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!

Love these ideas?

Follow my YouTube channel for new sewing projects, tips and tutorials 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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How to make a Toilet Paper Pumpkin

How to make a Toilet Paper Pumpkin

How to make a Toilet Paper Pumpkin

Making fabric pumpkins for your fall decor, Thanksgiving table and more is so easy you don’t even have to sew!  Using a roll of toilet paper for the pumpkin form you can whip these up in minutes.

I used my Fall Barn Quilts fabric in this tutorial. The tonal maple leaf quilt blocks come in 5 colors and are perfect to create a grouping of pumpkins.

Toilet Paper Pumpkin supplies


  • Roll of Toilet Paper
  • Fat Quarter of fabric (18” x 22”)
  • Stick or Cinnamon stick for the pumpkin stem
  • 10” of ribbon or twine
  • Scissors 


Place your fabric face down on your work surface and put the roll of toilet paper in the center. (fig. 1)

Unravel some of the toilet paper and make it bunch around the roll to help add shape for the pumpkin. (fig. 2)

toilet paper pumpkins directions

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toilet paper pumpkins directions

(figure 2)

Fold the fabric up and tuck it into the center of the toilet paper roll. (fig. 3)

Continue until all of the raw edges are tucked in. (fig. 4)

Adjust the fabric as you go so it creates a rounded pumpkin shape. 

toilet paper tube pumpkins

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fabric pumpkin tutorial

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Tie your ribbon or twine around your stick or cinnamon stick. I used a 10” piece of ribbon and cut it to the size I wanted it to be once it was on the pumpkin. 

Put the stick in the center where you tucked all the fabric into the toilet paper roll. (fig. 5)

That’s it – you’re done! (fig. 6)

toilet paper tube pumpkins

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toilet paper pumpkin

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If you make these and post photos to social media be sure to tag me so I can see what fabrics you chose.

🍁 Tara Reed


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Free Fall Barn Quilts Pattern

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