We’re back again with another fun and free project for 31 Days of Halloween!
Get ready to hold your breath, because we’re going way outside my comfort zone today!
That’s right, friends, today we’re turning our paper piecing brains towards applique.
You see, many years ago, my hubby and I were on a super tight budget with one toddler and a baby on the way.
In an effort to make our little home festive for Holidays, I would make decorations for our front door out of supplies I had on hand.
In this case, those supplies included my little sewing machine, black felt and, no kidding, orange denim.
I remember painstakingly sketching a witch on a broom onto felt with a piece of chalk I’d sharped as much as possible.
The result was a not-terrible banner that we used for many, many years.
That was 1997.
As you can see, the banner (above) has seen better days!
Download it here OR get it on Craftsy
Don’t want to applique? You can also hand embroider or even stencil this pattern!
My opinion of the traditional Halloween witch has changed greatly since 1997, so our new friend here is much cuter and definitely curvier. I imagine she’s wearing her Halloween best as she rides her trusty broomstick to a fun party, perhaps in Hogsmeade!
The pattern prints at approximately 7 1/2″. If you want something bigger, try out my tutorial for enlarging/reducing patterns!
If you are lucky enough to have an OmniArc Ruler, try using the 8″ circle guide to create your moon.
I ironed my fusible webbing in place first and then folded the orange fabric before cutting with my rotary cutter. Follow the instructions as printed on the ruler.
Your moon will be about 1/2″ bigger than the one in the pattern, but it will still work great for, oh, say a 12″ quilt block or fun Halloween cushion!
No such luck? You can also cut around a ceramic plate with your rotary cutter!
Need fusible web? I recommend Misty-Fuse, Steam-A-Seam 2 or Heat’n Bond Light.
Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!