DIY Holiday Sewing Inspiration

These easy DIY Christmas gifts, decorations, and festive outfits are a quick way to give, celebrate, and maybe even make yourself something this year!

The Holidays are upon us and to help you decide what to get during the MCDI sitewide Thanksgiving sale, we created a blog of some amazing inspiration from our Promo Team!  We also put together a Holiday Sewing Collection full of easy fast gift giving ideas, inspiration for your holiday home, and even some festive outfits that are sure to wow this season.  Use the code THANKS19 to save 40% this week from November 25th through December 2nd.

Gifts for Everyone

Knowing that everyone is so so busy for the holidays, choosing a pattern that is fast and easy is essential for gifts!  Now if you are anything like me, I want to give everyone from my kids’ teachers to the mail carrier who delivers all my heavy Amazon packages, something special.  These gifts are a quick way to give to everyone on your list this year!

Slouchy Beanie
Reusable Dish Covers
Knit Boxer Pattern

Slouchy Beanie Hat
The Slouchy Beanie hat goes from sizes NB-Adult XXL (head circumference from 14-25″) and is great for anyone on your gift list.  The neat thing about this hat is that it is completely reversible so you get two hats in one!  I can make this hat in about 20 minutes including printing so it’s going to be a go to for me this season.

Reusable Dish and Bowl Covers
These adorable Dish and Bowl Covers are perfect for giving this holiday season especially paired with a beautiful bowl or in a cooking inspired gift basket.  I am planning on giving these to the kids’ teachers this year!

Boxer Pattern
The Boxer Pattern is a great gift for anyone!  I know my husband is going to love the superhero ones I have planned to make him this year!  It goes from size 29-49 (32-49″ hip) and includes an enclosed or exposed elastic waistband with a working fly.  It has a comfy fit and is intended for knit fabrics.

Freebie Gift Patterns!
Mamma Can Do It has a ton of freebie patterns that make perfect gifts!  See them all here!  Getting freebie patterns is a great way to make your money stretch during this busy season.

Adventure Bag
Stretch Pocket Belt

Stretch Pocket Belt
The Stretch Pocket Belt is great for the active people on your list this year.  It fits your cell phone perfectly for running or walking.  It’s also makes wonderful practical gifts as well.  I use mine to hold all my sewing clips while I sew, and some of our customers have used this pattern to make fun unique diabetes pump holders.

Sinus Pressure Rice Bag
The Sinus Pressure Rice Bag is perfect for helping clear painful sinus headaches from colds which are more common in the winter months during the holidays and after.  Add some soothing herbs like Lavender or essential oils to make this gift one they won’t forget.

Doll Jumper
The Doll Jumper Pattern is the free 18″ doll version of the MCDI Baby and Children’s Joyful Jumpers.  It is adorable for any little one in your life who has a love of dolls.  It is beginner friendly and a quick sew.

Adventure Bag
The Adventure Bag is a freebie for the Mamma Can Do It Facebook Group.  Join the group and look in the announcement post for the code.  It makes the best gifts and comes in medium or large bag sizes.  The medium makes a perfect little tote for library books while the large is great for the beach or even for reusable grocery bags or gift bags!

Deck the Halls

Nothing gets me more in the holiday spirit than decorating or cooking for the holidays!  It makes it even more special when you share the memories with friends or family.

Easy Kid’s Apron
Reusable Dish Covers

Fast & Easy Kids’ Apron
The Fast and Easy Kids’ Apron is a fun thing to make when you are getting ready for the holidays where meals are meant to be shared with the ones you love.  I love love love holiday cooking!

Reusable Dish & Bowl Covers
The Reusable Dish & Bowl Covers bring that special touch to holiday meals.  My kids always get excited when I bring mine out for holiday meals.  It helps build that excitement for the upcoming festivities!

Festive Outfits

No celebration is complete without the festive outfits!  Here is a list of some of our favorite patterns that make wonderful outfits for the holidays.

The Adalynn Dress

The Adalynn Dress
The Adalynn Dress

The Adalynn Dress Collection is an all time bestseller among our customers.  It has our full range of sizes from Newborn to Plus 40W (66″ waist). This simple knit A-line Dress with an optional ruffle is one of my favorites.  The Adalynn dress pattern is a classic design that flatters any figure, young and old.  It is easy, beginner friendly, and quick to sew!  During the Christmas sewing season, quick and easy is what I look for in a pattern!  The best part about this pattern though is that it has POCKETS!  Did I mention that this pattern is also maternity friendly without any modifications?!!  It is so versatile!  The Adalynn Dress is one of our newer patterns so it comes with layers for easy size printing and different file print formats (8.5×11″, A4, and copy shop A0).

