If you’re looking for a sewing project this Easter then may I suggest you sew this sweet little hen with your kids…it’s easier than you think. Really!!
Henya and her little chicks are a great beginner sewing project. Actually don’t just stop at one gather all your kids and your neighbours kids and sew a brood of chickens and of course some sweet little chicks too.
For my friendly little stuffed chicken all you need is two squares of gingham, some scraps of red and yellow felt, a needle, thread, a little polyester fibrefill for soft stuffing and rice to give her weight…and last but not least, you’ll need a name…I call mine Henya…which is a perfectly good name for a hen.
What you need to sew your little hen:
Two 6 ½” X 6 ½” squares of gingham
Yellow and red felt
Cup of rice
Two small wiggly eyes
How to sew your little hen:
Cut out a head comb and two circles for the eyes from red felt.
Cut out a beak from yellow felt.
The head comb and beak templates are here.
Pin the head comb and beak into place as shown below. Note: the beak is folded down the middle along the dotted line as indicated in the template.
Place the remaining square of gingham on top.
so it looks like this:
Push a small amount of polyester fibrefill through the opening of the turning gap…just enough to fill the top 1/4 of the hen…
and sew the turning gap closed.
Hold the hen upside down and bring the two opposite corners together as shown below:
and sew a line about 1 3/4″ down from the top of the triangle as shown below:
Glue on the red felt circle that marks the eye. Then glue a small wiggly eye on top.