Well, as I mentioned in my last post ….. My scrap basket over flows from time to time! That means it is time to create something fun to share with everyone!!
A few weeks ago, my basket was crazy and I just pushed everything to the side and had some fun!
I made these little birds. You can really do so much with them. Think about it-
Wall Decor for Nursery (how super cute!)
Personally, I like the magnets.. So that will be the focus for today’s craft!
Scrap Basket Birds
This project is for sewers of all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- Scraps of fabric
- Bits of felt
- Mod Podge
- Poly fill
- Button Magnet
- Glue Gun
- Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to your pressed scraps to ”stiffen” the fabric and give it more texture.
- After everything is dry, cut 1 bird from fun fabric and 1 bird from coordinating felt. Cut 1 wing in fabric of choice. (I used felt)
- Stitch wing to body. For my little guys & gals, I used a decorative blanket stitch on my trusty machine and a contrast thread color.
- Then, super simple, match your front and back birdies together and straight stitch them together leaving a 1″ opening at the bottom. Stuff with poly fill. Be careful not to over feed your birds they will get fat!! Stitch the opening closed.
- With your trusty glue gun in hand, apply a dab of glue at the center and attach your button magnet.
These little birdies are a fun way to use up your scraps or even reclaim that special printed dress your child has out grown.
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