I woke up this morning to fog and mist rolling up from the surrounding forest like something out of a Stephen King movie. Halloween is in the air. For the last two years here on Sew4Home, we've gone all out with Halloween projects for you and your little goblins to make and enjoy (and as an excuse to buy numerous bags of mini candy bars to use in the photo shoots). This year, we focused our Halloween creativity on the recent Haunted Hostess Apron: It's A Graveyard Smash. But, while we're eating a few of those little Snickers bars (yeah.... we bought another bag anyway), we want to remind you about the Nine Terrifying Tutorials lurking in our pages.
2010 Haunted Halloween: Bat Mobile
Our very cute Halloween Mobile boasts five friendly bats with felt fangs and button eyes. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill, they are soft and chubby and ready to fly above your door to welcome trick-or-treaters.
2010 Haunted Halloween: Crazy Cape
Every Halloween witch needs a kookie cape. Ours is stylishly short and made of witchy wedges cut from Fat Quarters, lined with Green Slime satin, and tied 'round the neck with black velvet ribbons. You're on your own for a flying broom.
2010 Haunted Halloween: Dead Roses Witch Hat
With a scrunched top, wilting flowers and stowaway spider, this haunted Halloween hat is the perfect topper to a witchy wardrobe. The dead roses were made using our very popular Organza Flowers tutorial.
2010 Haunted Halloween: Jeweled Spider Mask
This spellbinding mask is what all the wickedly glamorous witches are wearing this season. It combines spider web construction on the front with a practical soft fleece backing.
2010 Haunted Halloween: Ruffled & Reflective Tote Bag
Why must Halloween totes only come in the shape of big plastic pumpkins? Raw-edged ruffles made from Jelly Roll strips decorate both sides of our beautiful bag along with a bright strip of reflective tape to catch the beam of a headlight or flashlight. Fully lined, it's just as pretty inside as out.
2010 Haunted Halloween: Wicked Apron
Need a little something fun to wear to go out trick-or-treating with the kids or to answer the door for the ghosts and ghouls? Our Wicked Apron is the perfect choice. It's fun to make from pre-cuts, and with the faux front lacing, you'll be the most stylish witch on the block.
2009 Halloween Charms: Spooky Banner
Make it a more Green Halloween by forgoing the paper and plastic decorations in favor of this cool fabric banner that can be used year after year. All three of our 2009 Halloween projects were made using a "charm pack," a bundle of 5" x 5" pre-cut squares from within one coordinating fabric collection. It's a great way to go when you have something that calls for patchworking. You save time with the pre-cut squares and the bundles are very inexpensive.
2009 Halloween Charms: Spooky Treat Bags
Our easy patchwork pattern is bright and fun. And, heavy-duty webbing handles mean your little goblins can fill up with lots of tasty treats. And, it's another Green Halloween alternative to all the traditional throw-away decorations.
2009 Halloween Charms: Spooky Table Runner
Roll out this fast and easy table runner and spread out all your goodies in style. The simple design is made up of a colorful grid of 40 squares. It's a little bit spooky and a little bit kooky. HA! Now you have the Addams Family TV theme stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
2011 It's A Graveyard Smash Hostess Apron
Don't miss this year's Halloween project: our haunted hostess apron. With a fluttering batwing organza overlay, velvet waistband and a poison rose accent, you too can be ghoulishly gorgeous while serving bubbling potions to your ghastly guests.