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2014

Halloween
Project Book

In this issue:
Candy Monster Plushy
Franken-Tee
Dots & Triangles Quilt

Framed Spooks
Halloween Boo Banner
... and more

VOLUME 4
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Sew Spooky, Sew Cute, Sew Yours


Its that spooktacular time of year again, and you know what that means. Baby Lock is back
with eight projects exclusively for our e-news subscribers! We appreciate your support,
and this free project e-book is our way of saying thank you from one group of sewers to
another. Whether you love to dress up your home with Halloween dcor or make something
fun for the kids this time of year, this e-book has simple projects for you to finish just in time
for Halloween.
The Baby Lock & Designers Gallery Team

Inside this issue

Candy Monster
Plushy

Franken-Tee
Page 4

Dots & Triangles


Quilt

Page 2

Page 6

Framed
Spooks

Halloween
Boo Banner
Page 10

Page 8

Happy Witch
Costume

Vampire
Cape

Gatsby
Girl

Page 14

Page 15

Page 16

HALLOWEEN PROJECT BOOK VOLUME 4


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Candy Monster Plushy

By Kelly Laws

Baby Lock Marketing Project Manager

Skill Level: Beginner

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HALLOWEEN PROJECT BOOK VOLUME 4

Candy Monster
Plushy

3. With the machine threaded and a


straight stitch selected, sew along
the drawn lines leaving the top of
the leg open.
4. Repeat for the second leg.
5. Cut around the outside of the
stitching lines to cut the legs from
the fabric.
6. Clip the curve around the foot to,
but not through, the stitching.
7. Turn the legs right side out and
stuff.

This stuffed monster makes a great


gift for kids. Its cute and the perfect
snuggly companion, plus it has a
secret pocket for hiding extra candy.

9. From the craft fur, cut two 12


squares.
10. Cut a rectangle 8 x 10 from the
candy print fabric.

Baby Lock Sewing Machine


yard craft fur
1 fat quarter (green dots fabric
for legs)
7 metal teeth zipper
1 fat quarter (candy print for
mouth)
White felt remnants for eyes
Orange fabric remnants for horns
3 large buttons (two eyes, one
nose)
Polyfill Stuffing
Madeira Aerofil all-purpose thread
to match fabrics
Marking pen or chalk
Hand sewing needle
Template on pg. 17

11. Place the candy print fabric right


side down on top of one side of
the craft fur, centered over the
desired mouth location. Make
sure the direction of the fur (fabric
nap) is going downwards as if you
combed the hair down.
12. Stitch a rectangle 6 x (long
buttonhole) for the mouth
placement.
13. Clip the inside of the buttonhole
mouth and turn the fabric through
the opening.

17. To attach the horns, baste them


to the center top of the fur square
that has the zipper.
18. Baste the feet to the lower side of
the same square, centered.
19. Place the remaining fur square
right sides together with the front
square.
Make sure the direction of the fur
(fabric nap) on both sides
matches and is going downwards
as if you combed the hair down
towards the feet.
20. Sew around the edges catching
the raw edges of the horns and
legs in the seam allowance, but
remembering to leave a small 4
opening for turning and stuffing.
21. Turn through the opening.
22. Use a straight pin to comb the
loose ends of the fake fur out of
the seam, fluffing the seam
allowance.

INSTRUCTIONS
2. Trace the leg template onto the
fabric.

15. Once the mouth pocket is created,


topstitch the zipper over the
opening from the right side,
making sure not to catch the
pocket in the stitching.

8. Repeat this same process to


create the two horns from the
orange fabric. Make sure to leave
the lower edge of the horns open
for turning.

M AT E R I A L S

1. Fold the fat quarter fabric green


dots for the legs right sides
together lengthwise.

rectangle edges do not exactly


align, simply take a larger
seam allowance (shortening the
pocket) so you catch all the
edges. Zigzag the seam
allowance.

