Saturday, October 30, 2010


If you are still in the market to make a last minute costume, Hancock Fabric has their Halloween fabrics 50-75%.   The above fabric that I purchased this evening was originally $6.99 a yard is now a $1.74 a yard.  
They had several cute prints, including some with Sesame Street character, cats, spiders, haunted houses,etc. that ranged normally from $5.99-$8.99/yrd and they were 75% off (with discount would be $1.50-$2.25/yd).  

The costume making fabrics, such as the traditional "wizard print" with silver stars on a purple backgrounds, satins and lamés originally were priced from $5.99-$12.99/yd and they were 50% (with the discount would be $2.99 to $6.50/yd).

If you live in a colder climate and need a warmer fabric their fleeces (except the Team Fleece which is on sale for $5.99/yd and the licensed "Celebrity" (ex: SpongeBob) for $8.99/yd.  (Although dressing in layers with thermal undies or sweats is what we usually have done).

DLTK has a tutorial on how to make a new-sew cape.   

Photo from DLTK

Cherie Killilea of StudioCherie
has a tutorial for this  hooded cape
over at Sew Mama Sew 

Get Your Craft On has instructions on how to make a

Superhero cape

I have a tutorial posted on Cut + Keep on how to make a Flower Fairy Tutu 
and it is very simple to make out of tulle, flowers off of dollar store flowers and t-shirt fabric or old t-shirt and some elastic.

Debbie Colgrove has several easy ideas over at About: Sewing such as the following:

Quick Halloween Apron

Use an old white t-shirt and turn it into a pirate shirt Pirate Shirt with a little bit of elastic sewn in and scissors to cut up the bottom.

Martha Stewart has instructions for turning a t-shirt into an 
Eyeball shirt.

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