6 Quick & Easy Things to Sew for Halloween | DIY Halloween

6 Quick & Easy Things to Sew for Halloween | DIY Halloween

It’s that time of year again – time to get ready for Halloween!

Looking for some ideas of things to sew for Halloween? Whether you are celebrating baby’s first Halloween, want to sew up some quick and easy home decor or let the dogs and cats in on the fun with Halloween bandanas – here are some fun ideas and free tutorials to get you started.

Most of these tutorials feature my October Ghost fabrics from Riley Blake Designs – in stores and online for Halloween 2023. The table runner also uses 3 of the 6 October fabric placemat panel images from the same “Monthly Placemat Panel” collection. (See the whole year’s worth of panels and prints.)

diy halloween table runner

🎥 Step-by-Step Video Tutorial: How to Sew a Halloween Table Runner

Learn to make a Halloween table runner from start to finish in this video tutorial. Step-by-step guide is perfect for beginners.

fabric pumpkins diy

🎥 How to Sew Patchwork Fabric Pumpkins

Learn how to sew fabric pumpkins with our easy-to-follow video tutorial. Discover the step-by-step process for creating adorable fabric pumpkins for your fall decor. From choosing the perfect fabric to stuffing and stitching, this tutorial covers it all. Start crafting your own fabric pumpkins today and add a touch of handmade charm to your home this season.

🎥 Sew for Halloween: Over the Collar Dog Bandana (the easy way!)

If you love sewing projects for dogs and want to keep them looking fashionable, you’ll love this easy over the collar dog bandana sewing tutorial. Includes video tutorial.

halloween bib on a happy baby

🎥 DIY Baby Shower Gift – How to Sew Baby Bibs in 4 sizes

Sewing for Baby: How to Sew Baby Bibs in 4 sizes. Includes free templates and a video tutorial, a great sewing project for baby shower gifts. (The post shows golf themed bibs but the same pattern was use for this Halloween bib.)

mummy baby bib sewing tutorial

Sew an adorable Mummy Baby Bib for Halloween in 20 minutes or less

Learn how to sew an adorable Mummy Baby Bib in 20 minutes or less! This cute bib is perfect for your little one’s first Halloween!

Halloween burp cloth and bib

🎥 How to Sew Burp Cloths from Diapers – Video Tutorial

If you’re looking for a unique and practical baby shower gift, consider sewing burp cloths from diapers! Video tutorial shows you the quickest way to make diapers go from boring the fun while staying practical for anyone with a baby. (The post shows golf themed burp cloths but you use the same technique to make them for Halloween too.)

Even though I live on the other side of the country from this sweet baby I’m excited to help contribute to his first Halloween! I may or may not be tapped to make him a costume – the parents still aren’t sure. But I promise if I do I’ll share what it is and how to make it!

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👻 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!

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Over the Collar Dog Bandana – The Easy Way to Sew

Over the Collar Dog Bandana – The Easy Way to Sew

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Dog bandanas for Halloween

Why you will fall in love with sewing an over the collar dog bandana

If you’re a proud dog owner, you know how important it is to pamper your furry friend with love and care. One way to show your affection and creativity is by sewing your own over the collar dog bandana. Over the collar bandanas are often easier than a bandana you tie around the dog’s neck because you don’t have to be as exact in the size and you don’t risk tying it too tightly. (If you prefer the kind that ties, I have a tutorial for that too.)


— Why sew your own dog bandana —

Let’s look a few of the advantages of sewing over the collar dog bandanas and why more and more pet parents are opting to create these stylish accessories themselves.

Personalization: Adding a Touch of Flair

When you sew your own dog bandanas, you have the freedom to add a personal touch that perfectly matches your dog’s unique character.

Whether you choose fun patterns, stylish designs, add embellishments or even embroider their name on the fabric, you can create a one-of-a-kind accessory that will make your furry friend stand out in the dog park.

Cost-Effective: Budget-Friendly Fun

Sewing your own dog bandanas can be a cost-effective alternative to buying them from pet stores. With just a few materials, you can create multiple bandanas for the price of one store-bought option. Plus, it’s an enjoyable and rewarding hobby that allows you to bond with your pet while being gentle on your wallet.

Use your Fabric Scraps

If you are like most sewists and quilters you probably have a stash of scrap fabric just waiting for a project. Well this might be just what you’ve been looking for!

A 10″ square of fabric makes a great size for a medium to large size dog and has a 1.5″ opening for the collar. The final size is 10″ on the colar and hangs down 6.5″ from the top, long side.

A 12″ square of fabric makes a great size for a medium to large size dog and has a 2″ opening for the collar. The final size is 12″ on the colar and hangs down 8″ from the top, long side.

Great for Gifts, Fundraisers or Things to Sew and Sell

If you are looking for easy things to make that dog (or cat!) owners will love, you can’t go wrong with a bandana. Make seasonal bandanas, holiday dog bandanas or just choose a fabric that fits the pup’s personality.

If you are a crafter with a Cricut or other cutting machine, I have lots of dog bandana sayings you can add with heat transfer vinyl. See all the options in my Etsy Shop.

Crib Sheet sewing supplies


Fabric shown in this tutorial are my October Ghosts prints from Riley Blake Designs.

Over the Collar Dog Bandana Size Chart

00:00 introduction
00:15 Make Collar Channel
01:00 Sew bandana together
01:16 How to use a Magnetic Seam Guide Ruler
01:34 Sew Dog Collar Channel

Love this idea?

Leave a comment and let me know who you will be making dog bandanas for and if you post on Instagram be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed) if you use this tutorial so I can see what fabric you used.

Follow my YouTube channel for new projects every week.

🧵 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!



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Sewing for Dogs & Dog Craft Project Round Up

Sewing for Dogs & Dog Craft Project Round Up

Sewing for Dogs & Dog Craft Project Round Up

Most dogs are more a member of the family than a pet – and that’s why we love to sew for them, buy them Christmas gifts and spoil them in every way.

Here I’ve gathered lots of inspiration for dog themed sewing and crafting projects.

From dog leash diy to making your own dog collar, dog svg files for shirts, dog bandanas – even dog poop bag svg designs and more.

Click the links below to see the free tutorial on my blog or to go to my Etsy or DesignBundles* shop to the digital downloads.

*The DesignBundles link is an affiliate link meaning I’ll earn a commission for the referral but the price is the same for you.

These are just a few of the dog SVG files I have available online. There are over 75 dog themed digital craft bundles including dog breed designs, themed dog bandana sayings in SVG to use with Cricut or Silhouette and more.

Happy creating and may you and your dog(s) have many wonderful days ahead!

🐶 Tara Reed


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