Hi! Stephanie from Swoodson Says here. I’m sharing a super quick fabric scrap Halloween garland. It took me less than a hour to make this, but I love how it turned out! I’m all about fast and easy holiday sewing—we just pulled out the handmade astronaut costume I made my son and it took me about the same amount of time as this.
I draped it over my dry-erase wall calendar, but that wasn’t very picturesque so I stuck it on this nice blank wall. This would be fun to drape on a door or over a mantel, too!
Fabric scraps are used inside to fill the circles, but you could easily use them for the outside as well since it doesn’t require much yardage. I could see this being sewn up with holiday fabric, too—perfect for Valentine’s Day or Christmas!
- 3 fat quarters of quilting cotton
- Darning needle
- Hand sewing needle
- Baker’s twine or crochet thread
- Fabric scraps
- Pinking shears
- Tear off about 5″ of foil and lay it out, placing a golf-ball size amount of fabric scraps at the bottom. Roll it up and smoosh it into a ball. Repeat for as many balls as you want (I made 6), comparing them so they’re similar sizes. If one is too small, just add a little more foil around the outside.
2. Cut the fabric into rectangles measuring 5.5″ wide X 6.5″ tall. Lay the foil ball in the middle and roll up evenly.
3. Pinch one side and hand sew a few stitches to tack it down, take a few stitches along the back to hold the long open edge down and then come from behind to add a few more stitches on the other side. Tie off in a knot, repeat for all candy pieces.
4.Use pinking shears to trim the ends so all the lengths match.
5. Cut a long piece of thread and use the darning needle to sew all the pieces together! You can push straight through each end, but I found it easier to make a small stitch on each end. Tie it up and enjoy!
Ta-da! Hang up your garland (I use clear push-pins) and enjoy for the rest of October.