Chickens!!! How to make them

This is my new project for the weekend. Making these lovely chickens! 😀 I love chickens i have some in my garden so im going to make some stuffed ones.
Heres how to do it :
If you do make some of these please post some pics on here i would love to see them! 
chickens feat

Chickens

You will need
• templates (see below)
• cotton fabric in assorted colours and designs (for the body)
• felt (for feet and comb)
• matching coloured sewing thread
• stranded embroidery thread
• 2 buttons, for eyes
• polyester stuffing

Chicken pattern 1

Chicken pattern 2

To make
1 NOTE The seam allowances are all 1cm, except for the seam-free felt pieces. Download the template and use it to cut out all the body parts from assorted fabrics.
2 Sew the wings, legs and beak with right sides facing, remembering to leave openings in the seams to turn them right sides out.
3 Use a zigzag stitch to attach the felt feet to the leg pieces.
4 Use a zigzag stitch to attach the outer and inner eye pieces to the body piece of the chicken.
5 Sew buttons on as eyes and decorate the outer eyes, body and comb with embroidery stitches, if you prefer.
6 Stuff the chicken legs and turn the beak and wings right side out.
7 Pin the various body parts in place, facing in towards the body. Sandwich the legs between the body and belly parts and sew the belly to the body part.
Pin the body pieces to each other with right sides facing and stitch together, leaving an opening at the back.
9 Turn the chicken right side out through the opening and stuff.
10 Hand stitch the seam closed.

chickens

 

Whales and Hearts

Whale
This was really quite simple to do, i printed off the pattern pieces but made my own bottom strip so the whale would be able to balance. 🙂 I used some old buttons i had on my cardigan and bish bash bosh its a whale!!
Hearts
Since these little Hearts are all the rage in shops i thought i would try some out and they are soooo simple to do! 🙂 and they look really pretty.