How about some Autumn-inspired stitching? Isn’t it funny how the end of Summer turns on a dime, and suddenly we’re filled with thoughts of fall? That’s ok, because who doesn’t love fall? And you’ll love these ideas I’ve found around the web for you!
This Autumn Canvas Tutorial on Domestically Blissful is perfectly simple and sweet. What I love most about ideas like these is how easy they are to customize. In lieu of jute, you could easy try some fall-themed DMC threads, or I would also love to see a chunky size #3 Pearl Cotton in 51, a gorgeous variegated shade that pictures all the beautiful colors of autumn!
I’m in love with this Autumn Bucket List on Oktoberdots - as you make your way through the Fall, why not print this out and check off your progress!
The illustrations are so sweet, I can see this as an embroidered piece – you can stitch each motif to “check it off” of your Autumn Bucket List!
You all know I’m a big fan of friendship bracelets, and this Braided Chain Friendship Bracelet on Dream a Little Bigger is such a classy, grown-up take on the friendship bracelet trend!
Of course I also love the fall colors that are gracing this idea, and that it’s another lovely way you can quickly craft with a handful of DMC threads.
This Apple Hoop Art Tutorial on Live Laugh Rowe is so clever and adorable!
A cute way to modify this idea is to use some bright red Aida cloth as your apple background, then stitch the names of your children on them. I can already picture an adorable wall of these to celebrate back to school!
Get a handle on all your cords and chargers with this adorable Cable Cozy Pattern on Live It Love It Make It!
We have some awesome sales going on the the DMC Shop, along with a Special Gift for the month of September!
Shop our Fabric Sale and save 30% to 60% on some of your favorite needlework fabrics, including colored, metallic, and printed Aida. We’ve got the perfect fabric for those special Holiday projects. Try the Metallic Aida on Christmas ornaments, or the Desert Sand Aida on a Halloween project.
Limited quantities are available and the sale ends September 22nd.
While you’re on the site, check out our new Halloween Tapestry Kits.
These fun kits are complete and include easy to follow instructions, 10 ct printed canvas, tapestry needle and DMC soft cotton thread. Each measures 6×6 inches finished.
DMC is also offering a FREE GIFT with purchase, through September while supplies last! Spend $50 or more and receive a DMC Messenger Bag with your order!
Keep it for yourself, or give it as a gift to a lucky needleworker!
We have so many threads you could experiment with, and I’d love to try out our variegated shades.
Make enough and your bangles could even double as handy color cards!
You could use this idea to color-code different cords for different items if you (like me) tend to store them in a messy pile.
Now all your cords can be easily spotted from afar!
I’m also loving the gorgeous pastel tones on this sweet Felt Fortune Cookie Garland on Oh Happy Day.
A great way to customize this idea would be to twist together your two favorite shades of DMC floss in lieu of baker’s twine, or try some lovely pearl cotton! I also think those “fortunes” are begging for some embroidered messages!
Say hello to some happy faces on these DIY Animal Snack Mats by Mollie Johanson on Hellobee!
Of course, I absolutely love the embroidered embellishments on the little faces, and the quick and easy stitching.
The tutorial shows you every step of stitching with fabric laminator – what a fabulous idea to make your embroidery easy to clean!
This beautiful Embroidered Growth Chart on The Long Thread is so inspiring! What a wonderful way to record the growth of your child on a personalized, hand-embroidered quilt.
You could also cross-stitch the growth dates on bits of Aida cloth and applique them onto a blanket!
Tote your current project along with you in style! DMC’s Canvas Floral Tote is the perfect size for the stitcher on the go.
This pretty tote bag is made from durable canvas fabric featuring a colorful floral print with solid tan lining, a zippered closure and attached shoulder straps and measures 19″w X 11″h X 6″d. It’s roomy interior will easily hold all of your needlework threads, embroidery fabrics, hoops and accessories.
This tote bag has a large main compartment with a zip top closure and a lined interior that offers plenty of storage not just for your crafts supplies and accessories, but also for anything else you need to bring along, like books, patterns – or even your lunch.
It’s available exclusively in our online shop!
Hello all – yes, it’s actually back-to-school time, and we’re here with some lovely free ideas found online to inspire your stitching!
What’s more back-to-school appropriate than a trusty pencil pouch? This Enjoy the Little Things free pattern on Fort Worth Fabric Studio includes the 5 sweet DMC floss shades you can use to stitch up your piece.
I love this simple palette, and that it’s a nice, washable pouch you can pop in the washing machine when it gets a bit gritty by mid-October!
A great project that’s easy to make and share, pick out your favorites and have a relaxing bracelet-making crafternoon!
This Scissors Case Tutorial on Minki’s Work Table will walk you through creating these absolutely beautiful fabric scrap scissors cases.
This looks like a perfect way to display your sharpest scissors safely – I can envision a whole line of scissors displayed beautifully on your favorite crafting shelf!
I love the variety of scraps Minki uses in her examples, and the sweet fabric-covered buttons and rickrack adornments.
This would be a perfect sweet first-cross stitch by a new stitcher as a gift for a favorite teacher – customize it usng one of our Free Alphabets to make it extra-special!
Stitch up a bushel of fresh fruits including apples, pears, grapes and citrus. The simple designs featured on the Free PDF Pattern can be transferred to your embroidery fabric using a water-soluble Marking Pen and embroidered in your favorite DMC Embroidery Threads.
In the examples I’ve shown here, the designs were used to create a vertical and horizontal band of fruit that can be used to embroider tea towels, table cloths, sweet cotton curtains, placemats and more!
You can also use the design to embroider a band on an apron using DMC Embroidery Floss, or stitch a single fruit on a pillow or pocket.
Embroider the designs in stem, outline stitch or back stitch for the fruit shapes, running stitch for the leaf veins, and detached chain stitch for the seeds. Learn to work these simple stitches here.