Last Minute Stitchy Gift Ideas

Did the holidays creep up on you again this year? It’s like a sneaky ninja, that holiday. Well don’t distress, you and your trusty embroidery machine can make some quick and easy gifts in no time at all. Check out this roundup of some of our favorite quick gift ideas…

Want something cute and small to give? These mischievous little gingerbread guys are perfect for giving and easy to stitch up. Get the tutorial here… it even includes a recipe for real gingerbread cookies!

Are your Christmas gifts lacking in gears? Are they not quite steamtastic enough? Then you need to stitch and bling out this easy little steampunk snowflake lace ornament. The tutorial shows you how to stitch it and and make it extra pretty.

If you’re looking for something quick for a little one, this furry monster tag blanket is soft and cute and can be easily whipped up in under and hour!

Who doesn’t love warm fuzzy socks for the holidays? It’s just that regular socks are pretty much impossible to hoop. Well, not so if you make them yourself! This guest tutorial from Karen will show you how, including a downloadable pdf pattern for the socks.

Have a gift card but don’t have any creative way to give it? Grab this little in-the-hoop stocking holder and learn to whip it up in a jiffy.

For someone crafty in your life, why not make them a little needle book crafting kit? It can be made in a jiffy and you can customize it with all the little bits and bobs your crafter needs, including a pin cushion, needle holder, and a place to store their scissors. Not to mention you get to pick out an awesome custom design for the cover.

Don’t knit,or don’t have time before Christmas? Learn to upcycle an old sweater into a cozy pair of embroidered mittens.

Want some awesome ideas that don’t even require a tutorial? Here are some of our favorites from our crafty customers!

Damask Towel/Pot Holder

Stitch up a set of embroidered towels and a cute potholder like Fabulously Fierce did.


Mary grabbed a jacket and added a favorite design to the back.

True Love!

Whip up a quick handmade or store bought apron with a snarky design like Wyld Hare.

Eric's Tavern

Or take a cue from Liberty Original and just add it to a cozy long sleeve tee.

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6 Responses to “Last Minute Stitchy Gift Ideas”

  1. 1
    Jean Creates says:

    Totally digging the morning monster socks…

  2. 2
    Kylie says:

    Rock on! Thanks for featuring my towels & potholders! You guys are seriously awesome 🙂 I’m loving that jean jacked with the bunny too!

  3. 3
    Rachael says:

    That jacket ROCKS! It was my fave gift that she got for Christmas. All of these are such great ideas! Love it!

  4. 4
    Dina says:

    I was looking for an ornament to make to put on gifts. The gingerbread
    man came along at just the right time. Put the ‘bitten’ one on a shirt for me and gets orders for me where ever I go. I whipped up several in one
    evening. Then I found designs for a son-in-law that is hard to buy for!
    Thanks so much for adding rocking, hot designs to my collection! Awesome ideas with great price points. Thanks so much.

  5. 5
    Rosa says:

    Great last minute ideas! I love your site. The tuts are awesome.


  6. 6
    Mariah Wagner says:

    I used the gingerbread men as appliqués on tea towels and wrapped a zip-top bag filled with the gingerbread dry mix with them. They turned out really nice.

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