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Derrin on craftsy.com
Perth. Western Australia

As a human 'doing' I am a wife, mother, daughter, friend and Life's Journey Coach. In a past life I was a gifted education specialist and consultant and also a teacher working with young children. ...

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Chickabella
Chickabella Chickebella
Chickabella Chickabella's tail

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • use a sewing machine
  • use a needle and thread to hand sew

Pattern Description:

This cute chicken makes a great present for a young child. Its quirky shape (based on a tetrahedron shape) makes it a chicken with character!

As your chicken takes shape it will develop its own unique character with glimpses as each new feature is added. First the beak, then crest and the crazy tail, not to mention the knees; each adds something unique. This is a very individual chicken!

Workign with simple shapes, this project is not difficult to complete. The detailed instructions include photos and diagrams to guide you at each stage and your chicken can be surveying the scene in a couple of hours or less.

PS - The inspiration for this cute chicken came from unusual sources - a tetrahedron pincushion and a pair of cotton gloves..........
who knew that such unusual things could inspire a new style of chicken!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chickebella's body is approx 25cm high, her legs are about 16bm long


  • Body: 30cm x 60cm piece of cotton fabric
  • Wings: 15cm x 40cm piece of fabric + 15cm x 40cm piece of lightweight iron-on interfacing
  • Beak: 15cm x 15cm piece of flannel or cotton fabric
  • Crown: 3 pieces felt 10cm x 1 cm
  • Tail: 6 pieces felt 18cm x 2.5cm + 2 pieces 27cm x 2.5cm
  • Legs: 2 pieces 55cm x 4cm in a contrasting colour cotton fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • toy stuffing
  • non toxic paint for the eye

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