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10 Fall Sewing Projects to Fall in Love With

10 Fall Sewing Projects to Fall in Love With

Fall brings us pumpkin pie, apple picking, corn mazes and cozy evenings by the fire. As the weather gets a little cooler, staying inside and sewing is so much easier. There are so many fall sewing projects to keep us busy. We have compiled a list of our favorite sewing projects for fall. These are all simple to follow, have step-by-step directions and make wonderful gifts for friends, family, and you – of course! Keep reading for all of the details.


1. Fall Mug Cozies

As the leaves turn and the air becomes crisp, we start to reach for toasty drinks – mulled apple cider, hot cocoa, and tea to keep us warm and comfy. The Fall Mug Cozies tutorial will keep our hands cool, our drinks warm, and add a little fun to our favorite mugs. Life, Sew, Savory created this step-by-step tutorial. This is a great project for beginners. The Peko - Charcoal Canvas Metallic Fabric from Cotton + Steel would love amazing on these mug cozies.

Fall Mug Cozies | Life, Sew Savory


2. Harvest Inspired Serving Mat

There are so many wonderful foods that come to harvest in the fall – pumpkins, squash, brussel sprouts, and of course apples. As we move closer to Thanksgiving, there are so many opportunities to enjoy recipes using these in-season foods. The Harvest Inspired Serving Mat will both add décor to your home and protect your table. Amy Loves to Sew created this straightforward sewing tutorial. Use fabric from you stash to sew up this serving mat.

Harvest Sewing Mat Tutorial | Amy Loves to Sew


3. Modern Patchwork Apron

With all that cooking you’re doing this season; you will need an apron! This Modern Patchwork Apron tutorial was created by Suzy Quilts. This pattern is beginner friendly, and a quick make. Only basic sewing notions and materials are needed. The new Love Always, AM fabric collection by Anna Maria Horner will work beautifully with this pattern. Making harvest dishes will even more fun while wearing your new apron!

Modern Patchwork Apron Tutorial | Suzy Quilts


4. Fall Pumpkin Table Runner

Okay, so nothing screams, “Hello Fall!” like pumpkins. How adorable is this Fall Pumpkin Table Runner??? One of our favorite pattern designers – The Cloth Parcel – has created this free patchwork pumpkin tutorial. Not only can you make a table runner, but you can also create a pillow. Two patterns packed into one tutorial. Check-out our Orange fabrics for this fun sewing project for fall.

Fall Pumpkin Table Runner Tutorial | The Cloth Parcel


5. DIY Fabric Apples

These adorable DIY Fabric Apples are from the Craft Ideas website. What a great source of craft inspiration! You can use your fabric stash to make these cuties! All you need is a little fabric, a little felt and fill, a button, and a small piece of ribbon. The tutorial includes an apple template, and this project is beginner friendly. These apples look great hanging in the house, grouped together in a bowl and make a wonderful teacher gift. If you are in need of some fun fabric, check-out our On the Bright Side fabric collection in Fruit Green and Apples Teal.

DIY Fabric Apples Tutorial | Craft Ideas Blog


6. Easy Fabric Coasters

Are you looking for a handmade hostess gift this fall? And one that is beginner friendly? The Easy Fabric Coaster tutorial is just what you are looking for! The Beginner Sewing Projects blog created this fun tutorial. Use fall fabrics of orange, gold, and brown to create a lovely color palette. Spice up your table décor with a great fall sewing project.

Easy Fabric Coasters Tutorial | Beginner Sewing Projects Blog


7. Plaid Ribbon from an Upcycled Shirt

What a great concept! This tutorial will creating a large wreath ribbon from an upcycled shirt. This is such a great way to reduce, reuse & recycle. All you need is a worn plaid shirt and a little wire. The Sadie Seasongoods blog created this imaginative tutorial. Her blog is dedicated to creating with items we already have or can be purchased used. What a fun Thanksgiving sewing project!

Plaid Ribbon Tutorial from an Upcycled Shirt | Sadie Seasongoods


8. Fall Patchwork Pillow and Table Runner

Diary of a Quilter created this simple, scrappy Fall Patchwork Pillow and Table Runner tutorial. Use autumn color fabrics – reds, greens, and browns – and Half Square Triangles (check-out our Creative Grids Half-Square 4-in-1 Triangle quilt ruler) to make this fall sewing project. This simple décor will add a bit of color to any home. There is nothing better than sharing your quilting talents with friends and family. This fall sewing project will warm any home. 

Fall Patchwork Pillow and Table Runner | Diary of a Quilter


9. DIY Tassel Garland

As the weather gets cooler, we start to spend a little more time inside near the fireplace. This adorable Tassel Garland will add fun pops of color to brighten up any room. Heather Handmade created this beginner friendly tutorial. It is super easy to make and a quick project too. We think the fabric from Century Solids fabric collection will work perfectly with this fun project.

DIY Fabric Tassel Garland for Fall | Heather Handmade


10. Pie Pincushions

These pincushions are so yummy looking! Couldn’t you just eat them up? The Pie Pincushion tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions and templates to create pumpkin pie, cherry pie, blueberry pie, black forest pie, and banana cream pie. All these delicious pies, without any of the calories! Ashley Hough created this project and it is for an intermediate sewist. These pincushions are wonderful gifts for your sewing friends.

Pie Pincushions Tutorial | Ashley Hough


These tutorials are so much fun! We are getting so excited to sew! What is your favorite? If you try any of these fall sewing projects, please let us know. Tell us what you think of them and please show us your work. You can tag us on Instagram and we can share your fall sewing project to inspire our sewing community. Happy Sewing!


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