25+ diy Christmas Gifts To Sew (With Patterns)

Need inspiration for easy diy Christmas gifts to sew for your loved ones? Let me help you with that! Here are more than 25 beautiful beginner sewing ideas to make your own Christmas gifts. These tutorials are beginner-friendly and have links to easy sewing patterns, so you can start sewing your Christmas presents right away! 

DIY Christmas presents to sew - beginner 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 will notice, 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?) Some you might already know, and some will be totally new to you. And if you hurry up, you could finish all your DIY Christmas gifts before December even starts! Wouldn't that be great!

Easy to sew - and totally adorable! You'll love them!

25+ Christmas Gifts To Sew:

1) 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.

2) Mini Coin Purse Pattern

Just the sweetest little DIY coin purse! It's flat, so you can easily slide it into a jacket pocket and carry anywhere, attached to a keyring. Get your PDF pattern and make an excellent little handmade Christmas gift (think stocking stuffers!). More HERE:
Find out more about this Christmas sewing project.

3) Reversible Fleece Neck Warmer

DIY Christmas presents - free sewing pattern for a neckwarmer

This cozy and warm fleece neck warmer makes a great DIY Christmas gift. It's a super quick project, one of the easiest I've ever made - and there's a free 3-sized template for you. Check it out HERE:

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4) DIY Christmas Felt Star Ornaments

DIY Christmas presents to sew - free star sewing pattern

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.

5) DIY Cone-Shaped Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas ornaments to sew - cone ornaments
Easy Cone-Shaped Christmas Ornaments - Free Template and Tutorial

So last minute, but so much fun! Here's a free tutorial and PDF pattern for totally easy and quick-to-make little fabric cones to hang on your Christmas tree - or to give as a last-minute Christmas gift. A fun and easy sewing project, perfect for using up those fabric scraps you have left! Get your FREE PDF Pattern and tutorial HERE:
Find out more about this Christmas sewing project.

6) Faux Leather Cosmetic Bag

Nobody will believe you made it yourself!

This is a beginner sewing project with a free template you can use to make a bag with 4 small internal slip pockets and a decently sized main compartment - an easy and simple design you can make to fit any style. Get it here:
Find out more about this free zipper bag pattern.

7) Cutest Mini Fabric Bin

DIY Christmas presents to sew - basket sewing pattern

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. Get it HERE:
Find out more about this pattern.

8) 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

PDF sewing pattern

Need a larger size? No problem. Get the complete, 8-size pattern in the Craftsy storeIt'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 pattern

9) Felt Circle Fabric Bookmarks

DIY Christmas present to sew - beginner sewing pattern

Someone who loves to read will love this DIY bookmark gift. It's unique, colorful, cute and it won't tear! Grab the template with 4 FREE designs and check out the easy-sew trick that will make your bookmark corners beautiful. (You'll love this little hack!) You'll learn something new and make a beautiful DIY Christmas gift! 2 in 1! 
Find out more about this free sewing tutorial.

10) 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.

Get your free PDF tutorial and pattern that includes a beginner sewing tutorial with step-by-step photos here:
Find out more about this free pattern and sewing tutorial.

11) DIY Felt Pencil Case

Here's an easy, quick and fun sewing project, appropriate for a handmade Christmas gift. Spreading Christmas spirit and warmth, and that with a fun, colorful effect! Check it out HERE: 

Go to the sewing tutorial.

12) A Cross-Body iPad Bag

DIY Christmas presents to sew - bag sewing pattern

Do you know someone who never leaves a home without their iPad? This is what they would certainly love to have for Christmas: a practical, hand-free cross-body bag, large enough to hold all the essentials neatly organized and easy to reach. This PDF pattern comes with a Sew-to-Sell license. Check it out HERE:
Find out more about this pattern.

13) Felt Storage Box

easy felt box sewing project

This might be a perfect DIY Christmas gift for a person who could use a little help in organizing their home. Also, a perfect last-minute present for any occasion: you'll only need to make 4 straight stitches. Done! You'll find an easy how-to HERE:

Go to the tutorial.

