This cute little felted chick in its cosy egg is perfect for an Easter gift. It will also introduce you to the beautiful art of embroidery and teach you some of its most common stitches, such as blanket stitch, seed stitch, daisy stitch, and back stitch, as well as French knots!
What you’ll need:- White, yellow, and orange felt
- Toy stuffing
- Embroidery thread
- Sewing needle
- Our free Easter Chick template (download and print it here)
Step 1: Cut out the paper pattern pieces.
Step 2: Cut out the felt for the chick (2 pieces), beak (1 piece), and eyes (2 pieces).
Step 3: Cut one piece of white felt in half. Lay one of the halves so that it overlaps the other by approximately 2 cm. Place the uncut piece of felt on top and pin the egg pattern piece to all three pieces. Cut out. You should have one complete egg shape and two overlapping halves.
Step 4: Make the chick! Sew the eye pieces onto one piece of chick felt by attaching them with a single French knot (see diagram) using black embroidery thread.
Over sew the beak on to the chick body. Place the two chick pieces right sides together and machine or hand sew all the way round leaving a 2 cm gap at the bottom for stuffing. Turn the right way round, stuff lightly and over sew the gap closed.
Step 5: Embroider the egg! Using your own choice of embroidery threads and stitches, embroider a variety of flowers onto one half piece of egg felt (see diagrams below).
Finish the edge of this piece of felt with blanket stitch (see diagram).
Place the egg pieces (one complete egg shape and two halves) right sides together and machine or hand sew all the way round. Turn the right way round and pop in the chick!
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