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12 Ways To Use Christmas Fabrics

Christmas is fast approaching and there is no better time to get crafting some decorations for your home.

Our beautiful Christmas fabrics come in a range of warm and festive colours and designs to herald the holiday season. There are a myriad of ways in which to use Christmas fabrics, but here are seven ideas to help you get started.

 

Christmas Fabric Bunting

Christmas Fabric Bunting

Bunting is the ultimate British decoration and a symbol of celebration. Make your own festive bunting and bring a real celebratory atmosphere into your home, not to mention a sense of Christmas cheer! Because bunting traditionally uses small, individual triangles of fabric, it’s perfect for putting leftover Christmas fabrics to good use (they don’t all have to match). Simply cut out triangles on your fabric using a paper triangle template and join all the triangles together by sewing them onto bias binding. Top tip: always use pinking shears for cutting the fabric so you don’t have to sew a hem.

 
Christmas Cushion Covers

Christmas Cushion Covers

Give your soft furnishings a festive makeover with Christmas cushion covers. Since cushion covers are removable and can be temporary, you can go all out with bold Christmas themes, like our Christmas Tapestry Fabric which will really warm the room. Cushion covers are simple enough for sewing novices to make, and for those a little more practised they can be whipped up in a matter of minutes! Take a look at our handy guide on how to make a cushion cover, complete with video tutorial.

Fabric Gift Tags

Fabric Gift Tags

In the interest of sustainability, why not opt for reusable Christmas fabric gift tags this year? Homemade, fabric gift tags add an extra, personal touch to presents. The humble gift tag, usually never given a second’s thought, can now be part of the present itself. The great thing about fabric gift tags is that you don’t need to be an expert sewer, in fact, you don’t need to be a sewer at all! Fabric can be glued at the edges and embellishments can be ironed on. A pocket-style gift tag allows a slip of paper to be placed inside for the giftee. 

Not sold on fabric gift tags? They also double up as hanging ornaments for the Christmas tree.

Christmas Fabric Wreaths

Christmas Fabric Wreaths

A wreath made from old scraps of Christmas fabric is the ultimate exercise in resourcefulness. Since wreaths are traditionally constructed from foliage, a fabric wreath ensures a beautifully unique decoration for your home. They are also extremely easy to make and don't require any sewing skills: you are simply cutting pieces of fabric and tying them to a wire wreath base. Check out our guide to making your own fabric wreath here.

Table Runners

Table Runners

A Christmas fabric table runner makes for an excellent centerpiece for a celebratory dinner table. A table runner is a length of cloth, narrower than the table, that runs down its centre. They are good alternatives to tablecloths if you want to display the wood of the table but runners can also be placed over a table cloth as a stand-out and stand-alone decoration. Our red Bauble Bonanza fabric will bring a pop of colour and novelty festive cheer to the kitchen or dining room. Table runners are incredibly versatile decorations: they can also be draped over chairs or used as wall hangings. 

Christmas Quilts

Christmas Quilts

The hand-stitched quilt is a delightfully old and traditional art form that's usually handed down through generations. Typically comprising three layers, the top is formed by the stitching together of several pieces of fabric - perfect, then, for using leftover pieces of last year’s festive fabric (or, if you want to be the one to start a Christmas quilt to be handed down through your family, have a browse through our range of gorgeous Christmas fabrics to see what you might use).

Curtains

Curtains

For serious fans of the festive season, Christmas curtains have the power to transform your home into a Christmas wonderland. Many of our Christmas fabrics are subtle enough though, to be enjoyed year-round, without being overtly Christmassy. This classic red stripe patterned fabric adds an interesting design element to any room, and our red stags pattern looks great in children’s rooms. 

Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings

Christmas stockings: the pinnacle of Christmas decorations. Whether you hang them by the fire or at the end of your bed, the festivities wouldn’t be complete without them. Much like quilts, a handmade Christmas stocking can become a family heirloom, handed down through the generations. As such, there is great joy to be found in hand-stitching your own with good quality Christmas fabric. Take a look at our handy guide on how to make your own Christmas stocking.

Fabric Cutlery Holder

Fabric Cutlery Holder

These snug fabric pouches for your cutlery make for charming decorative additions to the Christmas dinner table. They also serve a practical purpose beyond the festive season: use them as a nifty way to transport cutlery to picnics and other events. Fabric cutlery holders are quick and easy to make and don’t require expert sewing skills - don’t believe us? Check out our guide on how to make your own. 

Christmas Tree Decorations

Christmas Tree Decorations

Complement your tinsel, lights and baubles with homemade, fabric Christmas tree decorations. Owing to their small size, tree decorations are perfect for using up scraps of old Christmas fabrics. Simple shapes, like circles and hearts adorning the tree are just as beautiful as more complicated 3D creations. Little circles of our Snow Crystals fabric hanging from the branches create the illusion of snowflakes falling around the tree. 

Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers

Who said crackers had to be paper? You can make perfectly good (arguably, better) Christmas crackers using Christmas fabric and velcro. (To be completely tree-friendly, use reinforced cotton webbing - instead of card - for the inside.) You may not have heard of the fabric Christmas cracker, but it’ll certainly give the dinner table a unique and memorable spin. Plus, it won’t scare the dog when pulled. Find out how you can make your own with our DIY how to guide.

Christmas Tree Skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt

A tree skirt is a necessary addition if you want your tree to look well-presented. Its main purpose is to hide an unsightly tree stand, however, tree skirts also make dazzling backdrops to presents; catch falling pine needles; and are themselves, colourful, seasonal decorations. They are usually round, although, as long as they cover the stand, their shape is up to you. Why not use our Christmas skiing fabric to depict a snowy activity scene beneath the tree’s boughs.

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