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DIY last-minute Christmas gifts

I think there are no better tools than your sewing and embroidery machines for quick and lovely gift ideas. You can make unique one-of-a-kind gifts to show your friends and family that you care.

Check out these attractive, useful projects you can sew! The best part is that they don’t require a complete workshop and years of sewing experience – just a few common sewing tools and some old-fashioned sewing machines.

DIY last-minute Christmas gifts

Are homemade gifts good? Well, it depends…

Homemade gifts are good because it’s something you make from your heart and with your time and so they are far more valuable.

Christmas is for spending time with loved ones and thinking of others and any gift you make can show someone that you have thought of them and is therefore appreciated.

But have in mind that not all homemade gifts work.

You have to come up with something that is decent enough to give as a gift.

Always make something with the recipient in mind. The “thought that counts” should be about what the recipient wants, not what you feel like giving. Think about what your recipients will enjoy and also consider what you will enjoy creating and where your strengths are.

When my kids were little I made clothes for them and I could get them to wear everything I made with pleasure. As soon as they became teenagers they were looking for brand-name clothes, and my handmade outfits were kind of discarded.

As for me, I’d rather have a small handmade gift than a box of chocolates that ends up on my waistline. And also I’d rather put some time and effort as well as some of my creative ideas into sewing gifts than shamble through crowded malls to find the perfect gift at the perfect price.

So here is the list of chic, affordable gifts that you can make for everyone on your list  (with easy sewing tutorials for you to make your own).

How to sew a pillowcase with French seams

DIY silk pillowcase for a better and healthier sleep

DIY iPad case

DIY tablet case

how to make a wreath with fabric or a round table topper

Make a Fold and Stitch wreath

Make a towel wrap and a shower cap

How to sew a fitted sheet (from 100% silk fabric

Sew a fitted sheet from natural silk fabric

How to cover a box with fabric

Cover a box with cork fabric (or any other actually) and add some embroidery

Free standing lace embroidery tutorial

Free-standing lace embroidery hat

Make a frame purse from real leather with a domestic sewing machine

How to sew a simple headband DIY

Make a turban headband from pure silk fabric

DIY sleep mask from silk fabric

Make a sleep mask from pure silk fabric

How to make embroidery on shoes

Embellish shoes with free-standing lace embroidery

Easy sewing projects with buttons

Make a wrist pincushion 

How to make a tailor's ham

Make a tailor’s ham

Make a beach dress/poncho/cover-up

Make a pajama top and pajama shorts

Also, check out Etsy for handmade gifts and my Pinterest board Christmas sewing projects for plenty of DIY ideas and tutorials.

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DIY last-minute Christmas gifts

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