Today I’m happy to welcome Annabelle from Wunderlabel to share some sewing patterns for Fall – or Autumn here in Australia!
With Fall around the corner, it’s time to start planning some cosy projects. From practical to just pure fun, there are plenty of ideas to keep you busy through the colder days and evenings.
Whittling down the list wasn’t easy but take a look at these carefully chosen projects to get you started.
Felt Ginger Bread House Tissue Box Cover
Tissues are a must during Fall as the sneezy season sets in, but they don’t look so great in a plain box. So Sew Easy has shared this excellent idea to turn your essentials into a beautiful feature for your home. With pictorial instructions and downloadable templates, you can’t go wrong making their Felt Ginger Bread House Tissue Box Cover. Alternatively, if gingerbread houses aren’t your thing, adapt the pattern. You could easily use the template to make Santa’s Grotto. Or if you’re working in education, what better way to decorate your classroom tissue box than with a house linked to traditional tales? You could make Snow White’s cottage or the witch’s house from Hansel and Gretel.
Slip into cosiness with these gorgeous fabric slippers from Pretty Prudent. Giving you a free pattern, tips to make your slippers non-slip, as well as showing you how to line them with velvety soft mink, this does everything except make them for you – and where would the fun be in that?! There are also some super useful tips for adjusting the size and adding a shoe insert. Give your slippers a Fall theme by choosing from the season’s colour trends when you buy your fabric.
Falling Leaves Coasters
Bring Fall into your home with these creative Falling Leaves Coasters featured on Betz White. With the option of machine stitching or hand stitching the edges, you can easily personalise these coasters, especially with the added detailed applique. Using coordinating fabrics instead of the same for each coaster embraces the idea of the variety of natural colours in the outdoors. You’ll be thrilled with the finished result and your guests will admire their beauty.
Scrap Buster Fall Pillow
Cluck Cluck Sew shares this wonderful tutorial to make a Scrap Buster Fall Pillow, not only reflecting the season in your home, but also using up those odd pieces of fabric. An added bonus of the design is that you can make a set of these pillows without worrying about the finish being exactly the same on each one – it’s nature after all and everything in it is unique. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll see some pictures showing the difference between straight and zig-zag stitching – meaning you can choose your pillow’s finish without having to try it out first.
A simple, yet effective “Give Thanks” banner from View Along the Way, this decoration will add a clear message to your Thanksgiving celebrations without being overpowering.
Creative Tip: In the tutorial, the lettering is stamped onto each flag but if you’re looking for more of a challenge, you could always cut some out and applique them on. That way you can also add some subtle detail with the style of stitching you use.
We’re not the only ones who feel the change in temperature when Fall arrives. Our cherished pets do too. Why not dress them up using one of your old jackets that you no longer need? This tutorial on Makezine explains how to make a Recycled Dog Coat using an old jacket, some heat n bond and a bit of sewing. Could it be any easier? The appliqued lettering offers an extra touch of personalization where you can show off your dog’s best qualities… or warn the postman to stay clear.
Maple Leaf Block Quilt Pattern
Every crafty home needs one of these, especially during fall. A popular design for a beginner to intermediate sewer, you’ll enjoy the challenge of making the Maple Leaf Block Quilt and you won’t want to move from its warmth when it’s finished. The tutorial is great and comes with downloadable PDF templates for 3 different sized blocks. The instructions are detailed and the pictures purposeful. Imagine how beautiful your home will look with a variation of this pattern on each bed. You could even adapt it to make a comfortable throw for the living room.
Felt Pencil Case
With the Back-to-School season arriving, the kids will be needing new supplies. Living Well Mom’s instructions on How to Make a Pencil Case from Felt are easy enough for you to help your children to follow them. This pattern fastens with a button but there’s no reason why you can’t alter it to Velcro or a pop fastener if you prefer one of those. When you’re ready to decorate, you can keep it simple or add intricate felt flowers.
Easy-sew Fabric Pumpkins
For many people, Halloween is the holiday associated with Fall. Featured on HGTV’s website, making Easy-sew Fabric Pumpkins is another recycling project. Using an old shirt, coat or sweater, you’ll be shown how to best manipulate the material to create a fantastic pumpkin decoration. You can sew this by hand if you don’t have access to a sewing machine, or if you just like the effect. When you’re decorating the top, you can use natural and bought materials or you could make your own leaves, like these from Love to Sew.
Turkey Dinner Placemat
Practical and delightful, the Turkey Placemat Tutorial from U-Create will have you bursting at the seams to make this for your family dinner table. It’s going to look fantastic with its detailed turkey face, layered feathers and pockets for holding the cutlery. If you don’t need it for yourself, your guaranteed to know someone who’d appreciate it. It would make a perfect gift if you’re dining with friends or family for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
If you make any of the projects, please share them. But most importantly have fun making them, and enjoying them!
Thank you so much, Annabelle!
Annabelle is a blogger over at the Wunderlabel blog. You might like her latest post about 25 Beginner Clothing Patterns. Make sure you also check out Wunderlabel for woven labels and swing tags.