14. Align the edges of the rectangle


pocket fabric right sides facing
together on the wrong side of the
craft fur and stitch the edges
closed to form a pocket. If the

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23. Stuff the monster and machine


topstitch or hand-stitch the
opening closed.
24. Hand stitch the felt and button
eyes, then sew on the nose.

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Franken-Tee

By Kelly Laws

Baby Lock Marketing Project Manager

Skill Level: Beginner

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HALLOWEEN PROJECT BOOK VOLUME 4

Franken-Tee

Double pockets:
2. If the t-shirts already have
pockets, cut the pocket from one
t-shirt and add it to the other shirt
for a double pocket.
3. If your shirt does not have
pockets, use the tissue paper and
pencil to create a small patch
pocket.
4. Cut two to four patch pocket
shapes. Two pieces will make
one pocket.

Transform simple t-shirts into


something adorable to wear while
handing out candy on Halloween night.
It can all be made with your serger!

M AT E R I A L S
Baby Lock Diana, Evolution or
Ovation Serger machine
4 cones Madeira Aerolock serger
thread
Two coordinating color T-shirts
Tissue paper
Buttons, trims, hotfix wand and
studs (optional)

5. Place two pocket shapes right


sides together and serge the
sides and lower edge of the
pocket together.
6. Turn the pocket through the top
edge. Repeat for additional
pockets.

Neckline Embellishment:
11. Thread the serger for a chain
stitch.
12. Cut 20+ small rectangles
approximately 2 x 3. (Cut more
pieces if you want to increase
fullness or to continue the trim
around the entire neckline).
13. Fold the rectangles in half twice,
haphazardly, so the edges are
not exactly lined up.
14. Chain stitch across the points of
the squares (evenly spaced) to
connect them into a long trim.
15. Fold the trim in half to double up
the fullness of the folded pieces.

7. Thread the serger for a


two-thread narrow cover stitch.

16. Determine the desired


placement for the neckline
embellishment. Chain or cover
stitch the embellishment along
the neckline.

8. Fold over the top of both


layers on the pocket and stitch
straight across.

17. Pull on the corners of each


rectangle slightly to make the knit
curl to fluff the accent.

9. Position the pocket or pockets


as desired on the shirt. Use a
two-thread cover stitch to attach
the pocket.
10. Embellish the pocket with hotfix
studs or trims as desired
(optional).

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Select one t-shirt to be the one to
wear (main) and the other to cut.

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Dots & Triangles Quilt

By Kelly Laws

Baby Lock Marketing Project Manager

Skill Level: Beginner

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HALLOWEEN PROJECT BOOK VOLUME 4

Dots &
Triangles Quilt

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Press and stack the fat quarters


into stacks of five aligning the
edges. Small stacks are easier to
cut through without distortion than
large stacks of fabric.
2. Align the 9 degree wedge ruler
along the longest edge of the fat
quarter stack.
3. Use the rotary cutter and cut to
create a stack of wedge pieces.

Using the Quint 9 Degree Wedge


Ruler and a fat quarter bundle, its
easy to make this modern Halloween
quilt. Stick with the colors we used or
change them up to match your other
decorations.

M AT E R I A L S

Baby Lock Sewing Machine

1/4 foot with a guide (BLSO-QGF


or ESG-QGF) Optional
Madeira Aerofill thread
Quint Measuring Systems 9
degree wedge ruler
Coordinating color dot, print and
stripe fat quarter collections
(15 fat quarters)
Batting 65 x 55
1 5/8 yard of 90 wide quilt
backing
5/8 yard grey dot print for binding

4. Flip the fat end of the ruler to the


other side and align the previously
cut edge with the ruler. Cut to
create another stack of wedge
pieces.
5. Continue cutting and flipping the
ruler to maximize the cuts you can
get out of the fat quarter stack.
6. Repeat this process to cut the
remaining stacks of fat quarters.
7. Once you have all the triangles
cut, thread the machine and select
a straight stitch.
8. Using a seam allowance and
the guide foot, sew triangle
pieces together mixing up the
colors and flipping every other
piece. Create three sections of
approximately 20 triangles. Dont
worry if your triangles are not
perfect at the points. You will even
the strips in step 10.
9. Press each section thoroughly.

