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halloween sewing swap goodies


I participated in the Halloween Sewing Swap this year and I’m cutting it close to the deadline (as usual) but I am finished and these will ship ASAP!

I made an apron which was really fun.  No pattern or instructions…just intuition and some luck!


Of course I had to include a cute project pouch.  I use my pouches for sock knitting but you could use them for anything!

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I also included 2 hexagon trivets.  These were super quick and I loved fussy cutting the witch and ghosts!

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Lastly, I am including a pillow.  If you can call it that.  I had originally made it 16″ but cut it down to 12″ due to a horrible error.  I don’t even know if its really the right size and I didn’t have a pillow form to test it.  Right now it’s stuffed with plastic bags.  This could be embarrassing!  So, I’m considering it a bonus item and it will come with a note of apology.

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Here it is all together!  Sewing for this swap was fun!  I love Halloween and can’t wait for my goodies to arrive.


Susannah Kate


divided fabric basket

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pattern: Divided Basket Pattern by Anna Graham (Noodlehead)

Easy to follow instructions made this project enjoyable and ultimately satisfying!  Initially I wanted to do the whole basket with the hot air balloons but accidentally cut the pocket size instead of the exterior size.  Guess what?!  It turned out even better than planned.  I like happy accidents! The canvas interior added stability and I made fabric handles instead of the cotton webbing option (the pattern has both options).   Next time I think it would be cute to quilt the pocket and there will definitely be a next time.  This is a great ‘go-to’ project for gifts!

– Susannah Kate