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.