If Georgie ever has a free moment (quite rare since moving house and starting with a refurbishment again), she does love sewing. She is not up to couture standard but enjoys making things for the boys and presents for their little friends. With Halloween coming up, she decided to try her hand at making little ghosts for the boys which could be used as decorations and also used as throwing toys or party bag favours. Below is how to make a ghost. They are quite simple and rather cute.
What you will need:
- White felt
- Black felt
- A ghost template – Georgie used this one care of First Palette who do many templates you are able to print off and use
- Ribbon – Georgie used black and silver
- Fabric glue
- Toy stuffing
- Rice or lentils
Firstly cut out the pattern the ghost and lay it on the white felt which has been doubled over. Cut out the felt following the outline of the template and pin the two pieces together and include tucking some ribbon doubled up at the top if you want to make it a decoration to hang.
Start stitching at the bottom and go round but leave an opening. Stuff the ghost with a mixture of the rice/lentils and the stuffing (the rice/lentils gives it a bit of weight if you are making it as a throwable/flying ghost).
Once full, place some ribbons (with the ends inside the ghost) at the bottom before stitching the ghost up – these ribbons make the flying tails of the ghost
Finally cut out the eyes and mouth of the ghost in the black felt and glue them on using the fabric glue…Boo!