It's Fashion Week, and Witches Wear Daily has filled us in on the latest witchy trends devised to cast a spell on you and all who dare to cross your path. What's in for this season's All Hallow's Eve? Distressed and hand-patched capes with hidden inner sparkle to bewitch and beguile, dead black roses are everywhere and not just on hats this year. The little black spider never goes out of style, but this year's spiders are dressed to kill in black beads and glitter. And, which witch would be caught toes up without a lattice bodice apron to wear whilst stirring a bubbling cauldron or offering a shiny red apple? We swooned over the bootiful bag with reflective ribbon that gleams in the moonlight as you travel broomside in style. Sew4Home has just what you need to scare up your own bewitching wardrobe and accessories. Read on at your own risk...
Top Ten Tutorials for Halloween
This wicked apron is just too divine to only wear whilst stirring a bubbling cauldron. Hit the town. Carry a brightly burning candle to show off the be-ribboned lattice bodice and hand-embellished patch pockets.
Deliciously crumpled and very pointy, this towering hat features dead winter roses and a toxic bedazzled spider that paces the brim. The long flowing train of black netting leaves no question as to who's the fairest of them all.
Don't let that spider weaving its silken web around the eyes of your mask concern you. It's as enchanted by you as are all who glance your way. This mask features long velvet cord ties and a fleecy lining. Be the mysterious witchy woman no mere mortal can forget.
4. Crazy Cape
Cold autumn nights demand a cape: patches upon patchworked fabric (fat and quartered if you like), lined with a shocking sparkly green satin and secured about the neck with black-as-night velvet ribbon. Potent perfection.
Carry your shiny red apples (or whever else your dark heart desires) in this raw-edged ruffled tote with the silvery glimmer of reflective tape to announce your presence luminescently.
Collect your bounty with a bag made from 18 "charmed" squares and several other easily acquired ingredients. Whether you prefer the classic eye of newt and toe of frog or the equally delicious Twix bar, this bag will keep your Halloween treasures safe from potential candy-nappers.
7. Bat Mobile
What's the latest in Halloween home décor? Could anything be more elegant than five sharp-tooth bats hanging from mossy tree branches?! Made from 10-inch-square layer cake pre-cuts plus buttons, branches and a bit of polyfil to plump them up, these little bloodsuckers swing alarmingly from fishing line and are guaranteed to catch in the hair of the unsuspecting passerby. BOO!
A table runner that can actually run if the situation becomes too frightening. From a single bundle of charmed squares, this runner can be quickly conjured with the use of a sewing machine (a Janome, if possible, since they continue to enchant us with both their product and kind sponsorship) as well as a spool of your finest thread.
Sew "charmed" squares together, wave your magic wand and bibbidi-bobbidi-boo, you have a sweet banner. If you don't have a magic wand, scissors will do the trick (and it is a trick). Sew together and hang for all eyes to see.
You'll be as spellbinding as Morticia Addams when you serve cocktails (or any kind of tails you prefer) at the witching hour in this apron (featuring The Ghastlies from AH Fabrics). Take a twirl to show off the organza batwing overlay. You simply cannot be too theatrical in this apron.
Frightful Fabrics & More
We scanned our fave fabric shopping sites for the latest in frightening fabric and more. Don't be spooked by adding some fun faux fur or leather to your project and specialty Halloween ribbon makes quick work of bag handles as well as other embellishments.
Unearthed at The Fat Quarter Shop
- Ghosts and Ghouls Charcoal Bats by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics
Dark and urbane, cool and understated. Boys or girls, beauties or beasts; you cannot go wrong with this classic Halloween look.
- Legend of Webb Hill Multi on Gray Haunted Houses by Dana Brooks of My Lazy Daisy for Henry Glass Fabrics
These witches look like the witches I remember as a kid... not super scary, but they have edge. No Halloween is complete without a couple of witches conjuring up trouble.
- Eerie Halloween Lime Spiders and Candy by Timeless Treasures
Something for the little one who is not quite up to ghouls and goblins: friendly-looking spiders and candy corn in happy colors.
Dug up at Fabric.com
- Nevermore Collage Urban Grit from Michael Miller
Edgar Allen Poe couldn't have done better himself. Grim, dark and deadly.
- Fun Shag Faux Fur Ribbon Stripes Yellow/Black
If you're into bee costumes, look no further. I do think a KILLER bee costume would be pretty cool.
- Riley Blake Too Cute to Spook Crew Grey
If a realistic mummy makes your little one shriek, these monsters are a friendly option. Sometimes nothing prevents shrieking, so no guarantees.
Stumbled Over at Fashionable Fabrics
- Spooktacular Witches Brew by Blend Fabrics
Bottled Owl Hoots, Witches Brew and Graveyard Dust… gee, what's not to like about this print in all the right Halloween colors?
- Scary Lighting on Black by Michael Miller Fabrics
Look closely. These classic-appearing chandeliers are made from bats and skulls. How great is that!
- Goth Cupcakes on Black by Michael Miller Fabrics
Goth and Cupcake are two words I never thought I'd use in the same sentence, but it's a winning Halloween combo. Frosting and a safety pin. Yum.
The Mummy's Resource: The Ribbon Retreat
TRR Halloween includes five new Halloween arrivals. TRR has a large selection of spooky ribbons to make your Halloween sewing projects even more spooktacular. From candy corn to creepy critters, Frankenstein, skulls, bats, plus dots and stripes in orange and black. Check out their Halloween Page.