Button Bat

This is the little bat from the Trick or Treat Bag I made last Thursday.  He’s one of those things that’s really cuter in person, but I think you’ll get the idea. 

My computer is going through some sort of rebellion that’s keeping my scanner from working, so here is a photo of the pattern.  It’s the best I can do at the moment.  If you measure it in the center from top to bottom, it’s about 4 1/2″.

Cut out two bat-shapes from the pattern.  I used thin, black costume vinyl because apparently I’m punishing myself for something.  Really slippery, except when you’re trying to sew a curve, then it sticks like glue.  I love how shiny it is though.

Stitch the two pieces, right sides together, leaving an opening at the top for turning.  Clip corners and curves.  Turn.  Press with a cloth on top with low heat, rolling top edge in.

Stitch the opening closed if it bothers you, but it really isn’t necessary.

Hand-stitch a long, running stitch down the center.

Pull the thread to gather.  Knot the thread.

Attach to the bag by sewing on a button through bat and cuff.  Attach googly eyes to the button with hot glue.

I think he’d be adorable on top of a headband.  I mean, scary.  Super-scary.

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