Here are the only Halloween sewing DIYs you'll need for this fall season, so grab a chai tea, a handful of candy corn and let's dive in!
Out here in the Midwest, we like our abrupt transitions. So, last week, we were all about sippin’ margs on the patio in our summer rompers, and then suddenly someone hit the “fall” button, and it’s all about SWEATERS! SLIPPERS! PUMPKIN SPICE!
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m leaning into it. Even though, in my world, every season is sewing season… fall is *really* sewing season.
So here are some of the cutest, creepiest fall crafts! (See, I told you we like abrupt transitions!)
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They tell me I’m technically too old to trick-or-treat. I’d like to see the official rules somewhere, because I have not yet embraced this reality. Just in case, I think I’ll have a cute, handmade treat bag at the ready. Things I love about this Shark Trick-or-Treat Bag by Stitched by Crystal:
- It looks like the shark is eating your candy.
- It looks like the shark is eating your hand when you reach in to get your candy.
- It holds candy.
You only need a few supplies to make this vicious shark:
Purl Soho knows that sometimes, you have to combine creepiness and glow-in-the-darkness, and Halloween is one of those times. These cute-yet-scary spider web treat bags are perfect for any costume… even after dark.
Click the link above for a full list of supplies and instructions.
They say giving is just as good as getting… especially if you’re giving out candy in these retro-chic treat bags. I absolutely love this vintage style. If you’re handing out these baggies, you’re probably going to be the house the kids all try to visit twice.
In addition to the Spoonflower fabric, grab yourself a spool of cotton twine and you're good to go.
There’s something so therapeutic and relaxing about cross-stitching on a cozy, autumn afternoon. If you’re sick of alphabet samplers, try this cute Happy Halloween cross stitch pattern. This would be great for creepy door decor on Halloween night.
You know, after looking at the prices of embroidery floss compared to the price of fabric, I'm thinking that an embroidery break would be a smart idea. 😉
Embroidery patterns that are not for the faint at heart. These seriously unsettling stitch patterns range from bugs and bats to three-eyed cats! ooooooh that rhymes. Extra creeeepy.
If you want to turn down the creepiness and turn up the cuteness, go for this adorable-yet-functional cat treat bag. In fact, I think I might make one of these my go-to purse year-round....but as a Scrappy rather than a cat. hmmmm....future DIY? 😉 Supplies include:
Halloween Sewing Fun for the Little Ones
Countdown calendars are always a huge hit, no matter which holiday you’re anticipating (like, literally. I’m pretty sure you could make a countdown calendar for a dentist appointment and little kids would get into it.)
This Halloween countdown calendar is such a cute activity, and a great craft to get your kids involved in, too!
Who doesn’t need a little creepy stuffed winged rodent to cuddle at night? Confession: I am seriously afraid of bats, but I’m actually okay with this plush bat toy sewing pattern...kind of....I'm working through it.
This is a relatively easy pattern with a really cute finished product. I’d even let it live in my attic if it wanted to.
And of course...Creepy Halloween Quilts!
You didn’t think I’d leave out a good Halloween quilt pattern or two, did you? With these paper pieced quilt blocks you could mix and match as many bugs and bats as you wish! Eeep! I'm scared! Hold me.
If you haven't guessed already, I'm a total whimp when it comes to all things freaky and horror-esque. Like....I saw a scary movie 14 years ago and I still talk about it. "Guys, member that one time we watched The Ring?? That was soooo crazy! I can't believe we did that!"
Yup. I have seen one scary movie and I don't plan on seeing another one any time soon. Aaaaaanyway, THIS quilt. This quilt is adooooorable in the creepy cutest way possible. Pink floral ghosts? I think I can handle that.
Now that I’ve written this post, I’m all in. I need a pumpkin spice latte in one hand and a sewing machine in the other. Do you have any Halloween sewing DIY ideas? Let me know in the comments!