I love sewing…and I love making my own Christmas gifts to give away to friends and family. So, I am so excited to show you these amazing Christmas gifts that you can sew to give to your loved ones. From coasters and pen holders to bookmarks, laptop cases and even a really gorgeous faux leather purse, there are so many things that you can sew that make wonderful gifts for the holidays. I started making my Christmas gifts a few weeks ago but if you haven’t started yet or you just can’t figure out what to make, don’t worry…you still have plenty of time and I’m going to share 30 easy to sew gifts that you can have finished in just a day.
If you love to sew, you can easily make any one of these gifts for the holidays. Even if you’re just beginning to sew, these are pretty easy. And, if you are a sewing newbie, you should be sure to take a look at these 80 sewing hacks and tips that will make it much easier for you. These are all really simple sewing patterns and all of them are things that your loved ones will actually want for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for something for a teen or the man, or woman, in your life, there is a DIY hand sewn gift in here just waiting for you to make.
I get so much satisfaction out of making Christmas gifts. People do love a good homemade gift and whether it’s candy, sweet bread or a nice little tote or camera strap, you can be sure that they will adore your homemade gifts, too. If you prefer not to sew, I’ve got a great list of 30 really creative no-sew projects that you should check out, too. If you do love sewing, you just have to take a look at these 25 DIY Christmas gifts. If you start now, you have time to make them all!
1. Hand Sewn Apple Coasters
These little are made from felt and they are really cute. You just cut the apple shapes from a template in any number of colors and then sew them together. You can honestly have a set of these finished in an afternoon, even if this is your first sewing project. These are great for couples or anyone who loves an apple theme and if you don’t need coasters, you could turn them into kitchen magnets with just a bit of glue.
2. DIY Faux Leather Handbag
This faux leather handbag would cost you a small fortune if you bought it in a department store. This one however, is a DIY project and it’s a really easy one, too. You can find faux leather in all sorts of different colors at any fabric store and most hobby or craft stores. Just choose your colors and then sew. This one will only take you a couple of hours from start to finish. You gotta love free sewing patterns!
3. Easy To Sew Business Card Holder
If you have someone in your family who carries around business cards, this business card holder is the perfect gift. It’s great for new college graduates who may want to keep their contact information handy for job interviews and it’s very easy to sew together. You just need a couple of small pieces of fabric and if you prefer, you can hand sew this as opposed to using your machine.
4. Hand Sewn Camera Strap
If you know someone who loves photography, or perhaps you are buying a camera as a gift, then you can make this camera strap to go with it. This is such a simple sewing project and one that won’t take you longer than a couple of hours to complete. Customize it with any cotton fabric you choose or you could also use faux leather to make it look a bit more professional.
5. Easy Potluck Bowl Cover
These potluck bowl covers are perfect for moms and grandmas who tend to do a lot of cooking and taking food to church, family gatherings or other events. They’re so easy to sew together and really do come in handy for keeping a lid on all that delicious food. Make an entire set of these – three or four would constitute a set, right? You can even customize them by using different fabrics or even adding an embroidered initial.
6. Easy To Sew Fabric Feather Dish Towels
You can use a store bought towel for this project or make your own dish towel – it’s really easy. The great part of this one is the fabric feathers that you sew on and they have a great patchwork design. You use different fabrics to get the look and just cut out the feather shape and then sew it onto your dish towel with fusible webbing behind it to give it a nice quilted look.
7. Hand Sewn Drawstring Patchwork Bag
If you have a collection of fat quarters that are just begging for a project, put them to use and create a stunning Christmas gift for someone special. This patchwork designed drawstring bag is perfect for teens and adults and it’s really easy to put together. Patchwork designs are really popular and you can add a quilted look to this one if you love quilting.
8. Personalized Drop Cloth Coasters
Drop cloth is a great material to work with. Seriously, there are so many wonderful DIY drop cloth projects and these personalized coasters may just become your favorite. They’re super easy to make and take very little time from start to finish. You can personalize them with initials or any other design that you want and the drop cloth canvas works great as a coaster to keep condensation from reaching tables.
9. Lovely DIY Bow Tote
For girls, teens and grown women, this bow tote is a wonderful gift idea. For you, it’s a very easy to sew gift idea that won’t take you longer than an afternoon to complete. You need about three quarters of a yard of canvas fabric to make these, or you could expand them if you wanted and make them a bit larger.
10. DIY Fabric Gift Bag
Turn that scrap fabric into a gorgeous little fabric gift bag and then fill that bag with any number of smaller gifts. I love this idea for homemade candy or even homemade bath salts or other beauty items. The bags themselves are super easy to make and won’t take you any time at all to complete. You can even make these a bit more functional for after the holidays by adding an easy to sew invisible zipper.
11. DIY Portfolio And Notepad Holder
You can use fat quarters to make this lovely portfolio and notepad holder, which is perfect for everyone from young professionals to teenagers. If you want a nice patchwork design, use multiple colors and designs of fat quarters. Or, if you prefer solid colors or designs, just choose enough of the same fabric to equal the same number of fat quarters. If you also love doing embroidery, this would be great personalized.
12. DIY Fabric Scrap Bookmarks
These little bookmarks require very little fabric and even less time to make. These are perfect for anyone who loves to read – or needs to read for school. You just use leftover pieces of fabric from other projects to make them and you can literally have one finished in less than an hour. These would be perfect for pairing with a favorite book series or you can use them as homemade stocking stuffers.
13. Handmade Pen And Pencil Holder
I love handmade pencil holders and his DIY journal pen holder is one of my favorite projects. Not only is it easy to sew, it gives you a wonderful pen holder that is perfect for college students or high school students, or just anyone who keeps a personal journal. The holder keeps pens and pencils organized and fits perfectly into journals or other books.