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DIY: Handsewn Bird Mobile

If you've never sewn before, this is a great project to start you on your way. No machine is needed, as everything is hand sewn. Hand sewing is a great skill, as you can use it to complete simple repairs on clothing, from patching jeans to sewing on buttons to hemming skirts. And what better way to get you on your way than with an easy, adorable home decor project? This bird mobile, from Spool Sewing, will look lovely in a nursery, craft room, or primary-color saturated kitchen. Since many of you admit that you're still in love with the bird trend, why don't you take some time this weekend to get started on this project?

What You'll Need

  • 2 different fabrics
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Stuffing
  • Sticks
  • Filament wire

To find out how to make it,

Here are the steps:

  1. Cut the pieces out using this pattern.
  2. Put the right sides (the sides that will be on the outside of the finished bird) together, and pin one edge of the belly fabric to the body fabric.
  3. Sew the two pieces together, using a straight seam, from dot to dot on the pattern.
  4. Pin the other edge together and sew it the same way.
  5. Sew the head seam together.
  6. Turn the bird inside out, so the right side is on the outside, and stuff.
  7. Sew the tail closed.
  8. Repeat this process until you have the number of birds needed for your mobile.
  9. Sew the birds to a branch, or hang them from branches with filament, to approximate the mobile in picture.
  10. Hang and enjoy!


Join The Conversation
cinniebear cinniebear 8 years
So0o0o ADORABLE!!!
LeilaMac LeilaMac 8 years
I just made this bird mobile over the weekend for a friend's nursery - it turned out SO CUTE! We lightly spray painted the branches with a white lacquer, but so that you could see the branch color peeking through in places. We also used fun pink and yellow quilting fabric. We also hung it from the ceiling using a pink grosgrain ribbon. Assembling it is tricky - but worth it! (Tip: I recommend working from the the bottom up!) I posted a pic here so you can see:
odaisydukeo odaisydukeo 9 years
I love this! I saw it, and I had to make it for my future baby's room. The material you used looks more like polyester. I used cotton. I had alot left over, so I will make some pillows with it. I also used fishing line and tied it right to the branch instead of filament and eye hooks.
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 9 years
These are gorgeous! I wish I were crafty. :(
mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 9 years
Ohhhhhh I absolutely love this!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
What a great craft!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
this would be so great - good use of scraps of fabric i have lying around.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
this is super adorable - i will add it to my bookmarks for one of my summer projects in my new apartment
susanabanana susanabanana 9 years
This is so lovely!
katiejane24 katiejane24 9 years
I'm definitely a fan...
zombielove zombielove 9 years
that's really cute.
mrscaru mrscaru 9 years
LOVE this... I'm going to get to work on these babies this weekend!!
emalove emalove 9 years
It's cute, but I'm just not into the bird motif...maybe in a child's room though.
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
This is really colorful and sweet.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 9 years
I'm definitely doing this - I have several friends who are having kids and have a basket full of material scraps (and torn, old dresses I haven't wanted to get rid of). This nice thing about this is that it can be done one bird at a time and you still see results! Gorgeous/
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