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Autumn Door Hanger for SEWING REPUBLIC



I have shared with you all many times before, that I sew on a Bernina sewing machine.
And also that Bernina has graciously allowed me to use one of their machines for all of my projects.
(Love my little side-kick.)
Anyway, I have teamed up with Bernina and am sewing a few projects here and there that will be posted on their Sewing Republic site, found here(Have you been over there lately?  The site is full of sewing tips and hints and many other wonderful free tutorials.  Hurry over…)
And the first of my projects can be found over there today.
It’s a sweet and simple autumn door hanger that I whipped up several weeks ago.
And the key word is whipped up.
This project is pretty quick and can easily be made during this last week of autumn decor.  Especially if you’d like to add a few touches to your home before all of the company comes for dinner next week.
A great use of some of that rugged burlap, mixed with some sweet flouncy ruffle.
With a quick machine-stitched “autumn” right on the front.
See that little beauty at work?
I used the free-motion stitch on my machine but remember that you can create block letters and use your regular stitch as you slowly stitch out the letters you need.
This project is very versatile though.
You could easily change the color scheme for any holiday or season, and replace the word “autumn” for anything you’d like.  (Like ‘Joy’ or ‘Christmas’.  Remember how it’s just around the corner???)
You could even turn the idea into a non-holiday door hanger and write an inspirational word or two on the front.
And then hang it right on that door knob.
Nice and simple.
Click here to find the full tutorial for the autumn door hanger.
Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Carrie says:

    I tried to get a tutorial for how to make this and I can’t access the info from Bernina. Weird I know! I haven’t ever freehanded a name or statement on fabric and would love to do so using a freehand. How is this done? Thanks

  2. janessa says:

    i think this is sooo cute

  3. cindy says:

    I love this and have been staring at the photo I downloaded as my display screen photo… I thought of an extension of this original idea. Make a ribbon and embroidery word for all four seasons and afix with velcro. this way it can be changed every three months. I hope to make one for each of my closest neighbors for Xmas this year.

  4. Erin says:

    I think I want to make one for my own room that says "hang in there". :)

  5. Ashley says:

    The fabric was just some cotton that I cut off a store bought dress. So I have no idea where it came from. Ha!


  6. Cynthia says:

    Looking forward to being able to design my own shapes to apply to the bags I make. Very exciting.

  7. Stephanie says:

    I'm envisioning this with the words "sleep tight" for my guest room. Thanks for the idea!

  8. Sue says:

    What a great job on the word Autumn. I have tried to spell things with my sewing machine and I know I will need A LOT more practice. The entire pillow is very nice.

  9. The Autocrat: Haley says:

    Super fall fabulous!

  10. Laura of Harvest Lane says:

    Hi Ashley,
    Very Autumny.
    I'm off to see your tutorial.

  11. inday_adin says:

    Really creative!

    Adin B

  12. Christy, says:

    one for every season!

  13. bethanndodd says:


  14. Stacey says:

    By the way, where did you get that cute floral fabric?

  15. Stacey says:

    So cute! Looks like something I can manage! Thanks!

  16. Amanda Joy says:

    Awesome! I need to do "joy" for Christmas to give out to relatives, since my maiden name is Joy. It would be perfect.

  17. Hound Girl says:

    I love this!

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