fabric, so sewing will go quickly! Get your free pattern here.







11) DIY Felt Pencil Case



This scrap busting project will use up any tiny felt scraps you've got left - and that with a radiatingly colorful effect! Here's an easy, quick and fun beginner sewing project. Check it out HERE



12) Pretty Quilted I-Pad Case

20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with free patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!
Quilted I-Pad Case - Free Pattern by Sew Can She


Know someone who has an I-Pad with them at all times? (I know I do.) This will be a perfect present for them! Caroline at Sew Can She made a free pattern to make a cute i-Pad case. You only need two half-yard pieces of fabric. Choose the prettiest two from your fabric stash and grab a free pattern here on Craftsy


On a side-note: Caroline has also made something that could be THE BEST Christmas present to give to YOURSELF this year! It's this: 

20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with free patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!

Colorful Patchwork Bags and Baskets, a popular Crafty online course.

She shares quick and easy techniques that can be used to stitch any size of bag or pouch you wish. The course is NOT free, so first just check out what it offers. Now, that's a whole lot of bags for Christmas presents to your friends and family. And yourself! Check it out at this link (LINK) if you wish. You'll be thrilled!



13) Button Snake For Toddlers



This colorful felt button snake is made in a moment, requiring really little sewing skills. If you know how to sew on a button, you're set! It's one of the all-time favorite toys among toddlers for learning buttoning and fine motor skills through play. Easy and fast to make - a perfect gift! A tutorial with step-by-step directions here.




14) Fox Coin Pouch




Grab your free Fox Coin Pouch Pattern here and start sewing! And when you make one, share the photo - both me and Chelsea at GYCT will be happy to see what you've made!


15) Felt Bananas



What about making felt bananas today? Crazy cute and fun to make!


16) Felt Sliced Bread




How to sew cute felt slices of French loaf bread. Easy to make, really fast - and totally adorable! Combine it with some other felt vegetables and fruit and you've got a wonderful DIY present for a child

You also get tips on working with felt and on stuffing - and there's a free PDF felt bread template to make your sewing even quicker!

20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with free patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!




17) Other Felt Play Food 



Have a look at 7 of my favorite free felt play food TUTORIALS for home-made felt fruit and vegetables. (And several tips on how to choose the right felt...)


18) Cute Bucket Hat



​What if someone told you there's an easy step-by-step tutorial to make the cutest bucket hat for your kid? So cute you'll never want to get a different one! Get your free pattern and updated how-to here {It's appropriate for beginner sewists, too!}



19) Easy DIY Pajama Pants



Make pajama pants for your toddler! An an easy step-by-step tutorial for you with plenty of photos. These pajama pants can be made really quickly! Get your tutorial with step-by-step directions here. {Beginner sewist? Go for it, it's easy.}



20) Totally Terrific Ties



A great Christmas present for a little guy, a free tie pattern made by Fishstick Designs

TIP: If you choose a print other than Christmas characters, older boys will wear it more often! Try using these Batman prints (or Star Wars) I found in Peek-A-Boo shop. Usually, they do magic!

21) Bucklebee Essential Key Fob


20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with free patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!



These fabric key fobs make great little gifts and are quick and easy to sew. Joan, the owner of Bucklebee, has developed an entire line of easy craft patterns. If you are curious, check out her Craftsy shop here :)

22) Marble Maze Game

Make a perfect DIY present for kids from these 10 free tutorials and patterns for fun kid toys to sew. Beginner sewing tutorials and free sewing patterns.


A free PDF sewing pattern and tutorial for a cute little fabric marble maze toy for kids. It's made from fabric and fleece scraps. A great DIY present for kids that's easy and quick to make. A perfect toy for kids in the car. Or a great toy to keep in your purse for when you go to the doctor, or another place where you'd like your child (or grandchild) sit still for some time. 
Download your free pattern now, here:

Make a perfect DIY present for kids from these 10 free tutorials and patterns for fun kid toys to sew. Beginner sewing tutorials and free sewing patterns.

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These are a few ideas I've been meaning to use to make my handmade gifts this year. As you've noticed, none of them is time-consuming (no time or energy for week-long sewing projects!), they are suitable for beginners, too (no elaborate tailoring procedures), and they have links to tutorials (a little help is always welcome, right?)

These easy-to-sew patterns and tutorials make great little projects! I hope you have found your favorites for you to make this Christmas. Start now! If you hurry up, you could finish all your DIY Christmas presents before December 1st! Wouldn't that be great!

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Searching for cute fabric?


And if you are looking to get some adorable new fabric for your Christmas sewing creations, you'll want to check out peek-a-boo Christmas fabrics. I just love this shop for gorgeous prints - And also, watch out for 'On Sale' sign. (Always something cute there! ;)





Aaand - I've got more for you. If you'd like to get more of my free PDF patterns and tutorials, read on:


Want More Free Sewing Patterns?


Feel free to check out some of my PDF patterns on Craftsy. Many of them are free! They are all linked to my free tutorials on the blog, so it will be super easy for you to use them to sew something cute for yourself or your loved ones:

Click here to get to my other PDF patterns on Craftsy.


Or sign up to get email updates to stay in the loop. If you sign up HERE, you also get a freebie - AppleGreen Cottage subscribers get the 3 smallest sizes of my Perfect Earwarmer Headband Pattern (size baby to one year) as a free PDF.



Or check out my newest (and cutest) addition to Craftsy patterns:

DIY Mini Fabric Bin - just the cutest little bin to sew! It's an easy beginner sewing project. Get your PDF pattern on Craftsy.



20+ easy sewing tutorials will be just right for you! Nearly all include free PDF patterns, with directions and all! Simple. Clear. Easy to follow. Perfect beginner sewing tutorials with free patterns for making great Christmas gifts for friends and the entire family. Check them out!



Happy sewing!






small fabric basket pattern - Check out the latest PDF pattern for a cute little fabric bin.


3 comments:

  1. So much inspiration here, think you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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  2. Ooo - thank you -- Definitely going to give a couple of these a go. I must just get started instead of procrastinating! :)

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