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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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