Perfect Gifts to Sew This Christmas

Posted by Freya Gilbert
on December 08, 2019

With Christmas creeping up on us, now is the time to start sewing any handmade Christmas presents your planning on giving- if you haven't already! 

I've gathered together a list of projects and tutorials, perfect for family and friends to hopefully provide you with the inspiration you need to get making!  Some of these projects are free downloads, others are ideas from the shop or our workshops.  There is often a lot to do to in preparation for Christmas, so starting your sewing as early as possible is always a good call. If you're shopping for others who also like to craft, why not look at our Kits and Gifts section for more inspiration and ideas for that perfect present?

For Your Mum

Fun Frilly Apron 

Frilly Pinny Tutorial

For Your Best Friend

Tilly and The Buttons Slipper Boots

Free tutorial - Treat your bestie to warm toes this Christmas will a handmade pair of snuggly slippers!  Use fleece or sweatshirting and a lining to ensure toes are kept cosy.

Slipper Boot Sewing Tutorial

For your Partner

Matching Pyjamas!

Our pyjama bottom patterns includes a wide range of sizes, suitable for men and women- perfect for making cute matching pyjamas!  Available as a PDF download and a paper pattern, you can whip up a pair for both of you in no time at all!

Christmas pyjama pattern

For your Niece

A Handmade Dolly 

Free tutorial - The Josephine Doll is such a cute little make, perfect for any doll obsessed children in your life! It looks quite simple, with felt hair and a pretty stitched face, I will be having a go this Christmas.

free josphine dolly sewing pattern

For Your Nephew

An Advent Calendar

Obviously this is a great gift for boys and girls, either way you know it's something they will bring out year after year!

advent calandar pannel

For your Sister

A Backpack 

Buy the Range pattern and you can surprise your favourite sister with a new back pack this Christmas.  It's a more involved make, so give yourself the time to get it done, but she will really appreciate the effort when she sees the finished bag!

noodlehead range backpack

For your Secret Santa

Cotton Rounds for Make-Up Removal 

Free tutorial - Need a quick and simple make for your co-worker?  How about make up remover pads to help them be kinder to the planet.  Plus they use up your scrap fabrics, making them a fast and perfect gift for low budgets.

Make up remover cotton rounds

For your Father

A Funky Tie!

Free tutorial - You could make a tie in festive fabrics, or something funky for all year round!

Mens Tie Tutorial


For Your Neighbour

Wine Bottle Bag

Free tutorial - A fab quick make to dress up any bottle of wine!  I always make a few spare of these for last minute gifts.

Wine bottle bag tutorial


For the Book Worm

Reading Pocket Pillow

Free tutorial - If they can't keep their nose out of a book, then give them somewhere comfortable to read and relax. This clever design is suitable for adults and children and makes a great gift wither or not you include a new book in the pocket.

reading pillow pattern


perfect gifts to sew this christmas

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