Christmas is just around the corner but there’s still time to do some festive sewing.
Fabric applique is a fantastic technique to get quick results, and it’s perfect for using up scraps. So, I’ve created some Christmas applique patterns that you can download.
I’m quite impatient, so I love the fact that you can finish an applique project in an afternoon. I turned one of these applique designs into a Christmas card for my mother-in-law (scroll to the bottom of this page to see the result).
Christmas Applique Designs
I’ve put together 3 applique patterns below, that are suitable for a range of skill levels. The PDF downloads can be printed out on paper using your home printer and used as a template for cutting out your fabric pieces.
Rudolph Applique (Skill level: Easy)
Download your PDF Rudolph applique design
Candle Applique (Skill level: Easy)
Christmas Stocking Applique (Skill level: Intermediate)
Download your PDF stocking applique design
Here’s one I did earlier!
I used the candle applique to make a Christmas card and you can see the results below. I fixed the applique pieces onto backing fabric using Fuse-A-Web (fabric adhesive). I then used a short zigzag stitch on the sewing machine to go around each piece.
I know it’s not absolutely perfect, but I had great fun creating this card. It really was a lovely way to spend 90 minutes on a Sunday afternoon. And I know it’ll be appreciated more than a card bought from the supermarket.
What could you make your Christmas applique design into? Ideas include creating placemats, a table centrepiece, decorating a plain tea towel, making a pincushion, decorating a bag etc. There really are so many options.
Whatever you’re doing, have a great Christmas!