6 Last Minute Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s the weekend before Christmas and you’re in a panic. You have all your big gifts done (maybe…) but all those little gifts for friends, coworkers and holiday hostesses are yet to be done. You need some ideas and you need them fast. Well lucky for you, here are six new quick-stitching Christmas embroidery designs and six easy DIY projects that you can whip through in a weekend, no problem.

bag

What’s cuter than a little stitched gift bag? A quick trip to your machine to add the design, and a few sewing tricks later, and you can fill this drawstring bag with all kinds of candies and goodies for any gift occasion.

Make it here.

card

Need something simple like a card, but still want to show you didn’t just run to the store? You can quickly stitch a card. No kidding! You just stitch it on some light fabric and then stitch it onto cardstock. It’s as unique and personal as you are. You could even make this as a matching card (with matching design) to another stitched gift, or just stitch it on its own. Try it in those sparkling metallics for an extra festive look.

Make it here.

cookies

Cookies! Everyone loves holiday cookies. Grab a jar and layer in the ingredients for some Christmas cookies. Then stitch this festive little bag cover and tie it all up with a cookie cutter. So cute and delicious!

Get the recipe and make it here…. (just skip past the ornaments part)

pillow

Want a big statement with a quick project? A pillow cover is much easier than you’d think to make. Grab a chic shiny silk or some soft fleece and stitch a merry design to warm up someone’s home. A quick-stitching design will get you through the project in no time!

Make it here with a zipper, or if that’s too scary, make an even easier fold over pillow cover here(jump to the end of each tutorial for pillow construction techniques)

scarf

Want an even easier gift, no tutorial required? Pick up a pretty scarf (something at least a bit sturdier than silk) and hoop it up with some tearaway stabilizer. Stitch your favorite light, festive design, and you’re done! Maybe you can even add your recipient’s initials to make it extra personal. Lots of machines have built-in alphabets, or you can use one of these. Simple and so chic!

warmer

Finally, want a little gift that’s perfect for everyone on your list, and easy to make a dozen in an afternoon? These adorable little pocket handwarmers are just simple stitched squares filled with rice and spices. They’re a gift that’s always appreciated on cold days and look just darling all tied up in a bow.

Make it here.

So there you have it. Six chic new embroideries designed to stitch quickly in time for Christmas, and six simple tutorials you can use to take care of those last few people on your list. You’ve got a whole weekend. Make yourself a mug of cocoa, and you’ll be done stitching in no time!

Psst… still not sure what to get someone? Everyone loves fluffy yetis.

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