Free Felt Bird Pattern – Meet Petal

Petal - a free felt bird pattern from Shiny Happy WorldBrighten up your world a bit with Petal – a free felt bird pattern.

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!

Download the Petal pattern here.

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. 🙂



  1. Laura SAYS...

    Oh great, I’m just finishing a modified Flora bird form my Mom, now she is going to want this one too 😉 these are fun but do take a lot of embroidery time. I love the body felt color!

    • wendigratz SAYS...

      I love the color too! It’s banana cream. In last month’s Show & Tell post I showed a felt Oddball that Karen had made in yellow. It was so bright and cheerful! It made me realize I should use yellow more often. 🙂

  2. Julie.C SAYS...

    Hi Wendie Thank you for this sweet bird pattern. Just signed for your newsletter. I crochet knit and cross stitch mostly but like to try small sewing projects for my grand daughter.

    • wendigratz SAYS...

      I think sewing for (and with) kids is the most fun of all. 🙂