Pumpkins, Ghosts, and Bats, Oh My!: Halloween Sewing Projects

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Sewing | Comments


The witching hour is almost upon us, so it’s time to get started on some Halloween sewing projects. Before getting started my own seasonal sewing, I decided to peruse the Craftsy member Project Gallery for some seasonal sewing inspiration.

Here’s a roundup of our favorite Halloween projects made by Craftsy members!

Boo-tify your home: Halloween decor projects

Halloween-Themed PillowsPhoto via Craftsy member Beckskosh

I love these cute and simple Halloween pillows from Craftsy member Beckskosh. A pair of pillowcases could be whipped up in an afternoon and are easy to stash away until October rolls around again next year.

Sewn Banner Reading "Happy Halloween"
Photo via Craftsy member Celtic Thistle

Buntings have been trendy for awhile now but I’m definitely not sick of them! They are also super quick to sew up, take up very little space in storage, and are a great stash busting project. Crafty member Celtic Thistle made a Halloween bunting with embellished hexagon shapes. She used appliqués and fabric paint to embellish, but you could also get creative with embroidery. This would look great on a fireplace mantle, too.

Black Bat ornamentsPhoto via Craftsy member Apseed

These bat ornaments from Craftsy member Apseed are so cute I’m willing to forget that they might be vampires in disguise. You could have a lot of fun giving your little bat’s different personalities by varying their facial expressions. I’d hang these in a doorway or use them to decorate a Halloween-themed gift.

Patterned Stuffed PumpkinsPhoto via Craftsy member Apseed

Apseed also made these cute fabric pumpkins. Depending on your fabric choices, these little pumpkins could make great Thanksgiving decor, too.

Halloween-Themed Wine BagsPhoto via Craftsy member Lisa_Marie

If you’re headed to a Halloween party, you may want to whip up a set of Halloween wine bags like Craftsy member Lisa_Marie. She used machine embroidery to embellish her bags, but you could also use appliqué or hand embroidery.

Fabric Halloween Calendar Photo via Craftsy member Elvira1770

For children heavily anticipating Halloween, help them countdown to the end of the month with a felt calendar like this one from Craftsy member Elvira1770. Use appliqués or just freehand some spooky scenery to decorate your calendar, and tuck a sweet treat or ghoulish surprise into each pocket. This would make a great project to work on with your kids, as well.

Monsters and monkeys: creative costumes

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Kids costumePhoto via Craftsy member alannageorge

As a former children’s librarian, I’m especially fond of Craftsy member alannageorge‘s Very Hungry Caterpillar costume, inspired by the beloved children’s book by Eric Carle. It really looks like a page from the book come to life.

Little Brown Monkey CostumePhoto via Craftsy member Yulco Creation

Craftsy member Yulco Creation‘s monkey costume is also adorable. This costume could easily be adapted to a number of different animals (cat, dog, tiger, fox, etc.) and is ideal for trick-or-treating in colder climates.

Various Halloween-Themed HAtsPhoto via Craftsy member Angel Peterson

Need a last minute costume? Craftsy member Angel Peterson whipped up easy fleece hats (there’s a design-your-own-monster variety, too!). Perfect for a last minute party invitation or an indecisive child.

Learn to make stunning costumes your kids will love in the Craftsy class The Costume Box: Dress-Up for Holiday & Every Day with Anne Weil.

Tomorrow on the Craftsy blog, we’ll share our favorite vintage-inspired sewing patterns!

What Halloween sewing projects are you working on? Be sure to share them in Craftsy’s Project Gallery so you too can inspire others!