Decorate for fall with cozy throw pillows, inviting table toppers, and other cuddly autumn adornments. These easy-to-make crafts will transform your home into a harvest celebration.
1. Enlarge leaf patterns
2. Determine how many leaves you will use. For each leaf, select two contrasting colors of imitation suede. Use two 7x11-inch rectangles for each oak leaf and two 8-inch squares for other leaves.
3. Trace one pattern for each desired leaf onto the paper side of fusible webbing, leaving1/2 inch of space between shapes. Cut apart the shapes, leaving excess webbing around each shape.
4. Use an iron without steam and a pressing cloth to fuse webbing shapes onto the wrong side of the imitation suede, following webbing manufacturer's instructions. Cut out the leaves on the traced line; remove the paper backing.
5. For larger leaves, lightly fuse the shapes to the right sides of the contrasting imitation suede. Trim the bottom suede pieces 1/8 inch larger than top leaf shapes.
6. Remove the selvages from the boiled wool. Arrange leaves on the wool; pin in place. Sew leaves in place, stitching through all layers 1/8 inch from the edges of the top leaves. Sew vein lines on the leaves. Dry-brush powder blush or eye shadow on the veins and areas where stems meet leaves.
7. Blanket-stitch around the edges of the throw with one strand of yarn and a large-eye sewing needle, making stitches approximately 1/4 inch long and a scant 1/4 inch apart.
8. Hand-stitch trim to edge of throw.