I love the change of seasons. Leaves kick along the sidewalk like tiny tumbleweeds. The early morning air has the damp, clean smell of freshly washed sheets. You can finally wear your favorite wool sweater without fear of passing out from heat exhaustion. Fall is wrap-me-up season, time to get comfy and cozy with your sewing projects. We've selected twelve classic tutorials that are sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy... or as we say at our houses: "toasty and bundle-y."
Comfy, cozy fabrics are fun to shop for, and we browsed the online fabric stores in our Sew4Home Marketplace to see what snuggly beauties caught our eye. Check out the ideas below. Click on the image to go to the fabric page.
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From Fat Quarter Shop:
A dozen projects to crank up the heat under your creativity
Chase away the chill with a long, lush scarf made from cozy velveteen. We added soft, deep ruffles on both ends. Many popular designers, including Anna Maria Horner and Amy Butler are adding velveteens to their collections. It's a fantastic texture and great to sew with.
Minky Neck Pillows
Our unique neck pillows have been a favorite project since we first posted the pattern. We've made them in quilting cottons and flannel, but they are super comfy and cozy this time of year made in the buttery, silky softness of Minky fleece. You can make one in under an hour!
Door Draft Buster
Drafty doors and windows can account for 11% of the heat loss in an average home! Our draft buster is a simple tube, tied at both ends and filled with dry beans. We recommend patchworking complimentary fabrics for an interesting look and a great use of scraps.
Faux Fur Scarf & Gloves
Take advantage of the fab faux fur options available now in stores and online to create a beautiful scarf and matching cuffed gloves. This entire set has just four seams total, one giant buttonhole and a little hand stitching. You'll be stylishly cozy in nothing flat!
Minky Baby Blankets
Is there a Fall baby shower on your list of things to do? These Minky and satin baby blankets are one of the most popular baby gifts we've ever posted. Our reversible design has a secret layer of double-napped flannel in between the two layers of Minky to help stop shifting.
Fur Blanket & Pillow
This combo wins the "Most Elegant, Yet Easy" award. Today's synthetic furs are amazingly lush and wonderful. Plus, we have a great tutorial that gives you the pinning, cutting and sewing tips you need to make working with faux fur easier and more fun.
Bound Blanket With Remote Pocket
What comfier/cozier place to catch a quick 40 winks than in front of the TV! Make it cushy and comfortable with our soft fleece blanket, which has a handy remote control pocket. So, when you wake up... you don't have to wonder where you dropped the clicker.
PJ Pants For Whole Family
Make pajama pants without a pattern; simply grab your favorite current pair and use them as a template. This is a perfect project for beginners: super fast, extremely easy and instantly gratifying. We show you the simple steps to add a drawstring waist and accent cuffs.
Hooded Towel With Matching Washcloth
Keep little ones comfy and cozy at tub time with a warm hooded towel. Our original design used a lightweight organic terrycloth. But for cooler nights, you could substitute a plush terry and make your own wider bias binding rather than using packaged tape. We have a tute for that!
Plaid Silhouette Pillows
We chose a classic red plaid for the back of each pillow, white cotton duck for the front, twisted cording, and black felted wool for our appliqués to create the look of vintage silhouettes. The only thing missing is a crackling fire, an Irish Setter and a corduroy jacket with leather elbow patches.
Woolie Rag Quilt
A rag quilt is sewn together so the seams show on the outside and gently fray or 'rag' after washing and drying, producing a soft and cuddly look and feel. The trick to a good rag is to choose natural, loose weave fabrics, which ravel nicely when laundered. Flannel is always a favorite.
Zebra Butterfly Fleece Throw
The basic instructions for this come down to two steps: 1) cut fringe around two big squares of fleece; 2) tie together. It's that easy! We added a soft appliqué to the front in the shape of a giant butterfly, because we needed a reason to start up the ol' sewing machine!