Make yourself an adorable baby chick popping out of an eggshell for Easter. They are so easy kids can make them too, and a free pattern download is included. Sewing with felt is perfect for beginners!
Felt is super inexpensive making it a great medium to practice sewing with. This project uses a blanket stitch for the body and craft glue to attach the smaller pieces.
The baby chicks are a perfect addition to Easter baskets or treats for Easter brunch at the children’s table. They only cost pennies, so you can make a whole bunch!
Are you ready to make your own baby chick felt plushie for Easter? Let’s get started.
You will need some felt scraps in a variety of colors, in addition to some basic craft supplies like scissors and glue for this project.
You will also need a few basic craft items such as scissors, a needle and thread and glue.
Free Pattern Download
Click the ‘Download’ button below to access the free pattern. Then print it on your home printer.
Now you have everything you need to get started.
Step 1 – Cut out Template
Begin by cutting out your paper pattern pieces. Then trace each pattern piece with a pencil onto felt in the color of your choice.
Step 2 – Cut Out Felt
Carefully cut out the felt pieces you traced. Small craft scissors like these work best for cutting out the small pieces.
Step 3 – Adhere Hair and Face
Next, use craft glue to attach the hair at the top of the baby chick’s head.
In addition, glue the small circles onto larger circles to form eyes.
On the chick base that does not have the hair glued on, attach the eyes, beak and checks to the face with craft glue.
Step 4 – Assemble Chick Body
Now stack the front body piece with the face on top of the back body piece with the hair sandwiched inside.
Step 5 – Stitch Around Chick
Prepare your needle with thread in a coordinating color, and stitch around the two pieces with a blanket stitch.
Do not stitch all the way around. Leave a 1″ opening for stuffing.
Step 6 – Insert Stuffing
Stuff small pieces of polyester batting into the baby chick’s body until it is plump to your liking.
Step 7 – Stitch to Close
After stuffing, continue stitching to close.
Step 8 – Assemble Egg Pieces
Next, stack the two egg pattern pieces on top of each other.
Step 9 – Stitch Egg
Stitch around the egg shape, again with a blanket stitch, leaving the zigzag top open.
Feel free to use the other shapes included in the pattern download to decorate your eggshell. The pieces can be glued on with craft glue or stitched in place.
Step 10 – Insert Baby Chick in Egg Shell
Now you can insert the baby chick plush inside the cracked egg.
Your baby chick plush is complete!
Don’t forget to pin this project for later, and check out the other awesome projects listed below!
- Download and print free pattern.
- Cut out paper pattern pieces.
- Trace pattern pieces on felt colors of choice.
- Cut out felt pieces.
- Glue hair to top of one chick body.
- Glue face pieces (eyes, beak, cheeks) to other chick body.
- Stack top body on back body piece.
- Stitch around perimeter with blanket stitch, leaving 1" opening.
- Stuff opening with batting.
- Stitch closed.
- Place eggshell pieces on top of each other.
- Stitch around curved edge only.
- Decorate shell with additional felt pieces as desired (glue or sew).
- Insert baby chick plush into eggshell.
Make sure the hair piece is in between the body layers before stitching.
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