Sneaking in one more Halloween themed make….a crochet Halloween table mat.
I’ve been wanting a mat to go on my table with a bowl of Halloween sweets this year and haven’t seen anything I’ve really liked and after making my Halloween wall hanging I realised it would also be a perfect idea for making a table mat too!
I decided to do the same layout as my Halloween wall hanging as I liked how all the pieces looked together.
I think this might be the last Halloween make for this year now as it’s getting a bit too close to get anything else finished in time. Also the number of projects I already have on at the moment I couldn’t really add any more!
Pattern for this cushion is now available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
These tote bags are perfect for gifting in this Halloween.
Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.
Paper to make letter templates (10×30 cm)
2 pieces orange fabric – 30 x 40 cm
2 pieces spider netting – 30 x 40 cm
2 pieces orange fabric – 8 x 60 cm
2 pieces spider netting – 8 x 60 cm
1- Hemming the front and back piece –
Place a piece of netting (30×40 cm) right side down, then a piece of orange fabric (30×40 cm) right side down on top. Fold the top edge (the shortest edge) over by 1 cm twice to create a hem. Sew along this edge. Repeat for the other netting and orange piece.
3- Make the handles –
Place a piece of the orange fabric (8×60 cm) right side up, then a piece of netting (8×60 cm) right side up, followed by another piece of netting right side down, and finally a piece of orange right side down. Fold in half to make a long skinny handle, pin and sew down the side, along the bottom, up the other side leaving the top edge unsewn. Turn the right way out and tuck in the raw edges by 1 cm and sew song to seal. Repeat for other handle.
4- Sewing the handles on to the bag – with the handle 7 cm from each edge, machine along the same line as the hem stitch, then you won’t see the line of stitching.
2 pieces monster fabric – 30 x 40 cm
2 pieces monster fabric – 6 x 50 cm
Orange fabric 10×30 cm
1- make the letter templates – Draw letters on paper, cut out and use them to cut out the fabric
2- Sewing on the letters – Place the fabric letters onto the front bag piece where you want them. Pin and sew in place with either blanket stitch or a zigzag stitch.
3- hemming the front and back piece – Take the front piece. Fold the top edge over by 1 cm twice to make a hem and machine along. Repeat for back.
4- Sewing the bag together -Place front and back right sides together and sew down the side, along bottom, up other side
5- making the handles – Take a piece of handle fabric. Fold in half to make a long skinny handle with right sides together, pin and sew down the side along bottom and up the other side. Turn out the right way. Fold in the open end by 1 cm and sew to seal.
6- Sewing the handles to the bag – Take the handles and sew in place on the front and back of the bag, with each handle end 7cm from the edge. Machine along the same line of stitching as the hem.
Pumpkins are a must have at Halloween and I don’t think you could ever have too many of these cute little fabric ones…
Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.
Orange fabric 50×50 cm (18 cm diameter circle, 28 cm diameter)
Black net fabric 20×20 cm (18cm diameter)
Buttons – black and green, 5 in varying sizes to make a pumpkin stalk and one small button for the base of the pumpkin.
1- Cutting out the pumpkin
Cut out a circle in Orange for your pumpkin. This can be any size you choose, I opted for two sizes: 28 cm diameter and 18 cm in diameter.
2- Adding detail to the pumpkin
Now to add the net detail (I only added net detail to the larger pumpkin). Cut out a circle of netting fabric 18cm in diameter. Place the net piece onto the pumpkin with half on the pumpkin and half off, pin in place and cut. Take the cut off piece and place it on another part of the pumpkin and cut off the excess and sew around the edge of the net to secure.
3- Sewing the pumpkin
Do a tacking stitch the whole way around 1 cm from the outside edge using 2 strands of sewing thread. Tie a knot in the end to start to hold the thread in place but do not fasten off at the end. Put stuffing into the pumpkin and pull the thread from the tacking stitch tight to close. Add more stuffing as it tightens when required. Complete a few stitches to secure the thread.
4- Sewing pumpkin edges
Take three strands of black sewing thread and cast on at the top of the pumpkin, then sew into the pumpkin in the middle of the base pulling the needle back up through the middle to the top of the pumpkin, pull the thread so it tightens slightly and make a small stitch to secure. Repeat 4 more times.
5- Now stack your 5 buttons from smallest to largest sewing each one as you go to secure. Now sew the stack to the top of the pumpkin to cover the hole in the top. Sew the final button in place at the bottom middle of the pumpkin.