Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts.

Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 
I had this wool tank top for work that I shrunk in the wash ages ago. Now I loved the colours and not wanting to throw it away, I knew it awaited a project and I found one in Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. It was for a chicken and I thought it would be perfect to make for my Easter display. 
Here is how I did it. First you need to print out the pattern that comes on the cd rom with the book. 
Then lay out your felted jumper flat. 
Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 

Pin on the templates and cut out your shapes. I added a seam allowance as the pieces didn’t look very big.

Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 

Pin on the underbelly to one side of the chicken, rights sides together.

Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 

Then I stitched the underbelly piece to one side of the chicken. Then stitched the waddle and comb in place.

Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 

Next pin on the other side of the chicken. Stitch all around the chicken leaving a turning hole.

Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 

Turn the right way.

Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 

Stuff and close the opening. Add the wings either side with hand stitch to secure.

Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 

Here is the finished chicken keeping my eggs warm.

Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 

Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 

Felted wool Chicken – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric crafts. 

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