Here's how I made a simple, easy, and cute little mobile for the new nursery.
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wool felt (or craft felt if that's what you've got)
yarn or ribbon
ribbon to cover hoop
small amount of poly fill
sewing stuff: machine, pins, thread, yada yada
First, draw a simple bird shape and cut it out to be your stencil. I used the one I made for my birdie onesies. Then do the same for a wing shape. Cut out two pieces of felt for each birdie, and two wings.
Sew the wings to the birdies...make sure you do this on opposite sides, like the picture below. Otherwise you'll have to unpick your wing and do it again, like I did.
I ironed my pieces flat at this point, on the wool setting of course!
Then you'll pin your pieces, wrong sides together, sandwiching your yarn between the two pieces at the top of the birdie.
Sew around the birdie, about 1/8 inch from the edge...leaving about 2 inches of space for filling it with your poly fil.
Stuff it with your poly fil..not too much though! Just enough to give it a little belly. aww..
Then, sew the opening closed, and you're done with your birdie! Repeat as desired...I made five birdies with different colors/fabrics.
Then what I did was string them through the embroidery hoop, wiggled them around til I liked the placement, and then I tightened the hoop so it kept the yarn in place. Then I made a knot where all the yarn pieces came together and hung it on a hook from the ceiling. Oh, and hot glued a piece of ribbon around the hoop to pretty it up a tad.
Quick and painless! Sadie loves her tweet tweets....although they're not hers for much longer! Poor thing is up for a rude awakening in a few months!
P.S. My sewing machine is (supposedly) working! I get it back today. Hopefully this stupid bobbin issue is resolved...I've got a stack of projects I've been dying to get started on!
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