songbird : pdf pattern
Make a realistic and elegant songbird, in this 31 page pdf download you are guided through the process of sewing, stuffing and sculpting the basic bird shape, creating natural looking layers of feathers (it’s easier than it looks), embroidering features, carving beaks, sculpting feet and giving your creation spirit and “birdness”. There are more than 100 photos, loads of instruction, tips and tricks and a resource and supply list. Every detail is explained and each element is broken down into easy to follow steps.
* Get started for free – find a complete guide to making realistic wire bird feet here.
You need basic sewing skills to make this bird. You can sew entirely by hand or use a machine for some seams.
This pattern is a (downloadable PDF) and is about 2 MB in size. You will need Adobe Reader (free) to view this pattern. The templates makes an bird approximately 4 inches tall and six inches long.
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Shirley Morgan –
I have a gorgeous small aviary and potting shed built on the back of my home. The aviary no longer has real birds but will become a whimsical area with fabric song birds, plants, lights, and Cd’s of bird songs. I can’t wait!
Fay Rhodes –
What a fabulous idea looking forward to seeing the result
MaryKathryn Cassar (verified owner) –
The pattern instructions are clear and easy to follow. The photos are clear and are extremely helpful with the text directions. I am working on soft sculpture birds for my Masters in Art Education. The form of the songbird pattern is exactly what I needed. Something that can become whimsical yet look realistic when needed. I am so glad you made this pattern and will credit you in multiple parts of my Theses portfolio.
janparon (verified owner) –
I just finished my first bird. It looks fabulous! Thank you for the great pattern. It was very easy to follow. The images accompanied every step. Do purchase wool stuffing as recommended. It will mold the shape better and give weight to your bird.
You are endless inspiration!