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.
The lucky Chicken pattern is easy and quick to sew project and it is perfect to sew as ornament, pincushion, bean bag, potpourri sachet, and paperweight. Besides, you may enlarge the pattern and sew it into a chicken doll or door stop (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. 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.
Lucky Chicken -Free Sewing Pattern
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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. The Lucky Chicken is also a great sewing project for the upcoming Easter festival, so, get the pattern and sew up a storm now.
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.
Lucky Chicken Pattern
Skill level: Beginner
Duration: About 15 to 30 mins
Original Finished size: about 3″ wide and 3″ tall, You may enlarge or shrink the template to make other sizes
Pattern: Download Lucky Chicken Template in pdf format.
1. Fabric or scraps 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
2. Felt scraps: white, orange, red
3. Black domed eyes, 4mm
4. Filling Materials – polyester fiberfill, beans, rice, silica bead, sand, or scented potpourri, etc.
5. Matching color sewing thread
6. Tacky glue (optional, you can sew to baste instead of using glue)
1. Sewing machine or hand sewing
2. Sewing kits
4. Printer & letter-size cardstock
5. Pencil or water-soluble fabric marker
6. Blunt point tweezers
Note: 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.
Instructions with pictures to assist in sewing Lucky Chicken
Lucky Chicken Template in pdf format. Print out the template on a letter-size card stock or thicker paper that is suitable to make a template. check your scale by measuring the scale chart in the template page to get the original size. You may enlarge or shrink the templates to sew in other sizes of Lucky Chicken.
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 comb 2,
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. Eyes and wings are glue on the fabric piece since they are outside the seam allowance, make 2 small stitches on the wings with orange thread to make them permanent.
Fold the comb 1 to the left (where the blue arrow is) in order to bring that edge away from the seam allowance and won’t get stitch up accidentally.
Fold the fabric in half as shown in the picture. Sew the vertical and 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 position of the eyes, it will give various expression and character to the chicken.
Stuff the chicken pattern with the filling materials of your choice. 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.
Listen to the lucky chicken’s cluck, chirp, squawk, crow…