Here's a little step by step picture tutorial
on the Chicken Pin-Cushion.
It is probably the easiest one you will ever make :)
Start out with 2 - 5 inch squares of cotton fabric,
then cut a triangle beak and a comb from felt or fleece .
The dotted lines are where you will sew on your square.
Leave a hole at the bottom and be sure to back-tack it to prevent your stitches
from coming loose when you turn it right side out and stuff it.
Also as you can see, do not sew the left side.
After sewing, invert the head and be sure you get her head pushed out well.
Use a pencil, a knitting needle . . . you know the drill :)
Then before I sew that last side,
I tuck her head back in, but be careful not to turn it back right-side out.
Her head will make a great place to grab,
when you're finished sewing and ready to stuff her.
doesn't chicken and stuffing sound good for dinner tonight :)
Okay, here is that little hole we left at the bottom.
Stuff it here and then whip stitch it shut.
You are done :)
Except for adding eyes,
and you can sew or glue them on, I did both.
Oh, before I forget,
it is better to get your beak or comb too big, than too small.
You can trim it after, if needed:)
As well as lighter weight cotton.
Just as long as it is an easy fabric to stick pins into.
Have fun & Happy sewing!
Your blogging sister,
P.S. that cute little owl pin-cushion tutorial is right here: