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Happy Scrappy Birds

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These adorable Happy Scrappy Birds can be made with whatever scrap fabric you have on hand, from old tee shirts to ratted old quilts.  These precious puffy birds would be perfect place settings for a spring party or country wedding...and you won't believe how easy they are to make.  You only need a few simple materials to make these sweet birds, and you could easily create cute birds for any season to help decorate your home.

Happy Scrappy Birds

Materials:

  • MMM-001 Spellbinders® Artisan X-plorer™ Machine
  • MD2-011 Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Birds One
  • MD1-005 Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Hearts One
  • Quilt or fabric scraps
  • Small amount Fiberfill or batting
  • Thread (contrasting color)
  • Needle
  • 20 gauge wire
  • Small cork
  • Small wooden spool
  • Decorative paper (i.e., dictionary pages)
  • Embellishments of choice (buttons, small charms, etc.)
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers

 

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Instructions:

  1. Cut two birds from the #2 die (with #1 being the smallest) Note: Cut One bird on the right (patterned) side of the fabric and one on the back side of fabric. You should have two birds facing each other.
     
  2. Place birds together with right sides facing out.
     
  3. Beginning at bottom, stitch around bird with a running stitch. Leave bottom open about ½" inch.
     
  4. Stuff with fiberfill and stitch opening closed.
     
  5. Decorate and embellish spool as desired.
     
  6. Cut a length of wire and press into cork to create hole.
     
  7. Glue cork to spool and allow to dry.
     
  8. Insert wire between stitches on bottom of bird. Glue to secure.
     
  9. Trim wire to desired length and insert into cork. Glue to secure.
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