Sewing Gifts for Christmas

Are you stuffed full of turkey from yesterday? Now it is time to get really serious if you plan to do some handmade gifts this year. I have a lot of quick to sew/craft/make gift ideas on the blog, and I thought it would be a good time to remind you that these are here and the patterns are still free.

Do you have a quilter on your gift list?  This Sewing Kit is easy to make, has no hand sewing, and can be used for jewelry too!  The link has a full tutorial.

Sew a quick, four block table topper from my post last year. Tree Bell Table Topper.

Make a Christmas Nine Patch Star runner. Or do it in other colors for every day use.

And one more design for you, my original runner design from a Christmas Quilt Along in 2015. I reworked it into a single post with a pdf download for Christmas In July last year.

Giving Gifts From The Kitchen comes from the heart. This post has my Double Dutch Chocolate Brownie mix recipe with a downloadable pdf of the recipe, along with a few more, and printable gift tags. It also has a recipe for grilling herb and spice mix for the guys.

A wool penny rug is quick to finish, and this Christmas one is my original design. See the post for the free pdf pattern – Christmas Wool Applique.

Small Christmas stitchery projects can be made into ornaments with just a bit of sewing time. If you don’t have handwork to frame like this, use your embroidery machine to stitch out some Christmas motifs. See my post on Christmas Stitchery with Ideas for Finishing for more ways to make ornaments from your handwork or machine embroidery.

If you can do letters with your machine, words make wonderful ornaments too, like these Christmas Ornaments. Plus there are more ideas for crafty ornaments on that post, using cookie cutters and more.

One last idea, my Christmas Hexagonal Table Topper free pattern was downloaded over 16,000 times before Craftsy/Bluprint went under. I deleted the pattern from the site before the new Craftsy took over. But you can still get it here on my blog, on this post – Christmas Hexagonal Table Topper.

Need more ideas? Just click on my Christmas Category to see everything Christmas going back to 2014!! Recipes, projects, quilt alongs, blog hops, tablescapes, gift ideas and much more!

Coming soon, I’ll be showing you what I am doing with this panel. I got it at Fat Quarter Shop, but it is sold out now. I have a link below to FQS so you can see the panels they have that are similar if you want to sew along.

A little bit of shopping might be on your agenda today, too, so here are some great deals from my affiliate sponsors.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have some holiday music while you shop? Check out this wonderful New Age Jazz Christmas music cd I just ordered. Light Jazz really is my favorite genre of music. This one is a wonderful collection from the Windam Hill artist group – A Jazz Noel. It is available on Apple Music (formerly iTunes), and Amazon streaming too.

Fat Quarter Shop has a special 20% off the Basic of the Month, 30% the Notion of the Month, and check out the Daily Flash Sale – something new at clearance pricing every day! Check out the Black Friday Deal too! On Black Friday, customers can save big with 20% OFF ALL ORDERS! Plus orders $150 and over will receive a special grab bag valued at approximately $40 as a FREE gift! Quantities are limited, so act fast! FQS Black Friday Sale ends Saturday, November 28 at Midnight CST!

C&T Publishing has several new great sewing and quilting books, and special sales for Black Friday through tomorrow, plus Cyber Monday deals beginning Sunday.  See my post on New Quilting Books for reviews on some great titles published earlier this year.  Check out all the Christmas Project books too!

Impression Obsession has 20% Off Everything Sale! Use promo code 2020. Plus get free shipping on orders over $20, and a free gift with orders over $50!! My order is in!!

MadamSew has great deals on their Wool Press Mat, Ultimate Presser Foot Set, and MadamSew’s Weekly Deals. Black Friday deal is a one day BOGO sale!!

Amazon has wonderful deals on Quilting Supplies and Books! Or try Audible Plus for thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts, or give a gift of Audible Plus. Now is a great time to try Amazon Prime, see thousands of movies and shows, get access to free Kindle books, and free shipping on purchases. Got kids at home? Check out FreeTime Unlimited. The 30 day free trial includes unlimited access to more than 16,000 kid-friendly books, videos and apps as well as parental controls to help create a unique experience for each child. FreeTime Unlimited is available in the US, Germany, and UK. Shop Black Friday Deals!! And see the fun Gift Baskets! Thank you for using my links!!

I’ve added a daytime Virtual Retreat for December 10. Again, limited to 8 participants, it will be a come-as-you-like, sew your own projects, more details on the form. Sign up on this Virtual Retreat Form 12/10.

There is still space available in my Scrap Dancing Zoom class for December 30th, after the holiday rush. Class fee $10. Sign up at Scrap Dancing 12/30.

Also, just for readers of my blog, take 25% off any of My Patterns on Etsy today through Sunday only. Coupon code BF2020. Use the link and the code will apply automatically. No minimum.

Are you shopping today? How is your holiday weekend going?

10 thoughts on “Sewing Gifts for Christmas

  1. Great ideas! I usually do a few home crafted gifts for friends but this year I felt it was extra important to give something that said how extra special you are. Cross stitch Christmas cards, embroidered tea towels and small quilted pillows!

  2. Rita C.

    Wonderful ideas! And I love Windham Hill music. I have a couple of those cds in my collection. I officially started listening to my holiday music yesterday. Enjoy!

  3. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    My Christmas shopping is complete! Just waiting for a few yet to be delivered! Still have some stitching to do though!!

  4. I have made several of the hexagon table mats and they are so easy and fun. Look great in any assortment of fabrics for any season. And quick, too!. I love to make gifts, but I can’t sew under pressure any more, so I don’t know how many I will get to. Looking forward to the scrap class after Christmas!

  5. Joan Sheppard

    I have to read this a couple more times and highlight stuff. So much info. Jazz! Love it. And so many great gift ideas. We’ve been busy little elves all year and these look like the perfect touches like the spools of thread! So cute!
    Thanks, j

  6. Mary Ed Williams

    Hi, Carole,
    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Just wanted to make sure I’m signed up for the Dec 30 class. I think it will be so much fun.
    Mary Ed

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