Chicken Pattern For Fabric Weights

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These fabric chickens are an adorable way to keep your sewing patterns or fabrics from moving! Make your own DIY pattern weights in just a few minutes with this chicken pattern! Such an easy project and great scrap busters!

Fabric Chicken Pattern

Fabric chicken pattern

If you’re looking for sewing crafts for beginners, these cute fabric weights are great! Also 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 chicken pattern weights are also wonderful to display around the house or you could drop some essential oils on the filling and use them as fresheners for your house, drawers or even your car.

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With this chicken pattern you could whip up a bunch of lovely chicken weights in less than half an hour and offer them as gifts to friends and family. Particularly useful for friends who love sewing, they’ll simply adore these gifts! These cute fabric chickens are great sewing crafts for beginners and just perfect for skipping pins when tracing sewing patterns!

I used my triangle weights tutorial as a starting point to make this chicken pattern and I even used the same fabric so I can use all of these fabric weights together. They’re so darn cute, I keep my  fabric weights for sewing displayed on my window, right in front of my sewing machine; very handy and pretty to look at! And so crazy easy to make! It takes about 5 minutes to sew one of these up!


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Chicken Pattern

Fabric Weights


  • cotton fabric 2 pieces of 4″ x 4″
  • red fleece for comb and lobe
  • yellow foam sheets for beak (I didn’t have any yellow fabric so I used a foam sheet. I love it so much! It’s so useful in so many projects, both sewing and crafts)
  • fabric scissors
  • craft scissors to cut the paper
  • ruler
  • fabric marker
  • rice, crushed walnuts or barley for filling
  • 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.

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  1. Where do you get the PDF Pattern for this chick and weights tutorial I could not find it anywhere. Please they are so cute I’ll pay to thank you G Hill

    1. Hi Ghill. There’s no specific pattern, just the step by step tutorial as you need 2 squares of fabric to make this project. The beak, the wattle and the comb are also very easy to draw or cut yourself from small scraps.

    1. I see what you did there, genius! :) These are super adorable and so easy! I had some for years and plan on making more as they’re super useful!

  2. I tried to download the free chicken weight pattern. however, i could not download without compromising the security of my computer. Is there any other way to get the pattern?

    1. Julie, my patterns are PDF files & don’t have viruses. Plus there’s absolutely no way my chicken weights would compromise any security settings as there is no pattern to download! You just cut a square in the size you want, then follow the instructions in this tutorial.

  3. I made some of these a while back and one of my grandsons claimed them , so when he visits on every other weekend he sleeps with it on his pillow . Very easy to make and so cute . Sewing is my passion .I have 7 grandkids .So I am getting old . They range from 16 ,15 ,14 ,13 & 9 & 2 .Thank You – Enjoyed reading email .

    1. Aww, so happy to hear your grandson loved these, Glenda! And you are so blessed, with such a big family! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment! Have a wonderful afternoon!