10 Free Christmas Sewing Patterns for Gifts and Decorations

Retro Christmas Drawstring Bags

A Spoonful of Sugar

Sew your way through the holiday season with these 10 free Christmas sewing patterns! From ornaments and stockings to gift bags and gifts, there's no shortage of festive making in your future.

This collection of patterns and projects is sure to bring sewing joy, so grab your favorite holiday fabrics and get started!

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    Easy Fleece Christmas Stocking

    Sew an Easy Fleece Christmas Stocking
    Mollie Johanson

    Whether you plan on sewing stockings to hang by the chimney with care or simply wrapping small gifts in a fun way, this fleece stocking is fast and easy to make. It's smaller than many patterns like this, but often that's just what you need. And because it's a simple project, it's even great for kids who want to make their own stocking!

  • 02 of 10

    DIY Holiday Village Decoration

    DIY Holiday Village
    Beverly McCullough

    Ceramic Christmas villages look very traditional, but this project mixes up that idea by making a collection of houses with adorable fabric and trims. Bev McCullough designed this project for Fabric.com using Riley Blake fabrics, which are perfect for adding cute details.

    The free pattern comes with basic shapes for the houses, doors and windows. Then you get to customize the designs with cut-out iron-on appliques from your favorite Christmas fabrics!

  • 03 of 10

    Simple Square Patchwork Tree Skirt

    Simple Patchwork Square Christmas Tree Skirt
    Mollie Johanson

    Sew a special touch for your Christmas tree with this easy modern tree skirt. Combining linen and your favorite fabrics, it sews up in less than two hours. It's perfect for when you need to finish off the tree in a hurry!

    But there's also plenty of room to embellish the skirt to create a decoration you'll want under your Christmas tree for years to come.

  • 04 of 10

    Simple Advent Calendar With Painted Pockets

    Simple Sewn Advent Calendar
    Make It & Love It

    Advent calendars come in all shapes, sizes and types, and this simple pocket calendar from Make It & Love It is a classic. It's easy to sew and you can add the numbers with paint and stencils. Or, make it extra special with applique or embroidery!

    When you're ready to start counting down the days to Christmas, fill the pockets with fun trinkets, stickers candy or tiny ornaments!

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  • 05 of 10

    Colorful Santa Hat Tutorial

    Quilting Cotton Santa Hats
    Cotton + Steel

    Why make a regular Santa hat when you can make one with your favorite fabrics? The pattern here may be traditional, but with Cotton + Steel quilting fabric, your holiday headgear takes on a whole new look.

    It's lined with furry fleece and rimmed with super fuzzy fleece so it's sure to be comfy and cozy to wear as you stand out from the crowd.

  • 06 of 10

    Handmade Fabric Gift Tags

    Sewn and Appliqued Christmas Gift Tags
    Nana Company

    Give your gift wrap a handmade touch with these beautiful gift tags designed by Amy of Nana Company and Kristyne of Pretty by Hand. ​The pattern and tutorial give you the shape and basic instructions, then through a series of posts, the pair show off their own tags as inspiration. Just search for "tags" on both blogs.

    Even if you leave them as simple tag shapes, they look great, but with some extra stitching, you end up with gift accessories that double as ornaments!

  • 07 of 10

    Retro Christmas Drawstring Gift Bag

    Retro Christmas Drawstring Bags

    A Spoonful of Sugar

    A Spoonful of Sugar shows how to make this adorable bag and adorn it with extras. Paper gift wrap can be expensive and wasteful, but with fabric drawstring bags, the wrapping is part of the gift! Of course, you can also encourage the recipient to pass the little bag along, so it truly becomes reusable gift wrap.

    While you're learning how to make a drawstring bag, you can also make the sweet star ornaments in the background!

  • 08 of 10

    DIY Elf on the Shelf Dolls

    DIY Elf on the Shelf Dolls
    Patchwork Posse

    Do you kids love the Elf on the Shelf? This DIY version from Patchwork Posse comes in both a boy and girl version and is oh so huggable with no fear of your elven friend disappearing. 

    Like the original, these elves have bendable arms and legs. You can also make sweet accessories, like an apron and a patchwork bag and tag. 

    Continue to 9 of 10 below.
  • 09 of 10

    Christmas Pickle Ornament Pattern

    Christmas Pickle Ornament Sewing Pattern
    Abby Glassenberg

    The Christmas pickle is a tradition that takes on a fun new look with this ornament from Abby at While She Naps. Made from felt and with embroidered details, this pickle has real personality. Hide it somewhere on your tree or in your house and then invite friends and family to see if they can find it.

  • 10 of 10

    Easy-Sew Deer Dish Towel

    Christmas Deer Dish Towel
    Beverly McCullough

    This sophisticated deer towel from the Flamingo Toes blog starts with a basic kitchen towel and then adds a bit of paint and sewing for embellishment. The result is a custom dish towel that's perfect for gifting. Plus, imagine the possibilities when you change up the fabrics and appliqued silhouette.