Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bird Mobile Tutorial

I found a great tutorial for fabric birds and made a fantastic mobile for the nursery! It took me about 2 hours total to make 9 birds.

Step 1. Download the pattern and cut! I love that the pattern uses folded over fabric - any reduction of sewing is great!
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Step 2. Sew body and belly fabrics wrong side out.
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Step 3. Pin and stitch the other side. I used a straight stitch with length 1 on the machine.

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Step 4. Lift the presser foot and continue sewing the beak.
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Step 5. Turn right side out and stuff with polyfil.
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Step 6. Use ladder stitch to stitch the tail closed.
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Step 7. Hang the birds using fishing line! The fishing line is light enough that the heating and cooling vent can actually push enough air to spin the mobile (...hence the slightly blurry photo).
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