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Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Halloween Bat Plushie!

Posted by on Sat, October 11th, 2014 at 11:00 am

With Halloween less than 3 weeks away, there’s never been a better time to start planning your costume, parties and decorations! Today’s DIY will help you with some fun decorations and it comes from bunbunbunneh, of Sydney, Australia!

This cute DIY Halloween bat plushie will make a great addition to your Halloween decorations, the bat can be mounted on the wall, hung from the ceiling or place them in the garden, on the table, window sills, mantels or door step for display. It’s so easy to make by hand and if you start now you can make enough bats to turn your own house into a bat cave.

Shopping List:

  • Sturdy cotton fabric for the body – 12 square inches (You may choose a Halloween print to keep it with the festive theme)
  • Black felt for wings – 9 square inches
  • Pale colored felt for face
  • Pillow stuffing
  • Sewing or embroidery thread to match face and body
  • Sewing thread to contrast with face and wings

Crafty Needs:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil and paper
  • Needle
  • Sewing machine (optional)

Directions:

  1. Trace pattern onto paper and cut it out. Lay pieces into fabric and felt. Trace around them with a pencil. Cut out shapes – two for the body from fabric, four wings from black felt, two ears and one face from the pale felt.
  2. Give your bat a face using a pencil. Sew over markings with contrasting colored embroidery thread.
  3. After the face, change thread to match the pale face felt. Position face onto one of the body pieces. Sew the pace onto the body. If sewing by hand, use a whipstitch or a running stitch. Use a straight stitch or zigzag stitch if using a sewing machine.
  4. Take two wing shapes and pin them together so they are one thick wing shape. Use a colorful contrasting thread and hand-sew wings together around the edges. Repeat with other two wing pieces.
  5. Lay the body (with the face on) facing down. Lay the wings over the top, pointing inward, sticking out a little. Lay the ears pointing down towards the bat’s face. Hold wings and ears in place with a couple of hand stitches. Lay other fabric on top right side facing up. Pin body pieces together. The ears and wings should be sandwiched in between.
  6. Sew around the bat leaving a 4 inch gap at the bottom.
  7. Fill your bat with stuffing until the bat is full (I used the pencil to poke small pieces of stuffing inside the bat). Sew up the gap by hand.

This is a great DIY project, perfect for Halloween! Thanks for sharing it with us all!

If you would like to submit a DIY or a favorite recipe please send it (with your Swag Name and a picture, please) to contests@swagbucks.com. If we publish your submission you will get 500 Swag Bucks!

Have a great weekend!

-Team Swagbucks

How Swagbucks Works For Me – pkejesusfreak

Posted by on Fri, October 10th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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Posted by on Fri, October 10th, 2014 at 6:00 am
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Posted by on Thu, October 9th, 2014 at 6:00 am
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Posted by on Wed, October 8th, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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Posted by on Wed, October 8th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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Posted by on Tue, October 7th, 2014 at 6:00 am
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Posted by on Mon, October 6th, 2014 at 1:00 pm
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Posted by on Mon, October 6th, 2014 at 12:00 am
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Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Teacher’s Wreath!

Posted by on Sat, October 4th, 2014 at 11:00 am
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