Christmas Fabric Project Ideas

I am completely in love with Riley Blake’s new “Christmas Basics” line. This festive 100 percent cotton fabric features a variety of coordinating whimsical prints in pink, blue and lime colors (plus they are 10 percent off through Tuesday, Nov. 11 as part of our Editor’s Picks Sale). I was browsing through our store earlier, and couldn’t help but think how adorable these fabrics would look on these patterns in particular:


The “Natalie” pattern is one of my favorites (and not just because my name is Natalie). Inspired by a 1950s girls dress pattern, this pattern from Janet Gilbert offers a base design on which to build multiple design possibilities. The pattern is available in sizes 2-6 and 8-14, and any version may be made as sleeveless, capped sleeved or puffed sleeved styles. Mix and match the “Christmas Basic Main Pink” and the “Christmas Basic Dot White” prints, or whichever colors you like best, to make a casual play dress for the holiday season.


The pattern for this adorable “Wrap-It-Up Christmas Dress” designed by Kathy Dykstra is featured in the November/December 2012 edition of Sew Beautiful and our Sew Beautiful 2012 Collection. It will be picture perfect using the “Christmas Tree Blue” and “Christmas Basic Dot Red” prints and topped with pretty ribbon embellishments.


Mix and match your favorites in this collection on the “Stripwork Jumper” from The Scientific Seamstress. The design features a simple bib-style bodice and skirt pieces with vertical stripes. Create a long version to wear over a frilly top or a short version to wear with ruffled pants. This downloadable pattern contains the patterns and instructions to make the jumper in sizes 6 months – 8 years.

Check out this post for another great project idea for these prints!

What would you make with these fabrics? Let us know in the comments!

Happy Sewing,



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