Thanksgiving Survival Guide: 101 Free Thanksgiving Sewing Projects

101 Free Thanksgiving Sewing Projects: Complete Holiday GuideNovember’s national holiday is just around the corner – are you ready? Learn how to make every type of Thanksgiving craft from AllFreeSewing’s 101 Free Thanksgiving Sewing Projects: Complete Holiday Guide. From sewn table-toppers to adorable plushies to festive wearables, you’ll find that all of your bases are covered when you explore these hundred Thanksgiving projects.

Whether you want to create something memorable with the kids or fly solo when making Thanksgiving decorations, you’re sure to find the right project (or projects) for you in this massive collection. In as little as a month, hungry guests will be piling into your home to celebrate all that they’re grateful for. When that doorbell rings you’ll surely be grateful for checking out this complete guide to DIY Thanksgiving crafts.

Here’s what you’ll find when you explore 101 Free Thanksgiving Sewing Projects:

101 Free Thanksgiving Sewing Projects: Complete Holiday GuideThanksgiving Table Toppers

Undoubtedly, the turkey is the center of attention when it comes to the table. However, the side-dishes work wonders too when it comes to satisfying your guests. Enhance your table top this year with prize-winning placemats and decorative additions. Extra touches like sewn placemats and napkin rings are not only eye-pleasing, they offer conversation pieces for family members throughout the meal. Dive into these classic designs from both the 30 Thanksgiving Sewing Projects for the Family and 18 DIY Thanksgiving Table Decorations & Thanksgiving Side Dishes.

101 Free Thanksgiving Sewing Projects: Complete Holiday GuideDIY Home Décor for the Fall

Guests see more than just the dining room table on Thanksgiving. Spread the holiday cheer around your entire household by crafting Thanksgiving pieces that the whole family will love. Infuse a harvest feel into your home by sewing pumpkins and leaves out of gorgeous prints. In 101 Free Thanksgiving Sewing Projects, find a collection of Thanksgiving projects that also provides tutorials on autumnal leaves that can be hung inside your home or outdoors as an initial welcome for family.

101 Free Thanksgiving Sewing Projects: Complete Holiday GuideWonderful Wearables for Turkey Day

For the kids (or yourself) what better way to promote Turkey Day than by wearing it proudly for everyone to see? In collections such as 12 Sewing Ideas for Thanksgiving and Fall, you’ll find appliqued tees that kids will adore wearing. Re-size these patterns to fit you and other adults for the Thanksgiving parade, football game, or local Turkey Trot.

There are so many tutorials to choose from in the 101 Free Thanksgiving Sewing Projects. For a collection of full tutorials, you can always save and reference AllFreeSewing’s free eBook, Give Thanks: 10 Sewing Ideas for Thanksgiving.

2014 Calendars from That Patchwork PlaceWhile you’re preparing for this year’s Thanksgiving, prepare for 2014 as well!

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How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year?

Turkey Day Tips: Our Top DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

The warm smell of roasted sweet corn, carefully pouring through Black Friday ads, and eating that first (and second) slice of pecan pie are the things that make me look forward to Thanksgiving. However, about 2 weeks before my family arrives for Turkey Day, I always get overwhelmed with a holiday dread when I think about my daunting Thanksgiving to-do list.

If you host Thanksgiving like I do, you get the same November nervousness that happens when you have to plan for cleaning every inch of the house, searching for the “good” plates, pre-ordering the turkey, and relocating every breakable object in a place where grabby toddlers can’t reach. It’s a miracle you even have time to think about making your home look festive. To confess, last year I was so crunched for time that I decorated the dinner table with some DIY pumpkin crafts that I had made for Halloween.

To make our readers’ Thanksgiving preparation as stress-free as possible, FaveCrafts has compiled a list of our most popular projects for DIY Thanksgiving decorative crafts. Whether you need help finding fast and easy holiday crafts, entertaining young guests,  or are looking for recycled decor crafts you’ll find all the decoration ideas that you need to make your Thanksgiving run smoothly.


