Why I sew my own toys? Because HANDMADE TOYS are created from passion. They are sewn with attention to the detail, filled with love and positive energy. If you are looking for idea or help to sew your own special toy for your baby, child or friend, you came to the right place.
AND YES, EVERYTHING HERE IS TOTALLY FREE FOR YOU TO USE!
Browse through unique FREE SEWING TUTORIALS & PATTERNS or TIPS & TRICKS created to help you create your perfect little masterpiece. Join me, let’s create easy, safe, loved, unique softies together.
This ghost sewing pattern is just a perfect easy project for beginners and children learning to sew.
Ghost Boo will make a cuddly plushie, that will for sure keep all the monsters away at night. In this case just use the pattern as is, the finished size will be approximately 22 cm x 13 cm (9 inches x 5 inches).
If you enlarge the pattern, ghost Boo will make a great decorative pillow for kids’ rooms of all ages.
No worries, if you are a total beginner, this is a really easy project to start learning how to sew. So let’s start, step by step.
EASY project, appropriate for beginners
Print out the free ghost sewing pattern and cut out the piece from the paper: ghost body and eyes parts.
First, fold the white fleece in half, right sides together. Next, position the body template and cut adding 0,5 cm ( 1/4 inch) for the seam allowance.
Finally, cut the pieces for the eyes from the white and black wool felt, with no seam allowance added.
Pin and then sew white felt circles on the black felt circle. Use very small stitches on the machine, to make it easier, or just hand-sew them using the running stitch.
Position the eyes on the body, pin them and sew them on using very small stitches on your sewing machine or just hand-sew them using the running stitch.
For the mouth first cut from the black felt very narrow band as long as the mouth are. Position the band where the mouth will come and sew it on with zig zag stitch as wide as the band is (the zig zag stitch should not be visible at the end).
Place the ghost bodies on top of each other right sides together. Pin. Sew together leaving the opening on one side. Before turning the ghost around through the opening, make him a funny hairstyle like the one on the picture – cut all the way to the seam, just be careful not to cut it through.
At the bottom first cut off the ends and then make small cuts all the way to the seam (see the picture). This will help with turning the bottom part around.
If you like, you can add a felt heart now, if you haven’t done so already in step 4. Just use black embroidery thread to sew it on.
How did it turn out? Satisfied? I hope you are. I know, I am curious, but would you share your creation with me here, on Facebook, Google+ or Instagram for me and other sewing enthusiasts to see it?
If you would like to learn how to make more variations of this cute ghost, learn how to add hands, open mouth, closed eyes, cheeks and a bow, if you would like to learn a basics of soft toy making, and get a few tips and tricks on the way, then friendly Boo family pattern is made for you: one pattern with three ghost variations, three tutorials and patterns, 11 pages, with detailed pictures and explanation of each step.
Wish you lots of fun with your creative projects,
About the ghost sewing pattern The friendly ghosts were inspired by my older son. He is still a little bit afraid of the dark, although he is too old to admit it. This pattern includes THREE patterns, for three cute, friendly ghosts:
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