Autumn has officially arrived, and we have some project tutorials to share with you that are perfect for decorating your home for the new season. These five fall sewing projects all have one thing in common: pumpkins! From hand embroidery to smocking to machine embroidery and more, there are so many fun ways we can sew pumpkin designs. Check out the list of free projects below, and get inspired to start creating.
1. Stuffed Sewing Stash Pumpkins
These whimsical stuffed pumpkins are an annual favorite of ours! Designed by Leighann Lott, each pumpkin is dressed in detail using wooden spools, ribbon, miniature buttons and floral wire, while the largest pumpkin also features machine embroidery. Pretty creative, don’t you think? Get the free tutorial here.
2. Linen and Lace Pumpkin Pillow
This heirloom-inspired pillow will make a lovely addition to your fall decor, and it’s perfect for using up lace scraps. Designed by Shannon Miller, it also features button embellishments. Get the free tutorial here.
3. Pumpkin Tea Towel
Also designed by Shannon Miller, this cute pumpkin tea towel project is easy to create using a purchased hemstitched tea towel, a bit of French lace and hand embroidery. The pumpkin embroidery design is easy to stitch by hand, and we’ve included the template for you. Get the free tutorial here.
4. Smocked Pumpkins
We’ve already shared fabric pumpkins, lace pumpkins and embroidered pumpkins… now, how about smocked pumpkins? Yes, really! To create these pumpkins, designer Tess Ellenwood smocked the jack-o-lantern face, then gave it 3D appeal by wrapping the smocked piece of fabric around a Styrofoam™ ball. The result is an adorable home decor project perfect for fall. Get the free tutorial here.
5. Free-Standing Lace Pumpkin
OK, one more! This free-standing lace pumpkin design is courtesy of our sister site, Creative Machine Embroidery. Free-standing designs are always popular with our own Internet Embroidery Club members, so we couldn’t resist sharing this fun FSL pumpkin with you! Get the free embroidery design here.
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