Pumpkins to Stitch and Sew



Fall is definitely here in New England, although due to our lack of rain, this is not going to be one of our better Falls color wise. So we need to bring a little fall color to our sewing! This is the first of two posts with a round-up of free sewing and stitching fall projects to get those creative juices flowing! Check back next Tuesday for the second post! This post is just about pumpkins, so lets see what great projects we can get started on! Of course I have to start with smocking! This lovely smocked inset is by Creations by Michie and features solid color pumpkins, so it is a great first picture smocking project. (If you need tips and tricks for picture smocking, make sure to check out this blog post!)


Creations by Michie has a second free pumpkin smocking plate that is a little more complicated that you can find here. If you would like to try some smocking, but don't have a little one to smock for, how about these fun Smocked Pumpkins by Tess Ellenwood!


Maybe you would like to embroider instead. If that is the case, then this pumpkin tea towel is lovely.


If you would like to whip up a fall quilt, or quilted placemats, then this free pumpkin quilt block may interest you.


If you can find an orange sweater, here is a great recycling project and a fun way to decorate you house from Confessions of a Plate Addict.


I don't crochet, but according to Food and DIY, if you have 10 minutes, you can make this cute crocheted pumpkin to adorn whatever strikes your fancy.


These pumpkins from One Little Project, would be fun to try with the kids. They are made with yarn and balloons!


I hope you find a few minutes to give one of these pumpkin projects a try and check back next Tuesday for more Fall inspired stitching ideas!

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