Favorite Sewing & Embroidery Projects for Holiday Gifting

The holiday season is here - it’s time to make your list and check it twice! Today, we share some of our favorite festive gift ideas for family, friends, and coworkers. Avoid the last minute scramble with these projects to make and give to the truly sew-worthy person on your list. Shop our holiday fabrics online or visit us in-store to get everything you need to make merry this holiday season! 

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We’ve created project kits for some of our tried-and-true holiday projects, which include fabric and backing. You can view all of our quilt project kits here in our online store, or visit our shop to see them in person!  

holiday lane runner quilt kit

Holiday Lane Runner (pattern sold separately)
joy oriental harmony project kit
Joy Oriental Harmony Kit (pattern included)
snowman wall hanging class project
Our upcoming Snowman Wall Hanging class is a fun & easy project to make with snowflake quilting on your embroidery machine!

 holiday ornament mini quilt project

If you’re short on time, this quick holiday ornament mini-quilt from We All Sew is just the thing! Bonus: there’s no need to worry about curved piecing because the tutorial will show you how to use a simple applique technique to achieve the effect.


monogrammed shirt - gift idea
Add a personalized touch to clothing with a bit of monogramming! Especially for those hard-to-sew-for people on your list, this option is a real crowd-pleaser. We love this tutorial for monogramming a shirt cuff from the We All sew blog.  
personalized booties - sewing and machine embroidery project idea
These personalized booties are another thoughtful gift to make using ultra-soft cuddle fabric (we have some options here!). Choose your favorite slipper pattern or use the recommended pattern from Indygo Junction to personalize with these instructions on the Babylock blog.
personalized tablet case tutorial
For the techie on your list, sew this personalized tablet case so they can stylishly stash it away when not in use.


how to sew a tie
Why buy a tie when you can sew one that’s 100% unique? This tutorial from We All Sew walks you through the steps to make a handsome necktie he’ll love.
shannon infinity scarf sewing pattern
We recently hosted a virtual class showing how to sew a cuddly infinity scarf with Shannon Luxe Cuddle Minky Fabric. If you missed the class, don’t worry! There is a free tutorial here on the Shannon blog, and we still have plenty of soft and snuggly Minky Fabric to choose from, found here.
household items to sew and embroider - holiday gift ideas
Helpful household items like coasters, hot pads or embroidered towels are another great gift idea! Shown above, clockwise from top left: Learn how to digitize and personalize coasters with this free tutorial by Kate Toney on the We All Sew blog; these whimsical Mitten Coasters can be enjoyed all winter long; this free Hot Pad Tutorial from Diary of a Quilter shows you how to create colorful potholders with leftover fabric scraps; Microwave Bowl Buddies (in-the-hoop embroidery) from Pickle Pie Designs will keep hands safe when removing a hot bowl from the microwave; Lucy’s Kitchen Set by Patty Young includes a clever two-handed quilted potholder and matching tea towel to make with your embroidery machine.


If you’d like to give teachers, essential workers, members of your sewing circle, or extended family a small token of your appreciation, try making ornaments in batches so you are sure to have plenty on hand! You can use any leftover ornaments to decorate gifts or as stocking stuffers. Here are some of our favorite free tutorials and patterns to try: 

holiday house ornament sewing pattern
folded danish star sewing project
Folded Danish Stars from We All Sew
free standing lace ornaments
Learn how to create free-standing lace ornaments with this fabulous tutorial from We All Sew.

For another clever way to use your free-standing lace embroidery skills, these cone trees would look so pretty over battery-operated tea lights!
Heart-Felt Friends Collection from Kimberbell Designs
While they’re not available for free, the Heart-Felt Friends Collection from Kimberbell Designs is way too cute to leave off this list! This design set will let you create gift tags, ornaments, garlands and more using in-the-hoop embroidery and raw-edge applique techniques.

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Favorite Sewing & Embroidery Projects for Holiday Gifting