Looking for ideas to sew some quick Christmas gifts? These free sewing patterns are perfect for making something special for all the people on your list.
From small and simple projects suitable for stocking stuffers to easy garments that friends will love, this collection gives you plenty of options. There are gifts for all ages, and even for your pup. So make your list, check it twice, and start sewing!
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Keep Hands Warm With Quilt Squares
If you do any quilting, you may have a few half-square triangles laying around, which will give you a head start on this project. But even if you don't, it won't take long to sew these simple hand warmers, making them a great last-minute gift.
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Make a Merry Pillow
Can you give holiday-themed gifts on Christmas? Of course, you can! A friend or family member can enjoy it for a little while and then look forward to displaying it next season. Or, use Amy Sinibaldi's pattern to make a pillow that will work all year round, personalizing the embroidery for whomever you're giving it to.
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Sew a Flattering Silk Tunic
Clothing may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to making gifts, but this tunic pattern from Mood Fabrics is a beautiful and easy piece to make. When you make it from silk it becomes a special item that someone will love to wear!
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Give a Gift in a Reusable Basket
Sometimes it's fun to give a gift that holds another gift and that's what this mini fabric basket is all about. Make the square basket, then fill it with small goodies! It uses a combination of machine and hand sewing, as well as embroidery that you can add with your regular sewing machine.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Snuggle Some Sewn Sky Friends
What could be more delightful for a child than to open a box filled with these celestial softies? Abby from While She Naps shows you how to sew the huggable characters out of fleece, but in addition to using them as plush, rattles, or bean bags, she also suggests how to make a mobile with them.
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Craft a Hand Sanitizer Key Ring
Help your friends and family stay safe and healthy with a handy holder for hand sanitizer! This YouTube tutorial walks you through the process and even shows you how to draft your own pattern to match whatever shape of mini sanitizer you want to fill it with.
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Make a Wash Bag for Necessities
Some people aren't easy to find gifts for, let alone to make for, but this toiletry bag is ideal for anyone, even kids. In fact, you won't need to use it only for grooming items. A boxy zip pouch can hold all kinds of items and will get lots of use.
How to Sew a Wash Bag from Jessica Entwistle for Simply Sewing
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Sew a Simple Apron
Know someone who likes to cook, garden or make things that can get messy? Make them an apron that wraps around to protect their clothing and is cute enough to wear outside the kitchen or studio.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Give the Gift of Organization
This clever project is the perfect gift for the person who can never find anything in their bag! Troy from Thriftanista in the City shares her free pattern for a foldable purse organizer that can hold all the odds and ends that get stuck in the bottom of a bag. Tuck a few favorite items in the pockets to make this gift extra special!
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Make an Easy Blanket With Sleeves
A blanket always makes a good present, and this one has sleeves for staying snuggly warm while reading, crafting, or even petting a kitty. It's easy to sew and uses inexpensive fleece, which also means the edges won't fray.
How to Make a Snuggle Blanket with Sleeves from The Spruce Crafts
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Create Beautiful Zip Pouches
For a more romantic zip pouch (which you really could make with any fabric style), check out this video tutorial from Nadra of Ellis and Higgs. And if you're looking to make something a little more quilty, be sure to look through her website for all kinds of patterns, including some adorable Christmas quilt blocks!
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Craft a Toy for a Furry Friend
Don't forget your favorite dog this Christmas! You can sew a stuffed dog bone (or three!) in next to no time. This free pattern includes more than one size so you can make one for pups of any size.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Make a Comfy Pillow Bed
This inexpensive and easy project is a real "wow!" gift! It's basically a pillowcase that holds several pillows, but it makes a comfy spot for kids to snuggle. You can spread it out like a mini mattress or fold it up to form a chair!
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Sew a Cozy Cropped Hoodie
Teens will love this cropped boxy hoodie. Minimal seams and no special finishing make it quick to sew, and working with the recommended boiled wool gives it a luxe feel. You may just want to make one for yourself while you're at it!
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Make a Scarf With a Pocket
You can't go wrong with a scarf and this one comes with a secret. In addition to it being a soft and snuggly infinity scarf for everyday wear, it also has a zipper pocket to stash valuables while traveling or heading out for a walk.