Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Tutorial Tuesday - How to make a hanging felt bird decoration.

I have just finished making a new decoration for George's Nursery. He has an animal theme and loves anything that is hanging that he can look at when he's in the cot or on the changing mat. Here is how to make it.
Tutorial Tuesday - How to make a hanging felt bird decoration.
First cut two simple bird shapes out of felt. You can use different colours of keep them the same. You will also need: buttons, embroidery thread, pins, a needle and some scissors.
 Take one of the felt bird shapes and sew on a button as an eye. Remember this must be very secure if it is to be used in a nursery. If you are worried about babies and buttons you could always use a toy safety eye instead.
Tutorial Tuesday - How to make a hanging felt bird decoration.
 Then using a back stitch sew a wing shape and a tummy.
Tutorial Tuesday - How to make a hanging felt bird decoration.
 Then pin the front and back felt bird shapes together.
Tutorial Tuesday - How to make a hanging felt bird decoration.
 Blanket stitch around the felt bird shapes. I think it is nice to use a contrasting colour.
Tutorial Tuesday - How to make a hanging felt bird decoration.
 Repeat these steps until you have as many birds as you want. I varied the colours of felt, buttons and thread I used.
Tutorial Tuesday - How to make a hanging felt bird decoration.
 Then thread them all onto a long piece of yarn.
Tutorial Tuesday - How to make a hanging felt bird decoration.
 Using a bead at the end to secure them on and a loop at the top to hang it from.
Tutorial Tuesday - How to make a hanging felt bird decoration.

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