how about YOU make some skulls?

i said i’d do it, so i’m doin’ it. you wanna make some stuffed fabric skulls for Dia de los Muertos? please, be my guest!

first, grab the pattern:

trace it on to your fabric. cut two of the side piece, and one of the front/back.
i cut the front/back on the bias this time for funsies. if you cut it with the weave, then you may need to notch it a little when pinning the pieces for sewing.


take one side piece and align it with the bottom of the front/back piece.


pin all the way around and sew, using about a 1/4″ seam.



do the same with the second side piece.


trim/pink the curves. turn right side out and stuff. thread a needle and sew a running stitch around the bottom, turning under the raw edges as you sew.


pull the stitches tight, closing the open end. take a few extra stitches for added security. no one’s gonna see ’em once you’re done anyway.


voila! you may now decorate your skull. here’s the front, with part of the side showing:


and here’s the side:


and here’s one i just finished painting:


have fun!


10 thoughts on “how about YOU make some skulls?

  1. What paint do you like best for this project? I love the pillows, and so much healthier than sugar skulls, and they’ll last longer.

  2. OMSkull! I love love love this! I see all my “what am I going to make for holiday gifts” problems dissolving in a see of skulls!
    Thank SEW much!
    Pink Velvet Bird

  3. Brilliant, thank you x x I’ve just run some up and am going to stuff them with the huge amount of dried lavender I appear to have hanging around :-s

  4. Lovely lovely lovely!
    I wish you could come to our Day of the Dead celebration in Birmingham. It’s incredible!

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