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Handmade Fall Decorations from Love to Sew Studio: National Sewing Month 2013

It’s Day Twelve of National Sewing Month! Too see the daily blog posts, projects of the day, and more National Sewing Month details, click here.

National Sewing Month 2013

With us today is Judi from Love to Sew Studio. Judi is the brains behind some of your favorite and festive sewing projects on AllFreeSewing which you can find here.

Rustic Fabric Pumpkins

Two Handmade Fall Decorations For Your Home

Autumn is my favorite time of year to sew and decorate. The crisp weather, falling leaves, warm apple cider, scary stories, and carved pumpkins feel magical every year, no matter how old I get. Decorating both the outside and the inside of my house for the harvest season and Halloween has been a favorite ritual from my childhood that I have passed down to my children.

Hand-making decorations to give to friends and family (and adorn my own house!) is my favorite way to spend a cold autumn day. When my children were little, I worked into the night, sewing original crafts and decorations to prepare for craft shows and community fairs where I would sell my creations. The DIY, step-by-step photographed tutorials below will teach you how to make two of my most popular autumn crafts. I hope you enjoy making them and displaying them!

The simplicity of a black cat silhouetted against solid orange is a classic Halloween image! Here, you can use the same instructions to make this into a Halloween pillow or a Mini Decorative Halloween Quilt. Shown is the pillow, and the same craft as a Decorative Quilt or Table Topper.

Halloween Silhouette Pillow AND/OR a Halloween Silhouette Quilt

Halloween Silhouette Pillow AND/OR a Halloween Silhouette Quilt

Now you can make my number one selling craft item of all time! In the 20 years of selling my handmade holiday crafts, these quick and easy to sew pumpkins were the hottest item. Nobody just buys one! I made them in many different sizes. These rustic fabric pumpkins can be displayed the whole fall season and into Thanksgiving!

Country Fabric Pumpkins

Remember to visit Judi’s blog, Love to Sew Studio for more lovely ideas!

What is your favorite fall craft to sew?

 

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