Thursday, July 26, 2012
Another Felt Birdie (with another free pattern!)
I guess I got little birdies on the mind. Here is another felt birdie that I stitched up the other day. I know that it is still summer, but I plan on giving these as gifts to the little girls in my life as Christmas ornaments. I plan on stitching their name on the tummies...but I haven't done that yet!
These little birds are simple and quick. Just get out the felt, some quilt batting and some thread and down load this pattern.
Step 1-- Cut out the pieces for this bird using the pattern provided. 8 pieces total.
Step 2--Stitch on the "tummy" piece with a simple running stitch to both sides of the body.
Step 3--Use long back stitches to attach one wing to both body pieces. Also, make an eye using either a small piece of white felt or just black thread.
Step 4-- Cut out a piece of quilt batting that is slightly smaller than the body pieces. Sandwich this piece between the two body pieces and pin the beak and tail in place. Also, pin a ribbon or string in place if you want to make an ornament. Then, blanket stitch around the bird, using a running stitch when you are going around the beak and wing.
And done! Aren't they colorful and fun!?! I think they are cute cute cute! I hope you do too!
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