How to Make Fabric Birds
These sweet little fabric birds by designer Helen Philipps make a wonderful springtime gift. You can machine- or hand-sew them, making this the perfect project for children to try. Just cut out your templates and sew! Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine is packed with quick and simple projects just like this, as well as larger quilts and cushions, using all kinds of fun techniques. Issue eight is filled with lots more fab projects, including a patchwork purse by Lisa Lam, a Union Jack quilt by Lynne Goldsworthy, sausage dog softies by Jo Carter and so much more! By Helen Philipps from Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine
A bit more about the designer... Helen Philipps love of needlecraft led her to creating original designs, including patchwork and quilting, and she also writes a popular craft blog : helenphilipps.blogspot.co.uk
You will need
How to make
Two inches by four inches, approximately.
2 x 5 inch fabric needed to make 1 bird
Using the templates provided, trace the bird body, the tummy insert and the wing onto a sheet of white card and cut out carefully to make re-usable templates.
Sew black beads in place for the eyes using black cotton.
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