Our simple Folk Art Bird Applique will surely make you smile no matter where you choose to applique him. Part of our Folk Art Pet Collection, he’s ready add a touch of whimsy to your life!
Next up in our Folk Art Pet Collection is our content Folk Art Bird Applique. Our pudgy wee birdie friend is ready to mimic your favorite words or to abscond with a bit of bread or cracker right from your hand! We have already shared our Folk Art Dog and Cat. Watch for our fish coming soon along with coloring pages for each animal. The Folk Art Bird Applique was made to fit on a 6″ x 6″ block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. Enjoy!
The Pattern for the Folk Art Bird Applique can be found HERE.
The Folk Art Cat Applique can be found HERE.
The Folk Art Dog Applique can be found HERE.
DIRECTIONS FOR THE FOLK ART BIRD APPLIQUE
Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements, cutting instructions and embroidery stitches.
Make a copy of the pattern.
Cut out felt using the photo and pattern. Transfer any embroidery markings.
Stitch bird body to block using a running stitch with 2 strands of floss.
Using a blanket stitch with 3 strands of floss, sew the head to the bird along the sides and top. Using a running stitch with 3 strands of floss, sew the scalloped edge of the head to the bird.
Using a running stitch with 2 strands of floss, sew on wings.
Using a running stitch with 2 strands of floss, sew on talons.
Sew on eyes using a running stitch and 2 strands of floss.
Add the center of the eyes using a French knot with 6 strands of floss.
Add beak using a running stitch with 2 strands of floss.
Add nostril slits using a straight stitch with 6 strands of floss.
Embroider curl on top of head using a back stitch with 4 strands of floss. NOTE: The pattern shows a stem stitch with 6 strands of floss. When I actually went to stitch the bird I found I couldn’t make the loop lay flat so I switched to a back stitch.
Add detail to wings and body using stem stitches and French knots with 6 strands of floss.
Use a straight stitch with 6 strands of floss to add detail between the talons.