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Sewing Themed Christmas Tree

Sewing Themed Christmas Tree

Do you love to sew or quilt?  Have you ever thought of decorating a sewing themed Christmas tree?

If so, you’re in luck because today I’m going to show you how I went about decorating the tree for my sewing room. 

I’ve never had enough space for a Christmas tree in my sewing room before, but since we moved to our new rental, my sewing and crafting area has the perfect spot for one in the corner between my two vintage sewing machine cabinets.

Collage photo of the sewing themed Christmas tree highlighting some of the ornaments


Welcome to the 5th annual 12 Days of Holiday Ideas event. Today is the last of the 12 Days and I want to thank our hosts Shirley of Intelligent Domestications  and  Erlene of My Pinterventures for all the hard work they’ve put into organizing this event.

Between Nov. 11th and December 6th  hundreds of new holidays ideas have been shared by over 50 co-host bloggers! 

In addition to all the beautiful trees we’re sharing today, you’re going to want to check out our kick-off collection of over 50 Holiday DIY Ideas as well as all of this years talented participating DIY and Foodie Blogs.

Time constraints limited my participation to 5 days this year, but you’ll want to stop by one of the other co-hosts to check out the days that I missed.

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How to Decorate a Sewing Themed Christmas Tree


First you’ll need to decide on what sized tree you want.

When I measured that corner between the two sewing machine cabinets, I realized that spot wouldn’t be able accommodate a tree that was too large at the bottom, so I bought an Ashland Prelit Pencil Christmas tree at Michaels when they were 40% off. Click this link to find a similar one on Amazon: pre-lit 7 ft pencil tree.


Pencil Christmas tree strung with silver garland.

15 yards of the silver rick rack make the perfect garland for a sewing themed tree.

Silver rick rack strung as garland on the sewing themed Christmas tree.


Fill Baubles with Sewing Notions

Clear plastic baubles make it easy to add various types of sewing notions to the tree.

Two packages of red buttons and three clear plastic Christmas baubles

Take the top off the ornament and fill with buttons and other items. 

Red button inside a clear plastic bauble, bauble top and more red buttons.

Replace the top and hang on the tree.

Clear plastic bauble with red buttons inside hanging on a tree.

Measuring tapes can be added to the baubles the same way as the buttons.

White measuring tape with red lines and numbers inside clear plastic Christmas bauble

Plastic circles with multi colored pin heads can simply be wired to the tree.

White plastic circle with pins all the way around.

The measuring tape and plastic circle with pins came from the mini sewing kits pictured below. They were purchased from a local craft warehouse. Look for something similar in your area.

Two mini sewing kits

Smaller glass baubles can be filled with 1 inch straight pins.

Clear glass bauble with silver straight pins inside.

Hang embroidery scissors from silver ribbons.

Small embroidery scissors hung on the sewing themed Christmas tree

Thread ribbon through the center of vintage spools of thread to hang them on the tree.

Vintage spool of green thread hung on the sewing themed Christmas tree

The same can be done with bobbins.

Steel sewing machine bobbin hung on branch of sewing themed Christmas tree

Make “Let it Sew” Ornaments

These are such fun to make.

You’ll need:

Supplies for making Let It Sew ornament

Paint the tags with the black chalk paint. Allow to dry between coats.

These took three coats each.

Five wood tags painted black with a small container of black chalkboard paint

Once the chalkboard paint is dry, use the white paint pen to write the words “Let it Sew” on each tag. 

Paint the snowflake with the paint pen and then stamp snowflakes on the tags.

Paint pen, Let it Sew tag and snowflake stamp

Cut 6 inch lengths of the embroidery thread to make the hangers for the tags.

Five Let it Sew tags with white snowflakes

Hang them on the tree.

Let it Sew tag hanging on tree

If you have a talent for working with Sculpey clay, like my daughter, you can make vintage Singer sewing machines to hang on your tree. 

Isn’t this adorable! When she heard I planned to decorate a sewing themed Christmas tree, she made five of them for me. I love them!

Mini Singer sewing machine made out of clay

And there you have it… a Christmas tree decorated with all sorts of sewing notions and sewing themed ornaments.

Sewing themed Christmas tree standing between 2 sewing cabinets.

Finishing all those last minuted gifts will be a lot more fun when your sewing space has been decked out ready for the holidays.

Lighted Sewing themed Christmas tree standing between two sewing machine cabinets.

If you decide to decorate your own sewing themed Christmas tree, please take a photo and post it your favorite social media. Then tag me so I can come see. I’m @supermomnocape on Instragram, @1SuperMomNoCape on Twitter and @1SuperMomNoCape on Facebook.





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  • Kristie
    December 14, 2019 11:37 am

    I love your tree. “Let it Sew” is hilarious! The pins and measuring tape-filled ornaments are adorable. The rick rack garland was a nice touch too. I’m torn between doing a kitchen tree or a sewing tree next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Debra Jerry
    December 11, 2019 6:26 am

    I love this tree, Sue! Wow, I have so many sewing items for a sewing themed Christmas tree and never thought of using them in this way! Pinned!

  • Jenny
    December 9, 2019 10:00 am

    I’m impressed, sewing notions and such make the cutest ornaments. Your tree is adorable!

  • Rachelle
    December 7, 2019 7:41 pm

    This is so creative and cute. I could see doing a smaller version of the tree for an elderly friend of mine. She would love it!

  • Lauren |Mom Home Guide
    December 7, 2019 3:52 pm

    Your sewing themed Christmas tree is a great idea! I love your Let it Sew ornaments!

  • Rachel Wright
    December 7, 2019 12:55 pm

    My goodness, you really did have fun with this, didn’t you!q

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    December 7, 2019 12:31 pm

    Great tree your sewing room must feel very festive now 🎄🤶🎁

  • Marie
    December 6, 2019 12:52 pm

    Oh my word, I know a sewer who would go gaga over your tree! Such great ideas for adorable ornaments to adorn this unique tree. I love this idea! Pinned 🙂 It’s been such fun doing this holiday tour with you! Wishing you a beautiful Christmas!

  • Mary Anne
    December 6, 2019 10:53 am

    Oh wow – I would SEW love to have one of these in my sewing room – if only I had some room for it. Actually, I’d love to have this tree in my LIVING room but I suspect DH might object.

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