This is a super easy sewing project for beginners or advanced stitchers! Great for using scraps of fabric.
You will need the following to make your bunny:
- Bird pattern, available to dowload here.
- Fabric (If you are at home why not go through your wardrobe and use fabric from old clothes or a cotton pillow case) I used stripey fabric for the bird and floral for the wings. I used a scrap of calico for the beak. If you have red or orange felt this would work better.
- Needle and thread
- Stuffing (If you don’t have any you can use stuffing from an old cushion or stuff with cotton wool)
- Scissors (Use one for paper and one for fabric, never both!)
- Ribbon is optional (If like me you have none go through your wardrobe and cut the ribbons out of your clothes, used for hanging)
- Embroidery thread for the eyes and nose or you could use a black marker.
- Print and cut out the bird pattern.
- Put two squares of the stripey fabric right sides together (Take a look at this video if this doesn’t make sense) and trace the bird pattern onto it.
- Do the same with the floral fabric for the wings.
- Thread your needle and start sewing a neat backstitch all around the bird and the wings, making sure to leave the openings.
- When you have sewn them up trim the excess fabric, making sure not to cut your stitches and snip into the seams (Take a look at this video if this doesn’t make sense) This gives a better shape and finish to your bird.
- Turn the bird out through the gap you left and start stuffing. Stuff with small pieces of stuffing at a time using a pencil to push it up through the ears.
- No need to stuff the wings, just sew up the opening.
- Once the bird is stuffed sew up the opening and attach the wing.
- Finally cut a diamon shape out of the fabric for the beak and stitch in place.
- Draw the eye with a black felt tip pen.
- Use some emboidery thread or ribbon to make a hanging loop so you can hang it on your Easter Tree.
Why not make a few and create your own handmade Easter Tree and decorate it with your handmade birds? I’d love to see what you make. If you share pictures on social media use #artycraftytime or tag me @michellemadethis.
Stay safe everyone x