Just in time for Thanksgiving, try making this turkey door hanging! I tried looking for some Thanksgiving decorations the day after Halloween but they were already sold out. Guess I wasn’t fast enough, so I decided to make my own.
First I “drew” up a cute design in Photoshop.
|Photoshop on my lappy|
Then I made pattern pieces for my design out of butcher paper.
|My ugly butcher paper pattern pieces|
Here are the pattern pieces….be sure to enlarge them to the size you want to make or redraw the patterns on paper freehand.
I followed my “use what you’ve got” rule for the turkey and didn’t buy any of the supplies. Luckily I had a lot of fall colored fabric in my stash. You can use canvas, fleece, basically anything you want. Two buttons for the eyes and some basic sewing supplies, and you're ready to go. You can sew the pieces or glue them if you want to make it quick.Step 1: TURKEY TAIL
For the tail cut 2 pieces, and cut on the fold. I used a leftover piece of cotton batting for the back and ironed some craft fuse onto it for stability. For the front of the tail I used a fluffy brown fleece.
|Ooh lala Turkey tail!|
Cut out 2 body pieces out of tan/brown fabric (I used fleece). Set one aside.
|Now you're talking turkey!|
Cut 4 wing pieces (I used cotton batting). Sew 2 wing pieces together wrong sides together leaving an unfinished edge…looks more rustic that way. Then, if you’d like, sew the design onto the wings using the dotted lines for guidance.
|Did you know Turkey's can really fly?|
Step 4: PILGRIM HAT
Cut out a hat piece (I used some black vinyl) and a buckle (yellow/orange felt). Sew (or glue) the buckle onto the hat. Stitch the hat onto the turkey’s head.
|Stitching makes the hat stand out|
Embellish with a bow….or buttons, a patch, etc. Have fun.
|Getting dressed up for dinner...little does he know.|
|Find some kind of hook in the house and stitch it to the back|