14) Colorful DIY Felt Coasters {Really Easy}

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

And now, here's a few gifts you can sew for kids this Christmas (though adults will love them too!):

15) Marble Maze Game

marble maze game - free sewing pattern

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:
Find out more about this free pattern and sewing tutorial.

free beginner sewing pattern for star pillow

This felt star softie is an easy beginner sewing project for everybody and it includes a free PDF sewing pattern. Soft, cozy and ideal to DIY as a gift during the winter months. Never sewn before? Give this DIY star softie toy a go! Get the tutorial and the free 3-sized template HERE.
Find out more about this free pattern and sewing tutorial.

17) Fabric Scraps Memory Game

Made out of your fabric scraps, it is close to zero-cost, but it will make an amazingly cute and fun DIY present for a kid or adult, depending on the fabric you choose. Are you a beginner? Perfect, this is a great project for you! Link HERE. (Grab my free PDF template while you're there!)
Find out more about this free pattern and sewing tutorial.

18) A Soft DIY Baby Toy

This is an easy step-by-step sewing tutorial for an adorable handmade present for babies, a soft fabric ball. It has lots of photos  (and I mean a lot!), as well as a free PDF sewing template, to make sewing super easy for you. Tutorial and free pattern HERE.
Find out more about this free pattern and sewing tutorial.

19) DIY Bandana Bib for Toddlers

A great gift for new moms and their babies! A step-by-step bandana bib tutorial with a free pattern, quite simple and easy to sew. It will be made in no time. More here:
Find out more about this free pattern and sewing tutorial.

20) Easy DIY Pajama Pants

Are you familiar with the Christmas pajamas tradition? Make pajama pants for the entire family this Christmas. I've made a lot of them for my kids, and here's an easy step-by-step tutorial for you with plenty of photos. These pajama pants can be made really quickly, and there are no limits as to the sizing! Get your tutorial with step-by-step directions here. {Beginner? Go for it, it's easy.}

Find out more about this free sewing tutorial.

21) 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 stuck indoors during cold 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.
Easy sewing project: click to get to the tutorial.

22) 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.

Go to the tutorial.

23) Felt Play Food Set 

Have a look at 7 of my favorite free felt play food TUTORIALS for home-made felt fruit, vegetables, dairy and French bread. Make a set and you've got a wonderful Christmas present for a kid. Niece, nephew?
Click to get to the free tutorials.

24) 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 (Amazon has tons of beautiful Christmas prints, like THESE.) and you've got a great Christmas banner you can use for years! (Ooops, we're talking about gifts here - so you'd better make an additional one for you, too keep! ;)
Find out more about this free pattern and sewing tutorial.

25) Mini DIY Wallet

mini wallet tutorial with a free pattern
Sydney Mini Wallet - Free Pattern by That's Sew Venice

Adorable. Cute. Fresh, unique. It has a zippered coin pouch, one card holder pocket, and two note compartments. No bulk. Do you know someone who'd love to get this as a Christmas gift? I do: nearly all of my friends. Let's get down to sewing!
Here's why I love this little DIY wallet, the best features I noticed and the link to the FREE tutorial:
Find out more about this free sewing tutorial.

26) Framed Patchwork Gift

how to frame a quilt

Turn little fabric scraps into lovely DIY Christmas gifts for your loved ones. This tutorial shows an easy DIY for sewing enthusiasts - how to put your beautiful mini quilts on display and make your own Christmas presents out of them. Find out more HERE:

Find out more about this free tutorial.

27) The Quilted Tree Skirt - NEW

easy Christmas tree skirt
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!!!) It's not merely a pattern, it's an entire mini sewing course! If you are not sure whether online sewing courses are for you, this is the perfect way to test it: sweet and short, and you get to learn it from a renowned sewing professional! You'll also learn how to add buttons and tassels to really make the design your own. Check it out HERE.

Find out more about this Christmas sewing project.


Sooo, what do you think? Want to start sewing right now? Me too!

Now, the best thing is that many of these individual sewing projects can be mixed and matched, so if you use the same fabric, you'll get wonderful sets. One of my favorites would be making a color-matching gift bag (you know the one from the beginning of this post?) - for each handmade gift I'd sew. We'll see if I manage to do it this year... Just imagine getting someone a handmade gift, and that in a matching-print gift bag. Wheeew!

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

No time now? Pin these 25 sewing ideas for later.
DIY 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!DIY 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!

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free pattern for a fabric hanging basket

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 ;) 

PDF sewing pattern for a Christmas gift bag

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