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Cute Ghost Sew On Embellishment Project With Estella Pearls

October 16, 2023 3 min read

cute hand sewn ghost design made from Estella Pearls

Welcome fellow fashionable crafters and sewers! In this creative Halloween themed how-to guide, we will embark on an exciting journey to design an adorable ghost-design sewn-on patch using Estella pearls and Preciosa seed beads. Get ready to enhance your clothes and celebrate Halloween in fully customised style! Let's begin!


Component List:

The full list of Estella Pearls, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:


Component Image
Component Name / Link To Purchase
Component Quantity
Estella Pearls 3mm Rosaline Estella Pearls 3mm Rosaline 1 x Wholesale Pack
Preciosa Seed Beads 10/0 Amethyst Preciosa Seed Beads 10/0 Amethyst 1 x 20g
beading needles Beading Needles Size 12 x 1
Bead Buddy Thread Magic Bead Buddy Thread Magic x 1
Pink or white sewing thread Pink or white sewing thread x 1
Pink / white felt Pink / white felt or fabric of your choice x 1




Step 1

Preparing your Fabric

The fabric should be sturdy enough to hold the weight of the beads and pearls. In this instance we chose pink felt because it is resistant to fraying and the colour compliments the pink of the Rosaline pearls. Place the ghost-shaped template onto the fabric and trace around it using a pencil or tailor's chalk. Then cut out the ghost shape precisely, ensuring smooth edges.

Step 2

Prepare your thread

To guarantee a strong and long-lasting piece of beadwork it’s best to condition your thread before you begin. Do this by running the thread through the waxy substance of the Bead Buddy several times before you start. That waxy coating will guard against fraying and the risk of decay over time. You will even find the thread is easier to work with because it’s less likely to tangle.

Step 3

Positioning the Estella Pearls 

Thread your needle with a double strand of thread and tie a secure knot at the end. Starting from the bottom of the ghost shape, insert the needle from the backside and bring it up towards the top. Slide an Estella pearl onto the needle and push it down to meet the fabric surface. Ensure the pearl is centrally positioned and pass your thread back down through the fabric. Repeat the process, adding Estella pearls one by one along the traced ghost shape until you reach the other side. For this design we used concentric lines of pearls which gives a uniform feel to the final embroidered piece.

Step 4 

Add the floating fringe

The tassel fringe that forms the lower half of the ghost adds a satisfying swoosh and sway to the little character and to create each tassel you will pass the needle through several pearls before add one final pearl that will act as a stopper and then thread back up through the rest.


Add the floating fringe


Step 5

Bring the ghost to life with Preciosa Seed Beads

At this point you should have the shape of a ghost with no definable features. You add these by sewing on the Amethyst Preciosa seed beads over the top of the pearls. This adds dimension to the piece and you can choose the expression of your character with a few simple stitches.

Step 6

Hand Sewing the Patch onto your clothes

Thread your needle once again with a suitable thread color, and tie a knot at the end. Position the ghost patch onto your desired clothing item or accessory, ensuring it aligns aesthetically. Starting from the backside of the fabric, insert the needle through the fabric and the patch, coming up towards the top. Sew the patch to the garment using small and even stitches, ensuring the patch is securely attached on all sides. Repeat the stitching process, working your way around the entire patch for maximum durability.

Step 7

Admire Your Spooktacular Creation

Congratulations, crafters! You've successfully completed your cute ghost sewn-on patch using Estella pearls and Preciosa seed beads. Marvel at the intricate details you've created and enjoy flaunting your handiwork!


Congratulations you have completed the project!


By customising your clothes with this adorable ghost patch, you've taken a simple sewing project and turned it into something truly special. The addition of Estella pearls and Preciosa seed beads adds an elegant and eye-catching touch to your Halloween attire. Now, be the life of the party with your uniquely crafted fashion statement. Happy sewing and happy haunting!