We love Christmas here at Bustle & Sew so we’ve rounded up some of our most favourite Christmas patterns for you to stitch this year…
Our best-selling pattern, this Deer Head will make a quirky addition to your Christmas decorations this year! Looking remarkably cheerful, he’s mounted on a 6” hoop and measures 14” from the bottom of his neck to the tip of his antlers
Christmas simply wouldn’t be the same without a nice plump pudding! This year’s version is machine appliqued onto a cushion cover, the perfect addition to your seasonal soft furnishings! I love to decorate with cushions – such an easy, fun and not too expensive way to change your living space when the mood takes you.
Christmas is coming – the goose is getting fat – and this little robin looks nice and plump too with his jolly red breast!
This hoop is great fun to stitch. There’s some easy applique, but it’s really all about the hand embroidery. Stitches used include whipped chain stitch, stem stitch, French knots and satin stitch – and there’s lots of glitter and sparkle with the addition of beads and buttons. Time to have a good rummage in your button tin.
A polar bear softie isn’t just for Christmas – this little felt bear is fun to make the whole year round! He is easy to stitch from white felt and measures a neat 10” long from his black button nose to his rather round rear!
The Christmas story is one of peace and love – and of course the dove is a very ancient symbol of peace. Felt is a wonderful medium to work with at Christmas, it’s so easy to use and there is such a wonderful choice of colours available. Just three colours are used in this applique wreath – the traditional Christmas colours of red, green and white. Oh…and there’s some hand stitching in silver too, just to add a little seasonal sparkle!
I’m not sure if this little reindeer is Rudolph, Robert or their cousin Richard, but whatever you decide to name him, he’s the cutest little reindeer you’ll discover this Christmas – we think so anyway!
Our little reindeer is handsewn from felt with shiny bead eyes and a little red button nose. The only slightly fiddly part is sewing in his antlers and ears, but it’s quite easy if you take your time. He’s finished off with a nice warm scarf simply cut from a piece of old plaid blanket.
We all love some Figgy Pudding – but it’s rather bad for the waistline! Enjoy a guilt-free pudding experience with this Christmas tea cosy featuring easy applique and hand embroidery, suitable for the confident beginner.
These adorable little mouse softies would look great on your mantlepiece or under your Christmas tree this year. They’re really – and I do mean really – easy to make and you’re sure to receive lots of admiring comments when you’re done. I’ve had to make more for myself this year as last Christmas everyone wanted to take my mice home with them – and in the end Rosie did!!
Christmas wishes and mistletoe kisses…the season simply wouldn’t be as festive without a hand tied bunch of mistletoe hanging from the ceiling! So no prizes for guessing where I found the inspiration for this little hoop!
It’s really easy to stitch, using stem stitch, satin stitch and chain stitch, with silver French knots adding a little sparkle – though you can replace these with a few short straight stitches if French knots really aren’t your thing!
I love to add a festive feel to my home by heaping my sofa with a pile of Christmas cushions. And this year I’ve revisited the little car that I first created earlier this summer, but in keeping with the season, instead of heading off on its summer holidays, it’s bringing home a beautiful bushy Christmas Tree.