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I have been fascinated with quilting since I was a little girl sleeping under a Dutch girl quilt my grandmother made. Now that I?m a grandmother myself, I market my original and whimsical designs ...

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Batty Bean Bag

from B. Bumble & Co.
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Batty Bean Bag
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing

Pattern Description:

I was inspired to make this when I remembered making 25 of them many years ago for my son's second grade class party. These sweet little bats can be used as party favors, decorations for a party, or even as a bean bag toss game! Hang them from the ceiling or in a tree or use them as place card holders for a BATTY party or meal! They really are simple to make and if not for Halloween, how about hanging them in a classroom for a study of mammals! If you're a teacher, your students can "go batty over reading"! Use your imagination!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approximately 3" high with 8" wingspan


  • 1/4 yard black fabric (cotton, velveteen, sateen, or other)
  • filler such as rice, beans, crushed walnut shells, or plastic pellets
  • small glue-on googly eyes or tiny scraps of felt in white and black
  • glue suitable for gluing eyes on fabric
  • freezer paper
  • small amount of embroidery floss for mouth, eyebrows
  • small amount of polyester fiber for wings (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • thread