Celebrating Christmas in July can include a holiday themed party with friends and family, or it can be a simple reminder to start thinking about this year’s holiday season (6 months and counting!). No matter how you’re choosing to mark the event this year we’ve gathered together our favorite holiday themed projects to get you inspired to start thinking about the winter holidays!
Red and White Christmas Decor
There’s something special about the crispness of the colors red and white paired together in holiday projects! Remember those paper hearts you cut and wove together as a kid? Check out this sophisticated take on that old project designed by Charlotte Warr Anderson, the Scandinavian Heart tutorial here at WeAllSew. It’s the perfect size for gifting candy and small treats!
The Norwegian inspired Snowflake Pillow tutorial created by Melissa Mortenson is a simple project with a big impact. The patchwork snowflake shape stands out boldly paired with a red background and will add a bit of winter pop to any home.
Adorn your front door with a red and white wreath inspired by Scandinavian Christmas decorations. Learn How to Make a Danish Inspired Wreath with this tutorial by Juliette Lanvers.
This beautiful feathered star mini-quilt finishes at about 27″ square and features an embroidered center. Nancy Mahoney teaches you how to create the Aurora Feathered Star mini-quilt in this tutorial.
Holiday Home Decor
Get ready to count down the days until Christmas with a simple pocket advent calendar. Find the Canvas Advent Calendar tutorial designed by Sara Johansen here.
This little guy knows exactly who’s been naughty or nice! Find the free pattern and tutorial to make a DIY Christmas Elf designed by Jessica Abbott here.
Make your home merry with this little banner made with the BERNINA Toolbox software. If you don’t have Toolbox, you can use lettering if you have it built-in to your machine or pick a holiday themed embroidery design to feature on the banner. Learn how to make the Holiday Banner here at WeAllSew.
Our friends at Art Gallery Fabrics created these sweet little ornaments to decorate your tree or to top-off a special gift. Learn how to make these Quilty Holiday Ornaments here.
Create a modern color-blocked stocking designed by Vanessa Christenson to hang by your chimney. Get the free downloadable pattern and tutorial to create the Jingle All The Way Stocking here.
This fun pocket pillow created by Stacy Schlyer is the perfect little gift holder! Add a special treat for Santa in the pocket and he’s sure to leave you a special gift. Find the tutorial to make the Santa Pocket Pillow here.
This fun set of holiday coasters features holly leaves, a jingle bell, Santa’s trademark coat and belt, and yummy candy cane! Sandy Fitzpatrick offers the free, downloadable templates and tutorial to create a set of Make It Merry Holiday Coasters here.
Make a simple patchwork pillow featuring star-topped Christmas trees in a snowy backdrop designed by our friends at Art Gallery Fabrics. Find the Let It Snow Pillow tutorial here.
How sweet are these little patchwork ornament pincushions? These would make great gifts for friends who sew and quilt! Find the DIY Holiday Ornament Pincushion tutorial by Camille Roskelley here.
Add a special touch to your hand wrapped gifts with a fancy fabric bow. Beth Wood teaches you how to create these DIY Fabric Bows here at WeAllSew.
This clever gift wrap by Jenelle Montilone can be reused again and again! Learn how to make Big Bow Reusable Gift Wrap Bags here.
Holiday Quilt Projects
Giuseppe Ribaudo created his Quick and Easy Christmas Quilt made with large blocks to sew together in a jiffy.
Lee Heinrich’s Ornament Mini-Quilt uses the 8-at-a-time method for making half-square triangles quickly and easily—plus simple appliqué allows you to avoid curved piecing entirely!
This holiday inspired table runner includes modern blocks based on the Poinsettia flower, a snowflake, evergreen trees, and a golden star. Make a Sugarplum Table Runner designed by Faith Jones with this quilt-along.
These ornaments remind me of the Shiny Brite vintage glass ornaments on grandmother’s tree. Get the downloadable template and tutorial to make Cherry Guidry’s Vintage Ornaments Quilt here.
Holiday tradition meets modern quilting in this colorful tree made by Gayle Schliemann entirely from circles. Combining simple shapes and easy techniques, you’ll love the simplicity of the How to Make a Circle Tree Quilt tutorial.
Faith Jones set out to design a pattern that was simple enough to make before December begins, but beautiful enough to catch anyone’s eye during the celebratory season. The Snowflake Quilt uses a creative layout and blocks on point. Use of negative space makes this quilt look harder than it is. This pattern is suitable for any quilter, whether you’ve made two quilts or two hundred.
Whether you are quilting a Christmas quilt or adding a quick embellishment to your Christmas towels and napkins, Pine Boughs and Holly are the perfect motif! Stitch the leaves in a circle to create the perfect wreath for a small wall hanging or to fill a large quilt block, or stitch the pattern in a row to create a fabulous border. Visit the Free-Motion Quilting Pine Boughs and Holly tutorial to find the step-by-step.