Thanksgiving Home Decor Crafts

Give Thanks Mantlepiece

An important tip to remember while decorating for the holidays is that some of  very best decor can be made with common household objects. For example, use recycled soda bottles to make this heartwarming Give Thanks Mantlepiece (shown) featured in Link Love: Get Ready for Thanksgiving.  If you love natural-looking decor, consider using an autumn-inspired color palette while creating  homemade Thanksgiving crafts. Check out tons of harvest season home decor ideas featuring burnt oranges and light yellows in New Pattern Monday: Thanksgiving Decor. While adding festive accents to your mantlepiece and door will make your house look extra welcoming, don’t forget to add finishing touches to places like your kitchen and bathroom by making a Decorative Fall Towel.


Thanksgiving Table Decor and Centerpieces

Turkey CenterpieceWe haven’t even talked about the most important place to decorate for Thanksgiving — the dinner table! Not to worry crafters, just check out Simple Thanksgiving Crafts: Table Decor, Turkey Crafts, & More for some of our neatest centerpiece ideas. If you have kids coming to Thanksgiving dinner, a silly turkey sewing project like this Turkey Centerpiece (shown) is sure to make them giggle.

If you’re in doubt that you’ll finish cleaning before you can craft, just check out these 14 Ideas for Thanksgiving Tables for a unique variety of super fast, budget-friendly ideas for decorating your Thanksgiving Table. No one will ever know you added these to your table at the last minute!


Hungry for more Thanksgiving decorating crafts? Check out our FREE Thanksgiving Dinner and Decorations eBook: Let Me See Your Turkey Trot! for over 54 pages full of awesomely autumn holiday decorations and delicious new recipes from RecipeLion.


 What Thanksgiving crafts do you use to decorate your home?

Time for Turkey! Edible Crafts and Recipes for Thanksgiving

Turkey Day is almost here, and while we usually to stick to crafting at, we have to have food on the brain! Take a look at some of our favorite recipes for Thanksgiving, and make your pick. From sauces to savory, we’ve got those taste buds covered. And don’t worry if you have a crafty relapse during your recipe, we’ve also included a few crafty creations that you can eat! What better way to craft for the biggest food holiday of the year than making ones you can eat?

Thanksgiving Recipes for Sauces

Zippy Cranberry SauceCitrus Cranberry SauceCranberry Sauce with Raspberry Vinegar

Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without a delicious sauce. Whether it’s for pouring over the turkey or just pouring straight into your mouth, a good sauce can make the entire Thanksgiving meal. These Thanksgiving recipes for sauces are simple, easy, and totally tasty.

Zippy Cranberry Sauce

Citrus Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce with Raspberry Vinegar


Savory Thanksgiving Recipes

ImageImageCream of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Thanksgiving may very well be the most yummy holiday of the year. It’s essential that every dish served at the Thanksgiving meal be made to perfection. These savory Thanksgiving recipes will steal the show. They’re easy to make, they take very little time, and they will absolutely bring the “Wow!” factor to your dinner table.

Auntie’s Favorite Stuffing

Cornbread Stuffed Roast Turkey

Cream of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup


Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Fast and Fun Turkey CookiesEdible Indian Corn on a StickColorful Gumdrop Turkeys

If you find pies and cakes a little daunting, these quick and easy Thanksgiving dessert recipes are perfect for you. With these recipes, the kids can get involved and use their creativity to help you make dessert. Saving room for dessert is never a question and these dessert recipes will surely hit the spot.

Fast and Fun  Turkey Cookies

Edible Indian Corn on a Stick

Colorful Gumdrop Turkeys


 Which Thanksgiving treat are you most thankful for?

65 Thanksgiving Crafts to Prepare For Turkey Day

The  leaves have fallen, and that turkey is calling! That’s right, Thanksgiving Day is coming, and as always, it’s approaching fast. Now this can only mean one thing for hostesses and crafters alike: it’s time for us to rally! Let’s be honest, it’s very easy to forget all those tiny details that go into hosting Thanksgiving, especially with Halloween and Christmas on your mind. Don’t get lost in the holiday shuffle! From table runners and centerpieces to kid’s crafting projects and activities, there is plenty to prepare for. But don’t worry, there’s no need to get anxious (yet) – has your back! With a collection of Thanksgiving crafts to be grateful for,  you’ll be sure to find some holiday crafting inspiration. Let’s be honest, preparation can tend to be pushed off until, let’s say, the weekend before? But this year, be in charge, be in tune and be one with your holiday crafting.

