Give your home a cute and not-so-spooky touch this Halloween with a whimsical and easy-to-make skeleton doll. This is a fun project for anyone who likes to celebrate Halloween, and can be a great gift for any All Hollow's Eve-loving friend! Download printable instructions.


  • 1/4 Yard black polar fleece or felt
  • White felt square
  • Black all purpose thread
  • Four 4-hole buttons for eyes
  • Heart shaped button
  • Light weight paper-backed fusible web
  • Fiber fill
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hand-held hole punch (optional)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Clear tape
  • Hand needle


  • Baby Lock Embellisher
  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine


  1. Print pattern for skeleton doll. Tape pattern together along dotted lines. (See back page for template)

  2. Cut two of the main body shapes from the black fabric.

  3. Trace the bones onto the paper backed fusible web.

  4. Remove the non-marked side of the paper from the fusible web and fuse it to the white felt.

  5. Cut out the individual pieces along the traced lines. Use a hand-held hole punch to cut the circles in the hip bone.

  6. Position the pieces on to the right side of one of the main body shapes. Lightly press to fuse the pieces in position.

  7. Using the Embellisher, needle felt over the bones and permanently secure the felt pieces.

  8. Thread the machine with black thread in the needle and bobbin.

  9. Using a triple stretch stitch, add the line details to the face and separation of the fingers and toes on the hands and feet.

  10. Thread the hand needle and attach the heart button over the rib bones on the chest.

  11. Stack the buttons for the eyes and sew them so the thread forms an “X” through the holes.

  12. Once the details are complete place the other main body shape right side together.

  13. Pin in place. Using a straight stitch sew the sections together leaving an opening along the side of one of the legs to allow for turning.

    1. Remember to back tack or reinforce the seam at the starting and stopping points around the opening.

  14. Turn the doll through the opening. Lightly stuff with fiberfill.

  15. Using the hand needle and thread whipstitch the opening closed.

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