A couple of years ago I made felt birds for my Easter tree. This year I wanted to make some but in a style to match the birds on my bird trail fabric so I came up with my own pattern for the bird using a cookie cutter as the starting point, and added wings!
I picked up the cute pastel polka dot brushed cotton fabric from a fabulous quilting shop near Hampton Court called Creative Quilting.
Unfortunately I have only been able to finish making a couple, oh well there's always next year !?!
Easter fabric birds
What you will need:
Pattern printed out
Pink polka dot brushed cotton
Blue polka dot brushed cotton
Green wooden beads
Pale green embroidery thread
Pink embroidery thread
Blue embroidery thread
2mm double face satin ribbon
- Print out pattern, cut around edge of bird and wings. Place pattern pieces on fabric and draw around two of the birds, four of the wings
- Cut around pattern pieces leaving 5mm gap round pencil line, pin right sides of fabric together
- Hand stitch around solid pencil line, leaving the dotted line clear
- Turn bird and wings inside out.
- Push stuffing though hole, use chop stick to get stuffing right into the beak and tail
- Turn raw edges in on bottom of bird and hand stitch close, pull needle and thread up though centre of bird at top, coming through the centre of the seam. Thread 20 small wooden beads down needle so they sit at top of bird. Tie end of threads round ribbon and knot to secure. Tie knot in end of ribbon end and knot to secure
- Embroider three lines of stitch down tail
- Push stuffing through hole in end of wings, turn raw edges in and hand stitch close. Hand stitch underside of wing to body on one side, repeat with other side, angling the wing differently. Stitch sequin with small pink bead through centre for the eyes
Have a sweet day!