Isn’t she pretty?
She looks complicated – but she’s really not hard to make. It’s all hand embroidery and hand sewing, so it’s not fast. But this is a project that takes more patience than skill. Expect to spend a couple of evenings on her. Or him. I guess in real life it’s the boy birds who are all fancy – but I thought the finished one looked like a gentle girl named Petal. 🙂
It uses just a few of the most basic embroidery stitches (the pattern has links to videos teaching all of them) and simple whipstitch to put all the pieces together.
This project uses one sheet of lovely wool felt, plus a tiny scrap for the beak and some colorful embroidery thread. I also use The Magical Embroidery Stuff to mark all that pretty embroidery. It makes things sooooooo easy!
Want the pattern? Here’s the link to download it – free!
New! A Felt Bird Materials Kit
Update! Now there’s a kit with all the materials you need to make Petal. You can get it here.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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PS – Do you like birds? Me too! Here are some more bird patterns for you to enjoy. 🙂