I made and decorated a tree for Easter with hand made birds, so I thought for Halloween I would do the same. Initially I used the same pattern to make a bird but it looked too sweet. As I could not find a pattern for a crow or raven I decided to make my own.
I used a black fabric with subtle black lurex running through it to give them a sparkly touch. I used pink wire and beads to make the feet and black diamantes for the eyes.
Halloween Fabric Crows
You will need:
Crow pattern (below)
White pencil or pen
- Print and cut out the crow pattern below.
- Fold your fabric into two, with the right side of the fabric facing inwards, to give the two sides of your crow.
- Draw around the pattern using a white pencil or pen if using dark fabric (don't forget to mark the opening points).
- Pin the two pieces of fabric together and cut around the lines leaving a 5mm border round the edge.
- Hand stitch along the lines, leaving the opening unstitched.
- Turn crow inside out (I use a chopstick to to fully open the beak, tail and legs).
- Hand press the seams open.
- Insert pink wire up through one leg hole and down the other.
- Stuff with toy filling (again I use a chopstick to get the stuffing into the beak, tail and legs)
- Hand stitch the opening closed, pushing the needle and thread up through the top of the neck to create hanging loop.
- Sew small silver loop onto base of neck, thread ribbon through ring and tie in bow.
- To create the feet, thread 6 pink beads onto the leg wire. Then for each 'toe' bend the wire back on itself and thread 3 more beads. Repeat for each toe. Tie round base of feet to finish.
- Glue diamantes in place for the eyes.
I will blog about the Halloween tree as soon as I finish it!
Have a sweet day!