Title card for blog post on Fall Embroidery Stitch Combinations

At Stitched Stories, we understand the desire to make. 

We understand it as a way to be creatively engaged and, at the same time, producing an appealing finished project.

That means we give you designs:

::> that are more fun than complex,

::> that give you a variety of stitches rather than just a few gorgeous ones,

::> that are a little bit like old-time samplers BUT with modern motifs.

Here are five designed-to-delight bits of Autumn stitching


Embroider a fall wreath with purple berries

At the center of the mandala-styled Pumpkins & Owls:

  • add a basket weave in two tones
  • stitch a wreath of lazy-daisy leaves
  • finish it off with purple French-knot berries
Embroidered fall wreath with purple berries


Embroider a ringed turkey breast

On Harvest Table, a modern turkey tops iconic Thanksgiving motifs of pumpkin, pie, and cornucopia. Among the many fun stitch combinations are those at turkey center:

  • a scalloped neck rendered with fly stitches
  • six chain-stitched rings in earthy colors
  • feathers filled with eye and ovals, scallops and French knots
embroidered turkey with bright feathers and ringed breast

Two fall embroidery designs, Pumpkins & Owls and Harvest Table, are displayed above a mantle with fall garland. They look great on display through October and November.


Embroider glowing windows and a ghost-filled sky

Stitch a variety of haunting details on Spooky House

  • yellow and orange glowing windows rendered in satin stitch and outlined in purple
  • pale back-stitched ghosts filling the sky (and popping out of the topmost window)
  • a scattering of sharply outlined black bats
Embroidered details from halloween hoop art

Spooky House is the richly-detailed centerpiece of a styled Halloween vignette.

Halloween hoop art in styled seasonal vignette


Embroider a flourish-filled squirrel

The focal point of Fall Squirrel Sampler is a pair of bright squirrels filled with:

  • rows of curvy chain stitching in warm fall tones
  • bright flourishes of nested lazy daisies 
  • a half blossom of gold and orange layered stitches
Brightly embroidered squirrel

Fall Squirrel Sampler is a classic piece of fall decor that looks great framed on a your entryway table. 

Embroidery stitch sampler with fall theme


Embroider geometric fills that evoke shading

Have fun stitching the caps on the large Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms as you embroider:

  • a geometric fill that gets progressively more complex to evoke shading
  • rings of scallops with loose fly stitching 
  • radiating gills with yellow back stitches
Embroidered detail of mushroom with red cap

While Mushrooms isn’t explicitly fall-themed, the colors and woodland theme make it a good mixer during this season.

Embroidered Mushrooms hoop art framed

Which Fall designs are you most delighted by?

Click here to browse all of our fall kits and patterns at Stitched Stories.

Embrace the season of growth and new beginnings with one of our spring-themed embroidery projects.

We've got hoop art, large format, and stick & stitch designs perfect for your spring stitching.