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15 Last-Minute Gifts to Make For Christmas

Struggling to find the perfect gift for someone, or need to stitch up a few emergency pressies for those extra unexpected guests this festive season? Have a look at these quick and easy ideas for Christmas gifts to sew for your nearest and dearest, on a time limit!

15 Last-Minute Gifts to Make For Christmas

Stitch up a trendy unicorn cushion for that magic-mad person in your life, whether adult or child - they won't be able to resist those sweet little eyelashes! 

Fleece Unicorn Cushion by Bugaboo City

Little ones will adore this little gosling softie from Bustle and Sew that is actually a really easy make! The wired legs make it posable and allow it to stand all on its own too, plus you can download the PDF pattern for free!

Miss Matilda Gosling by Bustle and Sew


Arty aficionados will appreciate something handmade and beautiful to add to their walls - especially as embroidery is so trendy right now. Cheat by painting or using a pre-printed design underneath, then simply embroider and embellish over certain details for a fun mixed media piece. Simply choose a trendy (or their fave) animal! 

How to Embroider with Beads by Pam Ash Designs

Friend or loved one with a baby? Refashion an old piece of clothing if you're stuck for time or fabric, and create these beautiful little trousers - you can never have too many baby clothes after all!

How to Make Baby Pants with a T-Shirt by OhOh Blog

DIY Shoe Appliques

Fashion-conscious recipient or pushed for extra time under your machine? Have a go at making these statement pumps that only require some cool appliqué patches and some of your finest fabric glue - not as stitchy as you'd like but still handmade, trendy and quick to pull together!

DIY Shoe Appliqué by The House That Lars Built

Christmas Winter table decor tutorial - coasters

For the homemakers, give the gift of something they can use and re-use time and again, like these removable coaster covers. Whether you make them in festive fabrics or their fave print, they can use them for as long as they'd like to update their coasters and simply swap them out when they're getting tired - why not make two sets?

Removable Coaster Covers by Craftaholique

Clock Making Kit

For the meticulously on-time person, create something personalised in no time at all with a clock making kit! Simply add a fat quarter of fabric in a print you know they'd love and assemble with the easy instructions - all in less than a couple of hours. 

30cm Clock Making Kit 

These pan handle covers are fab for a stocking filler or a small gift for anyone you know that loves cooking regularly - plus they use up those bits and pieces from your stash!

Skillet Handle Potholders by Mary Martha Mama

There's always that one person that can never stay in their own home for too long - and for them, you can create something useful that will make a difference to all their travelling! Simply find a nice hand towel and add a few lines of stitching to whip up an easy travel case for their essentials that will help eliminate the mess of travelling with toiletries!

DIY Travel Toothbrush Holder by Swoodson Says

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We've got the perfect DIY gift for cat lovers... this adorable cat purse, with the sweetest little embroidered face! Whip one up in their favourite shade and they'll love you, and their new purse, forever!

Little Feline Pouches by Bu Banana

If you're in a bind for a super-fast pressie for a baby, have a go at one of the three easy DIY designs from A Beautiful Mess - we love this slightly festive starry design!

DIY Baby Headband 3 Ways by A Beautiful Mess

Men's Tie Kit

One for the boys, have a go at creating a dapper accessory for your best boy with this easy Tie Kit from Sew Over It - perfect for beginners who want to take the next step with a bit of support.

Men's Tie Kit 


New mum's are always rushed off their feet and are happy to receive anything that makes their life easier, especially when it looks pretty too! Have a go at one of these super simple nappy clutches, which have enough space for nappies and wipes and fold out to be a portable changing mat too!

How to Sew a Waterproof Diaper Clutch by A Beautiful Mess

Schritt-für- Schritt Anleitung für ein selbst genähtes DIY Lama Kuscheltier. Upcycling aus altem Frottee Handtuch. Mit kostenlosem Schnittmuster zum Download.

Love llamas? Then get stitching up one of these sweeties! The pattern is super easy and simple to follow, despite being in German - but don't worry, you can Google Translate the instructions or simply follow the photos!

DIY Llama Softie by Johanna Rundel

Another German tutorial, but this time with a handy Youtube video, these easy DIY beanies are perfect for last minute presents for the boys of the family!

DIY Beanie Hat by Mohntage


November 19, 2017 by Amy Gilbert

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