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September 28, 2010

Spooky Pillows

I was looking in blog world the other day and came across this cute bat pillow here at Just another hang up.

I liked it so much I made my own and then decided I should expand and make a vampire and Frankenstein.  I have a tutorial for how I made these.  The blog I got it from also has a tutorial.  I made the vampire the focus of the tutorial.

You will need
1/2 yard muslin
1/2 yard for back of pillow (red to match cape)
1/2 yard of heat n bond
Black felt
white felt
red felt
Black fabric marker
1/4 yard face fabric (pale yellow or off white)
1/4 yard hair fabric (black)
1/4 yard cape fabric (red)
Piece of gray fabric (Frankenstein)
Piece of Temtex(Frankenstein)
Thread black

1. First I drew out my pattern.  I used my biggest Tupperware bowl I could find for the circle.

2.  I traced out patten onto heat n bond and then ironed it to fabric.(OK so these are the bat wings.  I didn't take a picture of the vampire pieces on the heat n bond).
3.  I traced a circle on muslin and a circle for the back.  (back not pictured)

4.  I placed cut out pieces on the muslin and ironed them down.

5.  I used a blanket stitch around applique and a fabric marker to make mouth.
6.  I sewed the front and back right sides together leaving opening at bottom.  Big enough to put your hand through.  Then I stuffed to desired thickness.  I whipped stitch the opening and your done. 

To make the Frankenstein ears I used Temtex and heat n bond fabric to both sides then satin stitched all round.  Placed it in the sandwich before I sewed it together

Happy Halloween
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  1. So cute! Thanks for the shout out. I appreciate it so much! Love your variations -- they are fabulous!

  2. Thank you mama, I like these. The vampire turned out so cute, and they actually don't look to terribly hard. You are so good with all that sewing though, so anything you do looks easy. :) Frankenstein almost looks like my little one, lol, so cute. Thank you again, for linking up to **6 weeks 2 Spook** you know it makes me so happy, seeing all these fun projects. I just love it. Show me more girl, you are too good. :) BELLA

  3. These pillows are so cute! Thanks for visitng me and please come link up with me on Friday. And if you do a candy corn pillow, I'd love to see it too!

  4. First off, these pillows are SO freaking cute! I am the only woman in my family who never learned how to sew. (Well, sort of. I kind of know, but mostly don't. Not with the machine.) But it's seeing these kind of projects that make me want to try. SO awesome!

    Also, I wanted to stop by and let you know that I've got you added to the Haunt Jaunts Spooktacular Halloween V.I.P. guest list. THANKS for signing up!

  5. Just too cute--thanks for sharing!

  6. Super Cute! And an excellent tutorial!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie.
    I hope to see you next week!

  7. so cute! what a great idea!

  8. those are adorable! come on over and link up to MMM :)

  9. Super cute!!! Found you via the Making the World Cuter link party.

    Hopefully you'll swing by Sew Woodsy and check out some of my halloween crafts!

  10. HA! They totally make me smile, and I swear I'd keep them out all year 'round. Thank you for sharing!


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