Quick Projects Perfect for Last-Minute Gifts

Christmas is days away, but there is still time to embroider something special. These project ideas stitch up fast and are oh, so cute!

Whether for family and friends or service providers who have brightened your life over the past year, it’s nice to share the love during the holidays. These designs can be stitched up in no time.

Candy Cane Hangers

Grab your felt scraps and buy some candy canes! These adorable 3D Christmas Candy Cane Holders by Ananda’s Divine Designs will bring a smile to young and old alike. The set also includes a stick horse, owl, and deer.


Designs like Blackwork Christmas 01 by One by One Embroidery look beautiful when embroidered on a purchased hand or kitchen towel. Add it to a basket of lotions or gourmet mixes for a wonderful hostess gift.

Want to know how to make the back look pretty too? Read here!

Decorative Pillows

Sometimes, even simple makes a statement, as with this Bauble by Stitch Delight. You can always stitch up a pillow cover (get a free pattern here). If you are pressed for time, purchase one and add embroidery.

Designs become even more elegant when stitching with metallic thread. If metallics make you nervous, check out these tips for taming metallic threads.

Personalized Items

Adding a monogram to any gift makes it even more special. Use a pretty holiday font, like Christmas Alphabets 012 by One by One Embroidery.

Stitch fonts on felt for personalized ornaments, add them to a wine bottle bag for a classy presentation, embellish a plush throw, or simply stitch and pop into a pretty frame.

Not sure how an embroidered monogram should look? Check out monogram protocol here.