Today I have ideas for 16 Christmas gifts to sew that are quick and easy! This year is whizzing by and the countdown to the holidays is right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to make a list of Christmas gifts to sew that are fast and easy.
First on my list to make is an easy flannel scarf using Mammoth Flannel by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. They have a free blanket scarf pattern that looks unbelievably easy. Last year I bought six different colors of that flannel and never got around to making the scarves. I’m hoping to make that a weekend project.
Something that I’ve wanted to make for myself and that I know my kids would love is a microwaveable bowl cozy. Here is a free soup bowl cozy pattern from All People Quilt that looks great and this Microwaveable Bowl Potholder tutorial from The Spruce Crafts includes several size options. Most of these start with a 10″ square, a perfect project for a layer cake bundle. I just purchased some Pellon Wrap n Zap which is perfect for the middle layer of these cozies.
If you have kids or grandkids, a travel-size pillowcase is a great gift! This tutorial gives you directions for two different size travel pillowcases and it includes instructions to make a coordinating book bag, too.
With all of the fabric we quilters accumulate, it makes sense to make some gift bags out of fabric. This Super Easy DIY Gift Bag Tutorial at Apple Green Cottage is quick to make and is a good “green” alternative to paper packaging.
One of my most popular tutorials is the Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher. This tiny quilt is fun to make and is a great addition to a hostess gift (along with a plate of cookies of course)!
If you have any children on your gift list, this Easy Reading Pillow Tutorial from Village Bound Quilts is a must make. This pillow has a large pocket sewn into it that is just right for a toddler’s favorite picture book. It’s great for snuggling too!
This Double Pot Holder with Hand Pockets tutorial at Make It & Love It is perfect for the chef on your gift list. It’s kind of like having two pot holders in one – no more searching for that second potholder!
I love working with cork fabric and these Cork Accented Coasters & Mug Rug are great for holiday gift making (and giving). I love a gift that you can make into an ensemble of similar items such as this one. You can add a cute mug, favorite tea or coffee house gift card to make a complete package.
Christmas ornaments are always popular gifts to make and these Fabric Christmas Trees from Hook Stitch Sew are ideal for using up bits of fabric scraps. If you’ve been saving those buttons, then you’re all set!
Some gifts you make, you might just want to keep! That’s very true of this Merry and Bright Cushion Cover by Amy Sinibaldi. It’s so very sweet and it’s been on my list for years.
If your sewing skills are geared more towards garments, you’ll definitely want to make these Sew Pajama Gifts Sets from Melly Sews. Everyone loves new Christmas pajamas and I love how cute these are! I know some grandkids out there who would love these.
Let’s not forget about our pet lovers/owners. This Dog Bone Christmas Stocking from Sew Very Crafty is just perfect for your favorite dog!
If you have fat quarters (and who doesn’t?) you’ll love this Self Binding Cloth Napkin Tutorial from Crafty For Home. These make great gifts and are very customizable with the right fabric choices.
Are you looking for something fast and easy to make? Then check out these Fabric Books Marks at Quilters Candy. Guest designer, Mara, from Quilt in Progress, shares her tutorial to make these cute and fun book marks.
A great way to package a small gift or just as a gift in itself, is the Fabric Origami Pouch Tutorial that I shared last year. There is a video tutorial that is included with this blog post for the visual learners out there. I can never keep these “in stock”, because I’m always gifting them.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this inspiration for 16 Christmas gifts to sew! Make sure to start a list and then schedule some sewing time on your calendar. I’m really good at making lists, but finding the time is the hard part. I’m getting my calendar out now! Enjoy!