View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternTweed Chicken Doorstop Animals Home makes This sweet little bird would bring character and class to any room. The rich tweed fabrics create a rustic feel and homely atmosphere, as well as being very fashionable. This chicken is also as practical as it is pretty: it's weighed down with filler beads, making it a very effective doorstop. Plus, as it requires very little materials, it's a great stash-busting project. You might find yourself making a whole family of chickens! Login to downloadEssentialsFabric: tweed, dark, 1m; light, 50cmFelt: red; yellow, 10cm square of eachButtons, yellow, two Thread, sewing, matchingPlastic toy filler beads, 250gToy stuffingDimensions List17cm x 19cmMake a doorstopDownload the templates and print. Cut out two body pieces in dark tweed with one reversed. Cut two wings from light tweed with one reversed, and sew one to the right side of each body piece. Make a 5cm slit in the body fabric behind the wings and stuff them from the back.Cut one comb and one wattle from red felt. Snip the curves of the comb and tack it to one body, opening out the curved edge to fit along the top of the head between points A and B. Tack the wattle in place between C and D. With right sides facing, pin the top edges of the two bodies between points E and F and stitch together with a 1cm seam allowance.Cut a back and front from light tweed, and press back a 1cm turning along the bottom edge of each. Pin and stitch the pieces to one side of the body, matching points E and F, then sew the other sides to the second body. Turn right side out and stuff the head, tail and roughly two thirds of the body firmly with polyester filling. Stuff the rest of the chicken with plastic filler beads and slip stitch the opening together.Cut out one beak from yellow felt. Seam the two straight edges to make a cone shape, stuff lightly and sew in place just above the wattle. Cut two feet, one reversed, from yellow felt. Sew them on the bottom so that the toes peep out either side. Stitch buttons to the sides of the head for eyes. Other Popular Makes... Easy Fabric Scrap Bucket BagAccessories BagsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Carry your belongings in style with this easy patchwork scrap bag. You can also use these instructions to create matching Selena SkirtSkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Wrap skirts are seriously underrated as a modest yet fun go-to that is easy to sew. This design by Amanda Debra SkirtSkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Denim skirts are a wardrobe staple and this chic number by Julia Claridge puts a twist on the style classic Gabrielle SkirtSkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)If you aren't confident at stitching darts, this pencil skirt designed by Amanda Walker is a good practise piece as Otis the OwlToysDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Whipped up in Riley Blake's Vienna range, this adorable owl toy is the perfect avian pal for little ones and Piped Home Letter CushionsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)3D letters are a popular home decor trend, so why not create your own stitchy version? These cushions will allow PopularRecent Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Retro Mixtape Cushion Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Tweed Chicken Doorstop Sewing Bee Shift Dress Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Roger reindeer Make a festive toy Easy Fabric Scrap Bucket Bag Selena Skirt Debra Skirt Gabrielle Skirt Otis the Owl Piped Home Letter Cushions Maddie Top Faith Dress Lizzie Tunic Pyjama bottoms Flora Pyjama Set Liberty Hedgehog Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.