DIY Ghost Pillow with Free Pattern

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Learn how to make a DIY Ghost Pillow with a free sewing pattern. Add white pompoms and a spooky face for a great Halloween sewing project!

Celebrate the coming Halloween holiday with this cute and creepy ghost pillow. It looks so great sitting on a couch or just decorating a shelf.

I’m so excited to share this free sewing pattern of a DIY ghost pillow. I had fun designing the shape and face. I chose a scary, almost sad ghost face, but you can turn the the mouth upside down for a smile.

DIY Ghost Pillow with Free Pattern

My daughter has already claimed this pillow as her ghost baby. She pretends to be a ghost mom and walks around carrying and snuggling it.

That was not the original intention, but I love having holiday decorations that can take a beating. I want my kids to enjoy the decorations without me hovering and worrying about anything getting broken.

DIY Ghost Pillow with Free Pattern

The pompoms add such a fun touch to the ghost. I just love the look of it. You can also leave the pompoms off if you prefer that look.

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again.

DIY Ghost Pillow with Free Pattern

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DIY Ghost Pillow with Free Pattern

DIY Ghost Pillow with a Free Sewing Pattern


Trace the face pieces onto the paper backing of the fusible adhesive.

trace face onto fusible adhesive

Fuse the adhesive to the black felt.

fuse to black felt

Cut out the face pieces. Peel off the paper backing.

cut out face pieces

Place the face pieces on the front ghost piece. Fuse them in place.

Sew around the face pieces 1/8 inch from the edge with black thread.

fuse face pieces to ghost front

Clip or pin the pompom trim around the ghost. You can place it all the way around the ghost or leave the bottom empty.

clip pompoms onto ghost front

Baste the pompom trim in place.

baste pompom trim in place

Place the back ghost piece on the front with right sides together. Pin all the edges together.

pin ghost pieces right sides together

Sew around the edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Sew slowly around the curves. Leave a 6 inch hole.

Backstitch when you start and when you stop.

sew around ghost and leave a hole

Clip the inner curves and notch the outer curves. Do this to only the fabric seam allowance. Do not clip or notch the pompom trim edge since it might make the pompoms fall off.

clip and notch fabric

Turn the ghost right side out and push out the curves and pompoms.

turn ghost right side out

Stuff the ghost with poly-fil. Use tiny pieces to stuff the arms, forehead, and tail, but fill the body with big pieces.

stuff ghost

Handstitch the hole closed with a hand needle and thread and a ladder stitch.

hand stitch closed

The ghost pillow is finished!

DIY Ghost Pillow with Free Pattern

Get the Free Ghost Pillow Pattern

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

DIY Ghost Pillow with Free Pattern

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