Rotary cutter, mat and ruler


Iron and Ironing board

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10. Use a regular ruler and rotary


cutter to even both sides of the
sections. Trim each section as
needed to get straight edges
(originally 22 wide we trimmed
to 20 wide).
11. Once the sections are trimmed,
stitch the sections together.
Press.
12. Layer the quilt top, batting and
backing.
13. Use a walking foot to make
channel stitching, load the quilt
on a frame and use the Crown
Jewel or quilt with your preferred
method.
14. From the grey dot print, cut 2
wide bias strips for binding.
15. Join the bias strips into one long
strip.
16. Fold the strip in half, align the raw
edges to the edge of the quilt and
sew it in place. Fold the bias at
the corners to create a miter as
you sew.
17. Flip the folded edge towards the
back and machine or hand-stitch
it in place.

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Framed Spooks

By Kelly Laws

Baby Lock Marketing Project Manager

Skill Level: Beginner

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HALLOWEEN PROJECT BOOK VOLUME 4

Framed
Spooks

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Remove the picture and glass or


mirror from the frame.

8. Hoop the fabric (centered) and


the stabilizer in your embroidery
hoop.
9. Embroider the design.
10. Once the design is complete,
remove the fabric from the hoop,
lightly press and trim away
excess stabilizer.
11. Center the fabric over the
padded cardboard. Wrap the
fabric to the back and tack in
place using small dots of hot
glue.
12. Once the fabric is tacked lightly to
the back, trim off the excess
fabric to make the back of the
frame neat.

If youre in the need for a quick piece


of Halloween art, frame some spooky
embroidery. Choose your favorite
festive designs or embroider a
spooky message and you have a
quick new decoration.

M AT E R I A L S
Baby Lock Sewing and
Embroidery Machine
Your favorite Halloween
embroidery design
4 spools Madeira decorative
embroidery thread
Baby Lock Cut-Away stabilizer
(BLC-205)
1 yard batting or fusible fleece
1 yard of fabric
1 spool of 1/4 velvet ribbon
Purchased picture or mirror frame
Large piece of cardboard
Box cutter or craft knife
Craft paint and brush (optional)
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors

2. Using the box cutter carefully cut a


piece of cardboard the size
needed for the frame to insert
inside the frame.
3. Cut 1-3 layers of batting to match
the size of the cardboard.
4. Glue the batting lightly to hold it in
place on the cardboard.

13. Add hot glue to fully secure the


fabric to the back.
14. Add crisscross or stripes of velvet
ribbon to adorn the front.
15. Put the design into the frame
and secure.
16. Hang on the wall along with
sweeping black curtains or faux
spider webs.

5. Paint the frame with craft paints if


desired. Let it dry.
6. On the embroidery machine, select
your favorite Halloween design.
7. Rotate and enlarge the design to
the maximum size you can that
will fit in the machine frame and
the picture frame.

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Halloween Boo Banner

By Debbie Cleek

Designers Gallery Assistant Product Manager

Skill Level: Beginner

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Halloween Boo
Banner

M AT E R I A L S
(continued)

Small scissors
All-purpose sewing thread to
match fabrics
Iron and ironing board

At the computer:
1. Open the FontWorks software
installed on your computer. Open
the Program Preferences and
select the 130mm x 180mm hoop.

Want to add a touch of autumn to


your garden? Youll love this project.
Using seasonal fabric and thread
colors, you can make a garden flag
perfect for Halloween.

