Have a Handmade Holiday with 5 (Last Minute) DIY Gift Ideas

We get it, the holiday season is a busy time especially when you’re a maker. Once the word gets out that you’ve started quilting and creating, everyone is going to want a handmade gift this year – but the good news is a handmade gift can take less time than you originally thought! This year let the holiday memories begin with you and create a handmade holiday featuring any of these super simple last minute DIY gift ideas!

Easy Zipper Pouch

This super-cute Fancy Zipper Bag makes an amazing gift for friends, family, and for YOU! Watch how Jenny & Misty make this super easy and customized – and check out all the beautiful shapes and colors in our zipper collection!

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Gift Bag Ornaments Kit

Make your holiday gifts extra special this year by dressing up gift cards, Christmas cards, or even making cute ornament gifts!.

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Fabric Checkerboard

Create a fun fabric checkerboard that includes storage for your pieces in clever zipper pouches. This fabric game board is a quick and easy gift to make for any game-loving friend or family member.

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Reading Pillows for All Ages

Customize these reading pillows with fabrics and embellishments for all the readers in your life! It’s a great gift for a book worm of any age, but definitely for the littles!

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Cuddle Scarf

Just one yard of fabric will make three scarf gifts! Create the softest, snuggliest scarves to keep your loved ones warm this winter! Personalize it with their favorite cuddle fabrics!

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Handmade gifts from the heart mean so much more than just a simple present. Each of these five easy projects may not take you long to stitch up, but the memories they create will last a lifetime. Whether your a seasoned quilter or threading your first needle, these gift ideas will help you create a Handmade Holiday this holiday season!

A Quilt-crastinator’s Gift Guide: 5 Last-Minute Hand-Sewn Gifts

Checking your list and realizing you forgot a few people? No worries! It happens to the best of us and guess what?! No one has to know! With these quick projects, your friends and family will be wondering when you had the time to whip up something so wonderful!

Gather up your scraps and start making!

Make some Mug Rugs to give away at the next Christmas Party.
These would make great stocking stuffers!

Missouri Star Mug Rugs, Periwinkle Table Topper, DIY Coasters

You’ll need:


Put together a personalized Pillow Case for someone you love.
Elegant, whimsical, simple, argyle? What fits your loved one’s style? Make it theirs.

Missouri Star Pillow Case, DIY Pillow Case

You’ll need:

  • 3/4 yd fabric for body
  • 1/4 yd fabric for cuff


Whip up a Scrap Buster Table Runner for a friend to display in their dining room.
Have an over-abundance of scraps? Make this runner reversible so your friend can use this gift no matter the occasion!

DIY table runner, scrap buster

You’ll need:

  • 8.5″ solid square
  • Several 2.5″ strips
  • Several 2.5″ squares
  • Binding Tool


Create a fun Zipper Pouch for a child to store supplies and treasures.
Make the project twice as fun by re-using one of their empty candy bags!

DIY pouch, zipper pouch, coin pouch

You’ll need:


Keep your loved ones warm with a Cuddle Scarf.
Keep it solid or use fun prints to make your gift more special.

Cuddle scarf, DIY scarf

You’ll need:


Of course, if you’re real behind, a Missouri Star e-gift card never fails! Happy Holidays!

Have you ever given or received a hand-sewn gift? Show us in the comments!