DIY Laundry Bag Ghost

DIY Ghost Laundry Bag

Tired of nag­ging your kids to pick their clothes up off the floor? Mis­ako Mimoko is here to save the day by show­ing you how to turn old pil­low­case into a super fun ghost laun­dry bag.

Break out the craft sup­plies, it’s time to give your old bed­time pal a new lease on life!

DIY Ghost Laundry Bag

Mate­ri­als

  • Print­able tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Pil­low­case
  • Clothes hanger
  • Felt
  • Nee­dle and thread
  • Scis­sors
  • Wash­able water-soluble pen
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Fab­ric paint
  • Paint brush
  • Vel­cro sew-on tape
DIY Ghost Laundry Bag

Step 1: Print & Cut
Down­load and print the tem­plate. Cut out the tem­plate and use the pat­tern to mark two ears and teeth on the felt, using thicker felt for the teeth. Cut the felt pieces.

DIY Ghost Laundry Bag

Step 2: Make The Mouth
In the cen­ter of the pil­low­case, cut a hor­i­zon­tal line the same length as the felt teeth for the mouth. Hem the cut edge and insert the felt teeth .8 inches deep into the mouth. Pin and sew the teeth to the bot­tom of the mouth.

Next, cut a strip of Vel­cro sew-on tape the same length as the mouth. Sew one half of the Vel­cro tape on the top of the mouth and the other half to the back of the teeth. Make sure the vel­cro overlaps.

Now you can open and close the mouth of your ghost!

DIY Ghost Laundry Bag

Step 3: Add The Hanger
Turn back the pil­low­case and place the clothes hanger in the mid­dle of the top. Cut a small hole with your scissors.

Slide the clothes hanger into the open­ing and pass the hook through the hole. Close the open­ing of the pil­low­case (make sure it is lined up cor­rectly). Pin and sew, leav­ing the cen­ter open.

Fol­low­ing the shape of the clothes hanger, fold over the top cor­ners of both sides. Pin and stitch the cor­ners to the back of the pil­low­case using two large cross stitches. For bet­ter stitch­ing, place your hand inside the mouth.

DIY Ghost Laundry Bag

Step 4: Give It A Face
Paint the eyes and nose on the front of the pil­low­case. If nec­es­sary, you can draw these on paper first and then trace through the fabric.

DIY Ghost Laundry Bag

Step 5: Fin­ish It Off With The Ears
Place the ears wher­ever you like and stitch. That’s it! Just be sure to feed your spooky lit­tle friend a steady sup­ply of dirty clothes, he gets cranky when he’s hungry…

DIY Ghost Laundry Bag

Happy craft­ing!

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    Won­der­ful idea! So sim­ple to make too! Filed for future ref­er­ence :) Thanks for sharing!