Our 15 Best Autumn Sewing Projects and Ideas!

Cotton Needlecord Fabric in Moss Green

Our Best 15 Autumn Sewing Projects and Ideas to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Introducing our 15 best Autumn sewing projects and ideas to help keep your creativity toasty warm throughout all the chilly, darker months ahead!  Allow us to give you a few tips from our awesome range of dressmaking fabrics, quilting fabrics, and indie sewing patterns we’ve got just waiting for your needle and thread!  Read on fellow Thread Heads and click on the link for further info about each item.

Number 15Sew Me Something Kate Dress Pattern – Version 3 with 3/4 Length Bishop Sleeve – Team this beauty up with some tights, brogues or ankle boots and a cool scarf and chunky cardigan and you’ll be making a trans-seasonal statement with your gorgeous me-made dress!


Number 14Tilly and the Buttons Francoise Dress Pattern – 3/4 Length Sleeve Version – Oo – la -la we *love* this Francoise dress in it’s autum/winter sleeved version!  Create it in a cozy slightly stretchy fabric and go for it Tilly style with coloured tights and court shoes with a fitted cardigan for a classic yet funky fashion statement!

Francoise dress pattern

Number 13Sew Over It Joan Dress Pattern – This is *the* classic killer dress to take you through autumn and winter in true style!  Wear it with your best ‘up do’, heels, tights and a skinny belt for a look that will take you effortlessly from the office to after work cocktails.

Sew Over It Classic Joan Dress

Number 12Sew Me Something Julia Pocket Top Pattern – Autumn and winter weekends needn’t mean staying tucked up indoors when you’ve got cozy layering pieces in your me-made wardrobe!  The Julia top comes in two versions that are sure to become your go-to garments for teaming up with jeans and boots for warmth and style!

Sew Me Something Julia Pocket Top

Number 11 – Our gor-gee-ous buttery soft Needlecord in Moss as pictured at the top of the post!  I don’t about you, but I love autumn and winter fabrics like corduroy.  The are comfortable and classic and can lend themselves to clothing, totes and cushions.  Like denim, gets better with age as it softens and fades a bit, it looks even more comfy and cosy.  Needlecord works well for adult and children’s clothing and this lovely moss colour is perfect for the autumn and winter seasons!

Number 10 – Speaking of needlecord and corduroy – check out our classic Corduroy in Stone fabric!  Ok, so I’ll be aging myself a bit here, but as a kid in the 70’s I wanted to be just like my older sister Nancy who had a killer pair of Levi’s hip hugger corduroy jeans in this same stone colour.  I can remember getting a pair for my birthday when I turned 10 and I loved them so much!  I wore them with boho style tunic tops – which we called peasant tops back in the day and I thought I was one groovy chick!  Today you can use this versatile fabric for dungarees, the ever popular Cleo Dress by Tilly in the Buttons, or for a Sew Me Something Beatrice Pinafore.

Stone Cord Cotton Fabric Corduroy

Number 9 – Our Spots on Black Ponte Roma Jersey fabric.  This gorgeous medium weight jersey is crying out for Coco Dress or perhaps a Francoise (see number 14)?  Team it up with warm tights and court shoes and you’ll be ready to make a serious but comfortable fashion statement!

Polyester Ponte Roma Jersey Fabric

Number 8 – Our Poly Rayon Lightweight Jersey Fabric is so feminine and comes in autumn loving tones of golden brown and warm ochre.  Blissful autumn colours in a very cool floral print – just picture the batwing tops you could create with this one!

Stunnig Poly Rayon Jersey Fabric

Number 7 – Our Poly Chiffon Modern Floral on Aubergine for a gorgeous autumn/winter Pussy Bow Blouse to dress up with a pencil skirt or dress down with a pair of jeans.  Just stunning and so on trend in that deep aubergine tone!

Polyester Chiffon iin Aubergine Floral

Number 6 –   Oh Sew Bootiful Let It Snow Embroidery Kit – The nights are growing longer and what better way to settle indoors and relax than with this lovely winter-themed embroidery kit? Create a fab winter wall art piece to keep or perhaps to give as a Christmas gift?  This is one project that will help you to slow down and destress.


Number 5Bleeding Heart in Red from Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit Fabrics – This print reminds me so much of the stunning foliage back home in New England with it’s deep red ditsy floral on the the spiced pumpkin orange.  The firey autumn colours make this a vibrant print for lovely fall skirts, tunics and dresses for adults and children.  Or picture it as part of an autumn quilt project. Just beautiful!

bleeding heart from chicopee denyse schmidt

Number 4Our Non-Stretch Velvety Soft Poly Velour in Clarins Red Fabric – Whether you are planning a girl’s Christmas dress or a fab short winter skirt for the holiday season this fabric is right up your street!  Perhaps you’re hoping to stitch up a tree skirt for under your Christmas tree or a few stockings for loved one.  At our amazing price you’ll want to grab several metres and get sewing!

swirled poly velour in clarins red

Number 3Sew Me Something Little Bea Pinafore and Leggings Children’s Sewing Pattern – If your little one loves to wear comfy warm clothes that allow for lots of movement and layering options then this pattern is the one for your next autumn/winter sewing project!  Team it up with our Viscose Spandex Grey Jersey fabric for the leggings and then you’ll be spoiled for choice with so many of our cotton fabrics or Lady McElroy linens for the pinafore.  Cuteness!


Number 2Village in Blue Fabric by the Copenhagen Print Factory – What better way to celebrate winter in your next quilt than with this beautiful Scandinavian print!  Josephine Blay’s stark, yet stunning design will standout on your lovely winter quilts and table runners.


Number 1 – Our Andover Fabrics’ Itsy Bits Collection – These colours just say autumn with their featured shades of plum!  These prints would make a lovely seasonal quilt or table runner, or use them to create some of our fave Sew Me Something and Sew Liberated patterns.  Or how about stitching up a Noodlehead bag with the gorgeous prints?  In quality 100% cotton, you’ll find they suit so many of your autumn sewing projects!

itsy bits assortment by renee nanneman

I hope our 15 Best Autumn Sewing Projects and Ideas will help you to choose a few sewing projects for these darker, colder months ahead.  As I sit here writing this, the weekend forecast calls for Storm Brian to bring gale force winds and heavy rains to the UK.  What better time to get started on my own sewing!  Something to look forward to when the weather keeps you indoors, right?

Thanks for having a read and I’d love to hear about what you have planned for your own autumn sewing projects!  Leave a comment below to help inspire others.

Happy Sewing, Everybody!

Clare xx


Clare is an old school up-cycler who created early punk style wedding dresses for her Barbie dolls from her mom’s old bras. Her top tip: lacy cups make the perfect skirt overlay for the dress.

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