Homemade presents go straight to the heart! No doubt they take time and a lot of creative effort, but gifting homemade gifts is worth it!


Anyone can buy something in a shop, but the extra time and energy you put into your personalised gift will mean much more to whoever receives it.


We’ve put together the 13 best ideas for homemade Christmas presents.

1800X900 Jul#01 Sengetøj

Bed linen


With just 4 straight lines of stitches, making your own bed linen is a walk in the park.


For bedlinen, we recommend organic cotton, seersucker, cotton satin or percale for extra comfort. These fabrics are durable and breathable, making them ideal bed linen materials.


Our high-quality fabrics will provide you with great sleep for many years. Find all fabrics for bed linen here.


Add a piping ribbon along the edges for a beautiful finish.


We recommend these products for this homemade Christmas gift

1800X900 Jul#02 Kimono



A kimono is always a brilliant idea!


They are straightforward to sew and also rather one-size-fits-all, meaning that you won’t need the exact measurements of the receiver for it to fit.


Woven cotton poplin or cotton satin are light and super fitting for a morning dress. And if you use a more ‘fluffy’ fabric such as terry cloth or woven jacquard, your kimono can also double down as a bathrobe or peignoir.

1800X900 Jul#03 Varmepude

Heat pad 


Heat pads can relieve sore muscles, backaches, and even tummy aches. And heating pads are not challenging to make, nor are they time-consuming.


To create a head pad that will last for years, we recommend you use cotton canvas or other sturdy, woven cotton fabrics. Linen works equally well. These fabrics are durable, heat resistant, and perfect for heat pads!


To make things easier, we created a free DIY for you. Read our guide to sewing a heating pad and download your free sewing pattern.

1800X900 Jul#04 Toilettaske

Toiletry bag 


Everybody can enjoy a gorgeous toiletry bag, whether for dad or nan. And these are not difficult to make!


We have four different patterns for toiletry bags; one of them even includes a sewing pattern for a shopper and a makeup bag.


For the outer fabrics, we recommend you use sturdy materials such as linen, canvas, and cotton. Or use furnishing fabrics such as velour or corduroy. For the lining, we recommend woven cotton or even water-repellant fabrics, the latter being easy to wipe down in case of spillage or staining.


Add a matching zipper and a coloured strap, and you’re halfway there! We recommend you add interlining as this stabilises your toiletry bag and helps give it shape.

1800X900 Jul#05 Bøllehat



The sunhat is one of our most popular patterns, and we understand why!


A sunhat adds that ‘Je ne sais quoi’ to any outfit while keeping your head warm (or cold) elegantly.


You can make our sunhat in different sizes – even in baby sizes, so there’s one for every family member!

1800X900 Jul#06 Bumbag



Bumbags are fantastic! You can carry them as you please and take them wherever you go.


We’ve several excellent bum bag patterns for you. Use them to create a fully customised bum bag for your loved ones. In addition, we have a broad range of bag-making accessories, so you can shop for everything you need online. 

1800X900 Jul#07 Julenisser

Christmas elves 


You can never have enough Christmas elves! At least around Christmas time! (They are also wonderful presents for those you don’t know what to give).


We’ve got patterns and guides to help you make elves. Whether it’s a homemade elf on the shelf or elves to hang on your Christmas tree.


We also have patterns for Christmas hats, enabling you to magically turn little tiny tots into sweet little elves!

1800X900 Jul#08 Servietter

1800X900 Jul#09 Smykker



Receiving handmade jewellery is always excellent!

We’ve got everything you need to make iconic jewellery: beads, strings, chains, snap hooks, pendants, and much more.


We’ve also got several guides showing you how to make beautiful earrings and bracelets. Find our free DIYs and guides for making jewellery here.

1800X900 Jul#10 Pynt

Christmas tree decor 


The Christmas tree always has room for homemade decorations!


Go simple by giving someone a make-it-yourself kit. We’ve got different kits enabling you to make felted Christmas trees, cones, balls, and much more. Browse all our kits here.


We’ve also got free DIY patterns for Christmas decorations like felted hearts, Doodle Clay figures and Christmas trees, angels and snowflakes cut out in felt. Find them here.

1800X900 Jul#11 Julesweater

Christmas jumper with a motif


Time to don your Christmas jumper.


Suppose you are brave enough to make it yourself. In that case, we offer several free knitting patterns for simple jumpers in FRAYA’s universe. You may also have a knitted jumper in your drawer that you can use.


No matter what you decide to do, you can decorate your Christmas jumper with Christmas haberdashery: bells, sequined ribbon and cute sew-on patches.


Let us lend you a few tips and tricks on how to decorate your own unique Christmas jumper in our guide to making an ugly Christmas Jumper.

1800X900 Jul#12 Sokker

Homemade knitted socks


Pop-quiz. Which present do you hate getting as a child but gets better and better the older you get? Why, homemade knitted socks, of course!


Homemade knitted socks are the ultimate Christmas present for grown-ups that never want anything for Christmas. Socks knitted with love are felt with every step taken by the lucky ones who received them.


Our FRAYA yarn universe offers you 5 free knitting patterns for homemade socks plus 3 different types of durable sock yarns.


Cuddly toys and teddies


Can you imagine anything more adorable than your wee ones running about the house with a teddy you made from scratch? Sew the perfect cuddy toys with our sewing patterns for stuffed animals. And best of all, we’ve got everything you need, including furry fabrics, stuffing, noses and eyes, and more.


Would your rather crochet or knit a teddy? We’ve got you covered there too! Download our free knitting and crochet patterns for stuffed animals here.

The best presents are those wrapped in love.


Add some oomph to your gift wrapping by using gorgeous gift wrapping paper and large satin bows, make a gift bag or use a box you decorated yourself.


Or, if you really want to go all-in, you could coat a storage box with fabric and create a gift box and keepsake in one!


Merry Christmas!