Friendly Little Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial + Free Pattern

Friendly Little Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial + Free Pattern

Inspired by one of our most popular posts, Monkey and his Blankie, I am kicking off another series of soft toys to share, Blankie Buddies!! Our first in the series is the tutorial and free pattern for a super quick ghost! This is a fun way to use up some scraps of Holiday fabric.

Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial and Free Pattern - Felt With Love Designs

All of the Blankie Buddies will have their own blankie and all will be fairly simple, beginner-level sewing projects. I plan to use fleece for all of them because I love soft stuffies but you can use whatever fabric you have on hand.

To make your own ghost Blankie Buddy, you will need:

  1. Cut all of the pieces from fleece (leave a seam allowance for the arms and body pieces – not included in pattern) Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial and Free Pattern - Pieces - Felt With Love Designs
  2. Stitch the black eyes and mouth to the white body piece Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial and Free Pattern - Face - Felt With Love Designs
  3. Fold over the front body piece in a couple places and pin in place (make sure it matches up with the back piece when you are finished folding and pinning.) Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial and Free Pattern - Folds - Felt With Love Designs
  4. Sew a short line over the folds, close to the bottom of the ghost
  5. Sew the backs to the 2 arm pieces, leaving a gap where it connects to the body (to flip and stuff)
  6. Flip right side
  7. Stuff the arms Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial and Free Pattern - Stuffing - Felt With Love Designs
  8. With right sides facing and the arms pointed in, toward the center of the body, sew the arms to the decorated front body piece Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial and Free Pattern - Arms - Felt With Love Designs
  9. Pin the plain white body back piece over the white body front piece (arms should be folded up inside still – as shown above) and sew all the way around, leaving a gap big enough to turn (I left a gap on the left side, under the arm)
  10. Turn right side and check all seams for holes (fix any problem areas before moving on) Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial and Free Pattern - Flipped - Felt With Love Designs
  11. Stuff to your liking
  12. Using a ladder stitch, sew the opening closed
  13. Stitch the corner of the blanket into the ghost’s hand (see below for steps to make the blanket)

Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial and Free Pattern - Full Dark - Felt With Love Designs

To make the blanket:

  1. Cut two squares of fabric
  2. Place squares with outsides facing and pin together
  3. Sew around squares, leaving a gap at one corner
  4. Turn blanket right side out
  5. Hand-stitch gap closed
  6. Top-stitch all the way around blanket

**See the stuffed monkey post for photos, if you need more guidance making the blanket.

The ghost Blankie Buddy is a super quick and easy project that would be perfect for a beginner or to teach an older child to sew!

Ghost Blankie Buddy Tutorial and Free Pattern - Full - Felt With Love DesignsGhost Blankie Buddy Tutorial and Free Pattern - Full Blankie - Felt With Love Designs

Tomorrow, we are excited to be joining the 31 days of Halloween over on GYCT Designs where Ghost will get a friend!!

Are you counting the days?? 25 until Halloween!!

~A