How to Make a Batty Gathered Tulle Circle Skirt – Halloween Sewing Tutorial

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Velcome, my crafty friends, to another WhatTheCraft BOOtorial!

Today’s project is this bewitching bat skirt. I love how the layers of tulle give the impression of the bats fluttering in midair.

And this skirt style can go way beyond Halloween! You could do a red skirt with little hearts all over it. Or a white skirt with snowflakes. Flowers. Smiley faces. You know what I always say. Get wacky!

But that’s enough chitchat. Let’s get it on!

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O Tannenbaum! New Christmas Tree Applique Pattern!

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 To celebrate the official start of holiday madness, I’ve got another free applique template up in the shop – a pair of cute little trees!

I used my Silhouette cutter to transfer the designs to red and green flocked heat transfer material from Silhouette and made this cute Christmas apron!

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