Add to your trick or treating decor this year with this vintage Halloween ornie pattern.
I found this picture on Pinterest and modified it into a digitized pattern to use with my embroidery machine. I really like the vintage theme of Mr. Whiskers so I thought I would make him into a Halloween decoration. The piece pictured was stitched on an embroidery machine and is approximately 3″x 4″. The pattern is 39 x 49 stitches. I attached a piece of ribbon and sewed a piece of Halloween material to the back, right sides together, leaving a small opening so I could stuff it. Then I turned it right side out and stuffed it with fiberfill. Then I closed the small opening using a small whip stitch.
I machine cross stitched this on a piece of muslin. Before I attached the back piece and stuffed it, I “aged” it by spraying it with a tea stain mixture to give it a more vintage look.
For my tea stain mixture I boil several tea bags in a pan of water and then add some cinnamon and vanilla to the tea mixture. Then put it in a spray bottle and spray it on the material. I keep the spray bottle with the mixture in the refrigerator until I’m ready to use it again. It keeps indefinitely that way!
DMC embroidery floss colors:
310 – Black
740 – Orange
307 – Yellow
704 – Green
304 – Red
Mr. Whiskers Halloween ornie front.
This is the back side of the ornie pillow.