What's Halloween without ghosts?! Not just any ghosts, but flying ghosts! Here's a project for you and your little ones to do together.
Gather up supplies:
-scraps of material
-1/4" elastic (cut 5")
-single fold bias tape (cut 2")
-sewing machine (optional. you can sew by hand, if you wish)
-buttons (for eyes)
Now that you gathered your supplies, let's get crafting!
draw and cut out a pattern. You can make any shape and size, just remember to give yourself at least a 1/4" seam allowance. I made mine like a bell shape and I made it extra long so that I can make the bottom half of the ghost all tattered.
Cut your material. I used two contrasting fabrics.
I added buttons for eyes and I stitched mouths.
Cut 5" of your 1/4" elastic.
Next, fold you 1/4" elastic in half to form a loop and stitch to the top of one side of the ghost like so.
It should look like this.
Then, stitch both sides (right sides facing each other), along the sides and top. DO NOT stitch the bottom.
Make sure to cut along the edge as seen here, around the curved edges.
Grab some polyfill and flip right side out your ghost.
Now, stuff your ghost. Stuff to desired stiffness. Set aside.
Cut your single fold bias tape about 2".
Take the bias tape, fold it in half and insert inside, in between the pieces of fabric. You're creating a tab, so make sure you have enough sticking out to grab. Pin the tab along with the two sides together and sew shut.
Once you sew it shut, It should look like this. With scissors, cut the extra fabric into tattered strips. BE CAREFUL! Don't cut the tab!
WALLAH! You're done!
Now you're ready to fling!