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Written by Cath Quinlan on October 19, 2021

Goody Bowl of Scariness!

Scare the pants off family and friends with this glow-in-the-dark goody bowl.  Completely done in the hoop, this fabulous Halloween accessory is sure to impress everyone.

To get the glow-in-the-dark web I have used the Superior Threads Nite Lite thread.  This is available from all good Husqvarna Viking retailers.

To create this project, I have used the mySewnet Platinum software. The spider SuperDesign is from the plethora of designs built-in to this exceedingly versatile software package.

Have fun creating this project and have even more fun watching the reactions!


  • Embroidery Machine with a 200mm x 200mm Hoop compatibility
  • Embroidery Files
  • 200mm x 200mm Hoop
  • Fabric 1 – 9” x 9” – Inside bowl
  • Fabric 2 – 9” x 9” – Outside bowl
  • Inspira Whisper Web Mesh Stabiliser to fit 200mm x 200mm Hoop
  • 1m Ribbon
  • Superior Threads Nite Lite, Glow in the Dark Thread
  • Embroidery Threads & Bobbin Fill
  • Applique Scissors
  • General Sewing Requirements


1. Hoop a layer of Whisper Web Mesh into the 200mm x 200mm Hoop.

2. Retrieve the design ‘Spider Bowl’.

3. Stitch colour 1 onto the Whisper Web Mesh. 

4. Lay Fabric 1 over the outline and stitch colour 2.  DO NOT trim away the excess fabric at this stage.  It will be done after putting on the second fabric.

5. Thread machine with the Glow in the Dark thread and stitch colour 3.

6. Thread the machine with a grey for the spider and stitch colour 4.

7. Place Fabric 2 underneath the hoop with the wrong side facing the stabiliser.

8. Stitch colour 5 to hold the fabric in place.

9. Carefully cut around the outside of the circle to remove excess fabrics from on top and underneath the hoop.  Cut as close to the stitching as possible without cutting the stitches.

10. Thread the machine with the edging colour you require and match that colour in the bobbin.  Stitch colour 6.

11. Thread the machine with the colour required for the buttonholes with a matching colour in the bobbin.  Stitch colour 7.

12. Remove the project from the hoop and carefully cut away the excess stabiliser.  Make sure you don’t cut the stitches

13. Carefully cut each buttonhole and thread the ribbon through each one.

14. Pull the ribbon tight enough to form sides on the bowl.  Tie off with a simple knot or bow.

15. Fill your bowl with inviting sweets and see the faces turn sour!

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Article written by Cath Quinlan
Cath Quinlan has been designing and teaching for more than 10 years. Her talents lie in digitising, free-motion quilting, machine embroidery and education. She has co-authored two internationally distributed machine embroidery books, published many projects in Australian craft magazines and digitised and sold numerous embroidery designs and patterns. Her passion remains in education and the ability to share what she knows with anyone willing to listen. Cath’s teaching style is fun and relaxed, and she truly believes that ‘anyone can do it’.