Happy Easter Chickens!

Posted by Lena Kantis
If you want to have fun making a small easter project, here is one little easter chicken, you might like to sew.
My little Easter project this week is the small chicken. You will need scraps of quilt fabrics or similar. For the details, such as the beak, I used cheap felt. A good scissor is very helpful, such as the Inspira Blunt tip pocket scissors, there are many in the range, I am sure you will be able to find one that suits your needs.

Here are the steps to sew them.
Begin with cutting a square piece of fabric. 11x 20 cm ( 4 1/2 inch by 8 inches).
Cut the details in felt and pin in place. See how I do the layout.
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Next thing to is to fold the pieces, and sew two sides right sides together.

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Turn the right side out, and stitch the eye, by using the Sewing Advisor feature. Select woven fabric and sew on a button. Thread the machine with black thread in the top and the bobbin.

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Fill the chicken with fiber fill, rice or wheat. If you have rice or wheat as a filling you can put the chicken in the micro wave and make it warm. Maybe even possible to put them on top your easter eggs and keep them varm.
Last thing to do is to close the last side. Fold it like this, pin and stitch the opening close to the edge with a straight stitch or stitch by hand if you find that it is easier.

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I think they did turn out very cute. Have fun sewing chickens!


I am responsible for sending around samples to ur sales companies.The sales companies are borrowing the samples to show them for their dealers. The fabric used for this quilt is the black and white striped fabric, very nice together with the very large appliqués in fuchsia, red, orange and yellow. It would be nice for Easter as well actually. The design collection does also include the black and white line art embroideries, that you can see on the quilt as well. The Design collection is named: Majestic Layers, #286. 

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Finally I wanted to share my finished Elephant pillow, that I did sew on last week. Now I have added the orange piping all the way around it. This pillow will be shown for the dealers as well. 

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Have a Happy Easter and a happy sewing week!

Read more about Lena Kantis, the "Joy of Sewing" blogger

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Viking Sewing Gallery 718
We have had several customers come in asking about the Elephant pillow.... They have search the entire site and so have I...is there any way I can get the instructions, so I can offer a class?
Thank You... Jackie @ 718
Viking Sewing Gallery
4610 S Cleveland Ave
Ft Myers, Fl. 33907
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4/22/2015 4:04:19 PM

Marilyn
my daughter would love that elephant pillow, where did you get the pattern?
4/19/2015 9:53:08 AM

B Parker
Should be "never too late" not "never to late". I am a big proofreader.
4/18/2015 5:11:37 PM

Syrenna Swett
I enjoyed your posts. The chickens are really cute, but I love the elephant. Did you create that design yourself? The designs made with words are so neat and unique. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
4/5/2015 2:20:45 AM

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