TooHoot Felt Bird Pincushion
This pattern will let you make a 5cm or 10cm felt pin cushion. You can also just make the little birds for decorations, wrist bands and hair bands. Each bird needs small scraps of felt and you can make them as colourful as you like. The pattern is very quick and easy. It is suitable for beginner sewers as well as skilled crafters.
This is the printed version of the pattern. A printed teddy bear pattern is a great choice because you will receive the pattern templates ready to cut out and printed instructions that you can refer to on your worktable as you sew. Once you have paid for your order, we will ship the pattern sheets and instructions to your delivery address.
What Fabric is Suitable to Make this Bear?
We made our Toohoot pin cushion birds using scraps of felt. You can also use mini bear velvet, synthetic fur, or even printed cotton if you re-inforce it with iron-on interfacing.
Full Supplies List:
- An assortment of brightly coloured felt scraps
- Velcro or a large press-stud if you’re making a wrist band
- Matching sewing thread or embroidery thread
- Optional: sequins, beads, feathers, etc. for accessorizing
Sewing Tools and General Supplies:
In addition to the TooHoot bird pin cushion pattern and the items in the supplies list above, you will need fiber fill stuffing, sewing thread, and possibly some glass beads or lead shot to weight the birds.
Have the following tools on hand:
- Fabric marking pen to mark out the pattern pieces on the fabric
- Small sharp scissors for cutting out
- Hand sewing needles
- A long doll needle to insert the eyes
- A hemostat or stuffing tool
Hand Sewing or Sewing Machine?
We prefer to sew our toys entirely by hand. You can save time by sewing the long seams using a sewing machine. However, you will still need to do some hand-finishing.
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