Halloween Felt Bat Plush Craft

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Ever wanted to make your own felt bat plush? Well now you can with this awesome Halloween craft tutorial! This super cute bat plushie is simple to make and a sweet little companion for the spooky season! So grab the free printable template, grab some felt fabric, and start stitching!

Dark gray felt bat with big eyes, pink rosy cheeks and black bat wings. Text overlay says"Cute Felt Bat Plush! Halloween Craft"

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Felt Bat Plush

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

I love quick and simple crafts that also have a use when they’re made, and I firmly believe that this bat plushie falls into my specs!

You can make this cute felt bat plush in around half an hour, and when you’re finished you’ve got an adorable Halloween decoration to adorn your space during the spooky season!

Keep the bat in your pocket, or add a ribbon loop to hang it up. Or why not make several and make a whole garland of bats! You could even sew in a keychain fixing and have a sweet bat keyring!

Using felt fabric and the free printable template (which you’ll find just before the tutorial card at the end of the post) to cut out simple shapes that are sewn together to create the bat – it’s an ideal project for kids that are learning to sew.

I have other Halloween plush crafts on the way, so make sure you keep an eye out for them. In fact, the best way is by joining the Pumpkin Patch below so you don’t miss out.

Bat Plush Craft Supplies

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

You may have some standard craft supplies like scissors and glue at home already, however, for your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized materials and tools needed for this craft to Amazon below.

  • Felt Fabricin the following colors: gray, black, white, and pink – but you can use any colors you like and make a garland of multi-colored felt bats!
  • Fabric Markerto trace around the template onto the fabric.
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread – try to match the thread to the felt colors
  • Sewing Pins – optional, to hold the fabric together when sewing
  • Soft Toy Stuffing – or scraps of felt or cotton wool balls
  • Free Printable Bat Craft Template – find it before the tutorial card, surrounded by a purple box. Tap the purple download buttons to save the file(s) to your device. I’ve provided two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″) – use which size is appropriate for your printer.

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Here are some more Halloween crafts for you to check out next:

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try!

Super Cute Felt Bat Plush

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How Do I Make a Felt Bat Plush?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, instructions and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).

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DIY Bat Plush Craft Tutorial

Felt Bat Plush

Yield: 1 Cute Bat
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

Ever wanted to make your own felt bat plush? Well now you can with this awesome Halloween craft tutorial!


  • Felt fabric in the following colors:
  • Gray
  • Black
  • White
  • Pink
  • Free printable template - link in the blog post


  • Fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread - to match the fabric colors if possible
  • Sewing pins - optional
  • Craft glue - optional


  1. Print and cut out the template.
  2. Trace the body onto gray felt and cut out.
  3. Trace the wings and eye pupils onto black felt and cut out.
  4. Trace the (larger) eyes onto white felt and cut out.
  5. Trace the cheeks onto pink felt and cut out.

    bat felt pieces
  6. To create the eyes, stitch the black pupil to the whites of the eye with a couple of stitches to create the "shine" of the eyes.

  7. Stitch the eyes to one of the body pieces.

    stitching eyes in place
  8. Stitch the pink cheeks just below the eyes.
  9. Lightly draw on a smile between the cheeks then stitch with black thread. Set aside.

  10. Place the wings on each side of the other body piece so that they overlap slightly and add a stitch or two to keep them in place.

    Stitching wings in place
  11. Place the face on top of the body and wings and stitch them together around the edges. You can use sewing pins to keep the felt in place if you wish. Do not stitch all the way around - leave a gap to push the stuffing in!

    stitching the body pieces together
  12. You can stuff the bat with scraps of felt (cut them into small pieces for an even stuffing) or use soft toy stuffing, or even cotton balls. Use a pencil to help guide the stuffing into all the sections evenly. Do not overstuff!

    Stuffing the bat plush
  13. Stitch the open end to secure the stuffing inside and tie off the thread with a knot.

  14. Your bat plush is complete - go and give them all the love this Halloween!


You can glue the features in place if you wish.

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