Category Archives: Christmas craft

Video tutorial: Patchwork Christmas tree softie and Christmas storm at sea quilt

Video tutorial: 2 cute patchwork Christmas projects

I’ve made a few Christmas tree softies over the years. They make a great Christmas gift for friends and family. And you can use all your favourite fabric scraps.

If you prefer, you can make make a storm at sea quilt for Christmas. Storm at sea is a beginner block and this one is made with paper piecing. Learn to paper piece with this video.

How to make a Patchwork Christmas tree ornament and a storm at sea block

Learn to make these 2 Christmas projects

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Tree softies

Make trees in different colour schemes and in different sizes. This is the time to use all those fabric scraps you have around the house.

Patchwork Christmas tree tutorial - Christmas ornament

Stitch any embellishments such as bows, stitch little beads, add a felt star to the top. So many options!

I quite like it with a felt star on the top.
Patchwork Christmas tree tutorial

Video tutorial: Patchwork Christmas tree softie – free quick and easy project

Patchwork Christmas tree tutorial

I’ve made a few Christmas tree softies over the years. They make a great Christmas gift for friends and family. And you can use all your favourite fabric scraps.

How to make a Patchwork Christmas tree ornament

Learn to make this Christmas ornament in 3 minutes:

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Materials

  • 36 x 2 inch squares of fabric
  • felt scraps for the star and the bottom of the cone
  • embroidery floss
  • stuffing or batting scraps
  • one sided fusible interfacing

Download Christmas tree softie template (pdf). Use the pattern to cut the cone shape, the star and the cone base.

Make trees in different colour schemes and in different sizes. This is the time to use all those fabric scraps you have around the house.

Patchwork Christmas tree tutorial - Christmas ornament

Stitch any embellishments such as bows, stitch little beads, add a felt star to the top. So many options!

Patchwork Christmas tree tutorial - Christmas ornament

I quite like it with a felt star on the top.
Patchwork Christmas tree tutorial

Favourite Christmas tutorials

9 Christmas tutorials

These are some of my favourite Christmas tutorials.

There is a bit of everything: patchwork, embroidery, appliqué, fabric folding.

  1. Embroidered quilt tutorial: Part I and Part II
    This is a beginner embroidery and patchwork quilt.
  2. Christmas embroidery mounted on canvas
    One of my favourite Christmas pieces of all times.
  3. Patchwork Christmas tutorial
    Easy Christmas ornament you can make with some fabric scraps and felt.
  4. Little Forest wall hanging
    V
    ery modern wall hanging that is quick and easy to make.
  5. Patchwork Christmas tree
    V
    ariation of number 3. You can adapt the pattern to make bigger or smaller trees and make a little forest in different colours.
  6. Sweet Christmas tray cover
    T
    he embroidery belongs to a book by Aimee I contributed to. Details on the blog post.
  7. No sew Christmas ornament
    R
    ibbon, headpins and a polystyrene ball is all that is required to make this Christmas ornament.
  8. Père-Noël zigzag quilt tutorial
    E
    asy quilt using just strips of fabric to make a zig zag pattern. Use charm squares or jelly rolls to make this quilt top. The quilt is finished with embroidery.
  9. Christmas bunting
    T
    his is one of my favourite Christmas ornaments. The appliqués are attached using raw edge free motion machine embroidery. Give it a go!

Christmas gift ideas: 5 free sewing tutorials

French poetry napkins

This is a quick project that particularly French teachers will enjoy. To complete the project you will need 5 store bought napkins and some stranded cotton for the lettering and drawings.


Embroidered eye mask

A few fabric scraps are enough to make this quick project. Use fabric with a large print for best results.


Felt bookmark

This project is very easy and perfect for a teacher or anyone who enjoys reading. I used felt die cuts and stranded cotton in matching colours.


Folded star pot holder

This potholder is not difficult to make but it is time consuming so if you intend to make one set an afternoon aside to concentrate on it.


Quilted hot water bottle

Fabric scraps and some batting is all you need to make this quick project.

Doodle Stitching: the holiday motif collection is out! And I’m in it!

Doodle Stitching: the holiday motif collection was out last month and now that I’ve seen the book I can say it’s a truly beautiful book with heaps of embroidery motifs to use and 21 full projects, including my own!

This is the second book I contribute to and it is particularly special because this is a book by Aimee Ray, my favourite embroidery designer.

So if you like embroidering, or even if you’re a beginner, head out to Amazon, look inside the book and read the great reviews the book has received so far.

If I had to choose one word to define this book it would be adorable.

You can see more of this book on Lark crafts website.