We have a new and exciting craft for you. I love doing felt crafts with the kids and this one is perfect for Fall. I’m going to show you How To Make A Felt Turkey Plushie With Free Printable Pattern! Take a break from the sewing machine and have some fun. At Beginner Sewing Projects, we love our felt crafts. They are a great way to connect with the kids while allowing them to make something creative and fun. This turkey plushie is super cute and easy to make. It would be cute as decoration for a party or even as part of a themed gift basket. Felt crafts are super inexpensive to make as well, and I like having lots of felt in different colors in my fabric stash. The project includes a free printable pattern that shows you how to easily cut out all your pieces for your felt turkey plushie and which pieces go where. I used different colored felt for each piece and I think it turned out great, but if you want to use the same color throughout, it would be fine as well. This project is one my kids love to do every year. They usually make one for themselves and one to give away to a friend.
So, pick out your felt and print the included free pattern. You’ll only need a few supplies for this project. I recommend some sharp fabric scissors, a hot glue gun, some polyfill stuffing, and some felt in different colors. You’ll also need an embroidery needle and matching embroidery floss. Gather up your supplies from the list below and let’s get started!
What You’ll Need:
- Brown/Tan, Red, Yellow, Orange, and Black craft felt
- Cardstock Paper
- Matching embroidery floss
- Free Printable Pattern
- Poly-fil Stuffing
- Embroidery needle
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
How To Make A Felt Turkey Plushie With Free Printable Pattern!
The first step in this how to make a felt turkey plushie with free printable pattern sewing tutorial is to print turkey pattern pieces on heavy card stock paper. Then, cut out each piece and use them as templates to trace and cut out the appropriate color felt pieces. You could use the same colors I did or mix it up. It doesn’t matter as long as you use the pattern pieces correctly.
Next, we will start making the feathers and the body. Sew the tailpiece (A) to the back of the body (B) using a hand stitch like a blanket stitch. Set it aside.
Now we will work with the front side of the feathers (the other piece B). Start by placing your orange piece (D) in the correct places. TIP: you can tack these down with a very small amount of glue so they don’t move around on you. Sew each orange piece (D) into place.
Now on this fun felt turkey plushie sewing tutorial, move on to the smallest feather, the yellow piece C. Repeat the same process you did for the orange pieces. You should now have a completed front feather piece.
Once you have those in place, put the back piece (B) you made earlier together, right sides out, and start to sew them together along the outside. I recommend starting at one of the points marked with a square on your pattern piece.
Sew around the feathers for your turkey plushie and stop when you reach the other square on your pattern. You can see where I started and stopped in the photo above.
Stuff the body with cotton fluff and use a blunt-ended tool to help push it into the feather areas. Once the feathers are fully filled out, then stuff the main part of the body.
Now you just need to finish sewing around the body to close the gap you left to stuff. We are about halfway through this how to make a felt turkey plushie with free printable pattern sewing tutorial!
Next, we will work on making the head for our turkey plushie. Sew the eyes (F) onto one of the head pieces (E). Sew the snood (the red part that hangs off the nose) (G) in place and then sew the beak (H) on last.
Begin sewing the two-piece E’s together to form the head. This project is just so cute. I love how it is turning out!
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Stop about 3/4 of the way so you can insert some cotton fluff as you did with the body. Finish sewing around to close the gap.
For the last step in this how to make a felt turkey plushie with free printable pattern sewing tutorial, we just need to join head to the body using a hot glue gun or craft glue. I did this by placing a generous amount of glue on the back of the headpiece and pressing it firmly against the body.
And that’s it! Now you know how to make a felt turkey plushie with free printable pattern! This is such a fun sewing craft for Fall! I love themed crafts like this and this one is so cute. This is a fun one to do with the kids or even to use as decoration for a party or Thanksgiving. If you like this project, be sure to check out our other fun felt projects down below.
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- Print turkey pattern pieces on heavy card stock paper.
- Cut out each piece. Use them as templates to trace and cut out the appropriate color felt pieces.
- To make the feathers and the body, sew the tail (A) to the back of the body (B). Set aside.
- Now we will work with the front side of the feathers (the other piece B). Start by placing your orange piece D’s in the correct places.
- Sew each piece D into place.
- Now move on to the smallest feather, yellow piece C. Repeat the same process.
- Place the back piece B you made earlier together, right sides out, and start to sew them together along the outside.
- Sew around the feathers leaving a gap to stuff.
- Stuff the body with cotton fluff and use a blunt-ended tool to help push it into the feather areas. Then stuff the main part of the body last.
- Finish sewing around.
- To make the head, sew the eyes (F) onto one piece (E).
- Sew the snood (G) in place and then sew the beak (H) on last.
- Begin sewing the two pieces (E) together to form the head.
- Stop about 3/4 of the way so you can insert some cotton fluff as you did with the body. Finish sewing around.
- Join head to the body using a hot glue gun
- Enjoy your new plushie!
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