You can make this cute or I should say Kawaii DIY Candy Corn and Ghost Softie with this free pattern and step by step tutorial. Even better if you have a Cricut Maker I’ve included and SVG file so you can have these cute guys cut out with the rotary blade! These handmade toys are a perfect alternative to treats at Halloween – and a good go to for those with allergies.
For this project you will need
1 sheet of White wool felt
1 sheet of Yellow wool felt
1 sheet of orange wool felt
black iron on vinyl
Cricut Maker or other machine that can use an SVG file
Kawaii DIY Candy Corn and Ghost Softie Tutorial:
Step 1 – Cut out the Items
If you’re using the Cricut maker with a rotary blade simply cut out the items in the corresponding color using the SVG file.
If you don’t have Maker – no worries I’ve included a pdf file so you can hand cut out the shapes, but you will need a machine to cut out the faces.
Out of the white cut out the following:
Cut out 2 of the Ghost shapes for 1 ghost softie, cut out 2 of the candy corn top for 1 candy corn softie.
From the orange cut 2 of the candy corn middles.
From the yellow cut 2 of the candy corn softie bottoms.
This is how the candy corn should look.
Using your Cricut machine cut out the faces from Heat transfer vinyl and weed.
Step 2 – Add the Kawaii faces to the softie toys
Decide on what cute face you want to add to your toy and iron it on to the yellow (bottom) of the candy corn and about 1/3 of the way from the top on the ghost.
Step 3 – Begin to sew
Seams are .25 of an inch.
For the Candy Corn softie toy:
Line up the widest section of the orange middle to the top of the yellow – make sure it’s centered. Note: the bottom will look too long but once it’s sewn on it will work – trust me. Sew on.
Next line up the widest section of the white top to the orange top – make sure it’s centered. Again it will look too long but work out.
Repeat to make the back.
Sew around the candy corn leaving the bottom open for turning. Tip since felt has zero give make sure that the gap is a couple of inches wide. Follow the direction same as the ghost after sewing.
For the Ghost:
Put right sides together.
Sew all the way around leaving a turning gap on the side.
For Ghost and Candy corn: Snip notches in the curves so they form better when turned.
Turn right side out, using something (I like to use a crochet hook) to make curves defined.
Step 3 – Finishing up the Softie
Stuff to desired firmness.
Sew the gap shut with a ladder stitch.
That’s it you just completed the Kawaii DIY Candy Corn and Ghost Softie tutorial!
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