Friday, September 1, 2017

Free Friday: Autumn Windsock

Happy Friday, everyone!  This is getting written kind of late for me because it's been a busy day.  I went out to Joann's today to get some clothing patterns on sale this morning (3 for $5!) and then I went to my nephew's 9th birthday party in the afternoon, plus vacuuming and mopping the floors and my other daily chores.  And now I'm trying to get this written before hubs gets home and I have to feed him his dinner!

I thought it would be a fun idea to make a windsock for every season, by making a kind of plain base design and then swapping out the details.  This is the autumn wind sock!  I'm definitely putting this cutie out on my front porch.  Don't you think it'll look nice with some red and yellow mums and some pretty pumpkins?

Autumn Windsock

Skill Level:



4 x 20 inches


  • 7-count plastic canvas
  • Red Heart Yarn in colors listed in key
  • Hot Glue
  • Size #1 Barrel Swivel (found in fishing supplies)
  • ¼ inch ribbon in matching color
  • #16 plastic canvas needle


  1. Cut plastic canvas according to graphs. Stitch leaves according to graphs. Leaving red section unfinished, stitch windsock according to graph. Once finished, hold the two narrow ends together, overlapping red sections, and finish stitching.
  2. Overcast unfinished edges of windsock with Warm Brown, and leaves with same color as the body of the leaf.
  3. Use hot glue to attach 12” lengths of ribbon to one open end of the wind sock, spacing them about 1” apart.
  4. Cut two 12” lengths of ribbon. Working on the end of the windsock without the ribbons, attach one end of the first piece of cord anywhere to the inside of the windsock. Slide the other end through the loop on the barrel swivel, and attach it directly across from the first end. Repeat with the second piece of cord so that when you're done, the four ends are attached at all four corners.
  5. Use hot glue to attach leaves evenly around the outside of the windsock.

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Ok everyone, I've gotta run!  Have yourself a great Labor Day weekend!

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