Today I’m going to share another easy project from a few years back… a super simple Halloween garland made from scraps of fabric, lace, ribbon, and more. Now’s the time to go raid your stash!
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DIY Fabric Garland
Several years ago we started seeing these scrap garlands and I loved them but they were all tied. Cute, but they took a LONG time to tie. Jordy and I would tear fabric and watch our favorite TV shows while we tied. I think we still have a few down in Texas that are stored with our Antique Alley decorations.
Then when I got my birthday present last year — a sewing machine! — I thought I could save a lot of time by sewing the scraps instead of tying them. Plus I could use all shapes and sizes of scraps instead of just long thin ones. First I made a red and purple scrap garland for my sister. Then I pulled out my neutral and black scraps to make a Halloween garland. (Y’all know I don’t do bright colors!)
The ones in these photos were made of black, white, and cream scraps of fabric, lace, seam binding, and tulle.
How to Make a Scrap Fabric Halloween Garland
First I cut the fabric into strips about 1-1.5″ wide. Then I cut them and all the trims into 4″-6″ pieces.
I used a zig-zag stitch to sew them onto long pieces of twill tape. Someone just asked me last week if it took a long time to pin all of them to the tape. Well, no… actually I didn’t even pin them. I just stacked each trim together and picked one at a time out of the stacks as I was sewing.
Halloween Displays in the Shop
Here is one of the garlands on my shelf at Room With a Past, with my HAPPY FALL garland in front of it.
More Halloween Garlands
- BOO Vintage Bingo Card Halloween Banner Tutorial
- Colorful Halloween Garland Made with a Cricut
- Yarn Ghost Halloween Garland
- DIY Halloween Pom Pom Garland
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
First published October 14, 2014. We join these blog parties.