Christmas Ideas

Christmas Ideas

Enjoy Christmas every day of the year with this inspiring range of Christmas projects ideas. From Christmas decorations to festive bunting, you'll find ideas that you will love making.

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Christmas Ideas
  • Log Cabin Christmas Cushion from Lewis & Irene

    Sally Ablett has designed a range of quilts using the log cabin design; but in this video Valerie works on just four blocks. They could easily then be turned into a cushion.
    Valerie talks about how to keep the block flat by pressing the seams; and also about sewing down the side with two-seams. T...

  • Lifted Star with Sylvia Critcher

    3D Folded Patchwork
    This is fun to make and creates a delightful 3D decoration or mat.
    Valerie has also made a circular potholder using a similar technique, which you can enjoy by clicking here.
    More about Sylvia Critcher
    Sylvia Critcher is a textile designer and tutor with over 35 years experien...

  • Seeing Stars with Sylvia Critcher

    Sylvia guides us through how to make this simple block and she has designed this interesting table runner approx 48″x32″. Or you could also raid your fabric stash to make an interesting scrap quilt.
    Scrap Star Patchwork Block
    The block itself is quite unusual as it takes four to make the star shi...

  • Wrapping Beads with Kelley Aldridge

    Use beads in your embroidery
    You can simple create Christmas with beads that you may have.
    Kelley is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework and now heads up the Royal School of Needlework Bristol division. For more information you can click here.
    Artists Statement from Kelley Aldridge
    My wo...

  • Christmas Gingerbread Man from Kate Percival

    This is a very comprehensive workshop from Kate who takes us through all the steps necesary to create this lovely decoratio for the holiday season.
    You get to use up scraps of felt as well as the opportunity to use decorative bits and bobs, that we all think are too good to throw away!

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  • Christmas Kantha Decoration from Angela Daymond

    This little bird decoration in traditional Kantha stitch finishes at approx 3.5″. As you can see Angela has finished by putting it into a little decorative hoop, which displays it beautifully. How great would several of these look hung from your tree and branches.
    As a bonus for subscribers, Ange...

  • Beaded Christmas Decoration from Fran Rose

    This lovely decoration combines felt, wadding, buttons and lots os simple beading. There is a 3 bead edging, which Fran guides you through as well as how to fix the buttons in the centre together with their own added embellishment.
    More about Fran Rose
    Fran is the author of several beading books ...

  • Fabric Balls from Jennie Rayment

    Use your scraps
    Jennie’s balls can be made into a quick and easy toy or decoration. Both are a great way to use up your scraps to produce this simple, safe fabric ball.
    If you have a wavy cutter blade or pinking shears, you could also use them to give the edge of the fabric a little more interest...

  • 3 Pocket Christmas Wallhanging from Valerie Nesbitt

    Decorate the home
    Made with simple pre-printed mini squares this could be rethought with beach theme, children’s theme (for the nursery), kitchen theme, the alternatives are endless, and the mini panels very plentiful in such a wide variety of designs, just select your favourite and make a start....

  • Hexagon Tree Decorations from Jennie Rayment

    Deck the Tree
    You can never have too many Christmas decorations. Still, you could use these as decorations for parcels, too – for that particular person who will appreciate it, and Jennie has a great tip for using up some buttons that maybe you don’t like.
    Based on the hexagon and a square, Jenni...

  • Baubles for the Tree with the Stitch Witch

    Brilliant tree decorations that don’t break
    Simple folding of scraps of fabric and some pins and look what you get.
    There is a kit available so no excuse not to get started.
    Beware these could be addictive!
    Comment from one viewer:

    “Just made one of the decorations using the egg and ball shapes....

  • 3D Tree Decorations from The Stitch Witch

    These are so quick and easy to make that you won’t stop at one. Settle down with your glue stick and have fun once you know how you just need to raid your fabric and bead stash.
    Great to do with the kids too.
    Several designs are listed in the shop on the RH column of this page: use the search for...

  • Christmas Glitter Cushions with Gail Penberthy

    Gail loves working with fleece as it is very forgiving since it doesn't fray, is soft and cuddly and comes in a wide variety of colours.

    As well as cushions, you could use fleece to create the stockings that you see hanging in the background. And all Gail's patterns comes with a full alphabet,...

  • A Redwork Embroidery Show and Tell with Gail Penberthy

    Redwork embroidery is basically an embroidery backstitch, so very simple to do. Here Gail shows ideas which can be worked in the traditional red. But you could also be a rebel and work them in coloured threads too.

    Everything which Gail uses in the video you can find on our website.

    Also, y...

  • Christmas Wreath Sewing Caddy with Sallieann Harrison

    In this workshop Sallieann talks you through some of the embroidery stitches she likes to use to hold the fused felt shapes into place. The pattern comes with all the templates you will need for the various shapes. These include the vine wreath, leaves and poinsetta flower.

    She suggests using ...

  • ” Heads Up It’s Christmas” Snowman Door Wreath with Gail Penberthy

    In this workshop Gail takes you through the various stages of making these snowman heads. You can make each one slightly different as there are a variety of expressions, hats and scarves to choose from.

    The heads are made in fleece, which is really easy to use. You can attach these little head...

  • Advent Pyramid Boxes with Gail Penberthy

    These little triangle boxes are simple to make by hand. They just need you to trace, cut, stick and a little bit of hand sewing using blind hem stitch and ladder stitch.

    Gail shows all the stages necessary to make these and has some great tips from how large the hanging hoop should be to using...

  • Robin Christmas Decoration with Nancy Adamek

    The decoration comes as a complete kit, which means papers, fabrics, and embellishments.

    Nancy guides you through all the stages of making this delightful little bird. She starts with simple cutting out and tacking over the papers using contrasting thread. Then she moves on to how using a 3/8"...

  • Wreaths with Gail Penberthy

    Gail shows you wreaths for all occasions and events. There is everything from Christmas, Easter to Christenings.  With special occasions just on the horizon, what a great opportunity to decorate your home.   All the elements are removable, so you could then just enjoy it on it’s own.
    Gail shows y...

  • Glitter Felt with Gail Penberthy

    Gail started the love affair with glitter felt when she created her Unicorn cushions, but then went on to use it in so many more of her projects.
    The simplest way is  to use it as fused appliqué;  but then Gail thought maybe she could find a way of using the felt, so that the end result wasn’t so...

  • Last Minute Gifts to Make with Craig Joubert

    In this workshop Craig reminds you how quickly and easily you can make things with the Marbling 4 fun paint and as it’s completely non-toxic it is very safe for all the family to use.
    You can create patterns on paper mache; polystyrene shapes; MDF pre-cut shapes work well and while you can paint ...

  • Marbling Christmas Tree with Craig Joubert

    Craig shows us how to create this lovely Christmas tree shape with his marbling paints. Why not utilise some of the paper that might otherwise be popped in to the bin!

    This technique can also be used with more commercial stencils.  Craig demonstrates using one with a word on it. Resulting in a...

  • Fun With Felt with Gail Penberthy

    Gail feels that felt is really easy to work with as it doesn't fray and she particularly likes to make these small 3D projects using it.

    Simple to make by just folding and using the zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine, Gail points out a few things to bear in mind when you are using her patte...

  • Festive Bunting with Mandy Shaw

    Bunting for all occasions
    Festive Bunting can be used anywhere in the house to decorate over doors, across mantlepieces, round the tops of curtains, across dressers and even the pets could get involved with their baskets!
    also try using our quick link Bunting for other ideas.

    Click...