Looking for a quick and easy halloween costume but not sure where to start? Join the Baby Lock Halloween Sew-Along to make a cute costume crafted from pillowcases! Pick your costume, download the instructions, and come back each Friday for tips and tricks for making your Princess, Pumpkin or Pirate costume.
Welcome to the Baby Lock Halloween Sew-Along! I'm Stephanie Struckmann and I'll providing tips and tricks to create three fun costumes made from pillowcases! This week, we'll cover planning out your projects with tips on color selection and sizing. So pick your costume, download the instructions and let's get started!
Once you decide on your costume, you'll need to pick your pillowcase color!
Thanks for joining the Baby Lock Sew-Along! Be sure to come back on Friday, August 12 for the next part of our Sew-Along; Cutting. Want a reminder to join us next week? Sign up for the Baby Lock Enews HERE and don't miss a step of this Sew-Along!
Welcome to Week 2 of the Baby Lock Halloween Sew-Along! Now that we've picked our costume, and have our pillowcases ready, it's time to start cutting into the project. Before you cut into your project, make sure to follow this simple rule in sewing: Measure twice, cut once. It saves a lot of headache and rework to double check measurements before cutting into your fabric. Take your time and enjoy the creation process!
Don't miss Week 3 of the Sew-Along next Friday (8/26) when we cover embellishing the costumes where you can really make the costume your own! Click HERE to sign up for the Baby Lock Enews and be the first to know when the Week 3 post is available.
Hello again and welcome to Week 3 of the Baby Lock Halloween Sew-Along! This week, we've got some tips for embellishing your costume, which adds a fun, personal touch to your project! Two quick ways to embellish these costumes is adding applique or embroidery. Check out this video for tips on sewing machine applique and embroidery applique.
Now that we've embellished our projects, we'll be adding the finishing touches next week! Be sure to come back on Friday, September 2 for tips to finish your costume with ease. And don't forget to sign up HERE for the Baby Lock Enews so you don't miss the final Sew-Along update.
Hello and welcome to the final week of Baby Lock's Halloween Sew-Along! This week we're talking about the best part of creating a costume and project - finishing the project so you can show off your wonderful creation! We'll finish the project and hide those pesky raw edges of the pillowcase around the armholes or bottom of the costumes. A great trick is using bias to encase those edges! To make attaching the bias easier, I recommend using Baby Lock's Bias Binder Foot because it adjusts for a variety of binding widths.
Did you know you can create your own bias binding? For adventurous or advanced sewers, you can really customize your costume when you create your own bias. Watch this video to learn the quickest and easiest way to make continuous bias binding!
Thank you so much for joining the Baby Lock Halloween Sew-Along! We hope you enjoy the creation process and we'd love to see your pillowcase costume projects! Post your photos on Instagram and be sure to tag us @BabyLockSewing and use #BabyLockSewing.
Looking for more pillowcase costume ideas or other Halloween projects? Sign up for the Baby Lock Enews by clicking HERE or visit http://www.babylock.com/projects/ where you'll find costumes, seasonal projects and more! And don't forget to visit your local Baby Lock retailer between September 15-October 31, 2016 to make a cute pumpkin trick or treat bag for your ghost or ghoul this Halloween! For more details or to find your local retailer, click HERE!