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Free Sewing Patterns for Christmas Decorating

Free Christmas Stocking, Fabric Gift Wrapping and Holiday Decorating Patterns

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When you wander through the fabric store, you're bound to find all kinds of holiday fabric that would be perfect for what you have in mind. The free patterns listed here will transform that fabric into exactly what you have in mind. Consider making wonderful holiday decorations for everyone on your gift list... after you've made your own home perfect that is!

1. Free Pattern and Directions for a Small Christmas Stocking

Free Pattern and Directions for a Small Christmas Stocking designed for Operation Holiday Stockings
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This stocking pattern was designed to meet the needs of Operation Holiday Stockings which collects holiday stockings fro the troops. The pattern can be used for any stocking need and is perfect for charity projects. Think of animal shelters, nursing homes, hospitals... all those places that could use some holiday cheers and smiles.

2. Free Large Christmas Stocking Pattern

Christmas stockings made with the free stocking sewing pattern
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
When I was growing up, in order for Christmas morning to last a little longer, we could only open our stocking before a nice Christmas morning breakfast. This stocking pattern will keep the kids busy for a while so you can make a wonderful breakfast and prolong the wonder of Christmas morning. Don't forget to make a Magic Wallet so they stay entertained while you do the cooking.

3. Create and Sew Christmas Tree Ornaments from Fabric, Lace and Trim

Sew Your Own Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
If you sew (or have a rag bag) you have scraps of fabric and trims. These Christmas ornaments will use scraps, as well as bits and pieces of things you probably thought about throwing away, to create beautiful ornaments for your Christmas tree. Homemade ornaments are also a great way to keep the kids busy when the anticipation is becoming more than they can handle.

4. Sew a Stuffed Fabric Wreath

Free Pattern to Sew a Stuffed Fabric Wreath
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
If you spend time in a fabric store, or collect fabric because it is pretty, you're bound to have fabric that would be prefect to make this stuffed fabric wreath. The free pattern, fabric, stuffing and thread are embellished with ribbon to make a wonderful wreath... and this wreath can be for any occasion by the fabric you choose. You may even want to combine fabric scraps to make it a truly homey wreath.

5. Ruffle Edged Christmas Tree Skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt with a Ruffle Edge
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
A fancy Christmas tree skirt is not only not easy to find, it's difficult to find one large enough for a full size Christmas tree. The tree skirt not only catches all the needles as they fall from a fresh tree, it's a finishing touch around the bottom of the skirt. This skirt is embellished with a self fabric ruffle around the edge. Consider layering the fabric ruffle with a lace ruffle... the possibility are endless because you are the creator.

6. Sew a Christmas Tree Skirt with a Scalloped Edge

Free directions to sew a scalloped edge Christmas Tree Skirt
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This Christmas tree skirt is flat with a scalloped edge. The easy to follow instructions may have you making different skirt for different days of the week. Make them to match your room or accentuate the holiday. You decide on the size of your scallops because you are the one making this fabric tree skirt.

7. Easy to Make Bows, Sew Drawstring Gift or Tote Bags- Fabric Gift Wrap

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Ecology should be something we all think about and prevent as much as we can from ending up in the landfill. Making your own fabric gift bags, assures that the bags will get used over and over for many years. Watch for after holiday clearance sales to increase your supply of fabric gift wrap and ribbons to make bows. Make your own bows and have the perfect size bow for any and every gift. The easy to follow directions will have you wondering why you haven't always made your own bows.
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