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts

65 Thanksgiving Crafts to Be Thankful ForWhen you’re on kitchen lockdown, making sure your children are occupied is at the top of your, “important things to remember during Thanksgiving” list. It’s hard enough preparing an entire turkey, stuffing, rolls, sweet potatoes, casseroles and all those amazing eats. Add ‘keeping two eyes on the kids’ to that list and you’ve got  holiday hostess overload! Give yourself one less responsibility by organizing some Thanksgiving craft ideas the little ones will love, in advance. Keep them busy in the playroom with a few festive activities while you’re busy in the kitchen. It’s your party, so why wouldn’t it be a stress-free Turkey Day?

Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

65 Thanksgiving Crafts to Be Thankful ForThe crisp cool air and beautiful fall foliage is hard to ignore during those relaxing autumn months. Take advantage of the richest natural color palette of the year while you prepare your Thanksgiving home decor this November. Whip up an easy Thanksgiving centerpiece that will pick up on those rust oranges and deep burgundies that the trees blanket the ground in. Finish off your table with an autumn table runner by Angie Holden from The Country Chic Cottage, that will be sure to add a dollop of holiday spirit to your meal. Go all in with these gorgeous fall decor ideas which bring an extra serving of Thanksgiving thoughtfulness to your party.

Plan ahead this year, and alleviate some of the stress that comes along with planning and making a perfect meal with these Thanksgiving crafts to be grateful for. This list of fun activities for kids and beautiful homemade Thanksgiving decorations will be sure to make your holiday dinner party one to remember!

 Have you started your preparations for Thanksgiving Day yet?

Turkey Day Must-Makes for Kids! 45 Kids’ Thanksgiving Crafts

Mmmm. The aroma of turkey spreads through the air, the sound of the football announcer booms through the television, and you’re finally relaxing when…BAM! “I’M BORED!” Your beloved munchkins have had their fair share of football and boring adult talk, and they “wanna do something!” Thanksgiving is not complete without crazy little ones running around in circles. has come to the rescue with kids’ Thanksgiving crafts and activities that will occupy the kids for weeks before Turkey Day and on that special day of relaxation and family. Make Thanksgiving this year enjoyable for adults and kids alike.

I can tell that you’re skeptical of the fact that there is a list of crafts and activities that will keep the kids happy for the entire Thanksgiving Day. To that I say, see for yourself. And come report back on how they worked. (“Perfectly; it was the best Thanksgiving yet! Got any ideas for kids’ Christmas crafts?”…Yup, of course we do. And you are very welcome.)

45 Kids' Thanksgiving CraftsGrandparents Craft with Kids

Get crafty with grandpa and granny! Grandparents, I know that you love spending all the time with your grandchildren that you can, and in our collection of 45 Kids’ Thanksgiving Crafts  there are tons of projects for Thanksgiving that you and your grandkids can make together! That would definitely make Thanksgiving a perfect family day; wouldn’t it? How about some recycled crafts to thank the environment or edible crafts to thank your stomachs for expanding during the holiday season? Make adorable tasty turkey crafts to accompany the mashed potatoes and stuffing and to entertain the kids. Kids just love cooking with grandma. Trust me; I was a kid once.

45 Kids' Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving Kids’ Activities

As meal time seems to be the hardest time to keep the kids calm, try activities like Total Turkey Trivia, Thankful Turkey Paper Feathers, and Thanksgiving Dinner Boredom Busters at the table this November. You will not believe how smoothly the holiday meal plays out when the kids are competing to know the most about turkeys or to make the best paper bag turkey you ever did see. They can practice their spelling and being gracious while having fun. You read that right.