My favorite fabrics for this pattern is double brushed polyester, cotton lycra, and rayon spandex.  Some of our team also loves to use stretch velvet and french terry.  The ruffle is also so sweet with lace.

The Relaxed Peplum

The Relaxed Peplum & Joyful Jumper
The Relaxed Peplum

The Relaxed Peplum Collection is a knit pattern that comes in Girl (2T-16) and Women (00-20) sizes.  The Women’s pattern is a top and tunic with lots of options (full circle peplum, a half circle peplum, a gathered peplum, a curved hem peplum, or high/low hem peplum).  The Girl’s pattern is a top, tunic, and knee length dress with a full circle skirt or a gathered peplum (high/low hem and curved hem included).  You can read about all the variations, style tips, and fabric picks in our Lookbook post here.  The Relaxed Peplum has definitely become a favorite of our customers.  This is one of our newer patterns so it comes with layers for easy size printing and all the different file print formats.

My favorite fabrics for this pattern include double brushed polyester, cotton lycra, rayon french terry, liverpool, and stretch velvet

The Joyful Jumper
The Joyful Jumper Collection is a woven fabric pattern and as such it is a great project for beginners.  You can make it with buttons or snaps (my favorite snaps are KAM snaps).  This pattern comes in Baby (NB-24 Month) and Girl (2T-16).  This is one of our newer patterns so it comes with layers for easy size printing and all the different file print formats.  The Joyful Jumper is also reversible which is great for kids and babies alike because if one side gets messy and you are on the go, you can just turn it to the other side and you have a whole new outfit!  The ruffle is optional, but it looks oh so sweet.  You can make it as a top (high/low hem included) or as a dress.  This pattern also has the option for pockets!

The Priscilla Handkerchief Top

The Priscilla Top

The Priscilla Handkerchief Top Collection is one of our newest knit patterns this year and will most definitely help you celebrate in style!  It is another pattern that is size inclusive with sizes Newborn to Plus 40W (69″ hip).  This is the new “classy comfortable” top of the season! You’ll find that the fit is spot on, and that your curves are in all the right places.  Wear it to your next holiday gathering!

My favorite fabrics for this pattern is double brushed polyester, cotton lycra, rayon spandex.  Modal and Cupro which are fabrics that drape beautifully are also in this year and can really dress up an outfit.  I also love this pattern in sweater knits!

The Baby Onesie, Baby Onesie Dress, & The Baby Cowl Neck Pullover

(Left to Right) Onesie Dress, Cowl Neck Pullover, and Onesie Pattern
Baby Cowl Neck Pullover

Sewing for the baby in the family???  We have three adorable options here for you!  Create the most unique holiday Baby Onesie or Baby Onesie Dress in cotton lycra or jersey cotton.  Need a warmer alternative?  Try the Baby Cowl Neck Pullover!  It works great in sweater knit or french terry.

Enjoy the inspiration from our MCDI team!  Each member of our team worked very hard on these inspirational makes so their affiliate link is under their picture.  Mamma Can Do It uses affiliate links to give a percentage of each sale to our hard working team members.  Using these links costs you nothing extra.  So if you see a picture that inspires you or makes you smile and you want to thank them, use the link provided under their picture.  If you would like more inspiration, check out our Festive Friday Series from last year!

Cowl Neck Pullover Esther’s Affiliate Link
Cowl Neck Pullover Annie’s Affiliate Link
The Adalynn Dress with the Cowl Neck Hack Annie’s Affiliate Link
The Adalynn Dress Claudia’s Affiliate Link
Slouchy Beanie Genevieve’s Affiliate Link
Boxer Pattern Genevieve’s Affiliate Link
Fast and Easy Kids’ Apron Genevieve’s Affiliate Link
Sinus Pressure Rice Bag Lindsay’s Affiliate Link
Mittens Sewing Pattern Lindsay’s Affiliate Link
Relaxed Peplum Alyssa’s Affiliate Link
Onesie Sewing Pattern Alyssa’s Affiliate Link
Onesie Sewing Pattern Alyssa’s Affiliate Link
Onesie Sewing Pattern Ann Marie’s Affiliate Link
Onesie Sewing Pattern Brenna’s Affiliate Link


Slouchy Beanie Brenna’s Affiliate Link



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