I hope you are having a great week.
I made this little purple bird for my Mom. Actually, for hanging it on the rear wiew mirror of her car. But on the way of the making process I found out two other ideas which I will show you as well.
So, let’s begin.
You will need to make your pattern. I made my own pattern after drawing my little purple bird. This is my draw:
and this is my pattern. I simply drew it according to the sample I made.
After that, just place it on your fabric in order to cut the pieces you will need. I used felt fabric.
You need to make 2 pieces for the body and the wings and just one piece for the bird beak. Also cut 3 little pieces like tear drops shape for the ornament which you will place at the top of the head of your little purple bird. So now you have all the pieces to start to sew.
Before you start sewing the peaces together, let’s make the eyes of the bird using the simple running stitch.
Before you will start the sewing process, you need to place the bird beak between the pieces of the body. The same for the ornament, which you will place at the top of the head of the bird.
Once you place all the pieces, your bird will look like this:
and now you just need to sew it around. I would suggest you to leave space at the bottom of the bird in order to have a little hole, where you will introduce the wadding.
Once you sew it around (leaving the space at the bottom), you get something like the bird on the next picture.
Here is where it came out a new idea. If you leave it just like that, you will get a Finger Puppet.
But once you filled the body with the wadding and finish the sewing, you will get a little ornament for your working desk.
At this point, I would like to talk about the bird wings. It can be an option to place the wings or not. I just glue it with silicon but before that, I decorate it with a simple blanket stitch all around.
The next steps will show you how I passed a fabric tape from one side to another, in order to make the bird able to be hanged at the rear wiew mirror of my mom’s car. I used a crochet tool to help me in the process.
Now it is ready to be hanged.
Here it is!