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 plenty of free sewing patterns to suit beginners as well as some paid patterns for 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.

Looking for more Halloween craft projects to make? Take a look at our Halloween crafts for kids, Halloween knitting patterns and DIY Halloween decorations for lots of eerie inspiration.

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – bat garland

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – owl embroidery kit

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – bats

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – witches' friends wreath

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – trick or treat bucket

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – sugar skull quilt

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – felt vampire and coffin

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – sugar skull embroidery kit

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.

Mini Halloween embroidery hoop

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – cat tail

Grim reapurr

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.

Halloween sewing pattern – grim reapurr

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!

Halloween sewing patterns – owl cross stitch pattern

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 sewing pattern – DIY monster patch

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – ghost quilt

Halloween toad

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – toad

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 sewing patterns – fabric pumpkins

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – sock cat

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – pumpkin head mug mats

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.

Halloween sewing pattern – witches' hat quilt

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – Batty felt pillow

Witch silhouette pillow

This wonderful witch silhouette pillow from will help you to get in the mood for Halloween! It's a free pattern and it's easy enough for beginners to sew.

Halloween sewing pattern – witch silhouette pillow

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 sewing pattern – bat toy

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – witch embroidery hoop

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – spooktacular stars quilt

Felt raven toy

If you're looking for an easy Halloween sewing project then your search is over: this little felt raven toy from inspired by Edgar Allan Poe is a speedy pattern to make. Perch your finished raven somewhere in your home!

Halloween sewing patterns – felt raven toy

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.

Halloween sewing patterns – countdown calendar

Boo banner

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.

Halloween sewing pattern – boo banner

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

Halloween sewing patterns – ghostie hoop art

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 sewing patterns – cross stitch hoops

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 uses basic sewing techniques, so it's a great Halloween sewing project to make with children.

Halloween sewing patterns – black cat softies

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 OrmeDigital Editor, Gathered

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 – and before that our sister website – 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,, and She enjoys designing her own unique lino prints and dreams of opening her own online shop. She shares her work @sarahormeprints

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