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Christmas Sewing Ideas

Christmas is just around the corner and we have some beautiful new Liberty London fabrics in just in time to make something special. To give you some ideas on what to make we’ve compiled a list of fun Christmas DIYs. You can also see the full Pinterest inspiration board here.

Scrunchies and Hair Ties

Scrunchies are a super easy make and can add a little Christmas flair to your outfit. We love this combo of scrunchie and bow hair tie – found here.

All you would need to make these is some elastic and fabric Рa small print works best, the Holiday Berries would be perfect, also subtle enough that you could wear year round!

To make a scrunchie: Cut your fabric into a rectangle, I usually cut it about 30x12cm, but you can change the dimensions based on how gathered and large you want it. Sew down the long edge with right sides together and turn through. Cut your elastic to fit around your wrist comfortably and thread through the fabric channel made. Tie the elastic together in a loop or sew the ends together, I usually tie a double knot then stitch through it for extra security. Stitch the remainder of the scrunchie closed by hand.

Pot Holders or Placemats

If you’re looking for something to decorate the Christmas table these Pot Holders are a great idea. Not only are they useful they’re also super festive and fun.

You could make them by using different fabrics all patchworked together or even just one fabric for a simpler look.

All you will need to make these is some fabric, some bias or you could make your own and some Cotton batting for the inside. These would be lots of fun to play around with the design, using different shapes and patterns of fabric.


These ornaments are super cute made up in Liberty florals or you could use the more traditional Christmas prints.

You can cut out what ever shape you like. Sew with right sides together leaving an opening, turn right side out, stuff it and stitch it closed. If you don’t want to commit to a whole bag of toy fill for stuffing you can use old fabric scraps or tear apart a bit of polyester wadding.

This would be a great craft to do with kids, they can even add their own flair with some fun trims like this one or some sequin trims available in store.


This is a make that hopefully we will only need this Christmas. Masks look like they will still be needed indoors at Christmas, so why not make them festive! Liberty patchwork cotton is nice a breathable – so won’t be too hot on Christmas day! Plus have a tight weave making them perfect for facemasks.

We have stock of soft mask elastic and mask adjusters so that your masks are comfy around the ears.

If you are looking for a more breathable option for an inner layer we’ve been using cotton voile. Or for an even lighter weight version for summer you could make a red or green silk mask from our silk satins and habotai.

Mask image found here – All images have been sourced on Pinterest.

Do you have any Christmas makes you are working on? We would love to see what you are making – tag us on Instagram @darncheapfabrics or join our new Facebook group Sew with Darn Cheap Fabrics.

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