Birdie Magnets

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Blogger and upcycling guru Heather Valentine, author of The Sewing Loft, writes, 'Let's face it, we all have tons of scraps! Well, my basket is overflowing and these birds are calling me. You can really do so much with them. Think about it...'
~Gift Tags
~Lavender Satchels
~Holiday Ornaments
~Mobile for a nursery (how super cute would that be!)
'This how-to will feature the magnets. These little birdies are a fun way to use up your scraps or even reclaim that special printed dress your child has out grown.'
Adapted from Heather Valentine's The Sewing Loft
- scraps of fabric
- bits of felt
- Mod Podge
- Polyfil
- button magnet

Source: The Sewing Loft

Step 1

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to your pressed scraps to ”stiffen” the fabric and give it more texture.

Step 2

After everything is dry, cut 1 bird from fun fabric and 1 bird from coordinating felt. Cut 1 wing in fabric of choice. (I used felt.)
Stitch wing to body. For my little guys & gals, I used a decorative blanket stitch on my trusty machine and a contrast thread color.

Step 3

Match your front and back together and straight stitch them together leaving a 1″ opening at the bottom. Stuff with poly fill. Be careful not to over feed your birds or they will get fat! Stitch the opening closed.

Step 4

Apply a dab of glue at the center and attach your button magnet.

Step 5

What did I say -- super simple! I would love to see what you can create with this, so please share photos on my Facebook page!

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