My crafty blog friends and I are at it again! This time we're sharing Thanksgiving creations and hosting the Thankful Thanksgiving Link Party. I'm sharing my felt Grand Gobbler Turkey. I found this felt turkey project and free sewing pattern and instructions at Sewing.org. This was a quick, easy, and fun project that is perfect for Thanksgiving.
I used the following materials for this project:
- felt (2 orange, 2 goldenrod, 1 brown, 1 teal, 1 red)
- embroidery floss (brown and orange)
- sewing needles
- buttons (seven 3/4 inch buttons and three 1/2 inch buttons)
- glue gun
- ribbon/strip of fabric
- 2 black beads for eyes
- pattern & instructions from Sewing.org
Then I traced the pattern pieces onto the felt and cut them out.
I used the blanket stitch to sew together the two big tail pieces, the two small tail pieces, each set of wing pieces, and the body pieces. I used three pieces of brown embroidery floss, except on the body. Since I chose brown felt for the body, I used orange embroidery floss to stitch around the body pieces. I also lightly stuffed the tails and body, but not the wings.
I threaded brown embroidery floss through the three 1/2 inch blue buttons for the body. I used orange embroidery floss for the seven 3/4 inch buttons for the large tail.
Then I glued on the large tail. I also glued the buttons onto the large tail, and the grand gobbler is all done!
my gobbler hanging out on my buffet with some other fall decor
Thank you for checking out my Grand Gobbler! Now, it's your turn to share your wonderful Thanksgiving creations (crafts & recipes). Also, don't forget to visit my crafty cohosts!