A handmade Halloween wouldn’t be complete without the appearance of pumpkins! Decorate your stoop with festive fabric pumpkins made in Cypress Cotton Canvas or Eco Canvas. Make and stack a few in multiple sizes and designs for added effect. The best thing about this DIY project? Unlike real pumpkins, once the trick-or-treaters are gone, you can store these pumpkins in the attic for next year!
This Halloween, treat yourself to an easy DIY that can be completed in under 30 minutes, which means more time for working on handmade costumes for the little ones. With a little help from the Fill-a-Yard™ 9″ Square Cheater Quilt in Fleece, this DIY bunting requires very basic sewing but is still full of festive, Halloween flare. Download your free template and get started today!
For your unicorn lover this Halloween, we’ve found the perfect cut-and-sew project in Kona® Cotton from Rebecca Propes of Make & Do Studio. Featuring an oversized hanging rainbow and a plushie friend to match, you’ll feel like you’ve found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when you’ve finished this DIY Halloween costume! Warning: She won’t want to put away this look after Halloween.
Is your little one a Picasso in the making? Celebrate their love for art this Halloween with a DIY project that requires just one yard of fabric! The only scary thing about this costume is how little space you’ll have left on your phone when you’re done capturing your budding artist in this soft Minky look. Follow along as Samarra Khaja, aka sammyk in the Marketplace, shows you how to recreate this one-yard wonder.
There’s nothing fishy about making your kid’s Halloween costume, especially when it incorporates all of your favorite DIY elements like hot glue, felt, foam and of course, custom fabric! Sara Walk of Tell Love and Party is swimming over to the blog to share a costume that will shine amongst a sea of classroom costumes. Taking center stage for this friendly fish is our go-to fabric for costumes, Satin. Level-up your handmade Halloween game with Sara’s step-by-step tutorial and get a head start with our free PDF fish costume pattern.
Known for a bright and bold design aesthetic in her Spoonflower shop and on her blog, Kara Whitten knows how to make a statement with her wildly creative DIY projects. This Halloween, Kara did not shy away from color when she dreamt up a perfectly sweet no-sew costume. Using just one yard of Linen Cotton Canvas, Kara shows how to transform a popular childhood treat, the unicorn horn lollipop, into a costume that’s sure to be the sweetest on the block.
Outfitted in sweet, matching colors, your trick-or-treaters will have all the grandparents under their charm in cut-and-sew Matryoshka Doll costumes designed by Anda Corrie. You may recognize Anda’s distinct style from other DIY tutorials on the blog or her Spoonflower shop, and her riff on a classic collectible in Basic Cotton Ultra makes an adorable combo for siblings. See Anda’s complete tutorial below to get started!
School might be out for the summer, but for Ashley Bible, the English literature teacher behind the blog Building Book Love, you can still find her in the classroom. Swapping out her grade book for gift wrap, Ashley transformed her classroom with a DIY project you’ll want to… check out. “I’m a strong believer that your environment, whether that be your home or your classroom, can influence your daily energy, imagination, and joy.”
Ashley: During the school year my students and I spend almost as many waking hours in our classroom as we do in our homes. Because of this, I set out to create an imaginative, inspiring, and welcoming space in which to spend our days learning. Since I’m a high school English teacher, I wanted my classroom design to reflect and encourage a love of reading and writing. As I was brainstorming what this design might look like, I came across this stunning book pattern by Magenta Rose Designs on Spoonflower.
Are you ready to make a bold and bright statement in your living room, bedroom or even at your office desk? With Marliese Richmond’s step-by-step tutorial, you’ll see just how easy it is to make an Organic Cotton Sateen lampshade with the help of a friend and a fool-proof lampshade kit. After creating your shade, we hope you’ll have the same reaction as Marliese’s friend Andrea, “Straightforward with a brilliant result – and the bespoke fabrics are beautiful!”
They’re cute, they’re easy, they’re inexpensive: what’s not to love about handmade baby hats? You can make at least two hats from one fat quarter of our knit fabrics, so you can have some on hand for friends or family. Download the free hat pattern and follow the step-by-step tutorial below or jump to the video tutorial to get started.