A Not So Spooky Ghost

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Oliver has been obsessed with ghosts the past few months. According to Oliver, there is a ghost in my car, in the bath tub, a few in his room, etc. Since we had some free time together while Finley was at preschool this morning, I thought we'd try to whip up a ghost doll of his own. This little guy was easy peasy to make and only took about 30 minutes.

I didn't really think to document the details as I went along to turn it into a tutorial but here are the simple steps I followed:
  • I took a half yard of white eco-fi felt (40% off right now at Joann's) and folded it in half.
  • With a fabric pen, I free handed a ghost on the felt. I am terrible at drawing but a ghost is super simple - you can't really mess it up.
  • Cut the ghost out (you should have two ghost pieces since the felt is folded in half)
  • I drew some eyes and a mouth on a small piece of heat n bond (any fusible webbing will do - just follow the instructions on the package)
  • Iron the heat n bond eyes and mouth on a small piece of black felt.
  • Cut out the eyes and mouth and iron on to the face area of one of your ghost pieces.
  • If you use a heavy duty fusible webbing you can probably skip this step but for durability, I sewed around the edges of the eyes and mouth.
  • Pin the two ghost pieces together with the ghost's face facing in and sew. Be sure to leave about two inches open.
  • Turn your little ghostie right side out and stuff with fiber fill.
  • Stitch the opening closed.
Seriously, easy stuff. And Oliver couldn't be happier with the result. His little ghostie hasn't left his hand for the past two hours.


Kellye said...

How cute!!! It's funny he's so into this right now because Sebastian has been saying similar things about monsters in his room or in places he doesn't want to go alone. He's terrified though! Wish he was a bit more embracive of things like that!

Grace said...

Since they were supposed to be born on the same day, I'm not surprised Seb is obsessed with monsters too. It must be a phase - I'm sorry he's terrified. Maybe make him a little monster doll that isn't so scary?

sara said...

You are just too cute! Love the header and the ghost doll is adorable!!

Noelle said...

Oh Grace, this is just so cute. Oliver may still be playing it at Christmas time ;-)

Stephanie @ Figments said...

That's so cute - and you just whipped that up? That's amazing! I'm jealous. I can't even finish sewing a napkin!

Ashlee Sikes said...

That is just too cute!!! Great job making that ghost! I love the pic of him hugging it! Precious!

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