13 Christmas Children’s Gift Projects


We’re feeling the Christmas in July spirit and this week we wanted to focus on the kids. To help you get ahead on your Nice list, we’ve put together Christmas gift ideas you can make for the kid in your life.

Try some small projects!

Stitched Up Stocking from Janome

You’re going to need something to put all the gift goodies in, so make this adorable stocking!

Nap Mat

We can all use a nap after Christmas dinner. Now your little one can take their nap on this cozy mat.

Friendship Dolls by Rami Kim

Dress up play time with bows and dresses for a friendship doll!

Cat Block Pillow from Janome

This adorable cat block pillow is purrfect for a cat-loving kid!

Owl Handbag by Barbara Crawford

Turn an adorable owl into an even handier bag!

Quick & Easy Pillowcase by Bonnie Browning

Grab some fun fabrics and make these quick, easy pillowcases.

Do you machine embroider? Try these projects!


Patches are perfect stocking stuffers! Make patches that kids can use to decorate clothes and bags with a personal touch.

pillowcase embroidery

Embroidered Pillowcase

Create an heirloom treasure or a fun bedding set!

Embellished T-Shirts

A t-shirt or sweatshirt with a special design make for fun gifts.

Decorated Dress

Embellish the edge of a dress or shirt to add that little something extra.

Make a quick quilt!

Modern Marbles by Betsy Alderman Lewis

Knuckle down and play for keepsies with the Modern Marbles quilt!

I Spy! from Janome

Who doesn’t remember fond hours playing I Spy? Now you can really show off those fun novelty prints.

fuse applique projects

Forest Friends

Fuse applique these furry friends for a nature-loving child.

Show off your creations, connect with other quilters, and get inspired!

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