Haunted House Applique

It's almost time for that big candy haul called Halloween. You know what I mean, the day the kiddos get dressed up into something magical and go racing door to door to see what sweet treats they can score.  The challenge is what do you put this amazing booty in? Well, if you were like me as a kid, you carried around a standard issue pillowcase and clearly, that will just not do these days. I can … [Read more...]

Halloween Tote Bag Pattern| Bag O Bones

Halloween is right around the corner and it's a big day in my world. The girls just love dressing up and knocking on doors but safety is always my number one concern. Let's face it, the best time to go trick or treating in their eyes is at night.  Factor in the excitement level and darting across the street to see a friend and you can understand my concerns. (Sorry, it's just the mom in me!) So … [Read more...]

Wonder Woman Costume How To

Lady A and her friends plan on trick or treating this year as super heroes.  They have each picked out someone fun to portray and purchased or made costumes.  When we went to the local party store to check out the costumes, the Wonder Woman Costume was going to ring up to the tune of $50 buckaroos.  It was totally cheesy and way to sexy for my 13-year-old.  It was time to put my sewing skills to … [Read more...]

Witches Brew Pillow: Blend Fabrics

Halloween is right around the corner and when I "Spied" the new Spooktacular fabric line Blend, I knew right away that I had to create something fun! Witches Brew Pillow   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: 3 fat quarters of fabric to cover pillow coordinating colored felt double-sided fusible pillow insert coordinating … [Read more...]

Steampunk Fashion & Fabric Challenges

Steampunk Fashion   Some fabrics are just challenging!  A few weeks ago on Facebook, I shared a photo and gave you a tip on what to do when pins are just NOT an option. Since it seems that on The Sewing Loft I tend to publish short and kid friendly projects, I thought it would be fun to share something I created on my personal time.  Now, to be fair, I really only drafted the pattern … [Read more...]

Trick or Treat Holders

I wanted to do something fun for my daughters class this year.  So, my wheels were spinning.  Then I thought - how about a few sucker holders! This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: felt ribbon trim snaps (or markers, paint) Tulip Spray Glitter Tulip Glitter Aleene's Fabric Fusion Glue stuffing *I used Pellon Perfect Loft Click Halloween … [Read more...]

{How To} Fall Fun Toss Game DIY

Fall Toss Game The leaves are starting to turn and it is time to pick apples, carve pumpkins and have fun in the corn maze with friends! Sounds like the perfect combination for a fall party! Which means, activities. This super simple toss game is perfect for Halloween parties, fall festivities and even class room fun! This project is for sewers with basic skills. Skill Level- 1 1/2 … [Read more...]

{How To} Halloween Wreath

The cooling night air is starting to settle in which means the leaves will soon turn and the fall season will be here soon! To prep for the change of seasons and Halloween I thought it was time to add a Halloween Wreath to the door.  This super simple craft will transform your front door in no time flat!  You just need to pick- will you make it spooky or sweet? This project is for sewers or … [Read more...]