I love texture in quilts.
This is a compilation of 4 different fabric manipulations I have used in my quilts. They are all a type of smocking and they are easy to make in every instance.
You can see smocking on my textured quilt and get all the tutorials for free:
If you enjoy my videos and tutorials you can:
Do you have a lot of fabric scraps? This is your project then. I recommend using stronger interfacing for the ears, something you’d use for a handbag, to keep them up longer.
I made this softie a long time ago but it’s still cute. It is easy enough as your first softie.
This is a very funny chicken softie. The pieces a very large so it’s very easy and quick to make. It makes a great gift all year round too.
I thought of recycling my Easter crafts. All of them can be made in an afternoon. Older children should be able to help out too!
Tip: not in the tutorial but if you want the ears to continue to stick up after a while, use strong fusible interfacing, the type used for handbags.
Spring chicken softie – free pattern
Chicken softie made with a free pdf pattern provided by Amy from Badskirt .
I liked the chicken so much I made two and gave one away! Great idea to use your fabric scraps too.
Funny Bunny softie – free pattern
Free pattern download and instructions at Sew4Home.
Do you need a project for the Easter break?
Totally unrelated to Easter but if you’re in the mood of sewing softies during the Easter break, here’s the cutest one I’ve ever made and it is a free pattern: