Sunday, 13 May 2012

Bird mobile

I am making little mobiles to sell at a local craft fair. They're all hand-sewn (because I'm not that neat on the sewing machine). I used a simple straight stitch around the edge in a contrasting embroidery thread.

The finished mobile
I used a variety of old fabrics with complimentary colours / textures / patterns.
This little birds are made from the fabrics old, off-cut and previously loved.

I cut out a paper template for the bird's body and for the wings, pinned it onto the fabric, cut it out then sewed it together. When I got almost all the way around I stuffed the bird with 'cushion stuffing' (not sure what the technical word for that is) and finished it off.

So there it is, my bird-y mobile!

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