gifts, sewing

stuffed fabric bird

It’s a gift for a friend. A good friend who loves birds. I hope she likes this.

You want to make one too? Awesome, here’s how!

Supplies

2 coordinating fabrics (2 fat quarters could probably make you 3 or 4 birds)
This template from Lavender Blue Designs
Pins
Scissors
Coordinating thread
Stuffing

Cut out the paper templates and pin them to your fabric.


Cut out the fabric along the outer line.


Zig-zag stitch the wings to the main body. You could use useable-fusable, but I liked the look of the stitching.
it’s messy but i kinda like that too. A little tip: use the needle down setting on your machine and sew around as best as you can until you feel you’re getting crooked. Stop, lift up your foot and readjust your foot position. Continue on and do that each time you need to.


Since Rebecca did such a great tutorial, I will let her tell you the details of how to put the pieces together. Basically, you stitch the bottom to one of the body sides, with right sides together. Being careful to match up the sides and curves. I pinned mine alot and took it real slow. Then do the other side, leaving the tail open.

Turn your bird right sides out, using a skewer or pencil to straighten out the corners. Here’s what you’ll end up with.


Now you can get your ‘stuff’ on!


Once your bird is stuffed enough, seal up the tail with either a straight stitch or some sort of invisible stitch. I just made a small hem by tucking the edges in and stitching straight across the edge.


So, the only thing I don’t like about this first one is the head. It should be rounder and I will make sure I focus on that more next time.



This took me about 30 minutes and can totally see myself making more. It was so much fun!

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6 thoughts on “stuffed fabric bird”

    1. hi debbie! there is a link in the post. within the supplies list, just click on the word template and it will take you to the site where the original template is. thanks!! πŸ™‚

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