M AT E R I A L S
Baby Lock Unity Sewing and
Embroidery Machine
Designers Gallery FontWorks
Software
1/2 yard natural or printed burlap
1/4 solid orange burlap
5 x 9 fabric for appliqu
1 spool each lime green and
purple jumbo rick rack
Baby Lock Fusible Appliqu
Stabilizer
Baby Lock Fusible No Show Mesh
Stabilizer

2. Click the Vertical Text icon and


click in the design page area to
create a text design.
3. Using the Oliver font, select the
Appliqu style and type BOO into
the text box. Size the text to 50mm
height.
4. Name the design BOO and save
it to a USB drive for embroidering
in your machine.

Prepare the fabrics and


appliqu:
1. Cut one 15 x 32 piece from the
natural or printed burlap.
2. Cut one 9 x 26 piece from the
orange burlap.
3. Spray the orange burlap with
temporary spray adhesive and
place it in the center right side of
the natural/printed burlap.

At the machine:
1. Set up your machine for sewing,
using a bean stitch. Use the braid
to frame the orange center
rectangle. Attach with bean stitch
topstitching in the center of the
braid.
2. Set up your machine for
embroidery. Load the BOO
design into the machine from the
USB drive. Using the Fusible No
Show Mesh stabilizer, prepare the
5 x 7 (130mm x 180mm) hoop,
fusible side facing up. Spray the
stabilizer lightly with spray
adhesive.
3. Fold the banner in half, making the
banner 15 x 16. Find and mark
the center of the orange burlap.
Place in the hoop centering the
mark on the hoop.
4. Stitch the design following the
placement steps for the appliqu,
trimming fabric as you go.
5. Remove banner from the hoop
and trim the stabilizer just enough
so it will cover the orange burlap
area. Press to fuse into place.
6. Follow the above steps to repeat
the design on the reverse side of
the banner.
7. Fold in half, stitch across the top
1 from the fold and place on the
hanger to welcome the goblins and
ghosts on Halloween.

4. Working with the jumbo rick rack,


braid or twist the purple and green
rick rack together to form a single
braid.

505 Spray Adhesive


Monofilament thread
Air Erasable Fabric Marker
Ruler
Rotary Cutter

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Pillow Case Costumes


Happy
Witch

Vampire
Cape

Gatsby
Girl

If youre looking for a quick, adorable costume for your little one, check out these easy-sew pillowcase
costumes. Each of these costumes takes little more than a pillowcase and basic sewing skills to make.
Theyre easy to complete in a pinch and no one will ever believe how little time you spent on them.

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HALLOWEEN PROJECT BOOK VOLUME 4

Basic Pillowcase
Dress

INSTRUCTIONS
1. First remove the end seam and trim out a curved section on each side to
become the armholes.
2. Measure down 4 to 5 on each side and mark
with chalk. Then measure over 2 from the
side and mark with chalk.

3. Draw in a slight curve from each of the marks.

Use these basic instructions for


constructing the Halloween costumes
featured in this book.

4. Starting with the lowest part of each armhole. Fold under the raw edge
and pin in place.
5. Thread the sewing machine.
6. Turn under the edges of the armholes each turn to encase the raw
edge, pin and topstitch it down.

M AT E R I A L S
Baby Lock Sewing Machine
Purchased standard pillowcase
3-4 yard spool of decorative
wide ribbon
1 package single fold bias tape
Madeira Aerofil all-purpose thread
to match fabrics
Pins
Seam ripper
Chalk
Tape measure

7. Fold under 1 the center section between the armholes to form a casing.
8. Change to a contrasting thread and use a decorative stitch to sew down
the casing and add some decoration to the neckline of the costume.
9. Repeat this for the casing on the back.
Optional: Add additional decorative stitches along the hemline of the
pillowcase.
10. Thread your neckline casings with ribbons and tie the ribbons into bows
at the shoulders.
Gathered Waistline Instructions:
11. Measure down and mark the waistline for the dress using chalk.
12. Make a waistline casing by stitching both edges of single fold bias tape
to the waistline mark.
13. Do not overlap the ends, leaving a small gap allows you to run a ribbon
through the casing.
14. Gather the waist by running a ribbon through the bias tape casing and
tie into a bow.

