Wednesday, October 11, 2017

DIY Pumpkin Applique, Holiday Projects are Starting!

Happy Fall and welcome to Crafting Season! Today is the day my annual holiday project emails start. A long, long time ago, I started the Holiday Projects emails. When I started these I was making ceramic beads and created 10 holiday projects using the beads I made. They were all Christmas related. As the years continued, I continued with the name Holiday Projects because that's how everyone knows them. And after the last few days on Facebook and Instagram, I have heard how much you love them. I love to hear that you look forward to them and if you want to let your crafty friends know about them, please do. The sign up is at the bottom of this post. This year I have done some tweaking to make them work better for all of us. And, I am not limiting the projects to 10, there will be loads of inspiration coming your way. So let's get going!

It's starting to get darker earlier, there a little chill in the air and everything is just a bit cozier. Wouldn't you agree? With all of this coziness, I love to sit and sew at my machine, embroider by the fire, and bead at the kitchen table with the busy-ness of the house going on around me. Over the next ten weeks I will be bringing you weekly projects delivered by email, daily inspiration through social media, and I will be opening a handmade pop up shop. I think you will like this improved version of the holiday projects better.

This week to kick off the holiday projects and fall, I am bringing you a pumpkin applique set. You can download it here. They are reversed and ready for tracing onto paper backed fusible webbing. I decided to do some free motion embroidery on mine.

To do this, I drew where I wanted to stitch with a Frixion pen. If you haven't used these, they are great. You just iron the ink and it disappears. (As always be sure to test it on a scrap first, darker colors leave a little residue sometimes.)

This pumpkin applique could be used on a mug rug, an apron, a tea towel, a t-shirt, oh so many things. Please post a picture and tag me @jenniferjangles on Facebook or Instagram. If you got the newsletter today, you might have noticed the readers projects, I would love to see your pumpkin applique there next week.

Here's a an image to pin to one of your Pinterest boards for safe keeping.

Happy Sewing,

The pop up shop starts next week, October 18th.



  1. Thanks, Jennifer! I love everything pumpkin! This will be cute on some bathroom towels!

  2. Love these pumpkins!! Thank you so much!

  3. Thanks for the pattern, love your cute fun projects

  4. Thanks for the pattern, love your cute fun projects


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