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