Twinkle Twinkle: How to make a star wall hanging

How to make a star wall hanging

Transform your wall into a starry sky and bring a sense of calm to the Christmas rush with Anna Alicia’s stash-busting wall hanging tutorial.

How to sew Christmas Tree bunting

How to make Christmas tree bunting

Reach for the fun prints, gold stitching and shiny sequins – Anna Alicia’s simple tree bunting ticks all the boxes! Find out how to make your own Christmas decorations below…

How to make fabric paper chains

How to make fabric paper chains

This clever twist on the traditional paperchain by Jennie Jones will adorn your home with seasonal cheer. Read our step-by-step guide…

Ho ho sew! How to make an advent calendar

How to sew an advent calendar

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for sewing fun and festive additions to this year’s Christmas decorations! Whip up this easy advent calendar to add a home-sewn touch to your countdown…

How to sew fabric gift bags

How to make fabric gift bags

Good things come in small (handmade) packages like this little gift bag by Jennie Jones, made with one fat quarter. Read on to find out how to make them…

How to make Christmas Stockings

How to make Christmas stockings

Yesterday we showed you how to sew up a presents sack for Christmas morning, and today we’ve got another classic Christmas make for you – How to make Christmas stockings.  In the last in our series of Christmas sewing patterns, designed by Rebecca Reid, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to sew your next family tradition. You… Continue reading

How to sew a Christmas gift sack

How to sew a Christmas gift sack

Pop on your favourite Christmas tunes, pour your favourite sewing tipple and get making this DIY gift sack. It’s the latest in our series of Christmas sewing patterns, designed by Rebecca Reid. How to make a gift sack You will need… Main fabric: 68x106cm (27x42in) Top fabric: 13x106cm (51/4x42in) Appliqué fabric: 15x15cm (6x6in) Lining fabric: 78x106cm (31x42in) Thick piping… Continue reading

Sew a softie: easy-sew decorations tutorial

How to sew softie tree decorations

Whip up these mini shapes in just a few hours and use them to deck out your tree with that home-sewn special touch. How to sew Christmas decorations You will need Main fabric: 15x30cm (6x12in) Polyester fibrefill Ribbon to hang Matching sewing thread Download and print our DIY decorations sewing patterns (PDF) Notes We’ve used  Hantex, fabrics,as follows:… Continue reading

How to sew your own star cushions

How to sew star cushions

It’s official – we are feeling full of holiday cheer here at Simply Sewing magazine. Our team trimmings up, our Secret Santa plans are afoot, and now we’re in the mood for a spot of seasonal sewing. For our first festive post in this series, we’re making these pretty star cushions. We’re lucky enough to have the ever-so-clever Rebecca… Continue reading

DIY fabric-covered Christmas letters

DIY fabric letters

We’re loving this idea from Simply Christmas magazine for raiding your fabric stash to make quick DIY decorations! It’s a great way to make the most of those festive fabric scraps that stay in your sewing corner all year round: now you can rescue them from your craft cupboard and show them off as a centre piece… Continue reading