Kicking off Christmas, Embroidery Style

Thanksgiving is near, and that means the traditional kick off for the Christmas season. These projects will make the holidays even more merry!

It is the season of making and decking the halls couldn’t be easier. We’ll help you get your home ready with a variety of machine embroidery projects you can get started on right now.


I make a new ornament for family most every year. Cookie Ornaments from Oma’s Place are so cute, everyone will love them. They are easy to stitch on felt and can be inserted into cards or used as gift tags.

Gift Tags

Blue Stitch Sky has a set of gift tags that stitch up quickly on felt. You can use them year after year or they can be hung on the tree as an ornament.

Table Ware

There are so many things you can embroider for the table. Table cloths, table runners, napkins, place mats, all of these things are easy to embellish with embroidery. Even better, if you do not want to sew table linens, you can purchase blanks and save a lot of time.

Don’t forget about basic black. The Beauty of Christmas from Kreations by Kara is quite elegant stitched in silver and gold on black.

Kitchen Towels

Towels dress up the kitchen and make a wonderful hostess gift. Designs like Christmas Cardinal Holly from Ace Points Embroidery stitches fast and looks so pretty.

Ornamental Mistletoe from C-Some Stitches is another great choice. Of course, both of these designs would be beautiful embroidered on table linens as well.

Quilts, Throws, and Pillows

In-the-hoop quilted projects are wonderful in that you can make anything from a table topper, pillow or tote to a comfy throw or full-sized quilt. They piece the block, add embroidery, and quilt it, all in the hoop.

Quilts in the Hoop Christmas Collection from My Fair Lady is a great project, even for beginners.

Get crazy. The Christmas Crazy Quilt Series from Molly Mine is another fun building block set. Be careful, though, because it’s addictive!

What is your favorite Christmas project to embroider?