30 Halloween sewing patterns to make
In the mood for some spooky stitching? Explore our Halloween sewing patterns to find a creepy project to stitch!
It's our favourite time of year! There's nothing we love more than getting stuck into some spooky Halloween sewing patterns in the autumn while watching a movie (Hocus Pocus, anyone?). You could even team up with a friend for a cosy crafting session.
Whether you're stitching some fun Halloween sewing patterns for a Halloween party or simply making some decorations for your home this October, we've got something for everyone.
There are so many brilliant Halloween sewing projects out there to choose from, ranging from creepy bat garlands to spooktacular quilt designs and seasonal embroidery hoops. We've included patterns to suit sewers of all abilities from beginners to more experienced crafters. Some of them are suitable for older children to try with adult supervision – it would be a lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon and create memories together.
There's a mixture of free Halloween sewing patterns and patterns to buy, so you can find the perfect sinister sewing project to create.
Read on to discover our favourite Halloween sewing patterns to make this autumn…
30 Halloween sewing projects
Halloween bat garland
Decorate your home this October with this charming Halloween bat garland designed by Kirsty Hartley. It's simple to make and can be whipped up in an afternoon.
Owl embroidery kit
Bring some mystic style into your home this Halloween with this gorgeous owl embroidery kit designed by Jenny Blair. It contains everything you need to make your own Halloween embroidery hoop. Buy the owl embroidery kit from jennyblairkits on Etsy for £20.45.
Bat plush pattern
How cute are these bat plushie toys? These adorable bats will be a spooky addition to your home this Halloween and would make a fantastic gift for a child. Find out how to make this bat plush pattern created by Jo Carter.
The witches' friends Halloween wreath
We love this spectacular Halloween sewing project created by ThreadEdWorkshops on Etsy! It features black cats, toads, mushrooms and autumn foliage as part of a stunning Halloween wreath design. Buy the witches' friends wreath from Etsy for £9.99.
Trick or treat bucket
This fantastic felt trick or treat bucket designed by Kirsty Hartley is perfect for gathering up candy this Halloween! Give it to your child to carry when they go out trick or treating, or simply fill it with goodies to enjoy at home.
Sugar skull pixel quilt
Looking for a more subtle Halloween sewing pattern to make? Try this beautiful pastel sugar skull quilt pattern by Natalie Santini to bring some DIY spookiness into your bedroom.
Vampire in a coffin
This cute felt vampire design is more sweet than sinister. We love his little embroidered face and the fact that he comes with his own coffin. This would make a brilliant decoration for a Halloween party. Buy the vampire in his coffin pattern from FeltDollManiac on Etsy for £8.27.
Sugar skull embroidery kit
This sugar skull embroidery kit is charming and vibrant! This is a fun project to sew and makes a great alternative to more traditional Halloween sewing patterns. This fantastic kit contains everything you need to make this quirky embroidery hoop. Buy the sugar skull embroidery kit from pixelsandpurls on Etsy for £21.50.
Mini Halloween embroidery hoop
This mini embroidery hoop is a deliciously spooky Halloween sewing pattern to make! Stitch your own using Lisa Neal's mini Halloween embroidery hoop pattern and display it in your home throughout October.
Cat tail pattern
Making a cat costume for Halloween? Learn how to make a cat tail with this clever Halloween sewing project! If you're looking for more Halloween costume ideas, take a look at our easy DIY Halloween costumes for inspiration.
The grim reaper has never been cuter! Use this pattern to stitch your own cuddly Halloween decoration. Buy the grim reapurr pattern from nuvolinahandmade on Etsy for £4.84.
Owl cross stitch cushion
If you're a fan of cross stitch, why not have a go at making this sinister owl cross stitch pattern by Sharon Wasilieff? This would look great on a cushion!
DIY monster patch
When your child's jeans are getting worn at the knees, you can spruce them up with this DIY monster patch! This would make a great Halloween outfit too.
Halloween quilt patterns
If you're looking for some creepy quilts to sew, take a look at our pick of the best Halloween quilt patterns for inspiration. There are lots of spooky designs to make, including this sweet little ghost pattern.
This little Halloween toad designed by Paula McGee is a fun project for an intermediate or advanced sewer to try. It's embellished with beads for a stunning finish! Buy the Halloween toad pattern from paulasdollhouse on Etsy for £7.34.
