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This hoop skirt requires just a few sewing basics from your supply stash and a trip to the hardware store with your family. This fun hoop skirt adds some fun to dresses, skirts and even Halloween costumes.
A set of Greek gods and goddesses make an amazing group Halloween costume. This Artemis costume uses white flowy fabric to sew an easy dress without any sleeves or a complicated neckline to sew with your sewing machine.
Although it looks like you need to be an expert sewist to complete this parrot costume, it's actually quite simple. Felt is one of the easiest fabrics to work with because you don't have to hem it -- a simple cut is enough. Check out the sewing pattern and get to work!
This rain cloud uses a cheap party hat and polyester batting to create a cute wearable rain cloud. You'll just need some adhesive spray glue from your craft closet to attach the batting, then some blue yarn and blue felt to create falling raindrops.
If you're looking for an adorable group of Halloween costumes for your kids, look no further than these Little Red Riding Hood costumes that you can make yourself with your sewing machines. Making costumes is often one of the inspirations to learn how to sew and these do not disappoint.
Kids love dressing up with butterfly wings, but the ones you can buy at the store are small. These large butterfly wings are worn like a backpack and use paint that you probably already have in your craft closet to create the beautiful butterfly pattern.
Need some ideas of what to make for Halloween with your sewing skills? Here are 38 of the most clever and unique costume ideas that you can make yourself. Some of them don't even require a sewing needle!
Toothless is a popular character from the How to Train Your Dragon movies and your kids will love dressing up like him! This costume uses a hoodie that you probably have already in your closet and is adorned with a few fabric embellishments.
This DIY prairie or pioneer girl costume is perfect if your little one has a school project and needs a costume. It consists of a elastic waist band shirt, a half apron and a simple bonnet. Pull the whole look together with coordinating fabrics.
Yet another Greek god costume! This one is Poseidon, the god of the seas. This costume is a combination of things you probably already have in your craft closet - some fabric, foam sheets, leather and a trident made out of scrap wood.
This simple shark costume uses a grey hooded sweatshirt as the base of the costume. Pick up another pair of pants to use as fabric for the fin! Add some white felt teeth and you'll have the cutest shark in the ocean.
This gorgeous Cinderella dress uses an existing dress from your little one's closet as an easy sewing pattern. This step by step sewing tutorial will show you exactly how to recreate this dress, but you can also use it for nearly any princess dress.
Whether your kiddo wants to dress up like Piggie from the Elephant and Piggie books or one of the three little pigs, this simple pig costume is sure to please. Whip it up with your sewing machine, and a few other sewing basics.
A kid in a carrot costume is sure to melt any heart. This darling carrot has a funny, fluffy green topped hat that will put a smile on any face and it's easy to do with a sewing needle and your machine.
If you're a beginner sewist on your sewing journey, this low-sew project is fun and impressive. The gumballs are really styrofoam balls that you hot glue on, which makes it great if you're not very confident in your skills with the sewing needle.
Beards are totally trendy on men right now and if your little guy wants to be just like dad, make him his own lumberjack beard made out of fleece. You won't stop laughing at your little guy strutting his stuff with his very own man beard made by you with your sewing machine.
Mermaid fins are so much fun to wear, but they can be really hard to walk in! This version made by you and your basic sewing skills has a tail that you can slip off and attach to your kids' wrist so they can easily walk in it while trick or treating.
Roar! Fleece and fur fabrics combined with your sewing machine will help this lion stay the king of the jungle! It's a perfect complement to a circus themed group costume, but also works for the Wizard of Oz.
Don't stress about making your own sewing pattern - Halloween costumes are the perfect time to practice your basic sewing skills. And because Rapunzel isn't Rapunzel without her long braid, this sewing project also includes a tutorial that uses real wig hair to create the beautiful braid.
A strong man needs a strong set of muscles. This DIY muscle shirt is fun to make with your sewing machine and is totally worth learning how to sew with a sewing machine. You won't be able to help but laugh when you see your little one with a chest full of fluffy muscles.
Tame that lion! This lion tamer costume fits perfect with the circus theme and this version offers a fun, twirly black sparkly skirt and a ring of fire made out of a hula hoop and orange, red and yellow satin. The finishing embellishments are the special touches on your costume and they're fun to add with your sewing machine.
When you're off the see the wizard, you must have a Dorothy! This pretty Dorothy costume is made out of blue and white gingham fabric, white cotton fabric, blue ric rac and just 4 white buttons and takes just a few basic sewing skills. The other accessories are easy to find at local stores or online.
Get ready for a jolly holiday with Mary Poppins and her friends! This fluffy, twirly costume uses lots of fabrics that are quite affordable and no one will ever guess that you created this gorgeous costume with your sewing machine for for under $30.
