First you will need to gather supplies:
- felt (I've used black and white but you can choose your own colour combo)
- pattern (right click the image below and select "open in a new window". Right click the new image and save it on your computer).
- thread and needle
- filling material (if you do not have any use cut up leftover felt or other fabric)
Now it's time to stitch pieces together.
excellent illustrated tutorial.
You can begin assembling the bird from the tail part, attaching one body piece to the top piece. Cut the thread and attach the second body piece to the other side of the top. Continue stitching around the bird's head.
When you get to the beak part, stitch together one body part and the bottom part. Cut the thread and attach the second body piece to the other side of the bottom.
Before finishing stitching fill the bird with filling material (do not use too much of it). Stitch and secure the thread at the tail.
Your bird is almost done. You can leave it as is or add wings by stitching them to the body (if you are feeling lazy use a bit of glue to attach wings).
You just finished the first felted bird. Pretty fast and easy, right?
Time to make another one.
What would you do with a flock of felted birds?
Previous black and white Easter projects:
WHIMSICAL PAPER FLOWERS
BLACK, WHITE, AND TEXTURED EASTER EGGS