DIY Halloween costumes: 12 ideas to make and sew

2018 Halloween costume ideas to make and sew

Planning a spot of trick or treating or wondering what to wear to an upcoming Halloween party?  Here are our favourite DIY costume ideas for children and grown ups for the spooky season…

How to make a monster halloween costume for kids (in just one evening)

How to make a monster costume

Patch up your little monster’s worn jeans with Jessica Entwistle’s tutorial for a quick-sew Halloween costume idea.

Errata: Halloween Set Bunting Issue 47

SS47 Halloween sewing projects

Whoops! In Simply Sewing magazine issue 47, there was an error in the Halloween Set bunting instructions on page 76.

Sew a Softie: How to sew a guitar plushie

How to sew a guitar softie web image

We’re joining in with Sew a Softie 2018 by sharing this free toy sewing project. Make playtimes rock with Kajsa Kinsella’s soft toy guitar decorated with scraps from your stash..

How to turn a t-shirt into a teddy

How to sew a teddy bear

Cuddle up with Jennie Jones’ simple T-shirt teddy, which can be sewn by hand or machine. It’s the perfect quick-sew project if you’re looking for something to make in just one evening.

Dazzling dragon: sew a DIY halloween costume

How to sew a dragon halloween costume

Fly off on a magical adventure with Kirsty Hartley’s glittery dragon mask and wings set. Read on for the full set of easy-to-follow instructions and templates to make this brilliantly bling costume that kids will love.

Shore Thing: how to sew sea life plushies

How to sew seashore plushies

This month sees this summer’s Sew a Softie sewalong. We couldn’t resist joining in the fun so we’re sharing Samantha Stas’ trio of plushie keyrings with you. Read on for our step-by-step instructions and sew your own set of under-the-sea softies… Find out more about Sew a Softie  How to sew robot softies How to sew a fabric alphabet “Sew… Continue reading

Sew your own pinwheels

How to make fabric pinwheels

These quick-to-sew DIY pinwheels are a fun toy for kids, and they’ll look great displayed in your home too. This project was designed by Sammy Claridge from Sew Crafty. It’s a taster of our fat quarter projects, which are perfect for beginners. To see more like this, check out our Fast Fat Quarter blog series of easy sewing… Continue reading

How to make your own photo booth props

Make your own Photo booth props

Here on the Simply Sewing team, we love a party photo booth! Even more so when it’s one we’ve made ourselves using a few basics from our sewing kit. The second in today’s free blog birthday party projects is this fun set of DIY photo booth props. Read on for Rebecca Reid’s free tutorial for how to… Continue reading

Sew a softie day: How to sew a robot toy

How to sew robot softies

Oh happy days. This weekend, Saturday July 16th will be Sew a softie day. The event is organised by author, designer and teacher Trixi Symonds, who blogs about craft and hand sewing projects at colouredbuttons.com. Bloggers around the world are joining in and posting softie tutorials to their sites in celebration of the humble softie, you can see… Continue reading