DIY fabric pumpkins
We love these gorgeous squishy pumpkins! These fabric pumpkins can be displayed in your home throughout the autumn all the way up to Halloween – or even Thanksgiving. They're a great way to use up leftover fabric in your stash too.
Halloween sock cat
This quirky little Halloween sewing project from Hometalk is incredibly quick and easy to make. The Halloween sock cat is simple enough for children to have a go at making too.
Pumpkin heads mug mats
These pumpkin mug mats are both pretty and practical! Put them down wherever you want to enjoy a hot drink and a snack to protect your surfaces – or use them as a Halloween table decoration. Buy the pumpkin heads mug mats from quiltdoodledesigns on Etsy for £3.67.
Witches' hat quilt pattern
Keep cosy throughout October by snuggling up under this cool witches' hat quilt pattern designed by Melissa Mortensen. Buy the witches' hat quilt pattern from SimplyLoveFabrics on Etsy for £10.10.
Batty felt pillow
Give your home a spooky vibe this Halloween by making this wonderful batty felt pillow from Ameroonie Designs. This project takes a little patience to make, as you'll need to sew on all of the bats individually, but it's worth it.
Witch silhouette pillow
This wonderful witch silhouette pillow from polkadotchair.com will help you to get in the mood for Halloween! It's a free pattern and it's easy enough for beginners to sew.
Bat toy pattern
This adorable little bat designed by Tetiana Skalozub would make a brilliant decoration to display this Halloween. It's small enough to fit in your hand and would be a fantastic gift for a child. Buy the pattern from TSminibears on Etsy for £9.67.
Halloween witch embroidery hoop
This Halloween witch embroidery hoop is would make a fresh and contemporary Halloween decoration to sew. This kit comes with everything you'll need to sew this fabulous design. Buy the Halloween witch embroidery kit from HoopatelierStore on Etsy for £30.30.
Spooktacular stars mini quilt
This beautiful quilt is made using fabric in classic Halloween colours. It's so cosy that you'll want to use it throughout the winter! If you want to keep using it during the winter, you could choose more neutral fabrics instead. Buy the spooktacular stars mini quilt from QuiltSavvySabby on Etsy for £5.97.
Felt raven toy
If you're looking for an easy Halloween sewing project then your search is over: this little felt raven toy from lollyjane.com inspired by Edgar Allan Poe is a speedy pattern to make. Perch your finished raven somewhere in your home!
Halloween countdown calendar
If you're excited for Halloween, you can count down the days using this brilliant countdown calendar. Each numbered pocket contains a spooky toy for you to stitch – children will love this! Buy the Halloween countdown calendar from SugarHouseShop on Etsy for £18.37.
Make your home extra spooky this Halloween with this boo banner design from Swoodson Says. This is a quick and easy Halloween sewing pattern that can be whipped up in an afternoon.
Cute ghostie hoop art
This cute ghostie hoop art is simple to sew and looks fantastic. We love this trio of little ghosts with a smiling spider pal – and the orange pompom trim perfectly completes the look. Find the free ghostie hoop art on flamingotoes.com.
Halloween cross stitch kit
This Halloween cross stitch kit includes four creepy designs to sew. These adorable hoops would make a great gift for a friend or for a child – or you can use them as a decoration for a Halloween party. This kit includes four different designs to make. Buy the Halloween cross stitch kit from KnitKnotKrafts on Etsy for £22.50.
Halloween black cat softie
These little Halloween cats are so lovely that you won't want to put them away in November! This project from thecraftingnook.com uses basic sewing techniques, so it's a great Halloween sewing project to make with children.
New to sewing? We've got plenty of tutorials packed with sewing expertise to help you get started. Explore our best sewing machines for beginners guide, sewing kits for beginners guide, sewing for beginners guide and how to use a sewing machine guide.
Sarah Orme is a UK-based linocut printmaker, digital editor, feature writer and award-winning podcaster. She's been editing the sewing and art sections of Gathered.how – and before that our sister website calmmoment.com – for over 3 years. She’s the host of Gathered’s We’ve Made It podcast and A Calmer Life podcast. She’s a keen crafter and artist and loves creating DIY tutorials for Gathered. Sarah has previously written features for The Guardian, In The Moment Magazine, Project Calm Magazine, countryfile.com, radiotimes.com and yourhomestyle.uk. She enjoys designing her own unique lino prints and dreams of opening her own online shop. She shares her work @sarahormeprints