 45 Kids' Thanksgiving CraftsThanksgiving Crafts in  Advance

Did I say something about occupying the kids weeks before Turkey Day too? I did. And you can. With 45 great crafts to choose from, you can deck your home with kids’ Thanksgiving crafts and keep the kids busy for much of November. You won’t be able to enter any room without being surrounded by feelings of thanks. The kids will get pretty excited to come home after school and craft that day’s Thanksgiving “dressing.” Don’t let them down. Here are 45 ideas for kids’ crafts that they can make come to life in the weeks approaching Thanksgiving.

Check out some other kids’ Thanksgiving crafts and treats over at A Little Tipsy.



What do you do with your grandkids/kids when they start getting antsy during family events?


Give Thanks! The Ultimate Thanksgiving Crafting Guide

Now that we’re beginning to say goodbye to summer, we have to start preparing for all of the big holidays that are coming up in fall. One of the most classic is Thanksgiving, a day that brings together people of all kinds to celebrate each other. Not only will all of these festivities require tons of food, but also creative craft projects to decorate every room. To help out all of you crafters, we’ve compiled our best articles about Thanksgiving crafts, which include tutorials, designs, and decorations that the whole family can enjoy. Look below to find that little special something that will make your Thanksgiving celebration the best yet.


Festive DIY Decorations

Welcome your guest with colorful holiday cheer with these easy-to-make decorations. You’ll find projects that can dress up different rooms in your house using classic colors and images.

Wearable Thanksgiving Projects

The best way to stay warm this holiday season is to make yourself and your loved ones some custom Thanksgiving wearables! You’ll find projects for the chefs, the crafters, and the little ones in your family.

Holiday Projects for the Family

Even if you’re not decorating or cooking, you’ll want to try these Thanksgiving projects. Using multiple crafting techniques, you can learn to create fun holiday crafts that you can share with your family or give to a host or hostess as thanks.

What are you bringing to Thanksgiving this year?

Celebrate Best Aspects of Thanksgiving with New eBook from FaveCrafts and RecipeLion

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Before you know it, it will be time to set your holiday table and serve some delicious Thanksgiving meals.

Personally, Thanksgiving is one holiday I always look forward to and enjoy. I simply can’t get enough of the lovely sights, sounds and smells associated with this glorious day. Plus, Thanksgiving signals the official start of the holiday season!

Throughout the next month, take some time to prepare your space for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. One of the easiest ways to get in the spirit of the season is with handmade tabletoppers, wreaths and place settings. Our latest eBook, Holiday How-To: Thanksgiving Crafts and Pumpkin Recipes featured our favorite tutorials plus some awesome recipes from our friends at Download this eBook and refer to it as the holiday season approaches – it’s a fantastic resource for anyone that loves a little DIY in his or her life.

Thanksgiving crafts in this eBook include:

Colorful Fall Wreath – Capture the spirit of the season with an autumn wreath for your front door. The oranges and yellows in this wreath will match the landscape outside your window. Best of all, the leaves won’t whither or melt away, so you can keep this wreath up after you’ve finished your Thanksgiving meal. Greet guests with a seasonal craft that can be hung all autumn long.


Glitter Thanksgiving Napkins – Let’s face it, the best part of Thanksgiving is the meal. We gather around the table to catch up with friends and family members, enjoy delicious food and give thanks for a wonderful year. Decorate your table and impress guests when they sit down to eat with these fantastic DIY napkins. No need to grab a needle and thread for this project – simply paint decorative images on plain linen napkins. This is a great craft for kids and parents to make together in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

Elegant Leaf Plate – Forget fancy white china – Thanksgiving is all about getting personal. Add this decorative plate to your table and use it when serving food during dinner. Purchase a plain glass plate from your local discount store and personalize it using etching cream. The leaf pattern is timeless – this is a piece you can take out every year!


This eBook also features delicious pumpkin recipes from our friends at Make Pumpkin Bars with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert and Cinnamon Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins for breakfast on the morning of Thanksgiving. Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like the smell and taste of pumpkin! All of the recipes feature in this eBook will surely delight dinner guests and keep people close to the dining room table long after the meal is complete.

