Christmas sewing patterns for kids or whoever

Baby sunbonnet from Purl Soho

Bunting scrap project from The Fabric Store

Gathered skirt from Purl Soho

Penguin plush from Choly Knight

Organiser roll from Art Gallery Fabrics

Shark Plushy pattern from Choly Knight

Reversible tote bag from Very Shannon

Summer romper from Purl Soho

Raccoon softie from Sewmamasew

All Well Full Moon Bag from All Well

Crocodile softie from sew4home

Baby pants from Purl Soho

Warren the charity bear from shiny happy world

Fabric blocks from Crazy Little Projects

Felt slippers from Purl Soho

20 more free sewing patterns for Christmas Gifts!

Free Apertio Pouch Pattern from Blogless Anna

Cloud pot holders from Ohoh deco

Free Fanny Pack pattern from Spoonflower

Free weekender bag pattern from Deliacreates

Retreat zipper bag from Emmaline Bags

Lucky Penny Wallet from Sallie Tomato

Free Sleep mask pattern from Spoonflower

Date night clutch from Sewmamasew

Manhattan zipper case from Emmaline Bags

Cutlery pockets tutorial from Samelia’s Mum

Free makeup roll pattern from Spoonflower

Pencil Roll from Sewcanshe

Mini Rucksack from naehratgeber.de

Free apron pattern for kids from Spoonflower

Book bag from Sewcanshe

Drawstring bag from Delia Creates

Free zipper pouch pattern from Spoonflower

Quilted Christmas potholders from Samelia’s Mum

Gingernut Grainline Hemlock

Hemlock Tee

Grainline Studios has recently released their free Hemlock Tee pattern in their new extended size range! I’ve loved the style of the top, and now it’s available in my size! You can get the pattern for free by subscribing to the Grainline email newsletter (which you can do here).

Based on Grainline’s new size chart (below) I made a size 24 (I’m 47″bust and around 54″ hip), and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the size on the arms was quite generous, and meant that I could skip doing a full bicep adjustment!

I cut out the 3/4 sleeve length and the length of the body is halfway between the cropped & mid-length body in this gingernut viscose spandex from Fabric Drop, which is based out of Dunedin in New Zealand. With some pattern tetris, I was able to cut this out from about 1.5 metres (and I’ve got a decent piece leftover too). I usually cut all my patterns on the open (flipping the pattern piece over and tracing a mirror image), and then cut sleeves (and other things I need to cut 2 of) one at a time. Doing that here certainly made it a pretty economical pattern!

Hemlock Tee 2

The 3/4 length sleeves ended up being almost bracelet length for me, because I have quite narrow shoulders and my measurements put me in between size 20 and 22 in the bust, I made a straight size 24. I’m happy with the length, but would do some measuring of the full length arm piece before sewing that as I suspect it would be quite long.

Hemlock Tee 3

I realised after the fact that I had inadvertently sewed up something almost identical to the Grainline sample on the right!

If you’re in the size range for Tessuti’s Mandy Boat Tee pattern, Meg from Cookin’ and Craftin’ has done a great blog post comparing it with the Grainline Hemlock!

More free Xmas gift idea sewing patterns

Here’s a short & cheerful post with 10 free sewing patterns which could be good for Christmas (which is a short 2 months away at this point). Also check out this recent post!

Mood, bike satchel

The Lovely @melt.stitches has put out a lovely free makeup roll pattern. Check it out here, and then head on over to download your files here.

Helen’s Closet, Costa Tote

Doodle Design, Scrappy Dish Towel

While She Naps, Christmas Pickle Pattern

All free sewing, hanging kitchen towel

Sewing Machines Plus, fabric gift bags

Doodle Design, Scrappy Heart Block

Sewing patterns for your dad or whoever

Are you interested in free patterns? Check out this post full of Christmas gift ideas, or this one full of eco-ish sewing patterns, and this one too.

Here’s a collection of gifts that might be appropriate for your dad? I don’t know him, so it’s tough for me to say. Perhaps they’d be good patterns for you to sew for yourself?

The Sewing Part, Wine & Beer Tote

Mood, easy wallet

Elbe Textiles, Sorrento Bucket Hat

Polkadot Chair, waxed canvas travel bag

DIBY Club, Men’s Abb Tee

Thread Theory, Arrowsmith Undershirt

Sewing Directory, Dopp/wash bag

Not free: $.99

Burda Style, Neck pillow

Elbe Textiles, Sage Tee

Sew4Home, Tool bucket

Closet Case Patterns, scrap busting pouf

Not free: $1.99

Cap Supply Co, 5-panel Camp hat