21 DIY Holiday Gifts - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

21 DIY Holiday Gifts

The holidays are right around the corner and gift-giving is on everyone’s mind, so we gathered a list of the ultimate DIY holiday gifts to guide you in your handmade gift giving this season. Keep reading for quilting, no-sew, and sewing projects to make your holidays bright that include video tutorials and step-by-step blogs! You can even invite your family and friends to join you for some extra-special holiday merrymaking!

Christmas Stockings

Fat Quarter Stocking Tutorial and Template

Embrace the holiday spirit by decking the halls with the perfect Christmas stockings using the Fat Quarter Stocking Template Set. Kimberly’s tutorial guides you through creating handmade stockings to add a personal touch to your celebrations this year.

stockings made with Zen Chic's Free Christmas stocking pattern

Ring in the Christmas season with adorable, quilted Christmas stockings – the epitome of cuteness! Zen Chic, using fabrics from her Lazy Afternoon collection for Moda Fabrics, showcases orange and white stockings ready in no time.

Brighten someone’s holiday with easy-to-make Quilt As You Go stockings. Minki Kim, in her Forgotten Memories collection for Riley Blake Designs, shares the joy of creating stockings with a column of flying geese.

DIY Ornaments

Join Kimberly Jolly as she brings you a quick and easy no-sew Layer Cake ornaments tutorial, adding your favorite 10″ squares to your decorations.

DIY Quilt Ornaments

Turn your smallest quilt blocks into charming, quilted ornaments for your tree. Follow our 10 easy steps to transform 3″ blocks from the Sewcialites Quilt Along into delightful ornaments, perfect for adding a thoughtful touch to your holiday décor.

Discover the joy of making fun and scrap-friendly Sketch Stitched ornaments with Andy Knowlton’s free sewing tutorial. Using embroidery hoops and iron-on sheets, these easy ornaments come to life with unique stitching, providing a delightful finishing touch to your holiday decorations.

Spread the Christmas spirit with the Pinwheel Pincushion Ornament! This adorable ornament adds a whimsical touch to your holiday festivities!

Christmas Tree Skirts

Elevate your holiday decorations with this addition to your Christmas tree – a mini DIY tree skirt that brings festive charm to even the smallest trees. Enjoy it all season long or venture into making one of our full-size tree skirts for a delightful holiday project.

Dive into the joy of crafting with a quilted tree skirt made with precuts. Using just two packs of 5″ squares and coordinating fabric, this project, with all straight seams, is both fun and satisfying.


Get ready for the holidays by creating a DIY Foam Wreath using your favorite Jelly Roll or scrappy strips. It’s a nice holiday project to make at a party or with the kids!

Cut extra fabric scraps into 4″ X 10.5″ pieces, and you’re halfway to creating our quick and easy scrappy holiday wreath. Enjoy the process by putting on your favorite holiday movie, sipping hot cocoa, and enlisting the help of a friend or family member for the best wreath-making experience!

Christmas Tree Garland

Transform your space into a festive haven with our DIY Christmas Tree Garland (part two). Crafted using the Creative Grids Kaleidoscope and Dresden Plate Triangle Ruler, and the whimsical Twas collection by Jill Howarth for Riley Blake Designs, each patchwork tree exudes holiday cheer.

1 Hour Flannel Rag Quilt

Cozy up this Winter by following our 1-Hour Rag Quilt Tutorial, an ideal project for beginners or those seeking a quick, heartwarming creation. Multiple layers of flannel sewn together in strips create a distinctive look with fringed seams in no time!

Alaskan Star Pillow Pattern

Indulge in a quick and enjoyable project with the Laundry Basket Quilts’ Alaskan Star Pillow. Treat yourself to the joy of creating this festive pillow using the Alaska Ruler Template Set and fabrics from your favorite holiday collection. A delightful addition to your holiday décor or a thoughtful gift for a quilting enthusiast.

Double Tumbler Tree Wall Hanging

Capture the essence of the season with our Double Tumbler Mini Tree Quilt tutorial and FREE pattern! Follow along with our free video tutorial, and add a touch of homemade warmth to your home.

Oven Mitt Tutorial

DIY Oven Mitt Christmas Gift Idea

Add to your kitchen with some handmade oven mitts, a quick project that can be completed in a day. Ideal for hostess gifts or a special treat for your favorite cook, these mitts bring both style and functionality to your kitchen.

Microwavable Bowl Cozy

Wrap-N-Zap Natural Batting, Layer Cake prints, and a dash of creativity are all you need to stitch up a Microwavable Bowl Cozy. Protect your hands from hot bowls while adding a festive touch to your holiday leftovers with this easy and fun DIY project!

DIY Pin Cushions

Quilters rejoice! Pin cushions, both useful and thoughtful, make for delightful DIY projects. Transform plant pots, tea cups, or favorite mugs into charming pin cushions with our easy-to-follow tutorial. They are the perfect gift for quilters and a charming addition to any sewing space.

Fat Eighth Wristlet

Craft a super cute envelope clutch bag using just two fat eighths. Ideal for gifting to your quilty (and non-quilty) friends, this easy-to-make bag is perfect for storing makeup, sewing notions, or serving as an everyday purse.

Quilt As You Go Wine Totes

Add a homemade touch to your host’s gifts this holiday season with these Quilt As You Go Wine Totes made by Wendy Chow. Try making them with Cuddle® like the ones in our blog post, 6 Must-Make Sewing Gift Ideas for Cuddle Minky Plush Fabric for a softer touch.

Quilt As You Go Runner

Embrace the joy of quilting with our beginner-friendly Quilt As You Go Runner. In just a few hours, you can create a charming table runner that doubles as a heartfelt gift. Follow our photo tutorial for a seamless blend of piecing and quilting, making the creative process as enjoyable as the finished product.

Share Your Holiday Makes with Us

We have even more free tutorials for you! Keep crafting on your list this holiday with these cute projects that you can find on the Fat Quarter Shop Youtube Channel.

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We hope that you found a DIY holiday gift to make someone on your list this year! Share your projects with #FQSJollyHoliday on Facebook and Instagram and tag @fatquartershop so we can see and share your work.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below telling us what you’re making this winter. If you have any DIY holiday gift ideas we didn’t include, share those too!

Happy sewing!