In this post, I’ll go over sixteen easy holiday gifts to sew, each with a free pattern and tutorial that you can follow. All of these patterns can be sewn up quickly in a weekend or less, just in case you need to make some last minute gifts. Some of these patterns are from my blog, while others are from outside blogs. Rest assured that I’ve tested all of these patterns and made them multiple times. They’re all great as gifts!
16 Easy Holiday Gifts to Sew
I love making scarves, and this one is super easy and quick to make. Plus it doesn’t take very much fabric!
This one is similar, but doesn’t have the internal twist that the other one does–it’s a little more like a cowl.
This small basket is made from 5″ charm squares, but you could make a bigger version from fat quarters, too.
This vinyl-bottomed bag is sturdy and versatile.
This flat tote is quick and easy to make up. I made a bunch of them in one afternoon!
This one takes a little more time, but it’s lined and looks a little fancier.
7. Pot Holders
I made a bunch of these as presents last year. I didn’t write up a post on it, but basically, you’d take two fabric squares, one for the front and one for the back. You can use scrap fabric for the front, like I did here, or you could just have it be one single fabric. Use an insulated batting in the middle, and sew bias tape around the edges. See this tutorial on attaching bias tape with mitered corners.
8. Oven Mitt
This oven mitt is a little more involved than the pot holder, but it makes for a nice gift, too.
I love these hanging kitchen towels–I’ve made a ton of them, both for myself and others.
10. Fleece Hat
These hats are super easy, plus they’re warm and cozy!
11. Easy Quilt
This quilt will take a little longer than the rest of the projects listed so far, but I was still able to finish it in a weekend.
12. Felt Pin Cushion
This pin cushion is a nice gift for a fellow sewist!
This kindle (or tablet) cover has a fabric interior with pockets.
This pouch is easy and fast to make, plus it’s a nice project for beginning leatherworkers.
15. Zipper Pouch
You could simplify this pattern by making a solid pocket on the front, though it’s still pretty quick to make, even with the striped pocket.
16. Ball Toy
And don’t forget about your pets! My dogs loved these.