Lovely Little Fabric Birds (with tutorial from Spool)
About 18 months ago I stumbled upon this free pattern for making beautiful yet simple little bird softies over at Spool Sewing. I fell in love with them straight away and set to work making some. I had a mad flurry of making them before Christmas 2009 to give people as presents and use as tree ornaments, but only ever made myself one, the striped pink bird that sits on top of my mini chest of drawers at my workstation.
A few months ago I made some more and hung them together using invisible thread. They now hang in the window in my hallway and look so pretty.
I recommend everyone give these birds a try. They are simple and easy to make, and don’t take long either. You can make them in any size and I found little ones are great for using up scraps of material.
Here is the free PDF from Spool Sewing that you can use to make your own little spool birds. Spool Sewing have kindly provided this free pattern for personal use, so please don’t use this pattern for commercial purposes.