13 Christmas Sewing Projects for Making Holiday Heirlooms
Plaid Christmas Stockings with Shearling Cuff
While kids are tucked tightly into their beds, their littlest gifts can be tucked inside a cozy stocking sewn with a cuff of soft, cozy shearling.
Little helpers can pitch in on these miniature makers from Santa's workshop. These pinecone and pipe-cleaner elves are outfitted with adorable mittens, shoes, and hats sewn from felt.
Dresden Rosette Ornaments
Dresdens come in many different sizes and designs. In this easy crafting project, you hand-sew a loose running stitch along ribbon edge, gathering fabric as you go.
Monogrammed Leather Christmas Stockings
Using a little elbow grease and a leather punch, you can hammer out an initial. Don't be intimidated: Sewing leather isn't all too different from other fabrics. In this project, you use a running stitch with thread and a hand-sewing needle sturdy enough for leather.
Embroidered Christmas Tree Ornament
Craft a miniature tribute to your Tannenbaum. Download our printable template, backstitch in the "ornaments" with copper embroidery thread, and then stuff and stitch it together for an heirloom-quality keepsake.
Felt Holly Ascot for Dogs
Get your pet into the holiday spirit with a decorative easy-to-sew ascot. Here, Martha's beloved Chow Chow dons a slip-on scarf chiming with jingle bells.