Christmas Gifts to Make
Christmas,  Gift Ideas,  Gifts for the Sewist,  Sewing for Kids

Christmas Gift Making – Get a Head Start

Christmas Gift Making

gifts to make for Christmas

get a head start on handmade holiday creations

Christmas gift lists may not be on your radar yet. But, we’re more than halfway to Christmas, so it’s time to think about Christmas gift making and figure out how to fit it into our schedule. Here are our top picks for Christmas gifts you can start now and finish before the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve.


By starting on handmade gifts now, you’ll have time to create personalized stockings for a new baby joining the family this year. Our Velvet Stocking is personalized with a hand embroidered alphabet design.

stocking gift idea


Our number one kid gift idea is the Embroider Buddy. These softies are a hit with kids of all ages, and are easily personalized with machine embroidery. The Buddies zip open to allow for hooping (we recommend using Sulky Sticky+™ stabilizer to secure the guys in the hoop to avoid hoop burn. Also use a Solvy® topper to ensure the stitches don’t get lost in the fuzzy fibers.)

Check out this tutorial to learn how to embroider these guys.


A scrunchie makes a great stocking stuffer for the littles on your list. Make a scrunchie using knit or woven fabric, adding fun pom-pom trim for a fun detail. Here’s how easy it is:


A zipper pouch makes a great gift for a Teen, especially when you find the perfect fabric that suits his/her interests.

zipper pouch christmas gift

A lined zipper pouch is a great project for assembly-line sewing, too. Over the next few months, cut out all the rectangles for the outer and lining pieces. Then add the fusible fleece or batting and quilt each one. (The zipper pouch above was quilted using Sulky Glowy thread for a fun surprise!) Then add the zipper and complete the final stitching.

Add machine embroidery, cross-stitch or handwork to further personalize the pouch, making it even more special! Place a gift card or special trinket inside to add to the gift.


christmas gift for sewing friend

Sewing-themed jewelry is great for your sewing guild friends, quilting club or Secret Santa. Package up a fun ring with a handmade coaster set to show your love for your besties.

coaster set gift

We hope this kickstarts your gift-making list with a but of inspiration to spark your creativity!

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!