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How to Make a Chicken Door Stop Using Poly Cotton (Easy)

Three fabric chicken doorstops sitting on a window sill

Supplies:

Instructions:

First, you will need to download and print this FREE PDF pattern. Ensure you do not check the box on the print dialogue that says “Scale to Fit” or “Fit Page” and check that the test box has been printed at the correct size of 5cm.

Step 1:

Following the pattern instructions, cut two Chicken bodies and two wings.

Pin the wings onto the bodies and stitch. You can use a straight stitch, zig-zags.. the more patterned the better

The tutorial example after completing step 1

Step 2:

Cut your ribbon into 10cm strips.

Fold in half and pin two to the tail and three to the head (comb).

Pin one to the chest (waffle).

I basted my ribbons in place (tacked them in place).

The tutorial example after completing step 2

Step 3:

Put your fabric right side to right side and pin.

Stitch around the edge leaving the bottom of the chicken open.

The tutorial example after completing step 3

Step 4:

Turn the right way round and press.

The tutorial example after completing step 4

Step 5:

Sew a rectangle of fabric 10x10cms,  leaving one end open and using a funnel, fill with rice. You can do it without a funnel but you will end up with rice everywhere…

Stitch on a sewing machine.

The tutorial example after completing step 5

Step 6:

Stuff the neck and tail with the stuffing.

The tutorial example after completing step 6

Step 7:

When the body has a good shape, put the rice bag into the body and stuff around it.

The tutorial example after completing step 7

Step 8:

Pin the bottom together and pin.

The tutorial example after completing step 8

Step 9:

Slip stitch the opening

The tutorial example after completing step 9

Step 10:

Cut three pieces of ribbon, fold over and stitch together.

The tutorial example after completing step 10

Step 11:

Stitch to the body on the base, this makes the foot of the chicken. Repeat for the other foot.

The tutorial example after completing step 11

Step 12:

Next, you will need to give your chicken some eyes!

There are two ways of doing this, you can sew on two very small buttons or embroider a French Knot, which is easier than it sounds!

CREDIT GOES TO FABRIC LOVE FOR COMPILING THIS TUTORIAL