15 Easy Christmas Gifts to Sew (Free Tutorials!)

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Is it just me, or does it feel like the holiday season creeps up faster and faster each year? If you’ve found yourself in a pinch and need some quick sewing projects to make for the holidays, I’ve got you.

I rounded up some quick and easy Christmas gifts to sew. Because let’s be real, making a quilt for everyone on our lists isn’t always realistic. Get your Christmas “to-make” list finished fast with these projects.

The best part is that all of the tutorials and patterns are completely free! Plus these projects can be made with fabric from your stash. A win-win!

I hope these tutorials inspire you and help you create handmade gifts that the recipient will be excited to receive!

1. Patchwork Scrunchie by Hailey Stitches

A scrunchie is an adorable and simple last-minute gift to sew. This scrunchie tutorial uses scrap fabric, so you can make a patchwork-style scrunchie using materials that you already own!

If you’re a visual learner, check out the video tutorial below!

Get the written tutorial on my blog!

2. Tissue Box Cover by Well Spring Designs

A tissue box cover is something that may not come to the front of your mind when you’re thinking of gifts to sew, but I think it’s adorable!

Especially in those winter months when most households are running through tissues like nobody’s business, a cute quilted cover will bring a festive and aesthetic look to the necessary yet sometimes ugly box.

You could even make a set of these with the intention that they be changed out each season. The fabric choice possibilities are endless!

Get the free tutorial and supply list from Casey Cometti at Well Spring Designs.

3. Round Potholders by Art Gallery Fabrics

Potholders are always appreciated and I love these round quilted potholders from Art Gallery Fabrics.

They can be easily customized to any kitchen decor and the opening in the back is adorable yet functional.

Plus this is a great project to make when you want to use up some of your fabric scraps!

Get the free pattern from Art Gallery Fabrics.

4. Key Fob by Lo and Behold Stitchery

These key fobs are adorable and super quick to sew. I love these key fobs as gifts because they’re super functional which means it’s likely to get used instead of stashed away never to be seen again.

I’m sure you agree that you want your gifts to be loved and used, so make something practical when gifting!

Get the Key Fob instructions from Brittany Lloyd of Lo and Behold Stitchery.

5. Quilted Casserole Hot Pad by Bre T Quilt Designs

A casserole hot pad is a genius gift. It’s something a bit different than a typical oven mitt or potholder and the large area allows for space for fun quilting and fabric placement.

In the Midwest, this gift would be a major hit. But you’d have to call it a hot dish hot pad!

Bre designed this free pattern to help make things super easy for you when you make this quick sewing project.

Sign up to receive the free pattern from Bre of Bre T Quilt Designs.

6. Basic Tote by Art Gallery Fabrics

Tote bags are a necessity these days and you can never have too many. This basic tote pattern is super simple and you can easily make this with fabric from your stash.

Or choose a custom print that made you think of the person you’re giving it to!

If you want to make it extra special, you could even embroider or cross-stitch a design on the front!

Download the free pattern from Art Gallery Designs.

7. Quilted Bookmark by Quilters Candy

If you have a book lover in your life, this quilted bookmark is a great gift! Quick and easy to sew, you can whip these up in no time.

These little bookmarks are the perfect way to use up scraps and you can make them super customizable to the person you’re gifting them to!

Get the free tutorial from Elizabeth Chappel at Quilters Candy.

8. Quilted Bookmark by Sewn Handmade

Here’s another type of quilted bookmark that is a bit more traditional. This style would be super fun to free-motion quilt or you could even embroider the recipient’s name or a favorite book quote on it!

Get the Quilted Bookmark tutorial from Amy Schelle at Sewn Handmade.

9. Patchwork Apron by Suzy Quilts

Make a custom patchwork apron for the chef or baker in your life! These look so fun to make. The patchwork style is super unique and makes for a truly one-of-a-kind handmade gift.

Get this free tutorial written by Lydia Nicholson for Suzy Quilts.

10. Chapstick Holder by See Kate Sew

These little chapstick holders are the gifts you never knew you needed. Never lose your chapstick again! This is such a fun idea and would pair wonderfully with the key fob at the beginning of this list!

Check out the full tutorial by Kate Blocher from See Kate Sew.

11. Quilted Oven Mitt by Suzy Quilts

Here’s another kitchen staple that’s fun to DIY: an oven mitt! Pair this with the apron or casserole hot pad for a truly unique handmade gift. Customize it by using fabric that the recipient will love!

Check out the full tutorial written by Lydia Nicholson for Suzy Quilts.

12. Drawstring Bag by Alderwood Studio

A drawstring bag is the gift that keeps on giving! Make this drawstring bag to wrap another gift or series of small gifts.

It can act as wrapping paper and then the recipient can reuse it as they wish!

These are quick to make and a great way to use up scraps.

Get the full tutorial from Amber Elliot of Alderwood Studio.

13. Quilted Coasters by Nollie Bean

Quilted coasters are super easy to make and they’re a great gift. I love how this project can use up scraps or you can choose new fabrics that you know the gift recipient will love.

These are quick to whip up and you could make these for everyone on your list!

Get the full tutorial from Jenni at Nollie Bean.

14. Bowl Cozy by Moonkin Stitchery

Bowl cozies are one of those things that you didn’t know you needed until you’ve used one. They are amazing and I’ve never met a person who didn’t think they were genius.

To make it even easier, Creative Grids has an acrylic template to make bowl cozy making faster than ever!

Check out the tutorial on Moonkin Stitchery’s YouTube channel.

15. “Cheater” or Wholecloth Quilt by Coral & Co

If you must make a quilt for everyone on your list, try making a cheater quilt!

A “cheater” or whole cloth quilt is a quilt that requires no piecing. They come together super quickly and are perfect for when you’re short on time.

If you’re a visual learner, the video tutorial is below.

Get the tutorial from Shelly Morgan at Coral & Co.

I hope you’ve found the perfect gift to make in this list of Christmas gifts to sew. They are quick and easy projects that are super customizable which makes it easy to cater to your gift recipients’ tastes. I know they’ll appreciate and love the handmade gift!

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