Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns!

Halloween is almost here.  It is time for one last minute fun craft/sewing project that we can use through Thanksgiving.   I love seasonal kitchen linens.  I change out all my kitchen towels seasonally,  so I’ve pulled out my pumpkins and witches and ghosts.  I have a couple of table runners with fall colored leaves, which are fun, but I wanted a change.  Jack-o-lanterns are fun!  And the way I look at it, pumpkins are still good until Thanksgiving, right?  I drew up two styles and then went into my stash cupboard.jack-o-lantern prepI cut separate pieces for eyes, nose and mouth.  Then just mixed and matched.  Don’t forget the stems!jack-o-lantern cutWhen I piece fabrics like this I use Wonder Under, which is great for fusing light weight fabrics.  These are all cottons so this method works well.  jack-o-later wonder underjack o lantern piecedThe nice part about this is that you can be as creative as you like with Jack!  After I have all the pieces fused,  I just appliquéd around the edges. jack o lantern appliquedI used a couple of different stitches, again do whatever you like. No rules!  I love that part.  This guy even got some little pupils in his eyes and crazy teeth!  I will attach my jack o lanterns to a solid green piece that will become my table runner.jack o lantern table runnerOne on each end.  This will allow me to use it with a plain reversible side.  If you like my Jack-o-lanterns you can print them out HERE.  They are just rough sketches but they will give you a base to start from.  If you don’t want to use them on a runner,  you can print them and let your little one color!  Or print two, one to sew and one to color.  Do you have a favorite Halloween project?

Happy Sewing, Donna

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  • Amy mayen October 26, 2014, 4:38 pm

    I love pumpkins and scarecrows- they are “my thing”! Very cute, thanks for the template too!
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  • Tamara@Etcetorize October 27, 2014, 11:02 am

    Very cute! The fabrics you chose are perfect. I love how it looks like candy behind his eyes and mouth 🙂 If you’re looking for another place to share your projects, I would love to have you stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party. It’s open now.
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