4 Things to Sew for Your Holiday Table

Your home is a sacred place this time of year. It serves as the backdrop to family memories, traditions, and conversations that last a lifetime. Part of making it extra special includes creating handmade items to dress up your table, which are a lot easier than most people realize to do yourself. 

In fact, our team at Nature’s Fabrics has made it easy by putting together this brief list of items you can sew. Most of them are simple straight stitches with very little extra effort, making them an ideal choice for anyone who is new to the craft or who simply wants to use up extra scraps. Keep reading to discover our favorite do-it-yourself decor projects to spruce up your holiday table.

1. Table Runners

One of the easiest ways to dress up your holiday gathering this year is with a festive table runner. The good news is that these are incredibly easy to make, even for those who are new to quilting or sewing. Plus, you can customize the design to be just the right length, no matter if you have a table leaf in for extra guests. Our favorite prints for this projects are the Red and Green Fleur Cotton Rib, Buffalo Plaid, and (for a bit of fun) Christmas Tree Trucks.

2. Napkins

If you’re hosting a more formal holiday dinner, you can even make coordinating napkins. Generally, you want to choose a cotton fabric so that it is easy to wash after dinner is over. The great part about doing a project like this is that you can continue to use it for other special events throughout the year, if you choose a pattern that isn’t too whimsical or bold. We especially love our solid color cotton fabrics for this application.

3. Placemats

Maybe you want something you can use all December long and not necessarily just for the holiday dinner table. That’s where making whimsical Christmas placements comes in. This is a super fun way to enjoy a little bit of holiday magic all season long instead of just when you have company over. Again, this is the type of project that only takes a little bit of time to complete and is ideal for beginners.

4. Mini-Stocking Name Cards

This might be a little out of the ordinary, but it is possible to make fun little name cards with fabric that look like mini-stockings. There are multiple patterns on the internet to get you started, but this is also a great project for scraps from some of the other ideas we’ve mentioned above. You can even stuff them with little candies or a sprig of evergreen for a beautiful way to dress up your table this holiday.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas with Nature’s Fabrics

As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of gathering together during the holiday season. That’s why we’re proud to offer an extensive line of affordable retail and wholesale fabrics in a number of holiday prints. We can’t wait to see what you create to decorate your table this year.

 

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6 Holiday Gift Ideas You Can Sew

Reanell Hill

Are you looking for the perfect gift idea for a loved one, but are stumped at where to begin? Our team at Nature’s Fabrics has you covered with this list of our favorite projects that take little time to complete and are sure to impress. Here are six of our favorite holiday gift ideas you can sew.

1. Teddy Bears

If you have a special little one in your life, sewing a teddy bear is a fun gift idea that is sure to be a hit. There are tons of patterns online to get you started and we have many whimsical prints that would be perfect for this project. Our favorites include our Out of This World and Ballerina Bunny designs.

2. Travel Pillows

Whether your family likes to go on extended car rides or just spends a lot of time on the road, travel pillows are always a handmade favorite. Not only do they take very little time to put together, they are useful throughout the coming year. The trick to this is choosing soft and washable fabrics, like our cotton fleece.

3. Throw Blankets

Who doesn’t love curling up on the couch with a warm beverage and a blanket? Instead of spending money on expensive throws as gifts, consider making your own. They take far less time to complete than a traditional quilt and are just as enjoyable. Best of all, our bamboo fabrics are soft enough and come in a wide range of designs to help you create the perfect design.

4. Tree Ornaments

If you’re looking for a quick-and-easy project that is memorable, create a few handsewn tree ornaments. Whether it is a stuffed ball, a Santa Claus, or a reindeer, there are plenty of great designs out there to get you started. Not only are they a great tradition to start for your family, these custom fabric ornaments also make whimsical stocking stuffers.

5. Bows and Gift Tags

Have a bunch of fabric scraps from a year of creating wonderful handmade projects? Use them to make bows and gift tags. These extra little touches mean a lot and they make presents look just a little bit better under the tree. Plus, it is a great way to get rid of those extra pieces around without tossing them into the trash.

6. Aprons

Have someone in your life that loves to cook? A custom apron is an excellent gift idea. This special sewn project is sure to bring a smile to their face all year long. Our natural and eco-friendly fabrics come in a ton of different prints that are perfect for making an apron, plus they wash really well if there are any spills or stains during use.

Fun Prints from Nature’s Fabrics

Of course, the key to making holiday gifts by hand is that you want items that aren’t just usable one time or during one season of the year. By getting creative, you can easily find a pattern or instructions for something quite memorable. And don’t forget to check out our selection of affordable retail and wholesale fabrics for more ideas!

 

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