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  • Free sewing pattern
  • Fabrics: You need 2 small pieces of fabric that are 14 x 23 cm. Particularly easily stretchable fabrics such as: terry cloth, plush and nicki, as well as jersey are suitable. The sparrow in this manual is sewn with nicki and jersey .
  • Remnants of felt for applications
  • Rattle disc (approx. 30 mm in size)
  • embroidery thread
  • color-matching sewing threads
  • fiberfill
  • French chalk
  • fabric scissors
  • needle
  • pins
  • sewing machine


The eye, beak, cheek and wing are applied. Position them as indicated on the pattern. You are welcome to use Vliesofix if this makes application easier. You can find instructions for this on my blog: Instructions for applying .

Choose a short stitch to make it easier to follow the curves. Or turn the flywheel by hand. Stepp all applications.

Place both body parts right to right and fix them with pins. Mark the turning opening as shown on the pattern with 2 pins. Quilt the body as wide as a foot and lock the seam at the beginning and end. Cut the seam allowance back to 4 mm.

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Cut the tip of the beak almost to the seam and clean the edges with a zigzag stitch. Turn the bird over.

Draw all the markings that are recorded on the round body part on your pieces of fabric. Put the circles right to right and pin them with pins.

With two pins you can mark the opening that you leave un sewn. Steppe the outer edge with a seam allowance of 7 mm. Shorten the seam allowance and overcast it.

Now step the inner circle exactly on the drawn line. Now cut both openings from the center, on the imaginary line, to the small circle. Cut out the small circle as well. Turn the body to the right side of the fabric.

Take the ring / body in hand and fold in the middle. The cut edges open.

First, lay the edges of the front right over on top of each other. Always close from the small inner circle outside to the big one. Stitch them together with a 5 mm seam allowance. The front half is now closed. It is viewed the most and should therefore also have the nicer seam.

The rear circle is closed in the same way. However, it is now heavier because of the front seam.

The head and ring should now be closed. Put them in front of you with their respective faces. Put your head on the ring. The open edges that lie directly on top of each other are quilted together. Steppe as close as possible to the side seams. The seam allowance is 7 mm.

There is a big hole on the back, in which you will put the cotton wool. Always put a handful of cotton wool in the ring. Inside the ring, push it gently until it is evenly stuffed. Fill your head with a layer of cotton wool. Then put the rattle on the layer of cotton wool. Put another layer of cotton wool over it. So the rattle is wrapped up softly.

Close rattle. Fold the open edges inwards by about 5 mm and pin them together with a pin. Now carefully close the opening with a color matching thread. The mattress stitch is suitable for this. The seam forms like a ladder, which you can easily tighten. Knot the seam well at the end and prick the needle across the sparrow before cutting the thread.


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