Halloween ScanNCut & Embroidery Project

Halloween is a fantastic time to customise something unique for yourself, your kids or your loved ones. We have decorated a basic black witches hat, plain t-shirt and tote bag with a Trick or Treat embroidery and ScanNCut design that you can download for free! Plus, we have also used the Brother Persona PRS100 to add some extra embroidery designs from Urban Threads and John Deer’s Ultimate Stash.

halloween-bags

Free Trick or Treat Embroidery & ScanNCut Design

trick-or-treat-scanncut

 

Download the Halloween Project files to decorate your projects. This includes:

  • ScanNCut File (.fcm)
  • ScanNCut CanvasWorkspace file (.svg)
  • 4 x 4″ Trick or Treat embroidery design

Customising with our free-arm embroidery machines

The free-arm embroidery machines, including the PRS100, PR670e and the PR1050X are ideal for projects like this where you need to embroider hard to reach or small areas.

halloween-embroidery-machine-1

We have also used the Echidna Hooping stations to get the perfect placement for our embroidery. These hooping stations can be used for all hooping projects large or small.

Standard Embroidery Machine Hooping Tricks

If you have a standard embroidery machine a great trick for embroidering those hard to reach areas is to hoop up a piece of stabiliser (Black or White cutaway) to your embroidery hoop.

Now use some double sided tape to stick to the back of your project and onto the stabiliser to keep it in place.

halloween-embroidery-machine-4

Place some Echidna Supersolv Topping on top and embroider a baste stitch around the embroidery hoop, which will secure your bottom stabiliser to your garment. You can now embroider your designs with ease.

ScanNCut Design

You can either plug in the ScanNCut file directly into your ScanNCut machine or download the ScanNCut CanvasWorkspace file to alter the design online.

scanncut-canvas.jpg

We have flipped this ScanNCut file for use with the Flex Fabric Transfers and used a Teflon Applique Mat to place over the design while ironing it onto the front of our shirt.

However, there are many more ways you can decorate your projects with the ScanNCut accessories available online, which is why the ScanNCut CanvasWorkspace is ideal for everyone!

Customise your own Halloween Projects!

Share what you’ve created this Halloween on our Echidna Sewing and Embroidery Facebook community to win some great prizes!

 


Things you may also be interested in

nv180

Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery Machines

Interested in learning how to sew, quilt or embroider? Take a look at the innovative Brother machines available for purchase at Echidna Sewing. Wherever possible we will beat any deal and you will always receive ongoing service and support!

Find out more >


md-zop

Echidna Sewing and Embroidery Designs

Check out the huge range of embroidery designs that we have available for purchase on our website from a number of professional digitizers such as Lindee Goodall, Morango, HoopSisters, Dawn Johnson, John Deer and much more!

Find out more > 

 


star-applique-06Learn to Sew or Embroider with Echidna Sewing

Come along to our fun-filled classes to learn more about sewing, embroidery and crafting. Classes cater for all skill levels, whether you’re just starting out or already have advanced knowledge.

Find out more >

 

 

Charity Sewalong: October 2018

Little Windmills

boy-casual-country.jpg

Little Windmills: The Country Kids Charity financially supports seriously sick and injured Australian country kids by subsidising things like medical costs, travel and accommodation. We relieve the financial burden on families during their darkest times and allow mums and dads to focus on what’s important, the well-being of their little one. Help us impart Hope, Health and Happiness to those who need it the most.

This month we are asking you to get creative and incorporate Little Windmills onto a child’s lunch bag, which they can hand out to children in need.

little-windmill-embroidery-logo.jpg

Create a Lunch Bag

Create a lunch bag by quilting, embroidering or hand decorating it with the Little Windmills logo.

Download the Little Windmills embroidery design to include on your projects.

Free Craftsy Lunch Bag

Check out the Free Craftsy Lunch bag, which would be ideal for this project.

lunchbagbrottte_aiid1689750

Paid Craftsy Lunch Bags

Otherwise, browse through the paid lunch bag patterns on Craftsy to find something a bit more unique. These would also be the perfect gift idea for your own children, friends or family.

insulatedlunchbag_aiid1874554

Sending in your donations

These projects can be posted to any of the Echidna stores or you can send them directly to:

Little Windmills The Country Kids Charity
Suite 2, 106 Sixth Avenue
Maroochydore
QLD 4558

Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details with your donation.

How long do I have to create this project?

The Little Windmills sewalong will run from 1–31 October 2018. However, this charity is always in need of children’s lunch bags or quilts so feel free to donate at any time.

