Am I the only one who likes sewing in the winter? There’s nothing better than busting out a cup of hot something and the sewing machine when it’s chilly outside. Though I’m in Atlanta and it’s not chilly here yet, I’m looking forward to both the cold weather and the sewing. To celebrate, I’m sharing a collection of winter crafts ranging from gifts to home decor to accessories. Some of them are practical and useful, while others (like this flannel bunny softie) are just fun. Are you interested in doing some winter sewing? Get some great ideas after the jump!
Cozy Sippers 1 of 16I was surprised at how easy these peep-toe fabric slippers are to make - and they are a great way to use up fabric scraps.
Get complete instructions at The Bee and the Bobbin
Coffee Snuggie 2 of 16Who doesn't want their drink to look fancy? Make a few of these in just a few hours.
Learn how it was done at The Cottage Home
Fleece Mittens 3 of 16If you can't knit, substitute a stretch fabric for the cuffs of these cute mittens.
Get the tutorial at Purl Bee
Chevron Chenille 4 of 16This warm blanket featuring faux chenille would make a great gift.
Find out how it was made at Aesthetic Nest
Draft Catcher 5 of 16For those of us with old, drafty houses, this simple project is the best way to save on expensive heating bills.
See the pictorial tutorial in Not Martha's Flickr photostream
Water Bottle Cover 6 of 16A water bottle is always a great way to keep your feet warm in bed, but you need to make sure it has a pretty cover.
Get the step-by-step instructions at Martha Stewart
Winter Dress 7 of 16This gorgeous shirt dress is perfect for winter weather, and it's easy to sew than you might think.
Find out how it was made at Elle Apparel
Forest Pillow 8 of 16After you sew the pillow cover, use simple knitting and embroidery techniques to decorate.
See the project at Better Homes and Gardens
DIY Heating Pad 9 of 16Even if you barely sew, you can make a heating pad for chilly temperatures.
Get the step-by-step at Elm Street Life
Bow Tote 10 of 16Sew this beautiful bag with some of your favorite fabrics - it makes a great holiday gift.
Learn more about the project at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar
Funky Hat 11 of 16Add a bright embellishment to a plain fleece hat for a winter showstopper.
Find the full tutorial at Fiskars
Electronics Sleeve 12 of 16This would make a great gift for a dude - a simple felt pouch to hold electronics.
See how it was done at The Hairpin
Wool Gradient 13 of 16Beautiful shades of wool come together for this patchwork style (warm) quilt.
Read the tutorial at Purl Bee
Doggie Bed 14 of 16Make Fido a cozy place to sleep with some fleece and simple sewing.
Get the step-by-step at Erin Erickson
Poncho Gift 15 of 16Sew a warm poncho in bright colors, and do it on a budget.
See how it was done at Between the Lines
Zig Zag Scarf 16 of 16This simple gift whips up quickly; just hold yarn in a bundle and sew.
Learn more about the project at Katie Did
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