Candace Jedrowicz found a super cute felt chick tutorial on MyrtleandEunice.com and went mad for it! The tiny chicks with wire feet were dancing in Riverdance style, doing the Can Can and, yes, even doing Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance. The Funky Felt Crows were aching to born so they could join in the fun! Candace obliged and here they are! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.
Watch Candace’s fun and fabulous Felt Crow YouTube video tutorial
Pattern from Myrtle and Eunice – The link is directly below the Can Can chicks
Felt – black and gold
Polyester fiber stuffing
Beads – 2 black for the eyes
Seed beads – optional
Wire for the feet – the size depends on the size bird you make.
1. Print out the pattern – enlarge if desired.
2. Cut the felt pattern pieces.
3. Begin sewing the two body pieces together just below where the face will be( as indicated on the pattern) and blanket stitch toward the tail (I demonstrate the blanket stitch in the video).
4. Just below the tail (where indicated on the pattern), add the gusset between the body pieces sewing down one side and and then the other and leave the tail open.
5. Stuff the body until the seams flatten out and the bird is plump.
6. Sew the tail closed.
7. Tack the wings and beak on with a few stitches.
8. Add the eye beads and stitch in place.
9. To add feet, cut as long a wire as you can and thread the wire though one seam and out the other side seam.
10. Bend the wire down and make oblong loops for the talons – one toward the back and 2 or 3 toward the front.
11. Trim off the excess wire.
12. Add bead embroidery if desired – using a beading needle, pick up 6 beads at a time. Anchor them by pulling needle and thread through the fabric and come up behind the last three beads. Thread the needle through those 3 beads and pick up 6 more. It’s like a back stitch with beads.