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Really cool little chickens you can use as pin cushions, make in any size!
These little pin cushions come together in no time and they are so easy!

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  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 1
    Step 1

    I used a 7 inch single to measure out squares of material.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make sure they are contrasting patterns or colours.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place two squares together and fold in half, ironing them to make a seam.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 4
    Step 4

    Open the material out again, and sew along either side of the seam.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now cut along the seam.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 6
    Step 6

    You'll end up with two squares made up of two triangles. Open out and iron flat.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now cut out a template for the chicken's comb and beak, making the comb roughly 1/4 to 1/3 the length of the square.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut the shapes out of red and orange felt, and pin in place on the 'outside' or neat side of the material, with the seam away from you, keeping the pins away from the edge.

  • Step 9

    Place the other piece of material seam-side-up like this.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew along the top, bottom and left edges, leaving the right side open for now. Turn inside out, and admire your growing chicken. :)

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place an eye on each side like this. You can use snap-on eyes like I have, or googlie eyes.

  • Step 12

    Cut out two triangles out of felt - these will form the tail.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold in the scrappy edges on the open side and pin.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 14
    Step 14

    Pin your tail triangles in place like this. You're aiming for a pyramid shape.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 15
    Step 15

    Sew up the remaining edge, leaving about 1/2 an inch open for filling the chicken.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 16
    Step 16

    Insert a funnel into the open hole.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Chicken Pin Cushions - Step 17
    Step 17

    Fill with lentils until your chicken is stuffed. Sew up the remaining hole and admire your chicken!

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sam a.
sam a.
this is so so sweet goin to give it a go today
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Jazi
Jazi · 1 project
love it!
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