Sewing bags might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about sewing for Christmas, but there are a few things on our site that we think you could be sewing to get ready for the festive season.
Think bags, baskets and storage and you’ll want to be sewing:
the ultimate ‘bag’ for the festive season, the Christmas Stocking
gifts bags in all shapes and sizes. Be eco-friendly. Use your fabric scraps and sew reusable fabric gift bags this year instead of using wrapping paper or other packaging.
Wine bags and bottle bags. Sew an insulated wine bottle bag to use to keep a chilled bottle cool at home, or sew wine totes to carry one (or more) bottles to a Christmas get-together.
Decorative fabric baskets to use around the home in festive colors to display treats etc.
Here are a few festive sews to get under your needle this week.
The Yuletide Stocking is a simple and festive stocking design with several cuff and toe shapes. This stocking is beautiful in any fabric, including velvet, brocade, home decor cotton, or quilting cotton. Use piping, embroidery, or other embellishments to create custom, beautiful stockings for your whole family. This sewing pattern is suitable for a confident beginner. There are instructions for making the stocking with or without the cuff. (We think these would look gorgeous with a faux fur cuff too.)
This listing now includes both the original Yuletide pattern as well as the pattern add-on with four other sizes.
The Tie Corner Trinket Basket FREE sewing pattern is a great project for Christmas. Whether you fill it with sparkly gold balls or beautifully wrapped gourmet chocolates, this fun little basket is sure to be an eye-catcher.
This is a fun little project you can really go to town with. Pick some pretty thread and you can try out all those decorative stitches in your machine to embellish the sides of the basket, and then accent them with metallic bows. Gorgeous!
This is a perfect project for an experienced beginner and the designer says you’ll be able to make one in an evening. But why stop at one? Wouldn’t they look lovely on your table when guests come over, or used for bread rolls, or use them in the guest room, or bathroom. These handy fabric baskets have so many uses.
Looking for a really classy wine gift bag to sew? Look no further. The Whitney Wine Tote Gift Bag is the perfect wine tote pattern to sew when giving a gift of wine to friends and family. A lovely hostess gift to bring for dinner, especially with the festive season coming up and families getting together for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The optional front pocket holds the bottle opener or a gift card and there’s a sturdy handle on the back for carrying. The top cinches tight to keep the wine safe, using a cord, ribbon, or vinyl tie of your choice.
It’s fully lined and interfaced for structure, so much so that this wine bag stands on its own. Yes, this is one high quality, well thought out wine bag!
The designer of these great Fabric Gift Bags gives you the choice of three different designs for all your gifts – tall, square, or wide and in two different sizes – small and large. Within that large range all in the same pattern, you are sure to find a gift bag that exactly suits what you need to ‘wrap’.
They are perfect for all your gifts whether it’s for Christmas, birthdays, a baby shower, or a wedding. They take up very little space as they can be folded flat and they are reusable.
If you like to get two things for the price of one then you’ll like this one. You get two easy DIY gift ideas in one pattern.
You can quickly make these gifts for the hostess, holiday or special occasions with this Wine Tote and Journal Bag sewing pattern. Each of the bags has a single handle loop-top closure that ensures your bottle or book will stay safely inside. You can use this great wrapping solution over and over again and make it in fabrics specially chosen for the recipient.
If you make a Wine Tote you’ll be able to carry your wine to any event, party, restaurant with a corkage fee, or give it as a hostess gift. The Wine Tote has loop top with tab handle top closure. There is an exterior side pocket for your bottle opener or corkscrew. When finished the Wine Tote measures 13″ high by 4″ wide by 4″ deep.
These candy-shaped, gift bags will be as fun to make as they are to receive! Use the barrel-shaped bag for small toys and candy, and the round bag is just perfect for gift cards or money. Scrap-friendly, fast and easy!
Each design has a zippered opening and permanent candy “wrapper”.
