Halloween Hanging Bat
You will need:
1 FQ green cotton
1 FQ Star Wars Fabric
3 contrasting buttons
60cm 1 – 1.5cm wide ribbon
2 small beads
black embroidery thread
Print out this template
Cut out the following (see below)
1 full wingspan in star wars
2 wings in star wars
2 ear pieces in star wars
1 body in green
2 head pieces in green
2 ears in green
Cut the full wingspan in wadding.
Sew the wings to the main body. Sew the ears by placing one right side together of the star wars with a green ear piece. Repeat with other ear.
Trim around ears, I use pinking shears and cut point off top of ear, within seam allowance, to reduce bulkiness. Turn right sides out, finger press seams and iron flat.
Place ribbon for hanging at bottom edge of bat close to seams between wings and main body – see below.
Place ears in right angled section of head and sew in place.
With right sides together sew body and wings together, pin the hanging ribbon out of the way to avoid catching. Leave a turning at at the top of the main body. With right sides together sew the 2 head pieces together, leaving neck open. Remember to avoid catching in ears. Trim seam allowances and clip the curves, or use pinking shears as I have.
Turn to right sides out and give a good press. Use a pointy tool to get into the corners, but be careful not to prod too hard. Ladder stitch the opening closed on the body. Turn under the neck edge by ¼” on the head.
Stuff the head firmly, use small bits of stuffing at a time to avoid a lumpy head. Sew the two beads in place of eyes and embroider his nose – see below. Ladder stitch the neck edge closed.
Slip stitch the head to the neck edge of the body and hold the chin in place with a couple of stitches – see below.
Using a contrasting thread quilt the wings as shown in the picture below.
Sew the three buttons down the chest of the bat and VOILA!! One hanging bat, think I may call him Bertie :)
Made by Stephanie Marsh for The Craft Cotton Co 2018