Today we are sharing our contribution to Molly Moo‘s hen challenge. A group of crafty bloggers have come together to create hens that that reflect our personality, our cultural background or our sense of humour. I hemmed and hawed, wondering what sort of hen I should make. Then the inspiration came to me. I have been busy as of late making baby quilts for family and friends who are having babies (it’s springtime). So, I thought why not make a quilted hen. I think she looks lovely, and I know she is very soft and cuddly. Here she is…
1. Select the fabric…I used soft flannelette fabrics in coordinating colours.
2. Cut a hen template out of a cereal box…body, beak and wing.
3. Use the template to cut out the fabric…I cut the fabric pieces 1/4″ larger than the template…allowing for a seam allowance.
4. Sew the wings and the eye first…then, sew the beak together.
5. Sew around the perimeter of the hen – right sides together, be sure to leave a hole so you can turn the hen right side around…once turned the correct way, stuff the hen and sew the hole closed.
So, there she is…our little hen. Be sure to check out the other hens that were made as a part of the challenge. You’ll find the whole group on Molly Moo’s Hen Craft Challenge Pinterest board. You can also see the lovely paper mache hen that inspired this whole challenge over at Molly Moo. Happy hen creating!