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Embroidered Lucky Rooster - Project #89

Time: 2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Materials:
Acrylic Felt in assorted colors
Embroidery Hoops
Embroidery Thread/Craft Thread
Needle
Sequins & Spangles
Scissors
Cotton Balls or Fiberfill



Work on sewing skills while making this felt rooster!


Steps

  • Step 1
    Choose a color of felt and cut it in half. Place felt in 6" embroidery hoop. Using an #18 needle and desired color of embroidery floss, sew the shape of a rooster’s body onto the felt using running stitching.
  • Step 2
    Next, embroider details onto body using more running stitching. Then sew sequins onto the rooster’s body using French knots.
  • Step 3
    Trim out the body leaving 1/8 - 1/4" border. Cut out a duplicate body (back), plus tail feathers, legs, beak, cock's comb and waddle.
  • Step 4
    Sew around the edge of the rooster, make sure to place body parts between the front and back sides as the edges are sewn. When only a small area is left, stuff with cotton balls or fiberfill and then finish sewing the edge.
  • Step 5
    To finish, use the needle to add a hanging thread.

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