Looking for ways to bring your Xmas crafting up to date? I’ve got you! I’ve found 32 of the most fun, colourful and modern Christmas sewing projects that you can make this festive season!
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Let the Christmas crafting begin!
My business Christmas planning starts in June every year. I love the look on people’s faces when they ask what I’m working on lately and I tell them, in the middle of a summer heat wave: “Christmas ornaments!” haha
I wish I was that organized in my personal Christmas planning though. I typically have a few late nights in December trying to whip up last minute sewing projects and gifts.
But I’m good and early getting this round-up post of Christmas sewing projects done for you! (It’s August 4th as I type these words and it was like 35 degrees celsius today. lol)
I wanted to try to find some modern ideas to share. There’s nothing wrong with traditional DIY Christmas decor, but I tried to mix things up and include some more unique and colourful ideas. There’s no rule that says all Christmas sewing projects have to be made with red and green fabric! I loooove a non-traditional colour palette for Christmas. Hot pink and turquoise anyone?!
Modern Christmas Sewing Projects
All of these DIY Christmas sewing projects are freebies. They may not all have printable patterns, but the tutorials and explanations are free! Just click the linked title of each project to be taken to the original source.
DIY Christmas Pillows:
1. Faux Leather Pillow
This pillow is so classy I would have it on my sofa year-round!
2. Buffalo Check Snowflake Pillow
This one has cozy cabin vibes.
3. Candy Cane Pillow
This enormous pillow would be great for kiddos lounging on the floor on Christmas morning playing with their new toys!
4. Ornament Pillows
These are made even more amazing by using velvet and shimmery fabrics!
Modern Christmas Stockings:
5. Mermaid Tail Stocking
For a nautical themed Christmas! I’d maybe add some sequins somewhere too, to make it glimmer.
6. Felt Appliqued Stockings
The beauty of felt applique is that you can easily create any shape or design you’d like. I <3 felt!
7. Colour Blocked Stockings
I love colourful Christmas decor!
8. Ice Cream Stockings
More fun with felt!
9. Quilted Stockings
These are so gorgeous, I love how modern they look! And you can use fun fabric combos, which always lights up my creativity. 🙂
Unique Tree Skirts:
10. Tasseled Tree Skirt
I think this is an Anthropologie knock off design. I can only dream of what it must be like to shop at Anthro… or Target…sigh
11. Retro Space Age Skirt
This DIY Christmas tree skirt is so retro that it’s modern again!
12. Quilted Tree Skirt
This one has retro vibes too. You could do the stars and diamonds in bright, non-traditional colours to make it extra modern!
Free Christmas Ornament Patterns:
13. Tiny Felt Christmas Lights
This one is my design. 🙂 I love the idea of making a 15-20 of them and stringing them together into a fun garland.
For more felt ornaments, check out this post of 21 Free Felt Ornament Patterns.
14. Snowglobe Ornaments
This is a great way to use up tiny fabric scraps. Let’s face it, we all have stashes of almost useless materials that we keep “just in case” . lol. Maybe I should write a fabric-busting project round up. hm….
15. Tree Ornaments
These are so darn sweet. The colour palette is just delightful!
16. Quilted Ornament
This is a wonderful design for highlighting a special piece of fussy-cut fabric in the center.
DIY Christmas Quilts:
17. Gnome Forest Mini Quilt
The tutorial is for a mini quilt that you can hang as decor. But you could totally make a full size quilt with multiple blocks to use for Christmas cuddles on the couch!
18. Snowflake Mini Quilt
Another great scrap buster project. Gather all your blues and creams to make this pretty snowflake quilt.
19. Tree Farm Blocks
This tutorial is for 3 beautiful tree blocks only. You could use them to make a table runner, or a throw cushion or whatever you can dream up!
20. Christmas Stars Quilt
I know this looks more traditional than some of the other projects in this list, but just imagine it made with a modern, bright colour palette. Suddenly the vibe is totally different!
21. Little Trees Quilt
The tutorial is for this simple wall hanging, but another blogger here turned it into a larger quilt so you can see how it turned out in a bigger piece..
DIY Christmas Table Linen Ideas:
Sewing projects for a pretty Christmas tablescape!
22. Ombré Quilted Christmas Coasters
These are my design. You can whip up a whole set of them in an afternoon and they’re so fun and colourful!
23. Christmas On the Farm Table Runner
It’s the little tree inside the farmhouse for me.
24. Stepping Stones Runner
The free tutorial only include the block pattern. But it shouldn’t be too challenging to join a few of them into a placemat or table runner.
25. Holly Berry Placemat
Because holly is so easily identifiable, you don’t necessarily need to use Christmas fabrics for this design. Pink, red and green coloured fabrics should do the trick no matter the pattern!
26. Cutlery Holder
This is such a simple way to really elevate your Christmas table settings. I’d use some funky-patterned fabric to make them feel more up to date.
For more crafty Christmas ideas, check out this post of 21 Easy Christmas Crafts.
27. Reindeer Mug Rug
This cutie would make a great DIY gift idea too!
Christmas Decor Sewing Projects:
28. Be Merry Banner
Another one of my designs, this is a really simple felt banner you can whip up in under an hour.
29. Tiny Stocking Bunting
These tiny stockings are so stinkin’ cute I can’t handle it.
30. Reusable Fabric Gift Bag
Hopefully this year I’ll give myself enough time to make some gift bags because they are so great for reducing waste. And they are endlessly re-giftable!
31. Canvas Advent Calendar
This advent calendar is so gorgeous it could become a family heirloom!
32. Christmas Town
It would be hard not to get carried away and make an entire city of these houses!
Don’t forget to check out the Christmas section of posts for lots more beautiful DIY holiday ideas!
Happy Crafty Holidays!
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