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Where to buy Halloween fabric: 18 spookiest fabrics for 2021

Dive into some spooky sewing with our round up of the best places to buy Halloween fabric by the yard, metre and fat quarter!

Bats and Jacks Halloween fabric

Whether you’re making your own Halloween outfits, decorations or even sewing a Halloween quilt (please say you are!), this round up of the very best Halloween fabric for 2021 is for you. Read on for some hauntingly good haberdashery… we’ve got black cats, ghosts and even glow in the dark fabrics to kick start your Halloween sewing. And yes, yes we did have a lot of fun trying out these fabrics for you.

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We’ve included a mix of styles and types of fabric in this guide to the best Halloween fabrics for 2021. You’ll find fat quarters, Halloween cotton fabric, Halloween fabric by the yard or metre and a mixture of styles, from classic prints to modern and fun designs. For more Halloween craft inspiration, head over to our round up of our favourite easy DIY Halloween costumes or get all the family involved with 57 Halloween crafts for kids.

Best Halloween fabric: fat quarters and bundles

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Halloween cotton fabric squares

This set of six 100% cotton squares is perfect for small sewing projects, face masks or making little Trick or Treat bags. Each one measures 50x50cm or 20in square. Four of the designs are classic Halloween motifs (spiders, ghosts, pumpkins) and two have an Autumn harvest and Thanksgiving feel for cosy makes. In my house we used our set to make some spooky cushion covers but they’ve also got me thinking about making a Halloween quilt as the pre-cut shapes would look great as part of a larger patchwork quilt top. They ship from the UK, so if you’re in the US you’ll need to order soon to get them in time – or read on for lots more options below to put the BOO into your fabric stash this Fall.

Best for: patchwork

Halloween cotton fabric bundles

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Cotton fabric Halloween fat quarters

This sweet bundle of five fat quarters is a quick injection of happy Halloween into your fabric stash. Each one measures 18 inches by 22 inches. The prints all coordinate so they’d be perfect for a cute patchwork cushion.

Halloween fabrics fat quarters

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Halloween fabric squares

We treated ourself to this 10 pack of Halloween cotton pre-cuts initially for the cats eyes print, but the haunted house and bat prints also captured our haunted hearts. There’s lots to love in this bundle of 20cm x 25cm Halloween prints. They would look great sewing into a patchwork quilt (or maybe even a patchwork cape to add to your Trick or Treating outfit), or shop the set to give your fabric stash an injection of fright night designs for small sewing projects like coin purses or homewares for all the family.

Best for: face masks and spooky accessories

Halloween cotton fabric squares

Best Halloween fabrics by the yard or metre

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Mystical Halloween Fabric – Paintbrush Studio Fabrics

We’ve chosen a range of different styles of spooky fabric designs in this round up, from the traditional to the subtle, but this beautiful Mystical Halloween collection is possibly the most stylish range of the lot. Designed by Caroline Alfreds, and available from ClothCult on Etsy, they capture the powerful draw of the magic in the air that we feel at Halloween, with cotton fabrics filled with motifs of mysticism and dark magic, including Tarot and Ouija boards. Use them to sew DIY homewares and quilts that you’ll treasure for years. They come cut by the yard – we dare you to resist buying the full set.

Best for: style

Mystical Halloween fabric

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Bats and Jacks Halloween fabric

Spoonflower have some seriously fun Halloween fabrics on offer and they offer the great option of picking your favourite print, then selecting the fabric type you want it in. Their Bats and Jacks range comes with . You can choose between linen, velvet, chiffon cotton lawn, cotton poplin, canvas, denim, fleece or jersey. It’s available by the metre or in fat quarters. I’m a big person fan – I used Spoonflower fabric when I made curtains for my bedroom recently. We’ve featured their Black on Cream with Orange Jacks here, but the range also comes in all sorts of traditional Halloween shades including Orange, Plum and Apple Green.

Best for: DIY Halloween homewares

Bats and Jacks Halloween fabric

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Moda Holiday Essentials Halloween

Stacey Iest Hsu’s spooky designs in coordinating prints for Moda are 100% Cotton Fabric and sold by the ½ metre. Choose between skulls, bats, ghosts and cobwebs or pick the set for a coordinating project like bunting or a quilt.

Best for: Halloween bunting

Moda Holiday Halloween fabric

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Orange witches hats fabric

One for all you traditional Halloween fans, this witches hat Halloween fabric is a blend of 80% polyester, 20% cotton. It’s lightweight fabric and offers the benefits of cotton along with the durability of polyester. It would make eye-catching Halloween outfits or a great spooky tablecloth.

