Ghost Stuffie in-the-hoop Designs

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year.  Maybe its the costumes, or the candy, or the weather finally turning cool after a super-hot summer.  I don’t like scary Halloween – give me cutsie anyday!

How about a cute trio of ghosts that stitch up quick with minimal materials?  This is an easy in-the-hoop project for embroidery machines that have 5″ x 7″ hoop or larger.  You can stitch up this whole gang in an afternoon while sipping apple cider.

ballyhoo embroidered ghosts

Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to stich and assemble the ghosts.

Tools Needed

  • embroidery machine with files loaded
  • 5×7″ hoop or larger
  • machine needle – size 12 stretch needle used in the samples
  • sharp fabric scissors
  • embroidery scissors
  • hemostats for turning and stuffing – I’m using the 10″ hemostats and some 5″ hemostats also available in the fishing aisle at Walmart :0

Materials Needed

  • (with Amazon affiliate links to help you locate these items)
  • embroidery files from Ballyhoo Creations!
  • mesh stabilizer or other cut-away stabilizer – thinner is better for this project!
  • two 5×7″ pieces of stretch knit fabric – I used this bandage fabric tubing and have also purchased cotton stockinette from A Child’s Dream in the past.  But any stretch knit works, even an old white t-shirt.
  • ribbon or torn strip of fabric – I used double gauze from WalMart
  • poly stuffing – I’m using Mountain Mist but any stuffing will work
  • poly pellets or rice to give the ghost a weighted base so they stand on a shelf
  • Thread: embroidery thread for face, top thread & bobbin to match your fabric
  • pipe cleaner 6.5″ piece

The ghost designs were added to the Ballyhoo Shop this week.  The armless ghost with shifty eyes is a Freebie!!  (you will need to input your name & email address for the FREE checkout process)  

The trio gets you all three characters for one price and includes templates and interactive PDF instructions.  Fancy, schmancy.

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