Budget Decorations to Sew for Christmas

I absolutely love Christmas time! Its my favourite time of the year. I love putting up a real Christmas tree and decorating the house. 

Traditional Christmas decor is so beautiful but I find its often too expensive for my budget at such an expensive time of the year. So I have put together some budget decoration ideas to sew for Christmas.

budget decorations to sew for christmas

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These decorations are perfect to make with fabric scraps as the pattern pieces aren't too big. You will be able to use up those scraps that you have lying around in your fabric stash, which is awesome!

Budget Decorations to Sew for Christmas _ close up

If you don't have fabrics that are kind of in theme with Christmas that's no problem you can totally go to your local op shop or raid your husband's wardrobe for old men's business shirts.

They are usually really great and really appropriate Christmas themed fabrics such as the tartans or the red stripes, you can also find a lot of blue striped shirts, so that's definitely an option to keep this really affordable.

Budget Decorations to Sew for Christmas _close ups

These are so much fun to make. This is also a really great time to pull out the sewing machine and maybe get sewing with your kids or your grandchildren.

 

PROJECT TIPS:

  • If you don't have fabrics that are kind of in theme with Christmas that's no problem you can totally go to your local op shop or raid your husband's wardrobe for old men's business shirts.

  • Gather up any spare buttons and ribbons you have laying around your home from old clothing or presents.

  • Use small fabric cuttings & scraps to stuff the decorations with.
  • Use different prints to create fun contrasts. 

MATERIALS AND TOOLS:

Budget Decorations to Sew for Christmas _materials and tools

  • Christmas themed fabrics 
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric Shears
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Matching thread 
  • Buttons, lace and ribbons
  • Old fabric scraps (to use as stuffing)

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HOW TO MAKE BUDGET DECORATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS

Budget Decorations to Sew for Christmas _ cutting out starStart to cut out your shapes for the decorations using your rotary cutter or shears.

This is a really fun step you can play around with the fabric prints and what type of style you're going for and then after you have done this you can start to add lace and buttons and all of those fun things. 

Budget Decorations to Sew for Christmas _ cutting out heartBudget Decorations to Sew for Christmas _ close up of heart

I decided to cut out half of my heart in one print and the other half in a tartan print you can easily do this as well just by folding your pattern pieces up but make sure to add a 5mm seam allowance to join them together.

Before you start sewing your decorations together just play around a little bit with the ribbons the lace and buttons and stuff that you might want to add, as it's probably easier to sew some of it on before you join the pieces. 

Budget Decorations to Sew for Christmas _stocking pocket

I added a pocket to the front of my stocking before I joined it together. Make sure when you're sewing that you pop in the ribbon or lace that you're hanging your decorations with so that it can be sewn into the seam.

Budget Decorations to Sew for Christmas _sewing

Sew around all of the shapes with a 5mm seam allowance (this is included in the patterns). Make sure to leave a small opening like marked on the pattern so that you can turn through all of the shapes to the right sides

Budget Decorations to Sew for Christmas _fabric scrap stuffing
Grab any tiny scraps of fabric that you have, even the bits you would usually throw into the rubbish bin and use these to stuff your decorations with.

It's a really great way to save throwing things into the rubbish bin and also you don't need to spend money on buying stuffing.

Budget Decorations to Sew for Christmas _handsewingI like to hand stitch closed the openings on my decorations but you could do this by using the sewing machine and edge stitching.

I just do a really simple hand stitch here nothing fancy and I really think that a rough hand stitch here adds a really nice touch and a homemade rustic feel to these decorations which is totally what i'm going for.

 

Another really great thing with making your own Christmas decorations is that it's a really nice and thoughtful gift to give to family and friends over the holidays i'm sure that they would absolutely love to receive something handmade from you that they can hang up on their Christmas tree every single year and think of you.

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