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Sally Halloween Sewing Project Free Pattern

Inspired by our family's favorite Halloween movie, "The Nightmare Before Christmas," I decided to offer a little softie pattern to make my favorite character "Sally" into a bean-bag, ornament, or pincushion. October is the Halloween-themed "Sew a Softie" month blog hop, so I thought I'd get a jump on the tutorial!

Certainly the wisest and most caring character in Halloweentown, she is also an adept seamstress and generally crafty in all of her endeavors of the movie. Relating to her on a pretty intense level (I mean she's also a gardener, how can she not be my Halloween spirit animal?!), she served as inspiration for my actual costume a few years ago.

Despite being raised in a super intense religious community as a child (we weren't allowed to celebrate Halloween until I was 14 and any movie containing witches, or the like, was "the devil's influence"), I love the holiday as an adult!

Making costumes, free candy, decorating …

"Makers Gonna Make" Embroidery Pattern

This “Makers Gonna Make” embroidery pattern uses simple stem and back stitches to make hoop art, a patch, or to stitch onto a finished project like a bag or hat. 

Inspired by my sister in law—who is a maker to her core—I had been pondering something to make her for her birthday. It snuck up on me in July, so it is now her Christmas gift 😆
I’m not sure whether I’m going to leave it as hoop art or not. Honestly, she’s a more practical person, so I’m thinking it will go on the front of a reusable shopping bag (for all our trips to the hobby and craft stores)!
If you are new to embroidery, please don’t feel intimidated! Here is a video of how to make a stem stitch, and here is one for making a back stitch. Here is also a tutorial for making a cute little sewing kit in a tin! I keep mine in my purse for quick repairs if I’m out of the house or for working on projects while out and about. 

In addition to this patch and bag for my sister-in-love, I'm stitching up some toddler yo-yos and nar…