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.

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

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

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do the same with the second side piece.

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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.

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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.

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

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and here’s the side:

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and here’s one i just finished painting:

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have fun!