Fun and Easy Halloween Sewing Projects
Quick Halloween Sewing Projects!
The mornings are definitely darker and cooler now as my husband and I wake up to take our dog for a walk. The leaves are beginning to brown and float to the ground at the slightest wind. As we welcome the fall season, sewists and crafters will be leaving their gardens and summer haunts more and more for the warm and toasty comforts of their sewing rooms and creative spaces. One fun way to cozy back inside is with some quick and easy Halloween sewing projects! Here are a few I found get me into the spooky spirit, aside from dipping apples in melted caramel and dusting off the costume and decoration boxes in the attic just yet.
I made this cute little "candy corn" patterned treat bag by taking a fat quarter and cutting it in half again to make two of these. So, for one treat bag, I had a piece that measured roughly 11 inches x 18 inches. I folded it in half - wrong side facing out - and stitched along the right and left edges. I didn't finish the top, but you could fold it over once and sew all along the edge to make a cleaner top of the bag. Then I filled it with candy and tied it up with a ribbon! This is a fun and easy little sewing project for Halloween, especially if you make your own cookies and want a prettier wrap outside the plastic baggy.
~ Halloween Bunting Flags ~
Bunting flags are a fun and easy holiday project and you don't even necessarily have to sew anything! I cut these fun Dia De Los Muertos images out and used a triangle template to cut the purple skeleton fabric. You can sew the edges, fold and glue them, or leave them as they are. Attach them by glue or fold and sew them over a piece of yarn or thin rope and hang over the mantel piece or from the porch on trick-or-treating night! Add some orange, purple, and clear Christmas lights or candles for that special eerie effect!
Spooky Party Placemats or Table Runners
Throwing a Halloween party or having some friends over before heading out with your little trick-or-treaters? Grab a couple fat quarters for a quick and pretty Halloween sewing project to decorate your dining table. I created this sweet pumpkin center table mat with just a fat quarter of the Jack-O-Lantern print and decorated the edges cutting up 4 inch by 44 inch strips from a half yard of a silver metallic fabric. The final piece ended up measuring 25 inches by 28 inches because I was looking for a center table piece for a party. This would be too large for placemats which are typically 12 inches by 18 inches. A fat quarter is 18 inches by 22 inches, so for a placemat, I would just trim my fat quarter piece, fold the edges and sew down or use a smaller piece measuring 8 inches by 14 inches and add another fabric for a border.
Thank you for taking a peak at some fun and easy Halloween sewing projects to get you in the crafty mood! For direct links to the fabrics I used above, please click on the pictures. You can find the purple skeleton fabric here and the silver and black metallic fabric here. Enter Halloween in the search bar at the bottom of the homepage to find other haunting Halloween inspiration!
- Alexa Clauson