It seems to be the one time out of the year that everyone’s crafty thumb comes out, as we try to please our kids childlike desires to become their favorite character, animal, or spooky creature. Here is a great roundup of 30 of my favorite DIY Halloween costumes out there, with links to the tutorial or pattern.
It’s a monster mash! Today I’m really excited to share with you my Build Your Own Monster pattern exclusively for WeAllSew. There are thousands of ways to customize your own creepy (or cute!) appliqué to stitch onto a t-shirt or treat bag.
Isn’t Emily adorable in her witch’s costume? [Update 09/11/13: Karen made a mask, too!]
I had so much fun putting together little outfits for my article in Through the Needle ONLINE Issue #14 (October 2012)! While looking for t-shirts and sweaters to cut up for doll clothes I found this electric lime fabric with little spiders and bats and thought, “Hey! I could make a skirt!” So I did.
October is here, and trick-or-treat time is right around the corner. If you still need to get a treat bag or two together, there’s plenty of time to stitch up a few, and we’ve collected some of our very favorite stitch-it-yourself tutorials. Enjoy, and happy haunting!
Welcome little ghosts and ghoulies with this happy banner. The embroidered letters spell out Trick-or-Treat, and the layers are held together with a simple feather stitch. Don’t have an embroidery machine? Substitute applique or stencils and fabric paint for the stitching. Boo!
Our third and final WeAllSew Challenge, “Break the Spell of Routine Halloweens,” is now ready for voting. Visit our Facebook fan page to see all the creative projects and vote for your favorite most awesome upcycled Halloween costume made out of some old “odd-and-ends” found in the deepest corners of our contestants’ wardrobes!