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 tutorial and 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 this post, 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) Christmas Gift Bag Pattern


Why not make your own, beautiful DIY gift bags? It's easy and quick - and the boxed corners are made the EASY way! (The best sewing hack ever!)

This gift bag pattern comes in 6 variations, perfect to hold all your Christmas gifts. The PDF pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions with lots of photos, tips and a Sew-to-Sell license. More here:
Find out more about this Christmas sewing project.


5) 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 - 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!




6) 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



7) 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! ;)


8) 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! 

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!




9) 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!)



10) 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.




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) The Quilted Tree Skirt - NEW

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!
TOTALLY NEW! - Quilted Tree Skirt Course with Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield


A quick and easy stash-busting project that’s perfect for holiday gifting (and designed by one of my favorite sewing bloggers!!!) You'll also learn how to add buttons and tassels to really make the design your own. Check it out HERE.



21) 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 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. 
Get your free pattern now, from 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.




22) DIY Christmas Felt Star Ornaments

Easy Christmas presents to sew - more than 25 beautiful beginner sewing projects and patterns you can use to make your own Christmas gifts. Start sewing your Christmas presents now!

Add a cozy look to your Christmas tree with a set of your own, DIY Christmas star ornaments. The felt star decorations are a free PDF pattern you'll be able to use for a number of projects, like a throw pillow, star softies for kids, home decor, or - like here, cute and soft little Christmas tree ornaments that will last and make your Christmas feel special. Use my free sewing pattern for felt stars and make the cutest ornaments for your Christmas tree! Check it out HERE:
Find out more about this sewing project.

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


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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. This one:


AppleGreen Cottage subscribers get the 3 smallest sizes of my Perfect Earwarmer Headband Pattern (size baby to one year) as a free PDF. This one




Or 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.

Or ...go straight to one of my currently most popular PDF patterns - the Christmas gift bag pattern. (not just for Christmas gifts ;) 







Happy sewing!




5 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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  3. I can't get a confirmation email, does it not work on weekends?

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    1. Hi,
      thanks for reaching out. I'm just guessing, you have subscribed to get email updates when there are new posts here, but haven't received any confirmation about subscribing? If that is the case, check out your spam folder, sometimes the confirmation emails land there... If not, send me an email and I'll subscribe you manually (and send you the freebie, off course!) Happy sewing!

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