Easy faux patchwork frame for fall

You’ve all told me how much you enjoy these quick and easy faux patchwork projects, so here’s another one that will take less than an hour to whip up.

…A faux patchwork frame for fall.

Imagine all the possibilities!


Get the tutorial for making this faux patchwork frame by Shabby Art Boutique. Click now for instructions or PIN for later.



Fabric scraps,

Iron on applique paper (I used Visoflex) and iron,

Scrap piece of muslin/calico  slightly larger than your frame,

Sewing machine and usual sewing supplies (scissors, cotton etc),

Optional – ink pad and alphabet stamps.




1. Iron applique paper onto back of fabric scraps and cut out random shapes to form applique – this can be freehand or you can draw up a grid and size your patches. For my 8” x 10” frame (20 cm x 25 cm), I made my patches a mixture of 5 cm x 5 cm, 5 cm x 10 cm, 2.5 cm x 10 cm and 10 cm x 10 cm.

2. I placed my frame insert onto the calico backing fabric and traced around it to use as a guide for placement of my patches. I roughly positioned the patches on the calico and when I was happy with the placement, I peeled the paper off the back of the patches and adhered them to the backing fabric with a steamless iron.



3, Using a coordinating cotton (green), I used a blanket stitch on my sewing machine and sewed around each of my patches.

4. I also added a stamped patch that read ‘autumn’ and stitched this in place with coordinating thread. You could also use buttons or hand stitching etc.



5. The frame is a thrift store one I painted chippy white a long while ago. I simply removed the glass and wrapped the faux patchwork around the frame insert and taped to the back.


A softer shade of fall with this easy to make faux patchwork frame by Shabby Art Boutique


There are just so many possibilities with this super easy project!!

And the best part…. all completed from start to finish in less than an hour.

I think this project would make a special gift for a friend who appreciates handmade pretties.


Faux Patchwork Frame for Autumn by Shabby Art Boutique. Click now to get the full tutorial or PIN for later.


Doesn’t this frame look gorgeous paired with my shabby fabric pumpkins!

I have a tutorial for making the pumpkin trio HERE.

And if you love the DIY fabric peonies as much as I do, I also have a tutorial for those HERE.


Happy fall crafting my friends.

Hugs ~ Kerryanne


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  1. What a beautiful framed piece Kerryanne.
    Toni xx

  2. lovely! Those patterns are so gorgeous!

  3. Sweet! Love the idea. thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh my goodness I love this. So cute. And I just LOVE the material you used. I have to figure out
    What all the other items are but I will. I just love it!!

  5. Love this! Of course the darling fabric is what makes it so pretty! Great idea to make for Christmas gifts.. could use some soft shabby Christmas fabrics. Yum.

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