Learn to sew a bat stuffed animal with this simple sewing project! The perfect project for beginner sewers! Includes step by step photos and a free pattern. A fun little Halloween project!
Hi Crafty Friends!
I’m back today with another super cute bat craft that I know you are going to love!
A few weeks ago I shared with you this adorable Bat Puppet Craft that has a free printable template. In that post I told you about how much my kids LOVE bats, and I shared with you some of my daughter’s favorite bat facts.
Today I’m sharing with you another fun bat craft. This one is perfect for older kids! We’re going to be sewing a felt bat stuffed animal! It uses just a few simple supplies– felt, scissors, needle, thread, cotton batting and a free pattern that you can sign up to receive straight to your inbox!
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Ready to learn how to make this adorable bat? Read on!
Learn To Sew- Bat Stuffed Animal Sewing Project
Need help with your hand stitching? Check out this guide of different types of stitches and how to do each of them!
- Printable template (Fill out form above to have it sent to your inbox!)
- Felt in your favorite bat colors (We used black, grey, white and pink.)
- Needle and thread
- Cotton batting
- Select black, grey (or any color of your choice for the bat and its wings), white and pink colored felt fabric for the bat plush. Trace the template patterns on the selected felt fabrics and cut them out.
- Trace the template patterns on the selected felt fabrics and cut them out using your scissors.
- Grab the round cutouts for the eyes. Place a black cutout (small circle) on the top of a white cutout; prepare a needle with white thread. Stitch a small dot on the black felt, making sure to stitch the white cutout along with it. Repeat with the second eye.
- Stitch the felt eyes onto one of the bat body pieces.
- Stitch the pink round cutouts on both cheeks onto the same bat body piece that you stitched the eyes onto. Stitch a mouth using black thread.
- Grab the other bat body piece and place it on a flat surface. Place the wings on both sides of the plain base, making sure to slightly overlap the wings onto the bat's body.
- Place the bat body with the eyes stitched onto it on the top of the plain one, making sure that the wings are positioned in the middle of both bases, on both sides. Prepare needle and thread to stitch around the side of the base pieces.
- Keep a small opening on one side (or the bottom) to stuff the bat plush. Stuff it with cotton batting.
- Finish sewing to close the bat.
- Enjoy your adorable felt plush bat!
I think this simple sewing project would be so much fun for teens and tweens who are just learning to sew! How about you?
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