Flying Spider Bean Bags – Free Pattern and Tutorial

Planning a Halloween party or carnival?  These Flying Spider Bean Bags make a fun and festive toss game!  Get the free sewing pattern and cut file in this post.

This post originally appeared on Bombshell Bling.  

If you have kids in the house, then you know the weeks preceding Halloween are packed with school parties, carnivals, Trunk or Treats, and other Halloween events. Bean bag games are a staple for parties and carnivals, so why not sew up a set of special Halloween bean bags you can use over and over and for lots of different types of games.

Flying Spider Bean Bags - Free Pattern and Tutorial

I’ve got a free sewing pattern and also a free cut file to make this silly little spider. Between his funny face and his floppy yarn legs, I think he’s a pretty cute guy! The pattern is super simple, so you can sew up a set of them in an evening.

Flying Spider Bean Bags - Free Pattern and Tutorial

I found some orange buckets at the dollar store to complete the game. You could also tape off some targets on the floor with masking tape or make a spider web target from a hula hoop and yarn. The possibilities are endless!

Flying Spider Bean Bags - Free Pattern and Tutorial

Flying Spider Bean Bags

Materials

Black fleece

Chunky black yarn, 40” per spider

Heat transfer vinyl

Rice or poly pellets for filling, 1/4 cup per spider

Free pattern – Flying Spider Bean Bags

Free cut file for spider face – .studio format (Silhouette) or .svg format

 

How to make them

For each spider, cut two spider bodies from black fleece, and one spider face from heat transfer vinyl (use the free cut file).

Follow manufacturer’s instructions to iron the face to one of the spider pieces.

Flying Spider Bean Bags - Free Pattern and Tutorial

Cut 8 5” lengths of chunky black yarn.

Place the spider pieces WRONG sides together. Using the pattern as a guide, insert the ends of the yarn between the layers and pin in place. Make sure there’s at least ½” of the yarn between the layers of fleece so you’ll be sure to catch the yarn when you sew the pieces together.

Flying Spider Bean Bags - Free Pattern and Tutorial

I find it’s easiest to lay the pattern directly on top and place the legs for just one side of the spider first. Then, when you’ve got those pinned, place and pin the legs for the other side of the spider.

Flying Spider Bean Bags - Free Pattern and Tutorial

Sew around the spider with ¼” seam allowance, leaving a gap at the spider’s butt to fill with rice.

Flying Spider Bean Bags - Free Pattern and Tutorial

Pour ¼ cup of rice into the spider.

Flying Spider Bean Bags - Free Pattern and Tutorial

Use a pin to keep the rice pushed back away from the hole.

Flying Spider Bean Bags - Free Pattern and Tutorial

Sew the hole closed.

Knot the yarn near the end of each leg.

Your spider bean bag is finished and ready for your next Halloween party or carnival game!

Flying Spider Bean Bags - Free Pattern and Tutorial

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