Halloween is on Monday! If (like some of us) you're a little behind on making costumes for you or your family, don't worry; I've scoured the web and here I present a handful of simple project tutorials that you can easily complete over the weekend!
For Little Girls: Elphoba Witch Hat
From Momtastic comes this tutorial for how to make a delightful little girl's witch hat that has some lovely floret details on it to set it apart from all those store-bought witch hats.
Head over to Momtastic and read the whole tutorial here.
For Little Boys: Easy Halloween Cape Tutorial
This cape tutorial from Plaid Apple is very easy; you can probably complete a cape in just a few minutes. It can also be modified to be either a superhero cape or a vampire cape with a collar.
Check out this tutorial over at the Plaid Apple website.
Grown-Up Witch Tutu Skirt Tutorial
From the How I Keep Sane Blog is this nifty tutorial on how to make a custom tulle tutu. You can use dark colors for a witch costume or bright colors for a fairy costume, or any color combination you can imagine! Pair with some decorative tights to complete the look.
You can also easily scale this down to make it for a little girl (try pairing it with the witch hat tutorial for a complete costume). Find the whole tutorial over at the How I Keep Sane Blog.
Grown-Up Beekeeper Costume
From the inimitable Martha Stewart comes this is a great costume for dad. Just use some painter's coveralls and work gloves you can get at a hardware store (see, he gets to go shopping at a hardware store for Halloween—he'll love it) and a few other easy accessories, and you've got a simple and comfortable costume!
Head over to Martha Stewart's website for the full tutorial.
Easy Doggie Costumes
Don't forget your four-legged friends this Halloween! Lark Crafts has a handful of easy dog costume tutorials, all based on doggie t-shirts.
You can download the whole tutorial here!
Home Decor: Bat Mobile
Don't forget to dress up your home for Halloween, too. The Sew4Home website has this super-easy tutorial that will have bats hanging from your home in no time!
Read the full tutorial over at the Sew4Home website.
Just for Fun: Mustache on a Stick!
I just couldn't resist this one: Martha Stewart shows you how to create a Mustache on a Stick!
Here's the full tutorial on Martha Stewart's website.
Pacific Fabrics Round-Up
In case you missed Pacific Fabrics' email newsletter (or if you don't subscribe to it yet), here is a round-up of downloadable projects that they have:
Spooky Felt Silverware Holders - Download PDF
Tricks, Tips & Treats for Halloween - Download PDF
Rustic Pumpkin Table Runner - Download PDF
Spider Pop Party Favors - Download PDF
Happy Scarecrow Pencil Topper - Download PDF
And there you have it. Hope everyone has a happy (and safe) Halloween! If you're sewing anything this year, please feel free to tell us about it in the comments, or even email us a photo or two that you'd like us to share with everyone, or post them directly on our Facebook page!