22 Oct 2016
October 22, 2016

No-Cal Candy Corn to Sew

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Oh, Candy Corn, how we love you! Your sweet sugary goodness is so perfect for skirts, totes and treat bags. What??? While that’s not how we usually think of everyone’s favorite Halloween treat, you can sew super-cute Candy Corn projects to enjoy for the season. I’ve got lots of quick and tasty tri-color goodness for you to stitch today!

Image courtesy of choosetothrive.com

Image courtesy of choosetothrive.com

Triple Treat Candy Corn Skirt

Nike of the Choose to Thrive blog has an adorable daughter who loves having a lot of choice in her holiday wardrobe. To keep the costs from damaging the family budget, Nike came up with a fabulous upcycle for this super-yummy Candy Corn Skirt. You’ll need three old t-shirts, one each in white, orange and yellow, and Nike’s great tutorial.

Image courtesy of choosetothrive.com

Image courtesy of choosetothrive.com

If your closet is short on old t-shirts, head for the thrift store or ask your friends. Size isn’t too Important and you can work around stains and tears. Just be sure you can cut one ruffle of each color according to Nike’s measurements. You’ll also be using one of the shirts for the waist layer of your skirt.

Image courtesy of choosetothrive.com

Image courtesy of choosetothrive.com

While we are, of course, talking Candy Corn for this time of year, Nike’s clever candy skirt would be easy to adapt for other seasons. A red and white Candy Cane skirt for Christmas, a pastel pink, yellow and blue skirt for Easter or a red, white and blue 4th of July skirt would delight any holiday loving little girl! Click here for the delectable tutorial on Choose to Thrive and ruffle up a sweet girl’s closet!

Image courtesy of chicaandjo.com

Image courtesy of chicaandjo.com

Sachets and Cones – Candy Corn Favors

Quick, simple and fun these are the perfect treat bags to make for Halloween party favors! Three colors of pinked and stitched felt, a little bit of ribbon and a little bit of time are all you need. I have two darling options for your favor containers!

Image courtesy of chicaandjo.com

Image courtesy of chicaandjo.com

I first found the charming little Candy Corn sachets that Chica of the Chica and Jo blog designed for Jo’s daughter’s party. (Chica sounds like the best blogging partner ever!)  The pinked edge looks fabulous on the felt layers that make up the sachets. If you don’t have pinkers, a straight cut will hold the candy just as well. But, if you love the distinctive edge, think about using a scallop or pinking rotary blade. It’s a great way to get a designer look without investing in a pair of shears.

Image courtesy of chicaandjo.com

Image courtesy of chicaandjo.com

Chica’s instructions are so detailed and easy to follow that these would be a delicious first project for a budding young sewist. Can you imagine the delight of making the favors for your own party!? You’ll also love the link in the tutorial to Chica and Jo’s hint on threading a drawstring. Following it will take that fiddly little task off of your “must avoid” list! Click here for Chica’s yummy tutorial.

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Linda Turner Griepentrog designed a Candy Corn Favor Cone for Coats this month, too. It’s a little different take on a favor pouch and it’s simple to make, too. Mixing both quick-to-make styles in a basket of Candy Corn goodness would be extra spooktacular! Click here for the Coats Candy Cone Favors PDF pattern.

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Ruffles All Around Tote

Yes, I know those aren’t Candy Corn colors, but they could be, right? Just plan each ruffle in solid white, orange and yellow and there you go – a Candy Corn tote! I love this 13-1/2” x 14” tote and it’s versatility. Change up the prints for any holiday, try it in your favorite florals for summer or plan bold solids for any time of the year. It’s an uber-quick make since you’ll start with a ready-made tote, then add the ruffles. Perfect for trick or treating or carrying to the grocery store when you’re in a festive mood! Click here for Coats Ruffled Bag PDF pattern.

About the Author


Annette Millard began sewing at the age of three, made her first dress at ten and is always happiest with needle, fabric and thread in her hands. Annette feels very privileged to have spent most of her work life in the sewing industry and loves teaching, making her own handmade wardrobe and writing about sewing. She spent over ten years as the newsletter and web site content writer for the Pacific Northwest's largest locally-owned family of fabric stores and is now thrilled to have the opportunity to share her passion for sewing with the Sewing Secrets community.

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