Download a copy of Holiday How-To: Thanksgiving Crafts and Pumpkin Recipes today – it’s free!

Simple Thanksgiving Crafts: Table Decor, Turkey Crafts & More

In my opinion, Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays to celebrate. How can any day that calls for eating immense amounts of green bean casserole and pumpkin pie be bad in any way? To honor this special food filled holiday, I’ve put together a special roundup of Thanksgiving crafts. As the editor of, I’ve focused mainly on Thanksgiving sewing projects but you’ll also find a few hidden craft extras.

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year you’ll need a pretty tablescape. We’ve included a few lovely ideas below.

If you’re in need of keeping the kids busy (and out of the kitchen while you’re cooking) check out some simple turkey sewing patterns. Whip up a few before the big day, then give them to the kids to decorate or play with.

You can also dress up your little ones in adorable holiday attire.

And for additional Thanksgiving decor, check out some of these simple Thanksgiving crafts.

For the entire list of Thanksgiving sewing patterns, see the 20 Thanksgiving Sewing Projects for the Family collection.

Download the 24 Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes & Fall Craft Projects eBook for free.





What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions? Will you be making any crafts for Thanksgiving this year?



Brighten Up Your Home with These 15 Fall Craft Ideas

Tomorrow is the first day of fall, and crafters everywhere are kicking off the season with new projects. The editors of want you to get excited about fall crafting too, so we created 15 Fall Craft Ideas: Free Fall Craft Projects and Tutorials, a list of  free, festive fall crafts that are easy and fun for crafters of all sorts.

Some of my absolute favorite crafts this season showed me that even traditional fall decorations can be taken to the next level. Our collection includes festive fall decorations that use inexpensive materials in order to create both simple and artistic designs. With both indoor and outdoor projects, everything from your doorstep to your dining room table will show off your fall crafting skills.

Paper is a versatile craft material, so we had to make sure our fall craft projects list included some of our top paper crafts. No matter what skill level you’re at, you’ll be able to create a paper craft with creative results. We’ve compiled projects that show you how to craft using your own recyclables or leaves in your backyard, and for those looking to bring more intricate details to their crafts, our list also includes intricate quilling projects. These paper crafts show the endless possibilities this accessible material has.

We’d never forget the kids at, so if you’re hoping to get your children involved in some fun fall craft projects, be sure to check out our list’s easy fall crafts for kids. Our collection provides crafts of all kinds to ensure that children of all ages can express their creativity safely. These adorable crafts are a great way to spend an afternoon and encourage your children to try new activities with results they’re sure to be proud of.

If you’re a fan of DIY clothing crafts, then definitely check out our list of 15 fall craft ideas for some creative wearable crafts. Whether you can sew or not, you’ll find clothing and jewelry crafts that are a much cheaper alternative to buying clothes from a store. These projects give you a way to show your own sense of style to upgrade plain clothes and everyday household objects.

For new crafts that aren’t just for the holidays, take a look at our collection of 15 Fall Craft Ideas: Free Fall Craft Projects and Tutorials, which has projects inspired by the entire fall season and its many beautiful elements. We’ve compiled ideas for crafters of all skill levels and ages, so get the family ready to bring the spirit of fall into your home this upcoming season.

What part of the fall season do you look forward to the most? We’d love to read your thoughts, so be sure to comment below.

Cinema Saturdays: How to Make a Fall Wreath

If you’re looking for an elegant addition to your fall decor for the upcoming holiday season, watch this tutorial to learn to make your very own fall wreath. Rather than spending your money on a store-bought wreath, try your hand at a project that uses cheap and accessible items that you may already have in your home. Decorative wreaths are a huge hit this holiday season, so join in the crafting fun with this intricate design that’s much less difficult to make than it looks (your guests will never know!). The editors here at AllFreeHolidayCrafts want to help make your fall decorations stand out, and this wreath is the perfect touch.

 How to Make a Fall Wreath:

What do you think is the most popular fall craft this year? Whether it’s a wreath or uses a leaf, we’d love to know, so comment below.