While the snow falls, you probably want to create something that fits the theme. If you like to sew, the possibilities are endless! Here, we will take a look at 12 ideas to get started winter.
1. Blanket with Pom Poms
A warm blanket in the winter is a must. It is even better if that blanket in which you are wrapped has a unique touch. When creating your blanket, try adding an interesting look, such as sewing soft and festive pom poms on the edges.
If you want to add an extra handmade look to your blanket, you can even learn how to make pom poms yourself!
2. Crochet Snowflake
If you are interested in crochet, you can bring a winter theme to your projects by learning to weave snowflakes. The process to create these snowflakes is very similar to making a rug.
So, even if you’re not an expert when it comes to crochet, snowflakes are not a difficult project, but they also have a beautiful appearance.
Nothing says winter like a snowman. To start, you will have to start using a pair of soft spheres like the snowman’s body: this is another great application to make your own pom poms!
Once you have the body of your snowman, you can start giving it life. You can use your sewing skills to make small hats and scarves for them.
4. Stuffed Reindeer
A reindeer is an animal that loves the cold and has become a symbol of winter. As such, you can use a little sewing knowledge to create a reindeer.
To do this, you’ll want to start creating reindeer pieces such as the neck, head, ears, and antlers. Once you have these parts together, you will want to add eyes and nose
5. Winter Potholders
If you like quilting but are not looking to get into a large project like creating a full-sized quilt, you have some options. One of the most beautiful and winter ideas you can do is create padded handles.
Not only are they an excellent piece of winter decoration for your kitchen, but they will also be useful when preparing winter sweets.
6. Table Runner
Winter is often a time when family and friends come together to spend time together and share meals with each other. With all this time spent around the table, why not use your sewing skills to fix the table?
A table runner can be an excellent way to add a distinctive look to your dining room. You can make it fit the winter theme by sewing designs like snowflakes.
7. Firewood Holder
During winter, nothing is better than a warm fire. When you carry lots of firewood awkwardly in and out of your arms, you’ll wonder if it’s worth it. One way to make this easier is to sew a log holder.
Just make sure your fabric and seams are strong enough to support the weight and that you can use a pair of thick studs as an easy handle.
8. Tie Pillow
This pillow is a soft option that is unique compared to most pillows you might be used to sewing. Instead of sewing the edges, you’ll want to cut slits in the fabric for the front and back around the edges. Then, take the sections you have cut and then tie the front and back.
You can decorate this pillow by sewing a design on the front. However, you can also customize it by adding a tag or label to personalize it, give it away or sell it in your Etsy store.
9. Crochet Winter Gnome
A more complicated crochet character that you can bring to life is a little winter gnome. A nice way to do this is to knit a body and a hat.
For the face, just let your gnome’s nose protrude between his sweater and his hat. After all, it has to stay warm in winter!
10. Felt Penguin
A felt penguin is an easier sewing job that can add a winter touch to your home. In fact, it is a great job to do with your children.
To start, you’ll want to cut everything you need for your felt penguin: hat, body, feet, and wings. Then, you will want to start sewing your penguin, but before sewing the body completely, you will want to add some filler to shape it.
11. Cloths with Crochet Snowflakes
Compared to the crochet snowflakes we saw earlier, these snowflakes are more delicate and the perfect complement to cloth for your kitchen or bathroom.
Another addition to the dining room that you can put together is a set of placemats. You will want to do this as if you were going to make a small quilt. You can sew a snowman on the top of the placemat for an extra party.