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Favourite Christmas tutorials

9 Christmas tutorials

These are some of my favourite Christmas tutorials.

There is a bit of everything: patchwork, embroidery, appliqué, fabric folding.

  1. Embroidered quilt tutorial: Part I and Part II
    This is a beginner embroidery and patchwork quilt.
  2. Christmas embroidery mounted on canvas
    One of my favourite Christmas pieces of all times.
  3. Patchwork Christmas tutorial
    Easy Christmas ornament you can make with some fabric scraps and felt.
  4. Little Forest wall hanging
    V
    ery modern wall hanging that is quick and easy to make.
  5. Patchwork Christmas tree
    V
    ariation of number 3. You can adapt the pattern to make bigger or smaller trees and make a little forest in different colours.
  6. Sweet Christmas tray cover
    T
    he embroidery belongs to a book by Aimee I contributed to. Details on the blog post.
  7. No sew Christmas ornament
    R
    ibbon, headpins and a polystyrene ball is all that is required to make this Christmas ornament.
  8. Père-Noël zigzag quilt tutorial
    E
    asy quilt using just strips of fabric to make a zig zag pattern. Use charm squares or jelly rolls to make this quilt top. The quilt is finished with embroidery.
  9. Christmas bunting
    T
    his is one of my favourite Christmas ornaments. The appliqués are attached using raw edge free motion machine embroidery. Give it a go!

Christmas gift ideas: 5 free sewing tutorials

French poetry napkins

This is a quick project that particularly French teachers will enjoy. To complete the project you will need 5 store bought napkins and some stranded cotton for the lettering and drawings.


Embroidered eye mask

A few fabric scraps are enough to make this quick project. Use fabric with a large print for best results.


Felt bookmark

This project is very easy and perfect for a teacher or anyone who enjoys reading. I used felt die cuts and stranded cotton in matching colours.


Folded star pot holder

This potholder is not difficult to make but it is time consuming so if you intend to make one set an afternoon aside to concentrate on it.


Quilted hot water bottle

Fabric scraps and some batting is all you need to make this quick project.

Père-Noël zigzag quilt tutorial part two: embellishing the quilt top with embroidery

This is the second part in a series of three tutorials. Part one shows you how to make a Christmas themed quilt top using charm squares.

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In this tutorial I will embroider a French Christmas children song on the quilt top and do some other embroidery on the white fabric as an extension to the fabric print.

This is the song:

Père-Noël

Un, deux, trois

Qui est-là ?

Père-Noël

Père-Noël

Entre vite, il fait très froid,

Bonne fête et chocolat !

Father Christmas

One, two, three

Who’s there?

Father Christmas

Father Crhistmas

Come in fast, it is very cold,

Happy Christmas and chocolate!

Download:

French Christmas song embroidery for tracing (pdf).

WARNING: The song sentences do not fit the zig zag lines exactly. You will need to move the paper to make it fit better to the zig zag path.

Print pattern and stick together.

Placing the paper underneath the top, trace the song making sure the words follow the white fabric zig zag area.

Closeups of the song

Using stranded cotton in matching colours embroider the song using stem stitch.

The song has been embroidered.

Pattern matching embroidery

To complement the poem, I decided to extend the patterned fabric into the white areas so I selected some prints and drew the rest of the flowers or graphic elements using a water soluble marker.

Just a few graphic elements here and there.

Spread out throughout the whole quilt.

And then I embroidered those.

I like the look of the pattern overflowing the white areas.

The top is ready for the backing and quilting.