Angels are a classic icon of the Christmas season, showing up in stories of starless skies to living room treetops. With these sweet patterns, you may soon find angels at your sewing machine or in your hand-sewing basket!
We've gathered a selection of angel tutorials and patterns that range from traditional to primitive to super cute and kid-friendly. It's a mix of ornaments and soft toys or dolls, which means you can use them as Christmas decorations or keep them out year-round as your... own guardian angels.
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This beautiful ornament from Silvia at Ma Petite Maison captures the essence of an angel with a set of easy-sew wings. Because the design is simple, it's easy to customize each ornament, adding embroidery, beading, sequins or extra feathers.
The tutorial for this ornament is in Italian, but a translation tool fixes that in a flash. But even without translating, the step-by-step photos make it easy to follow.
Use them to decorate your tree, as presents or even as gift toppers!
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Happy Sew Lucky designs so many cute things to sew, and this Cut and Sew kit allows you to stitch up a 10-inch tall angel doll with ease. The illustrated style is so fun and something kids will certainly want to squeeze.
Make it as a gift or give the kit to a young sewing friend!
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The simple style of this angel by Corry of the Dutch Blue blog is on the primitive side, while also looking like it would be at home in a country cottage. She uses a wire halo and legs for a unique mixed-media touch.
Best of all, by changing the fabrics and a few small details, each angel you make can be unique!
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This charming angel decoration uses a standard sewing machine to create embroidered details that shine. It's designed for felt and makes use of the printed doll faces also sold by zouzoudesign. However, the pattern also shows you how to stitch the face yourself or make your angel with cotton fabric. Imagine the angel possibilities!Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Have you ever seen such a huggable angel? This fleece stuffed toy is sure to be a hit with your little ones, especially if they need some extra comfort at bedtime.
The downloadable PDF pattern includes detailed instructions so your angel ends up as cute and cuddly as what you see here.
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Decorate your Christmas tree with baby angels (with rosy cheeks!) using this free pattern. They are a perfect hand-sewing project, although you could probably sew most of the pieces by machine if you prefer.
This pattern doesn't come with instructions, but it's easy to see how they come together from the photos.
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For a classic and simple angel, look no further than this Tilda angel doll. Tilda dolls come in many styles and with plenty of accessory options, all while keeping this basic look.
She would look lovely perched at the top of a tree and when Christmas is done, be sure to keep her around to watch over your home!
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Laura Howard of Bugs and Fishes always has the sweetest felt crafts and this hand-sewn angel ornament is no exception! It incorporates a small amount of embroidery and beads, giving the bauble just a hint of sparkle. She even has a different style of angel ornament to share too!Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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This rustic angel project requires only a small amount of sewing. It's designed so you can choose to make your angel into an ornament for your tree or a pin for your coat. And while it looks wonderful in a basic fabric like muslin or osnaburg, a subtly-printed quilting cotton would also work great!
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For more soft and loving angels, Dolls & Daydreams has a few options available. They offer machine embroidery files as well as patterns like this, which uses a standard sewing machine. There's even a pattern for a stuffed angel that doubles as a Christmas tree topper!