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Stuffed Bird Toy

Sew multiples of this sweet bird, embellishing them with embroidery, for a flock of soft playthings. Fabrics are from the Artisan Spirit Strokes of Brilliance collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott.


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Inspired by All Atwitter from designer Naomi Stewart

Project tester: Jan Ragaller


Materials for One Bird

  • 8 ×16" piece mottled red (body)
  • 10"-square piece mottled orange (belly, beak)
  • 2—1⁄2"-diameter black buttons (eyes)
  • Thread: black
  • Perle cotton No. 3: black
  • Polyester fiberfill


Finished size: approximately 4-1⁄2x7×5"


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for the pattern pieces.


From mottled red, cut:

  • 1 of Body Pattern
  • 1 of Body Pattern reversed

From mottled orange, cut:

  • 1 of Belly Pattern
  • 2 of Beak Pattern


Safety First: When making a stuffed toy, consider the age of the child you are giving it to. If the child is older, use buttons or snap-on bead eyes, as seen in this bird pattern. If the child is younger, make sure to appliqué or embroider the eyes because buttons or snap-on eyes can be choking hazards.