This cute felt Easter chicken is created by making a range of felt accessories to place on the egg using velcro tape sewn onto the back of each piece.
To make these chicken accessories you will need:
If you are new to working with felt then here are a couple of tips that will make this process easier
For a more detailed list of tips to help you sew felt visit here.
To see how to make the felt Easter chicken base egg shape that all the pieces go on then visit Felt Easter Eggs.
Each of the chicken pieces is made using the same method and I have outlined it below:
Trace pattern pieces onto freezer paper
Rough cut out
Cutting out felt pieces by pinning the pattern onto the felt gives you misshapen pieces, due to the felts thickness. Using freezer paper overcomes this. You can also use scotch tape to hold your pattern piece onto the felt while cutting it out.
Iron freezer pattern piece onto felt
Iron freezer pattern piece onto firm interfacing and cut out 2mm smaller than the pattern
Use a warm iron to do this. Freezer paper can be reused over and over again until it will no longer adhere when ironed.
When cutting felt it is best to use sharp scissors that can cut right to the tip
Using firm interfacing gives these pieces extra strength & durability
The firm interfacing is cut smaller (approximately 2-3mm) than the felt so that it doesn't show around the edges of the completed felt shape
Using fusible webbing secure felt to firm interfacing with a hot iron, using a pressing cloth
A hot iron is needed to melt the webbing due to the thickness of both the felt & interfacing.
Use what ever type of fusible webbing you have handy eg Steam a Seam
Add velcro to backing felt
Sewing through all these layers can prove problematic - if this happens then you will need to change your needle to either
To check your velcro position on the backing piece of felt hold it up to a window
When stitching your velcro on use a matching thread to the velcro colour
Use fusible webbing to secure the front felt piece with firm interfacing onto the backing felt
Iron to secure
Use a hot iron for this and a pressing sheet
Stitch all layers together around the edge
Trim away excess felt backing
Use a slightly longer stitch than normal here and stitch slowly around the edges about 2-3mm in from the edge
Remember to use sharp scissors that are able to cut right to their tip. This will give you nice clean cuts & corners
If required stitch embellishment lines
Extra sewing lines are needed on the bow to create the creases and central oval.
Also 2 wee stitches are needed to create the nostrils on the beak.
Use a slightly longer stitch than normal for these stitches.
I hope you have enjoyed my felt Easter chicken creation. Please leave me a comment below and/or post a photo of your Easter chicken.
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