Homemade Christmas Ideas
Some of the best homemade Christmas ideas
that you can get your child to make are sewing projects. If your
child isn't already interested in sewing, you can choose from a wide
variety of projects and techniques to get them going.
You will find that apart from the enjoyment of being creative, your
child will also start to learn important skills like concentration,
fine motor skills and perseverance on a challenging task.
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Simple Embroidery Stitching
Finding the right homemade Christmas ideas for young hands means
starting as simple as possible, so getting them to make simple
designs through stitches is a great place to start. You could ask
Embroidery stars and trees on a
- Both shapes are symmetrical and simplistic to
do. You could get them to do a simple over and under stitch, but
helping them to learn a cross-stitch will give the shapes a better
Personalized hand towels
Using a simple line stitch, your child can put people's initials
onto hand towels, napkins and handkerchiefs. The lines and curves of
the letters will give them the skills to take on projects that are
- Start by
creating small cards and covering the front with thin fabric. Get
your child to draw their design on the front with Christmas symbols
and then have them sew their design over the top. You could also get
them to cut out symbols in different color fabrics and stitch each
shape on to the fabric.
Simple Advent Calendar
If your child has more skill and more confidence in their sewing,
then set them the challenge of making an advent calendar out of
different fabrics. They will need to begin by drawing 24 boxes onto
a plain piece of fabric and choosing a different Christmas symbol
for each one. They can either cut fabric shapes out and stitch them
together, or just line stitch the outlines. You may need to help
them cut the doors out and work out a way to stitch a hinge onto
each one. A sewed on button or Velcro pads are options for closing
10 Christmas Ideas to Sew
Here are several homemade Christmas ideas for you to sew up this
holiday season or make as easy Christmas gifts.
- how to make a cone shaped ornament for hanging on
the tree or filling with treats and giving away.
- use cookie cutters to shape your ornament designs.
directions are the same for making big or small stockings.
- use Christmas fabric for creating special dinner
Christmas wall hanging
- use colors
of Christmas and/or Christmas fabric to create a wall decoration.
Christmas gift bags
, tote bags
All these tutorials make a great substitute for wrapping
your present and something they can use again and again.
Christmas fabric works great for this sewing tutorial.
Christmas no sew table runner
Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern
Christmas fabric for creating Christmas style placemats.
No Sew Fabric Christmas
Christmas No Sew
Need a fun hand sewing project?
Christmas Gift Ideas
10 Christmas gifts to sew
Ideas on Gifts to Sew
As with any homemade Christmas ideas and projects made by children,
the main thing is having fun while doing the best job they can. The
quality of the final product is not important, as the recipient of
the gift will appreciate the time and effort that has gone into the
work as much as how it looks. You'll know if you've succeeded if
your child asks to take on a sewing project for Valentine's Day.
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