This is an easy and inexpensiveÂ project and is a great way to kick off spring.Â You can use these as floral picks or string them together to make a fun garland.Â All the stitching is done by handÂ and all you need is fabric, buttons, embroidery thread and a little bit of stuffing.Â Â
- fabric remnants or fat quarter quilting fabric
- embroidery thread
- buttonsÂ (two for each bird)
- polyester stuffing
Cut out two birds and two wings.Â I used several different fabrics and contrasting fabric for the wings so they stand out more.Â
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Using a running stitch, sew the birds body together 1/4 inch from edge leaving an opening on the bottomÂ so you can fill the bird with polyester stuffing.Â
Fill with stuffingÂ and then close with a running stitch.Â
Add buttons for eyes putting one on the front and one on the back.Â Stick the needle through both buttons at the same time.Â Â Pull it tight and tie it off with a knot.
Secure wing to bird by stitching a button on as shown.Â Put a button on the front and back sewing on both at the same time as you did for the eyes.Â Then sew the top of the wings together using a running stitch.Â Do a running stitch along the bottom of the wing as seen in above illustration.Â Repeat this step on the back of the wing to finish.