Easy Christmas Decor to Sew in under One Hour

I love sewing for Christmas. Especially ornaments but especially when the projects can be done in less than hour.

Here are 10+ quick Christmas decor projects to make that are definitely on my to-do list for this year. Coasters, ornaments and gift bags too. I’ll be adding to this list when something catches my eye so be sure to check back!

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Easy DIY Christmas decor ideas


My most recent tree ornament is pretty quick. I love working with felt!

Felt Christmas tree ornament by Lulu & Celeste


These Christmas themed coasters from Applegreen Cottage would make a great gift. You could easily change up the fabrics to match any holiday or theme.


I love this embroidery hoop decor idea found on Tea and a Sewing Machine. I love the use of the tulle, it makes it seem almost like it’s floating.


Felt ornaments are a fave in my house! I love these ones from Cucicucicoo.


These ribbon candy ornaments look so quick to make! I think these are the ones I’ll be making to attach to Christmas presents this year. Find the tutorial over at Crafty Staci.


Another super cute tree ornament, this time from Easy Sewing for Beginners.


Sum of their Stories has a tutorial for these little reusable gift bags, a great eco-friendly craft that can be reused year after year.


I love embroidery hoop ornaments. You can see the tutorial for one I have here, but it’s not a one-hour or less project. This Christmas pudding decoration by Vicki Myers Creations looks so fun and quick!


I have an older tutorial on my blog for the star ornament, you can use the same method in the tutorial to make the heart or tree shown in the photo. They’re fairly simple and super quick!


I love the idea of using the clothing of a loved one who’s passed on to make these sweet bird ornaments. A quick project that is also a nice keepsake.


These child-friendly ornaments from Heather Handmade look easy and quick to sew.


Happy sewing! Don’t forget to pin this post!

Easy DIY Christmas decor ideas


Whatcha Wearing Blog Tour: Winter Accessories round up

I put together a round up of sewing patterns for winter accessories like hats and ear warmers, mittens, scarves and slippers. I’ve included both paid and free patterns so that you have plenty of options!

As you may or may not know I live in Montreal, Canada. It can get pretty cold and snowy here, and winter hats and mittens are a must. Well, if I’m honest I rarely wear a hat unless it’s below -10C out, but there are times when even I will wear one.

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If a pattern photo is missing it means I hadn’t heard back from the designer by the time this post was published.

This post is part of the Whatcha Wearing Blog tour being hosted by Tibeca of Sewing by Ti. More info on the tour at the bottom of this post!

Sewing Patterns for Winter Accessories

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Back to School: DIY Hair Accessories

Need some cute new hair accessories, for yourself or your kiddo?

I’ve listed 10+ cute free hair accessories patterns and tutorials below. Do you have a favourite that’s not listed? Let me know in the comments below!

I’ve separated the list into hair accessories made using felt, fabric (woven and knits) and yarn.

10+ Hair Accessories



Kitty Cat Hair clip by me!

It may involve hand-sewing but it’s pretty small and goes quick! Use scraps of felt and make a whole bunch of these!

Apple tree by Handmade Cuddles

Apple Tree Brooch by Handmade Cuddles

Actually a brooch but could be adapted easily to be a hair accessory. I would add one more backing layer of felt and stitch all around the outside like in my kitty cat clip above and attach the alligator clip like I did for the kitty cat.

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Felt Hair flower from Fiskars

Super simple and quick! Just a few layers of felt; use different colours of felt to make a rainbow of hair flowers!


Double-Sided Fabric Headband

Double-sided Fabric headband by Happy Together by Jess

These would be great to use up scraps of your favourite fabrics. Pictured is the adult size but there is also a kid-sized headband available.

knotted headband

Knotted headband with T-shirt yarn by Sugar Bee Crafts

Great way to use up some long thin scraps of knit fabric! Another super quick headband.

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Knotted headband pattern by Sugar Bee Crafts

Another cute fabric headband, this one has a cute tie front and elastic in the back to help keep it in place.

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5 headband styles by 421 Myers Designs. You need to join their Facebook group in order to download the pattern free.

Polka Dot Chair headband

DIY fabric headband by Polka Dot Chair

This one uses a ready-made skinny headband. Showcase your favourite fabrics in another quick headband tutorial.


Satin Flower headband tutorial by me!

Step by step tutorial on how to create these large satin flowers. They’re not difficult and they’re oh so pretty! Make sure the fabric you use isn’t cotton though, you need a satin or chiffon, something that is not a natural fibre.

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Braided headband by P.S. I Made This

It uses strips of leather, rope and ball chain to make a cute braided headband. Super quick!


criss cross free pattern crochet headband

And for my yarn friends, the Criss-Cross cuff and headband crochet pattern by Little Birdie Secrets. I almost hesitate to post this one as it’s obviously best to wear in the Winter and it’s still Summer now. ..but as they say “winter is coming” so might as well be prepared.


Check out the 4 different free headband patterns that Stephanie of Swoodson Says tested out here.

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Earth Day Projects Round Up

I hope you enjoyed the Earth Day Blog Hop! If you missed one of the stops on the mini hop check them out here:

Earth Day blog hop collage

Vicky Myers Creations  –  Coral and Co.  –  Seam of My Pants  –  EYMM  –  Create 3.5  –  PenSeb&Rox  –  Candice Ayala

But not to be missed I collected an extra 45+ upcycling and recycling projects to share with you. I’ve created a completely separate collage of children’s crafts with recycled materials which I will be posting later.

50+ projects using upcycled and recycled materials

I have also pinned these projects to a board full of Upcycling, Recycling and Refashioning projects so be sure to check it out too for even more ideas. Click on the pictures below to get to the post! There are even more projects listed near the bottom too.



Quilted Heart Coaster Tutorial

Denim Foot poof





shirts to pillows





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sugar bags




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and even more upcycling, recycling and refashioning ideas:

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Back to School: School Supply Sewing Patterns Round up

While on the hunt for the perfect pencil case pattern I came across all sorts of school supply patterns! From lunch boxes to backpacks, and pencil cases to totes, I’ve gathered some of the school supply patterns that have most captured my attention.

25+ School Supply Sewing Patterns including 15+ FREE ones

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