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Halloween Hanging Bat

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

You will need:

1 FQ green cotton

1 FQ Star Wars Fabric

3 contrasting buttons

60cm 1 – 1.5cm wide ribbon

matching thread

contrasting thread



2 small beads

black embroidery thread


Step 1

Print out this template

Step 2

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

Step 3

Cut the full wingspan in wadding.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Place ribbon for hanging at bottom edge of bat close to seams between wings and main body – see below.

Step 7

Place ears in right angled section of head and sew in place.

Step 8

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.

Step 9

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.

Step 10

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.

Step 11

Slip stitch the head to the neck edge of the body and hold the chin in place with a couple of stitches – see below.

Step 12

Using a contrasting thread quilt the wings as shown in the picture below.

Step 13

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

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