At some point in our lives we need to take a bottle or two of something somewhere. Maybe for a Thanksgiving or Festive dinner, or just out on a fancy picnic. And it is ideal if we have a tote bag that is made for the purpose!
This bag is the answer! It takes two standard-sized bottles and there is a little ease for larger ones. There is a zipper pocket in the front for a corkscrew and a built-in divider in the lining to stop the bottles from chinking together. Strong handles mean there won’t be any accidents.
Makes the ideal hostess or housewarming gift. Sew it in festive or seasonal fabric and it’s perfect for gifting a couple of bottles too.
Think how gorgeous this would look sat on a table or shelf in your entrance hall filled with seasonal foliage. Try holly, pine cones, and conifer, or keep it easy to care for with faux foliage, bright festive berries and holiday colors. Pick cherry festive fabrics for a traditional Christmas look.
Here is an absolutely beautifully shaped yet simple to make fabric basket with handle. It is put together in just three parts and once finished will provide y ou with some very useful and super attractive storage for any room.
If you make some of these baskets they will make fantastic gift baskets filled with all kinds of goodies. Think baby shower gift idea, new neighbour or housewarming gift, hostess gift, or just a seasonal gift basket for Christmas or Easter filled with delicious goodies. This basket would be a gift in itself.
In this awesome FREE video tutorial, you get to see how to create your very own beautiful wine bottle bag, to give as a gift, or to use decoratively yourself during one of our wonderful holiday seasons. This is one of the nicest and most visually interesting wine bottle bags or covers we’ve seen, and with no pattern required and a full video tutorial to follow along for free – you can’t beat it!
These beautiful Christmas stockings could be hanging in your home this year. Sew one for each of the kids in their favorite character print or make your home look fabulous in traditional plaids and seasonal fabrics.
The “Farmhouse Christmas Stocking” sewing pattern is suited for the beginner level and beyond. Sew the whole family a personalized stocking or make stocking gifts for friends and loved ones!
Instructions are included for a fabric cuff or a faux fur cuff with pompoms. Faux fur is super easy to sew with. The stocking is fully lined and has a hanging strap. Made with fusible fleece for solid structure and strength. This pattern is Fat Quarter Friendly.
A nesting set of 3 cute fabric bowls to decorate your home. This beginner pattern comes in three different sizes so there’s a bowl that’s just right for you and what you need to store.
These bowls are quick and easy to sew and do not require a lot of fabric. They are perfect for bazaars, craft fairs, or that last-minute gift. Fill them with chocolates, candies, or sewing items. Be warned you won’t be able to make just one…they are addictive!! They can be made out of faux leather, cotton, or decorator fabrics.
Quick and Easy, beginner-friendly Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern with instructions for 3 different styles - Plain Stocking, Stocking with a cuff, and a patchwork Stocking.
Create your own beautiful heirloom stockings using scraps of precious fabric - your family will cherish these for years to come.
A lovely project that allows you to add your own style and create your very own stockings based on the tips and guidance given throughout. The pattern is an IDEAL sewing project for beginners or anyone who enjoys stress-free sewing and wants to produce a professional quality item in no time at all.
This free pattern for a woven fabric basket has used Halloween colors in this example, but this cute basket would look equally gorgeous (if not more so) in festive holiday colors. A great scrap buster, use scraps of holiday prints or fabrics in red, green and gold to use it around the home for the holiday season.
The woven fabric basket has been designed as a perfect container for treats! But don’t think this fantastic woven basket sewing pattern is only for Halloween. Pick other seasonal fabrics and its just perfect for Christmas, or any other season too. Sew up this free woven basket sewing pattern for storage in any room of the house. Would be great to bring warm bread rolls to the Christmas table with the whole family sat around for a feast.
Here’s the Elf Christmas Stockings pdf patterns that include four different designs – Santa design, Elf design, Elf pants design and Puppy or Kitty paw print design (ideal for all of us who like to give our furry friends Christmas presents too).
The Elf Christmas Stockings comes with step-by-step written instructions as well as a video tutorial.