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I live in Brooklyn New York near beautiful Prospect Park. I make things, paint, and draw for my life and livelihood. I work with mostly found, and salvaged materials, many of them vintage or antique ...

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little birds : a sewing pattern

from ann wood
(9) Name: 'Sewing : little birds : a sewing pattern
little birds : a sewing pattern
little birds : a sewing pattern
little birds : a sewing pattern
little birds : a sewing pattern
little birds : a sewing pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew

Pattern Description:

Make magical little birds. Skill level is advanced beginners to intermediate - small curves with small seam allowances - definitely tricky but I've included a video link within the pattern that's helpful. I hope you make birds!

Full sized pattern pieces
Detailed step-by-step instructions with color photographs and illustrations. The pdf file consists of 17 pages (including pattern sheets) and is about 15MB in size.
Links to instructional videos for sewing the body and making the legs
List of materials required
List of materials resources
Ideas and tips for embellishing

The Little Bird pattern was designed by Ann Wood, copyright 2014. All rights reserved. Do not distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my written permission.

* The birds must be made by hand, no mass production.
* Items must be made by the individual who purchased the pattern (retain you receipt).
* Credit is given to Ann Wood as the pattern designer on a tag affixed to each bird.
* Online listings must contain a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased.
* You may alter the pattern but all terms still apply.


  • cotton fabric in 2 contrasting colors
  • wool or polyester stuffing ( I recommend wool)
  • thread
  • 2mm black sequins for eyes ( or as an alternative you can embroider eyes with black thread)
  • paper clay or some other air drying modeling material
  • brown floral tape
  • 32 gauge cloth covered wire (or a pipe cleaner)
  • 18 or 19 gauge steel wire
  • Elmer's glue
  • fine glitter or paint (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • scissors
  • pinking shears
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • exact-o knife
  • wire cutters
  • sewing needles
  • pins
  • disappearing fabric marker
  • chopstick (or something similar
  • pliers
  • hammer

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