Little Haunted House: Ghost

BY JEN OSBORN



Haunted House instructions can be found in the Fall 2012 issue of Stitch Craft Create.

This little stitched ghost makes a perfect accessory to accompany the stuffed haunted house in our fall 2012 issue. All you need is a couple scraps of fabric and an old medicine bottle to bring him to life!

Ghost Materials

  • Fabrics in the following sizes:
    • One piece light blue print for ghost, 2 x 5 inches
    • One piece pink print for ghost, 3 x 5 inches
  • Sewing thread, white and black
  • Scissors
  • Black fabric pen
  • Small medicine bottle
  • Sewing machine

Instructions

  1. With two fabrics right sides together, stitch together along one of long edges. Unfold fabric and use black thread to stitch several slanted black lines across width of piece. Fold fabric back in half with right sides together and sew along remaining long raw edge, creating a tube.
  2. With fabrics still facing wrong side out, fold tube in half so that smaller blue panel is centered and lying flat. Make a fold at top just like you would to wrap side of a present. NOTE: You’re pinching sides in so shape matches front and back house shape. With a 1/2-inch seam allowance, straight stitch across top edge.
  3. Turn ghost right side out; use a finger or tool to fully push out top seam.
  4. Draw on eyes using a black fabric marker. TIP: Slip a folded piece of scrap paper inside ghost before drawing eyes to prevent ink from bleeding through.
  5. Leave bottom edges of ghost unstitched for a frayed and ragged look; insert a small medicine bottle or other item to enable ghost to stand upright. NOTE: If desired, ghost can be stuffed and a circular bottom added for a more finished appearance.

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