Best for: Witch and wizard fans

Witches hats halloween fabric

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Ghost print Cotton Poplin

Boo! Could this be our favourite of the bunch in this article? Hard to say but equally hard not to love this ghosts and ghouls design. As well as the fun print, you’ll get a light to medium weight cotton fabric to sew – it’s soft and smooth to touch so would be ideal dressmaking. Use it to make your own Halloween outfits – tops, blouses or dresses would look especially striking in this we think.

Best for: dressmaking

Ghost print halloween fabric

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Boney Yard Halloween Cotton Fabric

We’ve included a lot of cute Halloween fabrics in this round up, but no spooky sewing stash would be complete without some skeleton prints. Sold by the half metre, we quite like the thought of making this into a Halloween backdrop for a disco or party.

Best for: Striking DIY decor 

Boney Yard Halloween Fabric

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Halloween ghost polycotton fabric

If you want a break from traditional Halloween colours, we love the mustard and lilac colourways of these ghostly polycottns from Pink Button Studio on Etsy. Available by the half metre, kids will love them and they’re a great choice if you have little ones who find the scarier side of Halloween all a bit much. It’s machine washable, non stretch, and easy care.

Best for: bright, less scary options

Ghost Halloween fabric

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Halloween Doodle Fabric

Could this be the cutest fabric in this round up? The doodled design look never goes out of style for us. This print includes all your Halloween favourites – skulls, bats, pumpkins, spider webs and ghosts. It’s available as fat quarters or by the metre in the full range of Spoonflower options – including linen, cotton, velvet and jersey. It’s even available in their sister collection of wallpapers… just sayin’ for any of you diehard Halloween fans out there!

Best for: fun factor

Halloween fabric by the metre spoonflower

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Dashwood Studio Black Cat Full Moon

We’re huge Dashwood Studio fans, so excited to discover this dark night kitty print in their collection. Available by the metre, we have a few Gathered team members who have their eye on this one. We think it would look awesome sewn into a simple blouse or skirt.

Best for: Cat lovers of course

Dashwood Studio Black Cat fabric

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Jack-o-‘lantern – halloween pumpkins watercolour on stripes

Little Arrow Design have combined pumpkins with polka dot effects and stripes for this fun watercolour-style fabric, available in the full range of Spoonflower fabric types from linen to cotton. We’ve never fallen out of love with stripes and can just see this made into Halloween bunting or a blanket to curl up under and watch scary movies.

Best for: cushions and curtains (why not?)

Pumpkins halloween fabric

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Lewis & Irene Glow in the dark pumpkins fabric

Lewis & Irene’s first Halloween collection, Castle Spooky, we are obsessed with the fact that this range glows in the dark. Filled with pumpkins, tendrils and stars, all in Lewis and Irene’s trademark classic modern style, it’s a beautiful fabric and kids will love that it lights up after dark too.

Best for: Glow in the dark 

Lewis & Irene Castle Spooky Halloween Fabric

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Black sequin voile fabric

Perfect for layering into tutus, overlays and fancy dress outfits, we’re including this ultimate sparkly voile in the mix of this Halloween fabrics round-up for all those of you are making your own homemade Halloween outfits this year! As well as perfect for dressing up, we also think it would be an instant winner for dressing up your home for a Halloween party too – layer it over table clothes or drape it across curtain rails for an instant spooky touch. to any room.

Best for: Making witches outfits

Sequin voile fabric

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Skulls polycotton fabric

This spooky Poly Cotton fabric is awash with 5 star reviews on Etsy – it’s perfect for Halloween table runners, costumes and DIY decor. Choose between black and white and buy it buy the half metre. It’s machine washable, non stretch and easy to look after.

Best for: Durability

Halloween skulls fabric

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Halloween Lollipops fabric

Candy and sweets are as much a part of Halloween as scary movies and pumpkins. This 100% cotton fabric is an unique twist on Halloween fabrics that will really stand out. Filled with monster vibes and lollipops, kids will love it – it would look cute sewn into a little dress or skirt.

Best for: kids will love it

Halloween fabric candie

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Lewis & Irene Cobwebs and cats

Another awesome glow in the dark offering from the Castle Spooky range, this one offers a bright addition to this round-up.  Combining cobwebs, black cats, bats, skulls and pumpkins, it’s pretty much got everything you need from a Halloween fabric.

Best for: Halloween cushion making!

Castle Spooky Halloween fabric

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Have we missed a Halloween fabric that you think we should include? Add your tips in the comments below. Once you’ve stocked up on fabrics, we’ve got some great projects for you to sew with them. Head over to our DIY Halloween banner, make your own DIY halloween decorations or check out our Halloween bunting. tutorial.