Holly Jolly July: Get a Jump Start on Christmas Projects

Just six more months until Christmas – where did the time go? I’ll share some project ideas and tutorials to get you ready with time to spare, without all the last-minute chaos.

Get Ready Now!

Start by reading 8 Ways to Make it Merry for tips on planning for embroidering holiday gifts and decorations in advance. Christmas Village Santa’s Workshop is from Fancy That Designs.

Set a Pretty Table

Everyone appreciates a beautifully decorated table, especially during the holiday season. Get ideas for cutlery holders, table runners, placemats, napkin rings, and coasters.

Accent with pretty Poinsettia Tea Lights.

Create Christmas Cards

See how to stitch up gorgeous Christmas cards on paper, cover stock, or even cork. Better yet, a mug rug can serve as a card you can use after the holidays!

Stitch Up a Stocking to Hang

Need to make a stocking? Get step-by step instructions and a free downloadable pattern here.

Decorate the Tree

Ornaments made from the heart are wonderful gifts. Like lace? Stitch up a freestanding lace star ornament.

Commemorate a special occasion with a photo ornament. This one features the first visit with Santa, what a keepsake!

This felt snowflake is so cute, you may want to leave it up until spring!

Make Cookies

Christmas cookies were never easier to make than these. They are stitched as freestanding applique which means no finishing (and no calories)!

Wrap it Up

Heart-felt and eco-friendly, you can use these gift tags year after year.

Gifts for Sewing Friends

Don’t forget your creative friends. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect gift for those who routinely make things, but we have some pretty spectacular ideas to get you thinking!

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