What’s not to love about this felt ghost plush? Not only is he adorable, but he is also full of happy haunts and not-so-scary which means kids are going to love him! In fact, it’s a wonderful craft to introduce kids to plush making because it’s a really simple shape to sew. So grab the free printable template, grab some felt fabric, and let’s start stitching!
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Felt Ghost 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.
Of all of the simple sewing crafts I have on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, this felt ghost plush has to be the easiest one to make.
With its simple shape it is a perfect starter project for kids that are learning how to sew. At the end they get an adorable not-so-scary ghost friend that they can keep in their pocket!
The ghost is made using felt and you can grab the free printable template just before the craft tutorial card at the end of this post.
When you’ve finished making the felt plushie ghost you could attach a ribbon loop to hang up as a Halloween decoration, or make a whole gaggle of ghosts and string them up into a garland! You could even sew in a keychain fixing and have a boo-tiful ghostie keyring!
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.
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 Fabric – in the following colors: black, white, and pink – but you can use any colors you like and make a multi-colored garland of felt ghosts!
- Fabric Marker – to trace around the template onto the fabric.
- 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 Ghost 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.
More Halloween Ghost Crafts
Here are some more Halloween ghost-themed 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!
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How Do I Make a Felt Ghost 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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- Felt fabric in the following colors:
- Free printable template - link in the blog post
- Fabric marker
- Needle and thread - to match the fabric colors if possible
- Sewing pins - optional
- Craft glue - optional
- Print and cut out the template.
- Trace the body onto white felt and cut out.
- Trace the eyes onto black felt and cut out.
- Trace the cheeks onto pink felt and cut out.
- Using white thread stitch a few lines into each eye to create the "shine" of the eyes.
- Stitch the eyes to one of the body pieces.
- Lightly draw a smile below the eyes then stitch with black thread.
- Stitch the pink cheeks in place.
- Place the front of the body to the back and stitch 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!
- You can stuff ghost 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!
- Stitch the open end to secure the stuffing inside and tie off the thread with a knot.
- Your ghost plush is complete - go and let them haunt your home this Halloween!
You can glue the features in place if you wish.
The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween and Fall! You can check out Crafty October from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!