View the full list of Charity Sewalong projects.

Prizes

We’ll be giving away a number of prizes throughout in the year. To enter, simply take a photo of your finished project and post it to our Echidna Sewing facebook community!

Things to remember

Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing and embroidery, this is a great chance to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome. Any excuse to put your sewing and embroidery machines to good use is a great one.

Sewalong badges

If you have your own sewing/embroidery blog you can save the following badges and post it on your blog entry, linking back to this page.

MORE INFORMATION

Create your own Pencil Case

pencil-case.jpgPencil cases are one of the best beginner projects because they’re fast, fun and can be easily customised. This tutorial shows you ideas on fabric types, embroidery designs, quilting styles and how to apply your own ScanNCut design.

What you need

Fabric Required

Recommended fabrics such as cotton, linen, denim, canvas or drill.

  • Front & Back: Cut two 24cm x 14cm in both fabric and lining
  • Zipper Tabs: Cut two 4cm x 4cm in fabric

Pencil Case Tutorial

Fabric Pencil Case

Create a simple pencil case with fun, bright fabric.

fabric-pencil-case.jpg

Continue reading

Charity Sewalong – September 2018

LIFE’S LITTLE TREASURES

baby-hand-mum-600x400.jpgThe Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is Australia’s foremost charity dedicated to providing support, friendship and information, specifically tailored for families of children born premature or sick.

Having a child that is sick or premature can be a very traumatic roller-coaster ride and this wonderful foundation strives to give families the support and assistance they need

Life’s Little Treasures holds a number of events to help parents and families who are desperately wanting to take home their sick or premature baby. This month they are holding an event for the fathers, therefore our sewalong is themed around making a men’s BBQ apron.

SEWALONG

daddy-of-a-Little-Treasure.png

Embroider onto your Apron

Continue reading

Create a Men’s BBQ Apron

Create a fully lined men’s BBQ apron including pockets for his favourite utensils. Plus, if you’re feeling extra crafty why not embroider his initials, favourite saying or sports team logo onto it! It’s the perfect accessory for him to wear this summer!

Materials Required

  • Tracing material to construct pattern
  • 1 meter of denim fabric
  • 1 meter of lining fabric
  • 40cm x 25cm iron-on interfacing
  • Matching thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

How to create your apron

Create the apron front

Instead of printing out a paper pattern we are going to show you an easy way to construct your apron from some tracing material.

Continue reading

Charity Sewing: August 2018

Comfort Quilts Against Cancer

quilts-for-cancer.jpg

Comfort Quilts against Cancer is a not-for-profit organisation whose members embroider and patchwork colourful quilts for cancer patients in all areas of Australia. Cancer touches people in many ways, whether it be personally, through a family member, workmate or even a neighbour.

Their aim is to assist as many cancer patients in Australia they can by offering hand-made quilts. These quilts can go to men, woman and children of all ages.

This sewalong we are asking you to create a quilt of any theme or size. Alternatively, you could create 12 quilted or embroidered squares which they can use to quilt for you. Whichever you would like to create to get involved will help out their cause.

A heartfelt comment received by Comfort Quilts Against Cancer:

“Hi Bronwyn, Very rarely in my life have I been lost for words but yesterday when your gift arrived I was speechless! I must admit that I feel a little guilty at the moment as I am lucky enough to still be feeling well right now, but I am also very grateful. Please pass on my thanks to the lovely ladies that work so hard making these quilts, scarves and beanies for people suffering with cancer.”

Sewalong Brief

Quilt or Embroider

  • Quilt, sew or embroider a finished quilt of any theme or size.
  • Or quilt or embroider 12 squares either  8”, 10” or 12” wide with the same theme. These can be sewn up by Comfort Quilts Against Cancer.

Continue reading

Scrap Material – Baby Sewing Projects

adorable-baby-beautiful-265987.jpgIf you’re like me and you tend to buy more material than you need for a project, then you’ll most likely end up with a fair amount of scrap material lying around. Instead of allowing this to accumulate in the bottom of your draw, why not check out these nifty little baby projects, which are perfect for these bits of material!

Cloth Baby Shoes by Making it Fun

These little baby booties are adorable, quick and easy to make. They are perfect for your own babies, gifts or baby shower ideas. Create them with a range of different fabrics, including 100% cotton, linen, cotton blends, denim and much more.

baby-shoes-startdust.jpg

Hint: For toddlers, you can also apply some plastic dots to the bottom to make them non-slip.

Continue reading