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

πŸŽ₯ 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

πŸŽ₯ 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.

πŸŽ₯ 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

πŸŽ₯ 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

πŸŽ₯ 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.

πŸ‘» 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 Sew Patchwork Fabric Pumpkins

How to Sew Patchwork Fabric Pumpkins

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zipper bag with wristlet in front of balloons - tutorial features Barbie fabric, licensed by Riley Blake Designs

Unleash the spirit of fall with a Fabric Pumpkin Sewing Pattern

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Pumpkins – they’re not just for Halloween! I love making fabric pumpkins because they are easy and you can make them to go with any style based on the fabrics you choose.

These pumpkins with ghosts in witch hats are obviously for Halloween but the terra cotta and mustard maple leaf block tonal fabrics make that pumpkin work all throughout the fall and into Thanksgiving. Pair it with Halloween pumpkins or create a beautiful centerpiece with fabric pumpkins, pinecones and more.

In this tutorial I’ll show you have to sew pumpkins so you can use more than one fabric. It takes a little longer but is worth the effort.

If you need fast no-sew pumpkins, see my toilet paper pumpkin tutorial.


DIY Fabric Pumpkin sewing supplies



  • Free Template or buy the pdf pattern with full directions – and SVG files if you like to cut fabric with Cricut – in my Etsy Shop
  • Fabric (see chart)
    This pattern can be made with fabric scraps or if you are using one print you can make it out of a fat quarter or 1/4 yard of fabric.
  • Felt for leaf (see chart)
  • Matching Thread
  • Poly-fil or Stuffing
  • Printer Paper

STEM options:

  • 2″ x 1 1/2″ felt or fabric
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Small dowel rod
  • stick from a tree


  • Hot Glue
  • 12″ thin craft or floral wire
  • 10″ twine or yarn
Pumpkin Sewing Pattern - cutting chart

00:00 Supplies
00:34 Cut Pumpkin pieces
01:37 Sew pumpkin pieces together
04:48 Stuff the pumpkin
05:49 Close top of the pumpkin
09:10 Add embroidery floss to accentuate sections
07:33 Stem options
10:39 Add felt leaf
12:05 Make the pumpkin vine
14:21 Ideas for use

Love this idea?

Leave a comment and let me know how you plan to use your fabric pumpkins. As general πŸ‚ fall decor, on a table centerpiece or for soft & spooky πŸ‘» Halloween decorations? Maybe you have another plan entirely!

If you use this tutorial & post on Instagram be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed) so I can see.

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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