These chicken fabric weights are an adorable way to keep your sewing patterns or fabrics from moving! So easy to make and great scrap busters!
Chicken Fabric Weights
These cute chicken fabric weights are such a great beginners project and a nice way to use up some of the fabric scraps you have left from old sewing projects (these keep piling up, right?). These little weights are also wonderful to display around the house or you could drop some essential oils on filling and use them as fresheners for your house, drawers or even your car.
With Easter just around the corner you could whip up a bunch of these lovely chicken fabric weights and give them as gifts to friends and family. Particularly useful for sewist, they’ll simply adore the gift! These cuties are just perfect for skipping pins when tracing sewing patterns!
I made these little chicken fabric weights based on my triangle weights tutorial and I even used the same fabric so I can use all of these babies together. They’re all so darn cute, I keep them displayed on my window, right in front of my sewing machine; very handy and pretty! And so insanely easy to make!
Chicken Fabric Weights Tutorial
- cotton fabric 2 pieces of 4″ x 4″ = 10 cm x 10 cm
- red fleece for comb and lobe
- yellow gummed paper for beak (I didn’t have any yellow fabric so I used a tiny piece of that gummed paper I love so much! It’s so useful in so many projects, both sewing and crafts)
- fabric scissors
- craft scissors to cut the paper
- fabric marker
- rice, crushed walnuts or barley
- sewing machine
- matching thread
- Place one fabric strip right side up and arrange the comb, lobe and beak towards the inside. Comb goes near the top, beak on the right hand side and lobe right under the beak.
- Place the second strip of fabric right side down and pin the sides and the top.
- Sew down the sides and the top, leaving the bottom open.
- Turn fabrics right side out (RSO) and press.
- Turn the bottom in and press.
- Meet the side seams and press gently (this is to create the triangle shape)
- Fill the chicken with rice, walnuts or barley.
- Hand stitch the bottom with a ladder stitch.