Crafts Beautiful magazine projects

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This month we are making...

Rockin’ Robin

Try this quick-to-do appliqué for a festive greeting, using Tracey Daykin-Jones' cheery design.

Rockin Robin

You will need

  • Paper: Dovecraft Make Merry
  • Felt, assorted colours
  • Buttons
  • Gem brad
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • White thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Round corner punch

To make

  1. Line an A6 card blank with green and snowflake patterned paper. To conceal the join, stick a grosgrain ribbon horizontally across, securing the ends on the inside of the card. Round the corners with a punch.
  2. Position buttons on the front and mark where the holes are, then prick through and sew in place. Create the robin shape from coloured felt. Stitch the red breast to the brown bird body.
  3. Sew the lighter brown wing next and then a line of running stitch along the bird’s back. Fix the robin onto the card and sew around the edges, leaving the section on the back free to create a pocket. Stitch a single line through the centre of the beak. Add a gem brad for the eye.

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