Quick And Easy Ghost Friends

Quick And Easy Ghost Friends

Sewing Quick And Easy Ghost Ornaments from Fabric Scraps

Are you looking to add a touch of charm to your home decor this Halloween season? Look no further! Sewing adorable ghost ornaments from fabric scraps is not only a fantastic way to be creative but also a sustainable choice for repurposing that leftover fabric. Today I’ll guide you through the simple steps to create these cute ghost ornaments that are sure to enchant both kids and adults!

fabric ghost and candy corn ornaments in rainbow colors

Materials You’ll Need:

  • (2)  6" x 7" fabric scraps, gather any color of scraps, or patch scraps together to get the right size.
  • (1) 2" x 2" dark fabric scraps for eyes and smile
  • (1) 12" of ribbon, string, or fishing line
  • printed ghost template and placement page
  • iron and iron-on adhesive (I used Heat n Bond lite)
  • coordinating thread
  • a small amount of stuffing
  • pins or clips
  • scissors
  • disappearing ink pen, or Frixion pen

 Fabric and pattern for ghost ornaments

Step-by-Step Instructions:


  1. Print, Quick  And Easy Ghost Friends, page 1 and 2 in the printer friendly pdf, or photo pdf.

Printer Friendly Ghost Friends pdf



Photo Ghost pdf




  1. Cut (1) 12" ribbon, string, or line for the hanging loop. Knot ends together if thin, so it doesn’t slip out from the stitching.
    2. Cut (2) ghosts.
    3. Cut (2) eyes.
    4. Cut (1) smile.



  1. Following manufacturer’s directions, adhere iron-on adhesive to the back of fabric.
  2. Cut out eyes and smile and trace onto the paper side of adhesive.
    3. Cut out eyes and smile from fabric.
    4. Following manufacturer’s directions iron onto the ghost front piece, following the placement diagram or where you like them.
    5. Stitch around eyes and smile if desired, but not necessary.

 eyes and mouth appliqued on ghost

Stuff and Sew:

  1. Wrong sides together, take (2) ghost pieces, clip or pin 1 edge.
  2. Pin or clip hanging loop at the top, between both layers of the ghost pieces, ensuring it is ½" inside the ghost.
  3. Add a small amount of stuffing inside the ghost.
  4. Stitch ¼" around the ghost, then a second round of stitching if desired.

stuffing and sewing ghost decoration

Display Your Ghosts:

Once your ghost ornaments are complete, find the perfect spots to display them. They look fantastic on a Halloween tree, a wreath, a garland, or simply hanging in windows or from doorknobs. Their versatility means they can be part of your Halloween decor for years to come.

ghost ornaments in a tree

Tips and Ideas:

  • Experiment with different fabric textures to create ghost ornaments with unique personalities. Soft, sheer, or patterned fabrics can add character to your ghostly creations.
  • Consider making a whole family of ghosts in various sizes. Group them together for a charming and whimsical Halloween display.
  • Involve your family or friends in this fun crafting activity. It's an excellent project for all ages and skill levels.
  • You can make your ghosts candy corn friends to complement your ghost ornaments. You can see their candy corn friends on the Quilter’s Candy blog: Quick And Easy Candy Corn Friends - Quilters Candy

candy corn and ghost fabric ornaments in a tree


Creating cute ghost ornaments from fabric scraps is not only a delightful and eco-friendly crafting project but also a wonderful way to infuse your home with Halloween spirit. Whether you're an experienced sewist or a beginner, these little ghosts will add a touch of whimsy and charm to your seasonal decor. So, gather your fabric scraps, and get ready to sew up some spook-tacular ornaments for the Halloween season!

Happy Creating,
Jo Simpson


I would love to see how it turned out. Message me at https://www.instagram.com/josimpsondesign, #josimpsondesign, or email me at jo@josimpsondesign.com so I can share your cuties!

If you like these be sure to check out their candy corn friends on the Quilter’s Candy blog at: Quick And Easy Candy Corn Friends - Quilters Candy


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