Today’s cute felt chick purse is brought to you by The Creative Pair. A mum and young daughter crafty duo that blog about creative crafts and activities and their home educating family life and coping with autism and PDA. You can find more about them on their facebook page and an idea of their day to day activities over on Instagram.
Today they are sharing this felt chick purse which is a simple Easter sewing project that will make a great introduction into sewing using a simple running stitch.
Cute Felt Chick Purse
Felt projects are great for teaching children how to sew as they do not fray and are easier to handle. This cute felt chick purse is a great size project to learn on and would be perfect for gathering and storing up easter eggs.
To make a cute chick purse You will need:
- Yellow felt
- Small piece of orange felt
- Small piece of pink felt
- Spring themed ribbon
- Yellow, orange, pink and black embroidery cotton
Use the template provided and cut out the purse shapes out of yellow felt, the cheek shapes out of the pink felt and the beak shape out of orange felt.
Sew the pink felt cheeks onto the flap of the purse once folded over (see picture) using matching embroidery thread and by using a simple close together running stitch. Tie a knot underneath when complete and cut away any remaining thread.
Place the beak shape in the desired position (diamond shape) and sew with matching thread and using a running stitch across the centre of the diamond beak shape.
With the black embroidery cotton and using a simple running stitch or if you’re a more competent sewer a back stitch and sew two closed eye shapes (as pictured) You could sew buttons, or black felt circles for eyes if desired.
Place the front purse piece under the flap and sandwich the ribbon ends at the two corners, using matching yellow thread sew the ribbon in place and continue sewing around the perimeter of the purse till you get to the other side and secure the other end of the ribbon in place. Tie a knot and cut any remaining thread.
Download your Cute Felt Chick Purse Template
You now have a cute chick purse that little mini chocolate eggs can fit inside!
I am delighted to have The Creative Pair here and I for one love this fantastic craft.