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One week till Turkey Day and I have a Sweater Surgery Turkey for you!
Well I'm not much of a cook, baker, yes, cooker, no. But I do like to keep in a festive mood.
So this is the "Sweater Surgery" answer to Turkey Day.

It was pretty easy to make.
All you need is a tan wool felted sweater, some batting, and some embroidery floss.
I sketched out the shape of the legs and the body on paper. Then cut out four shapes for the two legs and two pieces for the body.

I blanket stitched each part together and when there was just an inch or two left open I stuffed it with fiber fill and continued to blanket stitch the piece closed.

I used pieces of Velcro to attached the legs to the body so they could be removed. This allows for fun "eating" shots with the turkey legs.

I am thankful for all of you readers! It has been just about a year since I've started this blog and I have received a whole bunch of nice comments from people I didn't know before I started this (and people I did know) and that has been just wonderful!

I hope you all continue to enjoy it!

Posted by PlaidCrafter from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See PlaidCrafter's 107 projects »


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Janie R.
Janie R. · Eastern, Kentucky, US · 25 projects
Thank you for the wonderful laugh I got seeing this! What a great idea!
The AfterCraft
The AfterCraft · Victoria, British Columbia, CA · 59 projects

AHH Hahahahahahahah that is freaking awesome!
Missy El
Missy El · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 5 projects
I love this, just hilarious!
EVEnl · Leidschenveen, Zuid-Holland, NL · 319 projects
Nice. Good thing it's not a real turkey!
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 378 projects
Great way to recycle a old sweater into a cool holiday decoration or even a toy for little one's to play with and attaching the legs with velcro is genius.

I would have gone nuts over this when I was little kid as I loved playing supermarket and house and could have bought the stuffed turkey at the "store" and then taken it home and baked it in my "oven" (an old box decorated to be a stove) and then could pretend I was serving it by taking the legs off the turkey and serving it on a plate.
Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects
so cute!!

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