Last year, I created this little bluebird for my sister-in-law. I thought it would be fun to turn it into a pattern to share here on BuzzinBumble.
|Bluebird Applique Pattern|
This is a pattern for raw edge applique. It could also be used for needle turned applique if you add a little turn under allowance around the edges of each piece.
I have left the bird’s eye, beak, and feet as a part of the whole pattern. I worked with them as a whole and drew them onto the fabric before cutting out the shapes. For the birdy feet, I partially drew them onto the fencepost on which my bird perches. You can also cut these parts from separate fabrics.
Batik fabrics work very well, because you can fussy cut elements that have the look of feathers. I took it a step further by using Derwent Inktense Pencils to add details, colors, and shading. They are really fun to work with and become a permanent part of the fabric.
Please feel free to use this pattern. I would love to hear what you think!
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