Making A Skeleton Doll - Free Pattern!
Follow along and make this cute little skeleton doll to add to your Halloween decorations!
If you love decorating for the holidays then you’ll love this scary cute doll to sit along with the Jack-
O-Lanterns and candles. Hey you could even sit her in the bowl to hand out treats!
This is one of those Halloween projects that isn’t exactly too frightening so it’s great if you wanted to make one to give to a special little goblin in your life. I added a flower to the pattern so that you can make it a girly skeleton doll.
You’ll find the free pattern below and all you have to do is print it! Of course you can use the pattern printed on an average letter size paper but that will be small. You can change the size of the doll by printing on an 11” x 17” piece of paper or you can take the 8-1/2” x 11” paper and increase the size on a copy machine. The point is that you can make this whatever size will work for you from a tiny doll to fit in a cup of life size to sit in a chair on the porch! That’s crazy, right?
Free Pattern and Instructions:
Cut out the pieces for the body from black fabric (2 for the head and torso, 4 for the arms and legs). Sew pieces together (for each 2 pieces - making 1 skull, 1 torso, 2 legs and 2 arms) leaving the opening as indicated and turn to right side. Stuff and close the seams with a blind stitch.
Cut out the pieces for the bones and glue or stitch onto the body pieces where indicated (don't forget the heart with a bright red fabric – it goes under the ribs). Don’t forget to stitch on the mouth and teeth with some embroidery thread or you could even paint it on if you think it will be easier.
Stitch the arms to the torso by matching the symbols (A/T in divided circles) and the legs to the torso by matching the symbols (L/T in divided circles). If you can do this with one or two close pass throughs with the needle and a heavy thread the joints will be moveable.
Check out some of the other great ideas here for Halloween Decorations like the cute little Mummy Ball Jar Candle Holders in the picture below.
Here’s a picture of the Skeleton Doll sitting among some of my other Halloween decorations. Isn’t that a cute face peering out to Welcome visitors and Trick-or-Treater all!
Wait! I just posted a new idea which is Making an Iron-on Skeleton Doll - Free Pattern! which is similar to this one but even easier.
Happy Haunting! Penny