Halloween Crafts & Patterns

Oh oh oh! Halloween is fast approaching and I can’t wait. Check out the Halloween posts from Crafty Modern – includes craft tutorials, embroidery patterns, and more.     And check out the Crafty Modern Halloween board on Pinterest. 

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Free Halloween Monster Friends Embroidery Pattern


  I’ll tell you over and over again…I love Halloween. Highly enthusiastically, without fail – for sure – absolutely. And of course I love to stitch. A few years ago I made this Monster Friends pattern and now I’m sharing […]

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Happy Thanksgiving: Quirky Printable Paper Turkey Centerpiece

Wishing everyone a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday full of family, friends, food and fun. Printable quirky paper turkey with sign to cut out and use as a centerpiece or place markers (plus Happy Thanksgiving/Give Thanks tent card). Click on image for […]

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4th of July Printable Paper Firecracker Lantern, Sign, and Table Cards


Happy 4th of July everyone! Stay cool, smile a lot and put together some of these fun free printable paper firecrackers! Use the firecrackers as table lamps by placing a mini battery operated candle inside (use them as straw holders […]

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Embroider and Sew: Make a Peek-a-Boo Felt Eyeglass Case


 This handmade eyeglass case is a quick, fun, and an inexpensive embroidery and sewing project. Perfect to make a few for those many pairs of sunglasses you have (is that just me?). The front of the case is two lovely […]

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Happy Easter from Crafty Modern: Dapper Bunny Embroidery Pattern

free dapper bunny embroidery pattern

Click on the photo or here to download. I know I know. It seems late for this but I just wanted to stitch a little bunny today. I’ve been a bit stressed out and stitching stuff always helps. I hope […]

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Super Cute Easter Treat Box Printables

Pilgrim Lee Bunny Printable Free Box

Oh how I love Easter.  There’s the wonderfulness of delicious candy and cute bunnies — two things these printable treat boxes from Draw Pilgrim and Rock Scissor Paper have in common. Print ‘em out, fill ‘em with tasty treats and […]

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Favorite Printables and Embroidery Patterns of 2011 from Crafty Modern

#1 Freebie Stitchy: Little Atomic Skull Embroidery Pattern #2 Printable Lunch Bag Stickers #3 Working Printable Red, White and Blue Summer Pinwheel #4 Print Out and Design Your Own Mini Room   #5 “Let’s Get Crafty” Embroidery Pattern Pin It

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Happy Halloween from Crafty Modern


I have this wonderful Whitman Halloween coloring book from 1957, never been colored in. Here’s a few images from it, including a fabulous fox (these will be fun to color or to embroider!). I think the goblin will work perfect […]

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Make Halloween Embroidered Drawstring Treat Bags

halloween treat bags modern candy

A fun way to combine your hand embroidery and sewing together.  This tutorial  is for a drawstring Halloween treat bag that ends up being  5″ wide by 6 1/2″ tall.  Before you begin sewing the bag, you should have a […]

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