If you're making the Cinderella costume above, you must create this Prince Charming costume for your little guy. The sewing pattern is easy to create using some pieces of clothing you already have and it's a great sewing project to have under your belt.
You can't go off to see the wizard without the Tin Man! This Tin Man costume works for a boy or a girl and is made out of vinyl so it holds its shape better than fabric. It's still possible to sew vinyl on your sewing machine, so don't stress if you've never used it before - this instructions will help.
This no-sew emoji costume can be whipped up in no time with materials that are likely already in your craft closet but it gets its structure from some inexpensive platters from the dollar store. No sewing needle required!
Although Toothless is one of the more recognizable character in the How to Train Your Dragon movies, Hiccup is his trusty human friend. This costume is made out of vinyl instead of fabric but it's still easy to sew with your sewing machine. Embellishments like these metal rivets costume make this costume really stand out.
Are you a good witch or a bad witch? There will be no question which witch you are with this glitterly gorgeous Glinda costume. This sewing project has a lot of details, but the tutorial has a step by step list so you can follow it, even if you're just learning how to sew.
Tinker Bell is everyone's favorite fairy and this costume is sure to be the favorite one in Pixie Hollow. The fabrics used in this sewing project are incredible affordable and your little one will love sprinkling fairy dust whenever she has it on.
If you're wondering what all 5 circus costumes look like together, check out this post with all the kids together! The post links to each sewing project so you can choose which ones to make if you don't need all 5 sewing patterns.
Your kids will adore this Toothless dragon hoodie - it has every touch from the movie, including his red tail fin. Whether you're a beginning sewist or are a few years into your sewing journey, you'll be able to whip this up in no time.
Piggyback costumes are so funny and this one is no exception. It matches the circus themed group costumes perfect and gives the illusion that a clown is riding on a bear's shoulders. Look for the big bear at a thrift store so you don't have to make one yourself with your sewing machine.
Pascal is Rapunzel's cute little chameleon friend and makes the perfect coordinating costume for a little brother or sister. This sewing project will show off your basic sewing skills and leave a smile on your little one's face.
If you're looking for a new Greek god costume, look no further than Eros. He's similar to Cupid and is the Greek god of love. If you've made the strong man costume from the circus group costumes, you can easily repurpose the shirt. If not, it's still simple to make with your sewing needle and machine.
A Halloween cape is so versatile - there are so many costumes you can use it for! Before you spend money on a cheap, thin play cape, spend a little bit of time in your craft room with your sewing machine. You'll get a higher quality cape that will last a lot longer.
A flamingo is such a funny bird and a flamingo costume is an adorable choice for a little one. This sewing pattern can be tweaked for any age - wouldn't it be fun to have a flock of flamingos on Halloween?
This Wizard of Oz costume set isn't complete without a lollipop guild munchkin and this is the cutest baby costume. It's made mostly out of fleece and knit so it's really forgiving to work with on your sewing machine.
The details are what makes this sewing project truly unique, especially the wolf claws made out of plastic clothes hangers! The fur fabric is super soft and the sewing pattern is really easy to follow.
No group of Greek gods is complete without their Satyr! It's half human, half goat and all cute. This costume uses the same muscle shirt sewing pattern for the human half and fur fabric for the goat half.
This mini Granny from Little Red Riding Hood is the cutest granny around. The baby face combined with the white fluffy hair is so much fun. The dress, apron and hat sewing patterns aren't difficult to put together with your craft closet and sewing machine.
R2-D2 is a beloved Star Wars character, but it can be difficult to find a costume with a girly twist. This costume is really an apron with fun Star Wars embellishments and the instructions for this sewing pattern are super simple.
Some really cushy fur fabric and your basic sewing skills can combine to create the best Chewbacca costume! The best thing is that the head is completely separate from the body so your kids will be able to take it complely off if they get too warm on Halloween night.
Remember the pretty butterfly wings above? Butterflies aren't complete without their antenna and there's no need to get out the sewing needle or your sewing machine because everything is made with a a glue gun.
This baby BB8 costume is cutest than anything you'd find in a costume shop. It uses fabric covering a big Halloween pumpkin to create the structured look that's still easy for your little one to walk in.
If you're stumped on what to make for a Halloween costume, this roundup has over 30 different ideas for kids and adults. Many can be made from embellishments you have already at home in your craft closet so don't worry if you don't want to pull out the sewing machine.
This DIY costume uses fabric you create yourself with your sewing machine and some bias tape to get the true look of Bert's jacket. Although it may seem compllcated, this easy to follow tutorial makes this sewing project a breeze.
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!