These 5 ideas for handmade Christmas gifts for kids are so easy-to-make that you CAN wait until the last minute. No matter what kind of kid you’re creating for—younger or older, girl or boy—we’ve got you covered with a range of awesome projects that will be cherished for years to come.

DIY Stuffed Giraffes
1. DIY Mr. Giraffe Plushie

Pattern available $4.10 from StitchyPixels on etsy

Who doesn’t love the toy that doubles as pretty decor? The five-page PDF pattern and instructions—instantly e-mailed upon purchase—for this cute little guy comes in two sizes. He’d make a great gift for a new winter baby or special toddler you know.

DIY Felt Monsters
2. DIY Mix-and-Match Felt Monsters
Pattern available via It’s Always Autumn

And for the older kids in your life, there are these awesome felt monsters. They’re so easy to make, you can sew all five varieties. Or, for the four and up crowd, you can assemble your own DIY Mix-and-Match Monsters Sewing Kit and have the present be that they learn to make one with you!

DIY Chalkboard Mat
3. DIY Roll-Up Chalkboard Mat
Tutorial available via Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Remember this awesome roll-up chalkboard tutorial? We featured it here on Sewing Secrets during the back-to-school season, but it also makes a great Christmas gift. It takes about two hours to do and, rolled up with some chalk, makes an excellent stocking stuffer.

DIY Pajama Pants
4. DIY Easy-to-Sew Pajama Pants
Tutorial available via Living Well Spending Less

Some people have the tradition of gifting new comfy, cozy pajamas on Christmas Eve so that kiddos can wear them that night and for present unwrapping the next morning. With this easy-to-sew pajama pants tutorial, you can start an extra special tradition of giving some that are handmade each year.

DIY Doll Stroller Makeover
5. DIY Stroller Makeover
Tutorial available via Sewing In No Mans Land; free downloadable pattern available via Craftsy

Boys and girls alike enjoy zooming around those plastic dolly strollers—with or without the actual doll inside. So the fabric that comes with them has to withstand a lot of wear and tear. But sewing up a replacement for a torn seat is just a side bonus to this stroller makeover pattern. The main attraction is the opportunity to customize a stroller with the pattern of your choice. Match the fabric to doll clothes or use a print that features a favorite fictional character. Your personalized stroller will be a hit under the tree!

Happy holiday crafting!

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3 Responses to 5 Easy Sew Christmas Gifts For Kids
  1. I came across the giraffe photo on Pinterest and feel in love with it instantly! I got really excited as I started reading your post and it emphasized how quick and easy these gifts are since our next-door neighbors are having a Sip & See party in a couple of weeks and I haven’t made anything for their little girl yet. She has a giraffe theme in her room and this would be perfect! But, wouldn’t you know it, that pattern isn’t available on Etsy anymore. Do you happen to have the PDF file? Is there anyway that I could get it from you? Thanks!!


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