Friday, June 17, 2011

Make a Summer Lovin' Flamingo!

I love the idea of sewing a little something that you can slip a love note into, but wanted to make my own pattern and an original idea. So many cute owls out there but they seem so autumn-y, and so I decided I wanted a flamingo! They seem summery and fun in my mind.



Aren't they cute and fun! and notice the pockets? yep, perfect for summer love notes!


Side note: I've been trying very hard to convince my husband to get pink flamingos for the end of the driveway (so I can see the edges in the winter - everything looks the same in the winter white)- but he says "no way!" and now my dear husband will get a flamingo love note! buwhahaha. He'll love it though. really.

Tutorial:

Cut out your pattern pieces. This is my first time uploading a pattern, so if it isn't working let me know and I'll try and fix it. Please note this is for personal use only please, and it should print up on 8.5"x11" and fill the page nicely.
You should have 2 main body pieces out of fabric (I used quilting cotton), 1 pink felt pocket, 1 black felt beak, 2 black felt legs (one with a foot one without).


The leg without a foot fold over and give it a few stitches to keep it so it looks like he's got his leg up and stitch the other end to the back of the footed leg.

Sew on the pocket, and I did a french knot for an eye, you could use a button or do whatever floats your boat.


Pin your beak in place, and the legs, and then pin your right sides together.


Sew around leaving a 2 inch hole for turning, turn your flamingo right side out and stuff it and stitch the opening closed (I hand stitch it)

Now put a little love note in that pocket and sneak it to someone you love! Cute!


24 comments:

Mallory said...

I LOOOOOVE these! I really like owls, but this is SUCH a great change up! I'm so making one!

Lea said...

SO ADORABLE!!! Thanks for sharing!! I will be making some of these in the future!! :D

Tiffany said...

I "sew" am going to make one! I linked to you from my Summer Kick Off Tutorial Round Up!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

thank -you!!!

Kristy said...

These are so super cute! Saw your link at Southern Institute! :)

Happy in red said...

Teehee!! It's hilarious! I love flamingos! I should really give this a try :-)
(Following you from now on!)
Esther

willow said...

This are super cute! Thank you for linking up with Toddler Tuesday's!

Mindie Hilton said...

So cute thanks for linking to bacon time. Can't wait to see what you share this week.

Tori said...

Let me tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE flamingos! I think they're so fun and bright! I think this might be the cutest craft I've ever seen! Now, too bad I can't sew worth anything or I'd totally have to have one! :) Great job!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

This could not be cuter! It could also work in February for Valentine's Day!

Wren said...

So, so cute!! We have flamingos in our yard, and a spare set in the attic in case they get broken or stolen. I have some really cute pictures of them standing in the snow last winter. This is Central Texas, so a snow that actually covers the brown grass is a rarity.

It took me a few years to convince him to like my flamingos, but now, he likes them. He goes out every few days and moves them around, like they are grazing. ;-)

Mirja said...

LOVE these! I will have to make some for my niece in Miami!

cookieandclaire said...

My little girl loves flamingos! I will have to try these.
Following your blog now and looking forward to what you will create and share!
Come by cookieandclaire.blogspot.com if you have a chance!

The Fifth Street Mama said...

This is totally adorable! Great job!

Kathryn said...

I have a friend that has been battling cancer that loves flamingos and I am going to try to make her one for her collection. Thank you so much for sharing this with us:)

Jami said...

Your little flamingos have really made me smile! How fun! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami

Kelly said...

Adorable!! Thank you for the tutorial! I am going to have to try this too!

Lisa Summerhays said...

So cute. Thanks for the tutorial!

Mariane Prospero Polins said...

I loved it!

lilmisskriss said...

GREAT! I just found your blog and LOVE it!!!! thank you for the great inspiration!
ps. can you tell me where to get that "reactions" bar in the footer? o_O

Rosali said...

Gracias por compartir el tutorial, excelente día.

virginia said...

Son saladisimos.Virgi

Melissa Marro said...

I loved your tutorial. I featured it in my blog today: http://creatingthehive.com/blog-post/179590/some-fun-colorful-free-tutorials-easy

Lucía said...

hi!

I do my flamingo <3

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=372259379463291&set=a.372259359463293.84569.317021268320436&type=3&theater

thank you so much for the tutorial.

Lucía