Tuesday, April 5, 2011

return on creativity: little stuffed bird


This little shabby bird came to visit for spring.  If you'd like him to visit your house, here's what you do.

1.  Cut three birds out of fabric; a front, a back, and a middle.  You won't see the middle when done.


2.  Hand stitch the front bird to the middle bird with embroidery floss leaving a half inch seam allowance.  I left my embroidery floss knots on the front to add to the shabbiness.


3.  Sew the middle and back birds together with a quarter inch seam allowance, right sides together.  Leave about a two inch opening in order to turn the bird right side out.

I wanted the fabric edges of my front bird to be visible so before I sewed my bird together I ironed the seams of my grey front bird toward the center so that they didn't catch in the seam while I sewed. 

However, since the knots of the embroidery floss are showing, it might be easier to just sew the middle and back bird together and then hand stitch the front bird on top.  Does that make sense?  Seems confusing to me.


4.  Stuff and sew opening closed.  (I so rarely sew with prints that have a top and a bottom, I never noticed that my bird print was upside down...oh well.)

5.  Find a home for your new stuffed friend.


in a bookshelf...


on a shelf...


on a chair...


mine is staying in the window.

8 comments:

Kylie Craftafarian said...

Cute and simple! (or at least until I try to sew it together) Def must add to my project list.

Nicola of Life on Orchard Road said...

HI, stopping by from Wandering wednesday blog hop. Lovely to meet you :)

Shabby Soul said...

You little birdies are too cute! I was gonna make some of these this week for my Easter tree!

Marjory Steele Skousen said...

Found you on the Paisley Passions blog hop. Cute stuff. I think the ball will be on the craft list of things I want to do. Hope you'll come on my and visit me too.

Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said...

Awww so cute!

Wendy said...

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog, Megan...and for becoming my first follower! :) Love your little birdie, might have to make a few up for myself.
Wendy
www.itswhatimdoing.blogspot.com

GeorgiaBE said...

How fun! Thanks for the comment on my blog--glad you did because I'm just loving your site!
-GeorgiaBE
http://georgiabe.blogspot.com

Full Circle Creations said...

Great idea. They would be cute with some wire legs so they could stand.

Holly

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