Free Pattern – Flora the felt bird


Flora the Felt Bird - a free pattern from Shiny Happy World

This little felt bird was such a delight to make! Seriously – I loved every minute of it. I want to make a whole flock of them in rainbow colors! And now you can make her too. The pattern is free over at Sew, Mama, Sew!

You do all the embroidery first – that makes it really easy to transfer the pattern and stitch. I highly recommend using The Magical Embroidery Stuff for this!

The embroidery is all easy – just three of the most basic stitches. Backstitch. Lazy Daisy. French knot.

After you embroider it’s all easy whipstitch to sew her together. She’s about 4 inches tall when finished – the perfect size to sit on my desk blinking peacefully at me while I work. πŸ™‚

Buy my favorite felt here. (Flora uses less than one sheet of peacock blue felt – a color that has since been discontinued.)

Read more about working with felt in these posts.

Get the free Flora pattern here.

Happy stitching!



  1. Wendi, does the wool blend felt come out ok when you put it in water to dissolve the stabilizer?

    • Yep! I just make sure not to use hot water. πŸ™‚ I tried using cold, but that made my hands hurt so now I use tepid to ever-so-slightly warm and it works like a charm – no shrinking or pebbling of the felt.

  2. Judy Hudgins SAYS...

    I love, love, love the Sulky “Magical Embroidery Stuff”. I had tried Transfer-Eze before and, while it worked, it seemed stickier and thicker and made my fingers really sore when I was embroidering. The Sulky was much easier to work with, and I am an “official” fan. One question, I soaked the pieces in lukewarm water and the sulky released very quickly — I left it about 10 minutes. Then, I rinsed each piece and placed it on a towel to dry. The dried felt was wonderfully soft and not ripply or anything, but the embroidered (the thread itself) feels really stiff. What did I do wrong?

    Thanks, Judy

    • wendigratz SAYS...

      I’d recommend just soaking it a bit more. I’ve noticed a little stiffness in my threads occasionally – but I actually kind of like that. πŸ™‚ Now I soak mine in a bowl for a bit, then rinse it off under running water, then soak it a bit more in clean water. I’m not getting the stiffness anymore.

  3. Sharon K. Lozano SAYS...

    Is there a kit for Flora? I tried to order woolfelt and DMC but couldn’t get it in cart. I really love kits. Don’t have to run around getting things. Thank you. Sharon

    • There’s not a kit for Flora yet – but I’m planning for one very soon. The Petal and Daisy kits have been really popular! Look for Flora probably early in September. πŸ™‚

  4. Max SAYS...

    Do u give us it for free in the mail wendi

    • No – it’s a digital pattern. Click on the link to download it instantly. πŸ™‚

  5. Karen SAYS...

    I just fell in love with this the minute I saw it! Just WOW!! So simple, yet absolutely beautiful! Just stumbled upon this and I am so glad I did!! I cannot wait to make some for myself and for gifts!

      • Hi Wendi. Just wondering if we can sell finished projects (birds) or any finished projects made with your patterns? Thanks. πŸ˜€

        • Yes! you can sell anything you make with any of my patterns. πŸ™‚

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