Looking for some fun Halloween sewing projects?
Bats seem always to have been linked with Halloween. I guess people find them scary and even upsetting so they fit with the spooky theme of Halloween. As the holiday fast approaches and I was looking for some fun and free sewing projects, I asked myself this question.
What are bats associated with Halloween anyway?
Here’s the most concise answer I could find:
The connection between bats and Halloween may seem natural. Bats are generally nocturnal and they drink blood, right? Well, not exactly. There are three species that feed primarily on blood (the “vampire” bats) while the remaining 1,300 species feed on things like insects, rodents, and nectar. These vampire bats are where the group as a whole got their connection to Halloween.
When these bats were first observed lapping up the blood of cattle in Central and South America they were quickly given the label of “vampires.” This idea was made concrete when Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) depicted vampires shapeshifting into bats. Another unfortunate association bats have going for them is one with witches. It is believed that witches worshipped horned figures with wings—possibly bats? Furthermore, it is said that witches used bat blood in their “flying” concoctions.
The bat wing, with it’s unmistakable curves makes a fun design to create in fabric so I hope you really enjoy these seasonal patterns.
Need some Halloween costume ideas for the kids?
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Bat Themed Sewing Projects Roundup
Here’s a list of some of the best bat-themed sewing projects I could find on the internet. I’m sure you’ll love them. Hover over the picture to show the title, click to open, or right-click and open in a new tab to keep this page open too. And don’t forget to pin it.
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