Release the magic of Halloween with this DIY Genie Costume. Tulle is used to create the illusion of smoke and our free Genie Lamp pattern is used to create a stuffed Genie Lamp. We chose to use McCalls 7340 pattern to create a blue bodysuit, for the base of the costume. Add trims and beads as you desire to dress up the costume as you desire.


  • 3m white tulle
  • 1m elastic band
  • 0.5m gold foil fabric
  • 0.5m trim (used for hair accessories)
  • OPTIONAL: McCalls 7340 and material
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Safety Pins


1. Gather the short edge of your tulle, keep it folded so there are two layers.

2. Measure your waistband to your waist and cut to fit. Sew the gathered tulle to the edge of the elastic waistband.

3. ZigZag stitch the edge of your waistband together.

4. Place your waistband on a mannequin, model or yourself in front of a mirror. Start to create tufts of fabric, pinning in place. Create the shape of smoke coming from the Genie Lamp. Once you are happy with the shape tack in place with thread.

5. Trace and cut out the Genie Lamp from the gold foil

6. ZigZag stitch around the Genie Lamp leaving a small opening on the base of the lamp.

7. Stuff your Genie lamp with polyester fill

8. Hand stitch the bottom of the genie lamp closed.


  • 1 brown felt sheet
  • 1 color felt sheet
  • 1 brown embroidery thread
  • Colored embroidery thread for sprinkles
  • Polyester fill
  • embroidery needle


  1. Cut your pieces following the pattern provided.
  2. Stitch the “icing” piece on top of one donut piece using different colored thread to create sprinkles.
  3. Place the top donut on top of the bottom donut wrong sides together and use a blanket stitch around the inner hole of the donut.
  4. Begin stitching the outer edge of the donut with a blanket stitch.
  5. Start stuffing the donut before finishing stitching. Close the donut and tie a knot.
  6. Fill your donut with pins!

On September 6th we celebrate Read a Book Day and on September 8th we celebrate International Literacy Day. Reading can help prevent Alzheimer’s, enhance memory, boosts your analytic thinking and so much more! Starting kids while they are young can make reading fun and a pleasurable activity rather than a chor. Our new book panels coming in this fall are perfect for gift giving and encouraging the little ones to read! These book panels are new this season and will be available late September!

DIY Sewing Caddy

Whether you are looking for a mat to avoid your machine slipping or need some accessible storage, this sewing caddy is perfect for any sewing room! It’s easy to make and will leave you feeling organized and ready to sew.

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