Happy Chinese New Year to all readers, followers, fans, and visitors of Craft Passion!!! In the year of Rooster, may the Lucky Chicken Pattern brings an abundance of lucks, joys, happiness, health, and wealth to you.
Easter is coming soon. Add this easy lucky chicken sewing pattern into your Easter crafts to-do list. Instead of giving live chicks in the Easter basket, which kids might not able to handle them well1, why not sew some lucky chicken instead. So, get the chicken sewing pattern and sew up a storm now.
Lucky Chicken Sewing Pattern
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The lucky Chicken pattern is an easy and quick to sew project and it is perfect to sew as an ornament, pincushion, bean bag, potpourri sachet, and paperweight. Besides, you may enlarge the sewing pattern and sew it into a chicken doll or doorstopper (by filling it with sand).
Depending on your sewing skill, generally, it takes about 15 to 30 minutes to sew a Lucky Chicken Pattern. The size is about 3″ x 3″, again, you may resize the downloadable free pattern to make it into other sizes by printing it on a different scale setting.
Have lots of scrap fabrics and felts? This chicken pattern is an ideal sewing project to utilize all the scrapes and clear up the scrape clutter in your craft room. I love fabric scraps sewing projects. If you need more fabric scrap sewing project, you can try my popular bunny sachet sewing pattern,
Whenever you wish to challenge yourself for a higher level of difficulties, how about try to sew a chicken coin purse by adapting the triangle coin purse pattern & tutorial.
Me and my lucky chickens on the 9th day of Chinese New Year. The lucky chicken is guarding the upright-egg (egg balancing) which I did on the official day of Rooster year, it is still standing there on its own. It is a blessed Chinese New Year and I hope to share the blessing out to all of you who are reading this.
With Love, Joanne.L.
- Fabric or scraps 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
- Felt scraps: white, orange, red
- Black domed eyes, 4mm
- Filling Materials – polyester fiberfill, beans, rice, silica bead, sand, or scented potpourri, etc.
- Matching color sewing thread
- Tacky glue (optional, you can sew to baste instead of using glue)
- Sewing machine or hand sewing
- Sewing kits
- Printer & letter-size cardstock
- Pencil or water-soluble fabric marker
- Blunt point tweezers
- Print out the Lucky Chicken Template (in pdf format) on letter-size card stock or thicker paper that is suitable to make a template. Check your scale by measuring the scale chart on the template page to get the original size. You may enlarge or shrink the templates to sew the Lucky Chicken in other sizes.
Cut out the paper templates and gather all the required materials and tools. I used polyester fiberfill for this tutorial.
- Trace and cut out the fabric and felt pieces.
You need to cut:
1 piece of fabric (cut with 1/4″ seam allowance),
2 pcs of orange felt wing,
2 pcs of orange felt feet,
1 pc of orange felt beak,
2 pcs of white felt eye,
1 pc of red felt comb2,
1 pcs of red felt comb 1,
2 pcs of red felt waddle.
- Position the felt pieces on the fabric according to the pattern. (The beak is folded diagonally.)
Put a small dot of glue to glue them to the seam allowance of the fabric piece, or, sew to baste.
Since Eyes and Wings are outside the seam allowance, make 2 small stitches on the wings with orange thread to make them permanent.
Fold comb2 to the left (where the blue arrow is) in order to bring that edge away from the seam allowance because you won’t want to get it stitched up accidentally.
- Fold the fabric in half as shown in the picture. Sew the vertical seam on the right and the top horizontal seam line.
- Turn the chicken pattern right side out and shape the corner nicely.
- Sew the black domed-button eyes to the white felt eye. Experience other positions of the eyes, it will give various expressions and characters to the chicken.
- Stuff the chicken pattern with the filling materials of your choice. First, fill the corners with a small amount of fiberfill so that the corners look fuller and nicer, then fill the body with the materials of your choice.
- Pinch the base of the chicken pattern as shown in the picture, the vertical seam line is now at the mid of the baseline. Pin and sew with slip stitch to close the opening.
- Add more fiberfill to make the chicken looks and feels packed.
Finish up the sewing.
If you are using a water erasable marker, spray water to erase the marks and leave to dry.
Front portrait of the Lucky Chicken.
Side Portrait of the Lucky Chicken.
Listen to the lucky chicken’s cluck, chirp, squawk, crow…
Lucky Chicken pattern is perfect to sew as an ornament, pincushion, bean bag, potpourri sachet, and paperweight. Besides, you may enlarge the pattern and sew it into a chicken doll or doorstop (by filling it with sand). If you wish to challenge yourself, how about try to sew a chicken coin purse by adapting the triangle coin purse pattern & tutorial.