Learn how to make a DIY ghost pillow with a free sewing pattern. Add white pom poms and a spooky face for a great Halloween sewing project!
Celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday with this cute and spooky ghost pillow. It's so great to sit on a sofa or just decorate a shelf.
I'm so excited to share this free DIY ghost pillow sewing pattern. I had fun drawing the shape and the face. I chose a scary, almost sad ghost face, but you can turn the mouth around to smile.
My daughter has already claimed this pillow as her ghost baby. She pretends to be a ghost mom and walks around carrying her and snuggling her.
This wasn't the original intention, but I like having Christmas decorations that can hold up. I want my kids to enjoy the decorations without me hovering and worrying about something breaking.
The pom poms add such a fun touch to the ghost. I love his look. You can also leave the pom poms on if you prefer that look. Or you can use a white fuzzy fabric to make the ghost look cozy and fluffy.
What fabric should I use for a Ghost pillow?
There are two types of fabrics you can use for a ghost pillow depending on the look you are going for.
If you want a ghost with a pom pom trim, use white cotton fabric and a white pom pom trim. The cotton fabric will be stable enough to pair well with the pompoms.
If you want a fluffy and cozy ghost, use a white fuzzy fleece fabric. There will be a bit of stretch that you have to work with, but it creates a great look for the ghost pillow.
What is a PDF sewing pattern?
A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on a computer and organized so that it can be printed on several sheets of letter or A4 size paper.
I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets damaged or my kids or I have changed sizes, I can always print it again. It will never be destroyed since I have a digital version!
How to use a PDF sewing pattern?
Open the PDF on a computer and click Print. When printing, make sure the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the design prints at the correct size.
Once the design is printed, it can be glued together to achieve its actual size. Then the pattern can be cut out for each size piece of the pattern or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.
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DIY ghost pillow with a free sewing pattern
- Free Ghost Pillow Sewing Pattern – get it at the end of the post
- 1 yard of white cotton fabric or 1 yard of white fuzzy fleece fabric
- Optional: 2.5 meters of white pom pom trim
- piece of black felt
- hot melt adhesive
- sewing tools
- sewing machine
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Trace the face pieces onto the paper backing of the hot-melt adhesive.
Fuse the adhesive onto the black felt.
Cut out the face pieces. Peel off the paper backing.
Place the face pieces on the front ghost piece. Merge them in place.
Sew around the face pieces 1/8 inch from the edge with black thread.
If using a pom pom border, cut or pin the pom pom border around the ghost. You can place it all around the ghost or leave the bottom blank.
Baste the pom pom border in place.
Place the back ghost piece on the front, right sides together. Pin all edges together.
Sew around the edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Sew slowly around the curves. Leave a 6 inch hole.
Backstitch when you start and when you stop.
Cut the inside curves and notch the outside curves. Do this only on the seam allowance of the fabric. Do not cut or nick the edge of the pom pom trim as this may cause the pom poms to fall off.
Turn the ghost right side out and bring out the curves and pompoms.
Fill the phantom with poly-fil. Use small pieces to stuff the arms, forehead and tail, but fill the body with large pieces.
Hand-stitch the hole closed with a hand needle, thread, and ladder stitch.
The ghost cushion is finished!
Get the free sewing pattern here!
If you make anything using this sewing project, I'd love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and identify me!