Christmas Sewing Projects from WeAllSew

We’re celebrating the winter holidays by highlighting our favorite free sewing projects and tutorials each week through the month of December. As a holiday bonus, we’re adding a fun giveaway to each of our four weekly posts with a chance to win handy sewing tools and notions! Be sure to visit WeAllSew each Monday in December to find a new post and enter each of our holiday giveaways.

This week we’re kicking-off our holiday series by sharing our favorite Christmas sewing projects in celebration of the season! Create an advent calendar to count-down the days, stitch a quick stocking to hang from the mantel, or craft a bunch of ornaments to decorate the tree. Join in our fun giveaway by scrolling to the bottom of the post to learn how you can enter!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to deck the halls with all sorts of beautifully sewn projects! Learn how to make three fun and oh so easy stockings with the Quilted Ornaments Stocking tutorial.

Fabric Swedish heart tutorial

Holiday Hearts

Scandinavian Hearts are a popular holiday item. It is an old Scandinavian tradition to make woven paper or felt hearts to fill with candies or nuts and put on the Christmas tree. Learn how to create a fabric version of this project with the Fabric Scandinavian heart tutorial.

Coco the squirrel baby quilt at WeAllSew

Free Motion Quilting with the BSR Presser foot really bring this fun Christmas themed project to life. Make this mini quilt featuring “Coco” the squirrel ready to celebrate the holiday with a gift! This quilt may be mini, but it makes the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas. Find the Coco the Squirrel Baby Quilt Tutorial here.

Letter to Santa Pillow Tutorial

Letter to Santa Pillow Tutorial

This fun Christmas pocket pillow can be used to hold letters to Santa, or as a fun gift-giving pillow! The finished size of this project is a 12″ square, perfect for tiny hands to hold and enjoy, plus it’s in an easy to remove slipcover format to swap out your look when the next season arrives.

If you love counting down to Christmas each year, what better way than with a simple to make handmade advent calendar! This easy and quick Canvas Advent Calendar tutorial will walk you through each step to create your very own advent count down in just one evening.



This Stocking Flatware Holder add a touch of fun and whimsy to the formal table setting. With this project, it’s all about the fabric and embellishments. You can create something simple with a solid color fabric or something fancy with velvet. Think about your table setting for this year, what look and feel you want to create, and make it yours!

Vintage Ornaments Quilt-Along

Create a fun Christmas quilt based on vintage tree ornaments! The Vintage Ornaments Quilt-along is easy to follow, creating two of these beautiful appliqué blocks at a time. Follow along and make your own!

fill with candy

This fun Joy Yo-Yo Countdown mini quilt is a celebration of the 24 days leading up to Christmas Day. Twenty-four yo-yos create pockets in which you can put tiny treats!

These red and white Christmas tree ornaments are inspired by Scandinavian holiday decor! Learn how to create a star and gnome Santa ornament with the Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Ornaments here.

Quick Christmas Quilt

This Christmas quilt is quick to stitch together focusing on big patchwork blocks made with traditional seasonal colors. Find out how to make the Quick and Easy Christmas Quilt here.

WeAllSew Week 1 Holiday Giveaway!

This contest is now closed, thanks to all of our WeAllSew fans who entered! Congratulations to the winner of our WeAllSew Week 1 Holiday Givaway, fan @englishrose, enjoy your new sewing tools!

One lucky WeAllSew reader will win this fun prize package for your sewing space! You could win one Zirkel red magnetic pin holder, one pair of Tula Pink Hardware 6″ straight scissors, and one Tula Pink 16 GB USB Unicorn!

Zirkel Magnetic Pincushion

Tula Pink 6" straight scissors

Tula Pink Unicorn White USB

All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “What is your favorite kind of project to sew for the holidays?” The the giveaway is open through Sunday, December 8.

The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the blog by December 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond to claim the prize.

Good luck!

140 thoughts on “Christmas Sewing Projects from WeAllSew

  1. I like projects that I can sew in a few hours yet make a big splash with the receiver of the gift. Such as a embroidered hand towel that I whip up on my embroidery machine.

  2. I really like to sew holiday projects with new fabric collections in mind. If it is an ornament, or even a pot holder I embroider the Year (2019) on it. It gives the recipient – and me- a fun reminder and memory.

  3. I love to sew little pouches and other kinds of containers to hold a few treats. It’s especially fun if the container can be repurposed for holding sewing supplies or other items for traveling.

  4. I love to quilt but I will make quicker projects for Christmas gifts such as kitchen towels, place mats or potholders – with a Christmas theme of course!

  5. I love Bernina and a huge fan of this blog. My favorite Holiday sewing projects are usually quilts or quilted items like placemats, table runners, ornaments, pillows.

  6. I have 2 grand-nieces and 1 grand-nephew and I’ve made the three of them Christmas stockings. I also embroidered (with my 580) their names on them.

  7. Machine embroidery/applique wall hangings for the Christmas season is my favorite. My new 880Plus is getting a work out with various combinations of designs.

  8. Quilted Christmas wallhangings by far are my favorite…but making napkins for presents comes a close second! I’ve got my eye on making the half-square triangle Christmas ornament soon!!!

