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Halloween Embroidery Motifs – Jack O’Lanterns, Cats and Bat

Halloween Embroidery Motifs – Jack O’Lanterns, Cats and Bat

If you were to ask me what kind of Halloween I like, I’d have to say I’m like the cats in this vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern. I’m a scaredy cat when it comes to Halloween!

I prefer the fun, only slightly spooky type of Halloween, the little kid kind of Halloween as opposed to the gory, scare the living daylights out of you type of Halloween. I learned long ago that horror movies or anything with guts and gore give me nightmares for weeks so I avoid them completely.

For me, the jack o’lanterns, cats and bat in today’s free embroidery pattern are just right.

These motifs would be such fun to stitch on small treat bags!

Or if you’re in a hurry, you could trace them onto the treat bags and then use black fabric paint to outline them or fill them in completely with black for the cats and bat and orange for the pumpkins. Just remember to let them dry for 24 hrs before filling them with candy.

You might also like to print them off for your little ones to color.


Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Halloween Motifs- Jack O Lanterns Cats and Bat

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Halloween Motifs – Jack O’Lanterns, Cats and Bat


Here are two more only slightly spooky vintage Workbasket embroidery patterns that I shared previously:

Jack-o-lanterns and Bats in Three Different Sizes

Witch on Her Broomstick and another Scaredy Cat


And in case, you’ve missed any of the Halloween children in costumes, you’ll find a complete list below:



Boy Going Fishing

Young Girl Modeling a Swimsuit

Early American Pilgram

Halloween Witch

Adorable Angel


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  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    October 17, 2017 12:38 am

    I am not a fan of gruesome and gore either Sue, lanterns and witches brew are much more my style 🙂

  • Renee
    October 16, 2017 1:34 pm

    The Halloween patterns are darling. Thank you for the link party!

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