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Evenings are getting cooler, leaves are beginning to change color…; if you’;re planning to make Halloween decorations or costumes, it’;s time to get started! Here’;s a note from WeAllSew reader Karen Ann Bett...


Evenings are getting cooler, leaves are beginning to change color…; if you’;re planning to make Halloween decorations or costumes, it’;s time to get started! Here’;s a note from WeAllSew reader Karen Ann Betts about sewing a special Halloween outfit. Adorable! Jo

Our grown-up daughter just added Emily to her American Girl doll collection (Molly and Emily will be retired this year). Since Halloween is coming soon, she asked if I could sew a Halloween costume for Emilyaccent pillow case baby canvas baby decoration, as?she would like to display Emily as one of her Halloween decorations on her desk at work. I looked though my fabric stash and found a tiny remnant that I pieced together for the skirt. I was lucky to have some coordinating fabric with corn candy on it for the blouse and the hat. I used my original?American Girl?“;Josefina”; sewing patterns (no longer available) for the skirt and the camisa. YouCanMakeThis.com had a free pattern for the witch’;s hat. This was the first time I ever used the SnapSource snaps and setter. I really like using these snaps instead of Velcro?.

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This was such a fun project and my BERNINA 830 sewed like a dream. I love the dual feed option!! It’;s also a plus when I can use what I already have to create something lovely!!

Update: Karen made a mask, too!

I was looking for a mask for the AG Halloween outfit and I found a link on the American Girl site. When you solve the puzzle, you get a link to print a mask to cut out. So, I did it and printed the mask—but it’;s a little girl’;s size, not a doll size. So, I reduced it by 50% on our scanner and it’;s perfect. I just bought some Phoomph double-sided bonding fabric—not knowing what to use it for—and I thought it?would be perfect for a mask.?I thought about using a clear stick that holds a card for a floral bouquet to hold the mask, but I ended up using ribbon ties. Then I added hot fix crystals to give it some bling!

For more Halloween costume patterns?(AG,?BFC Ink, Ellowyne, and more) , visit Pixie Faire by Liberty Jane –; Jo

My favorite part of making the Stitch ‘n’ Bloom Welcome Spring Banner was embellishing it with decorative threads. Couching fancy fibers over the borders of the banner add movement, texture and interest!

Today I’m excited to share with you a “revamp” of one of our most popular sewing tutorials. This Big Bow Clutch tutorial was created several years ago, and I’m happy to say that I’ve made quite a few of them over the years to give as handmade gifts.? Keep reading to find out how to make this DIY Clutch! If you like this project then you may also like this Fat Quarter Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial.?

Fall is a time where colors are changing and leaves are falling. While your transitioning your gardens, it’s also a great time to prep for a beautiful, blooming Spring!

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