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Happy Witch
Create an adorable witch costume in a jiffy
using a pillowcase and a few fabric scraps. All
you need to complete this quick-sew project is
a witchs hat and a broom.

M AT E R I A L S
Baby Lock Sewing Machine
Black pillowcase
1/4 yard stripe fabric -cut into
1 x width of fabric strips
3.5 x 3.5 square patch from purple
spider web fabric
3.5 x 3.5 square patch from green
spider print fabric
3.5 x 3.5 square patch from striped
fabric
Madeira Aerofil all-purpose thread

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Follow the directions to make the basic
dress.
2. Use the hemmed edge of the pillowcase as
the hem of the dress.
3. Cut the hem into 4 deep triangles cut up to
the stitching of the pillowcase hem.
4. Add Halloween fabric patches to the side of
the dress front.
5. Use the striped fabric strips to make the
shoulder ribbons and optional tie belt.
6. Fold the raw edges on the striped strips to
the center. Press. Then fold the strip in half
again.
7. Press and sew the edges together with a
straight stitch.

This cute witch costume is anything but wicked, and


its extremely easy to make.

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8. Tie a knot at the ends.

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Vampire Cape
With two pillowcases of different colors, you
can create a one of a kind vampire cape for
your little one. Use red and black for a
traditional look or play around with funky
fabrics for an out of the box costume.

M AT E R I A L S
Baby Lock Sewing Machine
Two standard pillowcases:
1 red and 1 black
1/2 yard of 3/8 inch wide black elastic
1/4 yard of 1 inch wide ribbon
Hook and loop dots
Madeira Aerofil all-purpose thread

INSTRUCTIONS

Two pillowcases is all it takes to transform your little


guy into a spooky vampire.

1. Cut the pillowcases and open out flat.


2. Stitch the red pillowcase to the black
pillowcase at the finished hem edge. The
hem now becomes the collar and the
stitching line of the hem becomes the
neckline edge.
3. Gather along the pillowcase hem stitching
line through both layers.
4. Then gather this neckline more by attaching
it to the elastic using a zigzag stitch.
5. Tack the ribbon to one side of the neckline.
Add a hook and loop dot to the end of the
ribbon. At the other side of the neckline add
the other side of the hook and loop dot.
Note: For safety reasons a ribbon with a hook
and loop dot are used to secure the cape at
the neckline, rather than the cape tying at
the neck.
6. At the other end of the pillowcases (what
was originally the seam end), cut into 6
deep triangles to form a jagged edge.

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Gatsby Girl
How do you turn a basic pillowcase into a cute
flapper outfit? All it takes is some basic sewing,
a little fringe, and a few accessories to top it
off. You can make this in a hurry on your
Baby Lock sewing machine or even make your
own fringe using a Baby Lock serger.

M AT E R I A L S
Baby Lock Sewing Machine
Teal standard pillowcase
5/8 inches wide black satin ribbon
3 1/2 yards of 4 inch long black fringe
Teal & black Madeira Aerofil all-purpose
thread

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Follow the directions to make the basic
dress.
2. Then stitch the rows of satin fringe to the
dress. The bottom two rows of fringe go all
the way around the dress. The bottom row of
the fringe should be even with the pillowcase
edge.
3. The top two rows of fringe are only on the
front of the dress. The top row is attached
along the stitching line of the neck casing.
4. The second row on the top will attach
straight across the front of the bodice section
of the dress so that it spans from armpit to
armpit.

Bring back the roaring 20s with this adorable flapper


outfit. It starts with a simple pillowcase!

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Candy Monster Plushy Leg & Horns - Template

Leg Template
Increase artwork 120%
Cut 4

Horns Template
Actual size
Cut 2 of each

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We hope you enjoy your


Halloween Projects Volume 4.
Watch for more volumes coming soon.
Collect and sew them all!

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