9 Halloween Sewing Projects
Halloween is such a fun event! Walking the neighborhood to trick-or-treat, going to a party, or celebrating at school allows little kids – and big kids too – to dress-up and enjoy this annual autumn event. We have compiled a list of easy projects to get you and your home ready for all the excitement of Halloween.
Beginner Sewing Projects for Halloween Décor.
Bat Table Runner
We love the Modern Table Runner pattern booklet from Cluck Cluck Sew. It is filled with a year of holiday celebrations. The Bat Table Runner project is super easy and super adorable! All the projects in this book use fat quarters, fat eighths and scraps along with background fabrics. These table runners will get your house ready for each season’s event.
Pen + Paper Patterns is known for their modern quilt designs. The Spider Quilt pattern will add a little fun to your living room or bedroom. This adorable quilt will be a cozy addition as the season changes from the heat of summer to the crispness of fall. This quilt is traditionally pieced and is for an intermediate quilter. If you have made a few quilts, this pattern will be great for you. The Spider quilt pattern also comes with a bonus Jumbo Spider Block pattern which is beginner friendly.
Halloween Gift Bag
The Lined Drawstring Bag pattern is a favorite in the shop. This versatile pattern has eight different size options – from tiny to huge! One pattern that delivers so much. The Tiny size is great for giving those special people in your life a little treat bag. Not too much to give them a tummy ache, but just enough to show you care. This bag looks adorable made with fabric from the Full Moon collection from Dashwood Studio.
Skull Quilt or Mini Quilt
Sew Hungry Hippie has redesigned her skull pattern and just released it as Candy Crush 2.0. This pattern works great with jelly rolls and is beginner friendly! She has also included a mini quilt version which will make a great wall hanging, pillow, or bag. As a bonus, she created a matching Skull Enamel Pin. And it even glows in the dark! How fun would this quilt look in the new Libs Elliott fabric line called The Watcher from Andover Fabrics? Skull fabric on a skull quilt just screams, “Trick-or-treat!”
Candy Corn Pillow
What is Halloween without candy corn? Jennie Masterson has created a simple Candy Corn Pillow pattern to add a little sweetness – without the calories – to your home décor. This beginner friendly pattern is a quick make. The Century Solids fabric – Sunshine, Carrot, and Cotton Ball – will give your pillow the authentic color array for this classic autumn treat.
Another fall classic is pumpkins! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin scented candles, pumpkin cereal, pumpkin Oreos, pumpkin lotion, pumpkin air freshener… Everywhere you look beginning September 1st, you will find some pumpkin smelling themed item. Why not make your own for your home? Apple Green Cottage has created a simple Fabric Pumpkin project. This pattern includes a cutting template. You will need a sewing machine and you finish it off with a little hand-sewing. Pair this pattern with some Cotton + Steel Basics fabrics - Freckles Acorn, Mish Mesh Nori, and Square Up Seashell to create these timeless treasures.
Trick or Treat Bags
Here is another fun pattern from Jennie Masterson – Easy Trick-or-Treat Bag. Your little goblin or ghoul will look adorable walking the neighborhood with a custom bag. Follow the steps along with photo guides to create a quick and beginner friendly bag. If you would like to take it up a notch, use fabric patches from a 5” Charm Pack such as – Spooky Hollow or Tiny Treaters - for a patchwork design.
Want to dress-up for Halloween without too much of a commitment? How about a simple Cat Mask? Sew Very Crafty has a fun step-by-step guide to create a Cat Mask. You will need fabric, fusible interfacing, Velcro, and standard sewing supplies. This is a quick make and you will be rocking out in this Halloween accessory in no time. For a little extra sparkle, use metallic fabric for a little bling.
Paper Pieced Coffin Block
We love Jeni Baker’s patterns. She is the creative mind behind In Color Order. She has this fantastic Coffin Block tutorial that she made into a patchwork pillow. The block uses the Foundation Paper Piecing method. Check-out our tutorial here for instructions on how to use this simple quilting technique. These blocks can stand alone or be sewn up into a pillow, bag, or mini quilt.
We hope that you have enjoyed checking out these simple Halloween projects. Sharing our love of sewing with our fabric community one of our favorite parts of working with you! We have dedicated a section of our website entirely to free tutorials to inspire and grow your sewing experience. You can find the link below.
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