Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tutorial: Sew Halloween Witch Shoe Treat Bags or Silverware Holders


Just in time for Halloween!

Sew yourself a set of Witch Stocking and Shoe Silverware holders - or use them as mini treat bags.

Download the free Witch Shoe/Stocking template here.

It will open up in Google docs. To print it choose File (located on the upper left side of your screen) and choose print.

Let's get started.
  • For each shoe cut out 2 of the stocking (which will be the full template shown in the striped fabric) and 2 of the shoe (which will be the bottom portion of the template shown in the polka dot fabric).
  •  Pin the shoe portion on top of the stocking as shown.
  •   Using a narrow zig-zag, stitch along the upper edge of the shoe securing it to the stocking.
  •  Place a scrap of tissue paper underneath the fabric to help keep the fabric from puckering. Tear away the tissue paper when you're done stitching.

  • Machine or hand baste the curved lower edge of the shoe to the stocking.

  • Stitch a 1/2" hem along the top edge of each stocking.

  • For each shoe holder, cut 2 pieces of ribbon 11" long.
  • Pin ribbon to the shoe holder as shown in the photo below. 
  • The measurement from the edge of the stocking to where the ribbon makes a "V" on the stocking is about 1-1/2".

  • Hand or machine baste ribbon along edge of stocking.  
  • Hand tack or glue where the ribbon is a "V".
  • Sew buttons over ribbon as shown.
  • Place each shoe right sides together.
  • Stitch together using a 1/4" seam allowance.
  • Leave the upper edge open. (The edge you hemmed earlier.)
  • Carefully clip all of the curves.

  • Turn right side out and press lightly.

Fill with treats


or use them as napkin or silveware holders to decorate your Halloween table.


Enjoy!

And yes, I got the idea from the mini-Christmas stocking silverware holders I made a few years ago (tutorial here).

This post is part of Today's Creative Blog 

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14 comments:

  1. Those are so cute, and I really love the fabrics you used!

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  2. These are oh so cute!

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  3. Hi, there! You've got tons of creativity and I admire them all. Can you please join us at Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  4. How cute is that! Oh, I wish I were having a Halloween party. They would be adorable little gifts.

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  5. These are ADORABLE ! Thank you so much for the tutorial and template.

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  6. These are so cute...I'll be sharing them with my daughter. She has her own home and she loves cute Halloween stuff.

    Thanks for visiting me today!!

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  7. Great idea! These will make such wonderful Holloween gifts

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  8. I love these!! They are so super cute and fun!! The colors you chose are darling. :) I featured these today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/09/a-little-pot-holder-love/

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  9. Darling, darling, darling!

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  10. Hi, just thought you should know that this is the link that comes up instead of the empire line full bust adjustment tutorial. I can't seem to find the link for that separately.

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  11. Great blog.And I really love the fabrics you used too.

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  12. These were so cute that I made 2 of my own! Thanks for the inspiration!

    T'onna @ www.navywifeypeters.blogspot.com

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  13. lovely...now to purchase Halloween fabric...Thank you!

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