Free Pattern Friday! Bat Plush


Since it’s still September it’s not quite Halloween season, but I couldn’t help myself! I felt the urge to make a little bat plush and wanted to share the pattern with you 😀
It’s a pretty basic shape with a big head, tiny body, and oversized wings and ears. It’s wonderfully floppy and expressive and very fun to hug. It features several face applique options including lashed eyes, heart shaped nose, fangs, and blush marks. You can mix and match to make your favorite. The wings also have extra top-stitching for some special detail.

It only has four pattern pieces, but placing everything just right is crucial. Not only to be sure the wings and ears are symmetrical, but to be certain the neck is sewn straight as well. If you have no problem taking it carefully during those parts you should be good! I gave it a 3/10 stars in difficulty with all that in mind. I hope you’ll try making one in time for Halloween!


100 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Bat Plush”

  1. Hi! my embroidery machine only fits the 4×4 pattern, do you have a seperate pattern for a smaller plush or will the face just be smaller on it?

    1. Hello! There is a separate pattern available and a smaller 4×4 face 🙂 You can find the 4×4 sized face together with the embroidery files, and you can find the smaller pattern templates at the end of the embroidery instructions.
      I hope that clears things up!

  2. Hi! I love the design so much and want to try and make these with my friends! For reference about how much did each bat cost in materials for planning purposes? Thanks!

    1. Hello! Thanks so much for the kind words! In materials, these bats cost me about $4 for both fabric, stuffing, thread, and applique details. I hope that helps!

  3. Bonjour , Est-il possible davoir les explications en Français, pour fabriquer la petite chauve-souris svp . Est-ce gratuit ?
    Je vous remercie pour votre réponse.

  4. Thank you for this fun pattern! I made each of my girls one for Christmas and they love them!
    One question I have for future plushies is what fabric do you use for the facial features? I used felt on the bats and it looks decent but is quickly pilling. I’m planning to use lightweight fusible webbing and try stitching around the eyes like you suggest but just wanted to make sure I use a nice fabric that will stay nice like the rest of the plushie. Thank you for your help.

    P.S. my youngest loves the cartoon Hilda on Netflix and I’m sure would love a plushie of one of those characters!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the pattern! I personally use flannel for all of my facial features 🙂 It does fray a little around the edges, but usually the fusible web helps hold everything together until it’s sewn down. I hope that helps!

    2. Bonjour moi j’utilise du polaire c’est fin et c’est résistant car pour des enfants la feutrine ne résiste pas aux câlins et aux jeux

  5. So lovely! Thank you very much for the pattern. I recorded the process of making the bat with your pattern. Can I upload the video to YouTube? I will share this link of your pattern in the video. Thank you!

  6. Is there any way for me to get/ make a large version of this pattern? I love the pattern, but its a bit smaller than I would like for my project.

    1. I typically purchase my fabric from 😊 It is washable, though for the longest life of the fabric, gentle machine washing and air drying is recommended.

  7. Ello ello hun,
    I was wondering if you had applique patterns for the halloween version for the bat. I would love to make some for my son but I don’t have a machine to do it

  8. I LOVE THIS PATTERN SO MUCH! ITS JUST SO CUTE AND CUSTOMIZABLE. I will never make enough of them, then seeing the Halloween update SPIFFY!

  9. I love your patterns and love the bat. I noticed on your page you can buy Halloween themed versions of the bat. Like the ghost and zombie. I was wondering if you were planning on putting the design patterns for those out. Also how did you make the top of the bat wing a different color like the candy corn one that looked so cool.

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re enjoying the patterns! Most of those designs are possible because of custom fabric printing from Spoonflower, so you might not be able to get the same results from solid fabric alone. But I’ll definitely consider it for the future!

  10. I made the skeleton Bat Embroidery version and it turned out amazing. only wish i could post a pic here.

    1. Bonjour merci pour le patron je l’ai réalisée en double avec des modifications le patron est vraiment simple merci! Dommage on ne peux pas poster la photo du rendu

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