From the Hoop, Halloween Edition

The last time I shared some embroidery projects, I was still practicing with my new sewing and embroidery machine, the Husqvarna Viking Topaz 30. I shared some trick-or-treat bags I made for my niece and nephew and got such nice feedback that I wound up making several more.

The originals:

The others:

(Before sewing the bag up...pardon the raw edges!)

I found some glow-in-the-dark thread at my Viking dealer and made some changes to the designs...

I really thought the thread might be a gimmick, but it glows so brightly that the spool of it glows even in low light while it's sitting on the rack.

Making things for adults is fun, but making things for kids is awesome. One of my friends told me that her little guy loved his bag so much they had trouble taking it away from him when it was time to go to bed. She sent me a blurry image of the negotiations by text that night so Marc and I could have a laugh over it.

For next year, I'm going to find some letters that let me outline the names in glow-in-the-dark thread and fill them in with the black.

The holidays are coming and I'm starting to collect designs for my next projects. You know how we all like to rant about Hallmark and big box stores pushing Christmas stuff on us the day after Halloween? If you're making stuff for the holidays, it totally makes sense. I actually feel behind right now because I haven't started any holiday projects.


  1. This is awesome! You're making me want to get a fancy sewing machine.

  2. These are so, so cute! I really wish my sewing machine did embroidery now :(

  3. Fantastic job! I am also gearing up for holiday sewing projects. Homemade gifts are the best!


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