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Easy Halloween Kids Embroidery Hoops - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #5

These spider and jack-o-lantern / pumpkin Halloween Kids Embroidery Hoops, are super simple to stitch together, and when they're finished they make some seriously cute DIY Halloween Décor! This is project #5 in our Kids Sewing Series, here at One Savvy Mom™.

Hi friends, how have you been? The summer was super busy around here. While it was fun to have a few uninterrupted weeks with the kids, I'm definitely ready to settle into a routine again. I'm ready for cooler temps, fall leaves, and all of the delicious flavors of the season. Seriously, bring on the pumpkin spice coffee EVERYTHING! As we're gearing up for the season change, I thought it would be fun to start with a few small sewing projects with my older daughter this past weekend, and begin adding to our Kids Sewing Series here at One Savvy Mom™, again.

Each hoop is easy to complete in an hour or less (depending on how quick your young sewer is with the needle work.) The Spider Embroidery Hoop and Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Embroidery Hoops rang in at under $5 (total/for both combined.) Not bad at all, in my opinion!

Grab the simple supply list and follow our simple tutorials for making these easy Halloween Kids Hoops, below.

Easy Halloween Kids Embroidery Hoops - How-To

What you'll need:
  • (1) 3" Embroidery Hoop (for the spider)
  • (1) 8" Embroidery Hoop (for the jack-o-lantern pumpkin)
  • An embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Black embroidery floss/thread
  • 8 black pipe cleaners (spider)
  • (1) Orange "fat quarter" of fabric 
  • (1) Black or black polka dot "fat quarter" of fabric
  • (1) White "fat quarter" of fabric
  • (1) piece of black felt (for the center of the spider's eyes)

How to:
(refer to simple image tutorials for back-stitch below)

For the Spider Halloween Embroidery Hoop:
  1. Cut a piece of black or black polka dot fabric from your "fat quarter," sized for your small 3" embroider hoop. 
  2. Twist 2 sets of 4 pipe cleaners each together at the ends. Set to the side.
  3. Place the fabric in the hoop. Pull it tightly. Before closing/securing the hoop, slide each of the pipe cleaner bunches of 4 into the embroidery hoop on either side (to create legs for your spider). fold over the inside of the frame, then tighten hoop at the top once in-place. Refer to images above and below.
  4. Cut two large circles from your white fabric (sized to your preference) to create your spider eyes. Cut two smaller black circles from the black felt, to create the center of your spider eyes.
  5. Using black embroidery floss / thread and your embroidery needle affix the eyes for your spider to your fabric using a simple back stitch around the edges or center (your choice / refer to images above and below.) Affix the small circles of black felt to the center of the whites of the spider's eyes, using black embroidery floss/thread, an embroidery needle and one large cross-stitch. 
For the Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Halloween Embroidery Hoop
  1. Cut a piece of orange fabric from your "fat quarter," sized for your 8" embroidery hoop.
  2. Place the fabric in the hoop, pull it tight, then tighten the hoop completely.
  3. Cut a triangle nose, eyes, and mouth for your Jack-O-Lantern from the excess black or black polka dot fabric, left over from your spider.
  4. Using your black embroidery floss and an embroidery needle, affix the eyes, nose, and mouth Using a simple back stitch to outline/stitch the entire perimeter of each of the pre-cut pieces.
Hang your completed Spider Halloween embroidery hoop and Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Halloween Embroidery Hoops and enjoy, or gift them to someone special!

Happy Fall, and happy sewing, friends!

First time sewing? Here's a simple back stitch how-to with step by step imagery:

Like this sewing project? Check out these other fun projects from our Kids Sewing Series: