I'm switching my theme for Christmas this year a bit. I usually stick with a neutral palette of mostly cream, silver and gold. And while I still love that look, this year I wanted to throw in a bit more of a rustic feel. I'm focusing on reds, plaids, dark denims and flannel to really play up the cozy feel. The problem with changing up your Christmas theme is well..... it's pricey! And my husband and I are young, with a young family and the cash isn't always free flowing. So my plan was the take the bags and bags of scrap fabric I have lying around and see what I can come up!
I was on Pinterest and saw these beautiful little birds from Spool (??). I'm going to link a blog post from Lou Lou's Handmade. She has a fantastic post about these little birds but I don't believe it's the original, just the only one I could find. Any I love them soo much and I was inspired to make a few to of these and they turned out so fantastic.
I also wanted to make a little sparrow type bird. But I had trouble with every template I found! So I made my own modifications and did some playing around and came up with the template here. I hope you enjoy, they are a little tricky to make, so Beginners Beware! Take your time and take it slow and you will just fine!
- Fabric Scraps
- Pillow Stuffing
- Hand Sewing Needle
You will also need to have access to a printer to print off the template!
-2 Body Pieces
-1 Lower Breast Piece (on the Bias)
-4 Wing Pieces (Optional, also doesn't this sound like a dinner order, lol)
For the wings, cut out four pieces, two can be of a contrast fabric. Place two pieces right sides together and stitch around the edge, leaving a small opening. Turn the wings right side out, press and topstitch around the entire wing to close the opening. Press and hand stitch to your littler bird!