Fall is officially here, which means Halloween is just around the corner. It’s time to get your family and home ready for the spookiest holiday of the year. Grab your sewing machine or needles and start working on these spooky (and not so spooky) Halloween sewing projects.
DIY Pumpkin Crafts
Transform old bandanas into cute, squishy pumpkins perfect for any rustic country home. You can completely hand-sew this project or use your sewing machine too. This is a fun and simple Halloween decoration.
Materials: Orange and black bandanas, Embroidery floss, Fiberfill, Doll needle, Sticks
Create some seasonal coasters in under an hour for those with strong sewing skills. This decoration is functional and can stay out through Thanksgiving. For a spookier design, add some black fabric to make scary jack-o-lantern faces or try these spider web coasters.
Materials: Fall-colored fabrics, Thread, Batting
Create this fun DIY Halloween decor that can hang on your wall or front door during trick-or-treat. For experienced quilters, this cute fall sewing project will only take one weekend. Use a fun pattern or solid color on the back to make this project reversible.
Materials: Orange fabric, Black fabric, Thread, Scrap tablecloth
This not-so-spooky Halloween sewing project can be left out all fall. Its neutral color palette combats against all of Halloween’s black and oranges. The estimated time to complete this project is 30 minutes.
Materials: Burlap, 2-3 different patterned fabrics, Orange yarn, Stick, Square pillow or filling
Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids
Teach your kids basic sewing skills by making these fun pumpkin treat bags. Room parents, this is a great, inexpensive sewing project for Halloween parties.
Materials: Orange felt, Green felt, Green Yarn
Have your kids draw their own spooky or not-so-spooky Halloween picture on an embroidery hoop. Then, teach them to trace the photo using an embroidery stitch.
Materials: Embroidery hoop, Fabric, Disappearing fabric marker, Colored thread
Instead of hearts like in the tutorial, cut the felt into bats, pumpkins, witch hats, etc. Place guide dots if needed to help your kid stay on track. These make great keychains, ornaments, and zipper pulls. For older kids, try these patterns.
Materials: Colorful felt, Embroidery thread, Ribbon, Stuffing
DIY Halloween Wreaths
Inspired by the famous film, this spooky wreath is sure to impress. It’s also a great project for your kids to help with.
Materials: Foam wreath, Black and white yarn, Fabric scraps, Buttons, Foam ball, Wire-edge ribbon, Black and white felt
Take the fabric wreath instructions and add in a Halloween twist. Use spookier Halloween fabrics and add other embellishments like Styrofoam skulls, spider webbing, or black ravens.
Materials: Scary Halloween fabric, Thread, Stuffing, Embellishments
DIY Halloween Costumes
Sew your budding artist a fun watercolor-inspired costume. It’s a relatively cheap Halloween costume to make and only takes one day to finish.
Materials: Yellow fleece, White felt, Black felt, Colorful felt, Pool noodle, Thread, Spray paint
With some women’s knee socks or tights, you can transform your baby into an adorable octopus. This photogenic, easy-to-sew Halloween costume will only take two hours to make.
Materials: 4 pairs of women’s knee socks, Batting, Baby bloomers, Long-sleeve shirt, Knit hat, Black and white felt
From Raggedy Ann to Cleopatra, your Halloween costume isn’t complete without the right hairdo. Grab some yarn skeins and easily make your own straight, braided, or pigtailed wigs. Feeling extra adventurous? Crochet and sew yourself a Captain Jack Sparrow wig.
Materials: Snug beanie or old pair of kids’ tights, Colored yarn, Bows (optional)
Other Fun Halloween Sewing Projects
Want to avoid the mess of carving pumpkins? Just whip up some fabric witch legs instead and place them under your pumpkin. You can also stick them under a potted plant, near the edge of your house, or out of the ground. For larger legs, you can use women’s knee socks in place of the fabric.
Materials: Striped fabric, Black felt, Poly-Fil
This spooky Halloween craft is a great children’s toy or couch decoration. Mix up the sizes, fabric patterns, and more to make them your own.
Materials: Halloween-themed fabric, Buttons, Yarn, Poly-Fil fiber
Materials: Chevron fabric, Halloween-themed fabric, Piping, Bat buttons, Thread
Sew, how are you getting ready for Halloween this year? Let us know your favorite DIY Halloween crafts in the comments!
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