• Trick or Treat Bag that Glows

    Trick or Treat Bag to Sew

    Trick or Treat Bag with Glowy Ghost Learn how to sew a trick or treat bag that featured Sulky Glowy and CRY reflective thread for fun effects. Finished size: 10 ½”W x 13 ½”H TRICK OR TREAT BAG SUPPLIES Sulky Glowy Thread (white) Sulky CRY Thread Sulky Poly Deco Thread Organ size 90/14 Universal Needles (2) 12” x 15” rectangles each of batting & two quilting cotton fabrics (outer & lining) (1) 4” x 20” rectangle of coordinating or matching quilting cotton fabric (handle) Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web GHOST APPLIQUÉ On the paper side of the Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web, draw a ghost shape that roughly fits within…

  • Sew an Octopus Costume from Socks!

    Octopus Costume for All Ages Using Socks

    Octopus Costume Create a unique octopus costume using eight tube socks and a button jar. This octopus costume wrks for trick-or-treaters of all ages and any gender! OCTOPUS COSTUME SUPPLIES 8 tube socks (in the color of your choice) Various contrasting & coordinating buttons of different sizes (approximately 15-20 per sock) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread Fiberfill Clover® Wonder Clips (optional) Sweatshirt or tank top of choice (in a color to match socks) Skirt or pants of choice (ideally with an elastic waist) *The above list contains affiliate links. We may earn a commission if you choose to purchase something from these links. OCTOPUS TENTACLES To create the octopus costume,…

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  • Candy Covers Made in the Hoop

    Candy Covers, Gift Tags, Air Fresheners & More! Candy covers are a sweet way to package Halloween treats to give as gifts, party favors and display. Sue O’Very, of Sookie Sews, shares her Sugar Skulls ITH design with us and shows off the versatility of this design with tons of creative options! CANDY COVERS DESIGN DETAILS The Candy Covers started out as Air Freshener Covers! That’s right! Sue designed these air fresheners to fit traditional tree-shaped air fresheners that are typically sold at car washes and big-box stores. (In fact, she presented the project for our August Webcast – Register today if you missed it!) While developing the project, we…

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  • stitch a Snake Costume

    Snake Costume for Halloween (& more!)

    Sew a Snake Costume Create a spooky snake costume for Halloween so it looks like a snake is coiling around your body ready to eat! This clever costume is made of a pair of leggings (more affordable than purchasing this type of fabric yardage) and is constructed with a serger. If you don’t have a serger – don’t worry! Simply set your sewing machine for a stretch stitch, install a Jersey needle and stitch the same seams as shown below. SNAKE COSTUME SUPPLIES Snake-print poly-spandex leggings (such as these; adult size small or “one size”; with elastic casing, ideally) Sulky Poly Deco™ Thread (four spools if using a serger; one…

  • Halloween Cross-Stitch by machine

    Halloween Machine Cross-Stitch Flag to Make

    Halloween Machine Cross-Stitch for garden flags, signs, totes & more! Stitch a quick Halloween machine cross-stitch garden flag to hang near your front door. This design is available as a single download (with tons of size options) and as part of a collection of four. Designed by Urusula Michael, this cross-stitch is done entirely on the embroidery machine so you don’t have to count a thing! Grab a garden flag blank to make things even simpler, or stitch your own using fun Halloween-print fabrics. HALLOWEEN MACHINE CROSS-STITCH FLAG SUPPLIES Garden flag blank (or fabrics to make your own) Halloween machine cross-stitch design of your choice Sulky Tear-Easy™ or Fabri-Solvy™ Stabilizer…

  • Witch Wall Hanging In the Hoop

    Witch Wall Hanging Stitch a festive Halloween Witch Wall hanging or mug rug that’s reversible, to show whether the witch of the house is “In” or “Out.” The spider is stitched in heavyweight Sulky Filaine Thread, which when brushed takes on a faux-fur appearance. The following instructions are for a door hanger that includes a basic tie for hanging. To create a mug rug, simply omit the ties and construct in a similar fashion. NOTE: This ITH project is done in two hoopings, and at least a 6×10 (or 260mm x 200mm) hoop is required for the project. WITCH WALL HANGING SUPPLIES The Witch is In/Out ITH Machine Embroidery Collection…

  • Felt Bats Table Runner

    Felt Bats for Your Spooky Table Tons of flying 3D felt bats come together with Sulky Holoshimmer Thread to create a fun and whimsical table runner for Halloween decorating. The narrow table runner size allows for placing more fun spooky decorations around the table without interfering with place settings. Or place it on a mantel or buffet table to decorate for a fun party. Bat designed by Ameroonie Designs, amerooniedesigns.com. FINISHED SIZE: 9 1/4” x 42” FELT BAT TABLE RUNNER SUPPLIES Roll of Sulky Felty – Black 1/3 yard of 44”-wide quilting cotton fabric (backing) Sulky Holoshimmer Thread (appliqué; featured color: Gold) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (construction & topstitching;…

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  • ITH Sugar Skulls

    Sugar Skulls In the Hoop with Sookie Sews

    Sugar Skulls In the Hoop Air Fresheners Webcast Free Class with Sue O’Very of Sookie Sews JOIN US August 8, 2023 at 2PM ET FOR THIS FREE CLASS WITH SOOKIE SEWS! Join us with expert embroiderer, designer and educator Sue O’Very of Sookie Sews, and learn how to create festive Sugar Skull Air Freshener Covers in the hoop of your embroidery machine! These covers fit standard tree-shaped air fresheners and make them look MUCH cuter! Gift them to friends and family to celebrate Dia de los Muertos; stuff with a lollipop for a Halloween treat; add to a keyring for a delightful charm; add a loop for hanging as an ornament; and more! If…

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  • Halloween decor to make with patches

    Halloween Décor, Party Place Cards & More

    Halloween Décor Just Got Easier with festive labels made in the hoop! Halloween décor is super fun to sew. With these in-the-hoop labels, you can decorate existing canisters, vases and containers of all sizes for Halloween, and the easily remove them for next year when needed. Embroider a few for the bathroom, and place them onto various sized canisters filled with cotton swabs, toilet paper rolls and floss picks. Stitch some for the kitchen and set up a s’mores party with chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows placed artfully into spooky vases. Create your own food labels for a fun party that spooks the kiddos. The possibilities are endless! The designs,…

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  • stitch a quick superhero cape

    Quick Cape Costume for Halloween

    Quick Cape Costume your super simple solution to dressing up this Halloween (or every day you need some superhero energy)! CAPE COSTUME DETAILS This cape is sized for an adult, but easily adaptable for a kid’s costume. Draft a quick pattern, and then sew. Include a superhero-inspired motif, monogram or appliquéd letter to the cape back for fun personalization. No cutting machine is needed for this glittery motif, but if you have one – now’s your chance to use it! It’s easier to use the vinyl shimmer sheet than a fabric appliqué, especially if working with a fabric that can’t tolerate the heat needed for fusible web. Plus, the sticker…

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