  9. I like to sew quick and easy projects that don’t take too much brain power, like potholders, hand towels, etc. This way I can focus on other things that are requiring my attention, and still have a lovely item to give. I tend to work on my “holiday” larger projects over the course of the year rather than try to squeeze it into the holidays and stress myself out!

  10. I can’t say I have a favorite project to make during the holidays, but I do enjoy making items for friends and family that help put me in the holiday spirit! So choosing pretty holiday fabrics and sewing with Christmas music in the background is a must! I do enjoy smaller projects that can be finished more quickly, like table toppers, mugs rugs, fabric-trimmed towels with an applique, and tote bags.

  11. I love to make gifts that are very functional and usable for each person. Special pillows, coasters, microwave bowl cozies, ornaments, etc. WeAllSew has fabulous projects to choose from!

  12. My favorite items to sew and create are individual US mailable size landscape fabric Christmas Cards to send to family and friends. They look forward to them each Christmas. I really enjoy how each one turns out because I never know. Sometimes I want to keep and frame one.

  13. I love to sew anything that is new to me and that i can give to someone who will love it. sometimes i choose 1 big project, and sometimes a sew little ones 🙂 i love to sew useful things for others.

  14. My favorite project is something small and useful which I can make a lot of to give everyone, for example, a set of tea towels (hand dyed this year) or a set of coasters (quilted) or dish cloths or scrubbies (knitted).

  15. I prefer functional items for gifts. Today it was a couple dish towels in embroidery mode. But I do like the woven hearts and may have to try one of those. I think they would work at Valentine’s day too.

  16. I love to make stockings for hanging and tea towels with Holiday themes. I give them as gifts and really enjoy the process from coming up with the idea to who will receive the completed project.

  17. I like to choose a project that creates a set of something. So the person opening them has lots of little presents to open and one big one, all following the same theme.

  18. My favorite kind of project to do at Christmas is definitely the kind that I give as gifts. I usually try to make something functional like zippered pouches or ditty bags embroidered with initials or a lap quilt. I also like to make stockings. Sometimes I make decorative items like table runners. The stockings that you have posted would also be neat to make with selvage edges, the ones I have been saving for years:)

  19. My favorite kind of project to sew for Christmas is a seasonal pillow cover. I love the ideas you give in the blog….now I just have to choose one for this year!

  20. Quilts are my favorite kind of project to sew for the holidays. Whether a table runner or wall hanging, quilting is my go to holiday sewing project.

  21. My favorite holiday project is to sew a red ‘fun fur’ scarf and at
    each end I sew in about ten small bells, so it turns into a
    Jingle Bell scarf for the holidays.

  22. One of my favorite holiday gifts to make this year is a modified make up bag. Several of my non-sewing friends are knitters and are always looking for a bag to stash knitting essentials in. A sewing friend and I modified a pattern to make the bag bigger with a larger zipper. I found some really cut fabric with little sheep and balls of yarn and needles on it and the bags are just adorable and really quick to make.

  23. Hard to pick a favorite, but I’ll say Christmas Stockings. Seems I always have to be doing something last minute, but finishing the embroidered names on the 4 toddler grandchildren’s stockings on Christmas morning was too last minute even for me. My son-in-laws were fascinated by the embroidery machine however. And because I always get confused on which way is up on the Christmas stocking cuff, these four ended up with HUGE Christmas stockings.

  24. In the past I have embroidered fleece blankets with the person’s name on it or have made quilts. This year I’m going to try to embroider Christmas pillows. Hopefully I won’t run out of time! Happy Holidays!

  25. My fave thing to sew is quilts of course.. nothing beats cuddled on the couch with snacks and watching movies, cold outside. But warm n toasty inside… safe and warm..

  26. My favorite to make for the holidays is something for the grand babies. I Love those stockings so that’s what’s on my list for this year. I love all your projects and try to do many. Thanks so much.

  27. I love to make table runners or table toppers for Christmas. They don’t take long to finish and it’s fun to see the results so quickly. I change them out from year to year.

  28. I love creating something different every year. Sometimes there are pillows, or memory ornaments, other times doll clothes. Occasionally, when I’ve been organized, I’ve made lap quilts. Since my first woven pot holders, Christmas means creating for others with love.

  29. My favorite project to sew for the holidays is something that will bring a smile or comfort to someone. Last year I sewed a bunch of cool-down ties and sent them to my nephews unit where they were deployed fighting for our freedom. Some small way to help out our troops who are risking so much for us!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  30. I love to make usable gifts for friends and family! Last year I made a set of round pot holders for my sisters in their favorite colors. This year, I may make ornaments or embroidered coasters. I am always inspired by Christmas to make something for those I love.

  31. It’s hard to choose ONE favorite Christmas project. Looking back the ones that brings the most joy was the taffeta dress for my daughter and the matching one for her American Girl doll. I need to continue this as a tradition for my grand daughter.

  32. Thank you for providing a Hanukkah project. There are very few quality projects or even ready done decorations available. Please continue to showcase such projects in the future.

  33. For many years, I have made my own embroidered Christmas cards. Bernina’s decorative stitches, plus Artista software, allows endless creativity. So much fun!

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