16 Fabulous Sewing Ideas for Fall – free sewing patterns and tutorials


If you’re looking for all the best free sewing projects for fall you’ve found them! Keep reading for free patterns to sew for your furry friend, some cute fall outfit patterns, a sweet plaid bag, cozy patchwork quilt, easy infinity scarf pattern, and some home decor items all perfect for autumn.

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The weather is getting cooler and we’re thinking about the holidays! It’s the perfect time to start sewing for your home and for others. Let’s start with your table.

Sew beautiful patchwork placemats! This free sewing pattern includes instructions for making half-square triangles, flying geese, and chisel shapes. When you quilt them together, they will make perfect placemats for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion.

Every Thanksgiving table needs a beautiful fall table runner! My Autumn Leaves Fall Table Runner Pattern includes free downloadable applique templates, plus a technique video. You can’t go wrong sewing this easy and fun home decor project.


Soon it will be time to start moving those cooler weather items to the front of the closet. This Cozy Poncho Wrap is always a favorite. It’s forgiving on every shape and so comfortable. With pretty plaids that are on trend right now, this outfit is stylish, and easy!

Kids’ Halloween treat bags like this one are super fast and easy to sew! Just grab 1/2 yard cute Halloween fabric with pumpkins, ghosts and ghouls, or spooky bats for the exterior and any other 1/2 yard for the lining (because no one will care)!



Complete another favorite fall outfit with an Easy Infinity Scarf. All you need is 1 yard of 44” wide light-weight cotton or other easy to drape fabric. I love a floral fabric for fall. It’s unexpected and uplifting on a gray day.



My Easy Ruffle Shrug is perfect for getting a few extra weeks of wear out of a summery dress or top. It’s also great for when the air conditioning makes the indoors just a little chilly and you (or your little one) need another layer.



The perfect accessory for your favorite fall outfits is this gorgeous plaid bag! I adore the black, white and red.

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Once you and the kids are dressed warmly, make sure your fur baby is cozy too with my Fur Baby Coat. The tutorial includes instructions on how to adjust for any size pet.



This pretty and spooky quilt is perfect for snuggling up on cool October nights.

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Or make a Cozy Rag Quilt instead…. it’s easy, fast, and fluffy!

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Do you still want more plaid flannel? Okay… here’s a pretty fringed scarf.



What’s our official fall bird? The owl, of course! Sew up some cute owls in three different sizes with my free adorable owl sewing pattern.

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My friend Melissa designed this adorable pumpkin pillow… make one for your home too!



Be sew organized when your back too school season gets busy. These Tiny Quilt Magnets will keep all your family to-do tasks at hand. I love the zig zag on the edge made by a sharp pair of pinking shears. A set made with holiday fabrics would be so sweet holding your Christmas card collection.



You know I love free sewing patterns! I tested out this one for you and it’s a winner. Get the free Scarf Neck Cardigan pattern.



Be ready for everyone asking for treats with these adorable treat bags with two coordinating fabrics.

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As summer ends and school starts, the pace picks up around here. Being organized becomes extra important. My Hanging Organizer is a great way to store the things that are cluttering your workspace or counter top and take your organization (and cute storage) to the next level.



Have a turkey on the table all season long with my Happy Turkey Table Runner!

So, there’s 16 free sewing projects for a beautiful fall. Are you looking for more table runner patterns?



Here are all my favorite ones!

Happy Sewing,


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