How cute is this applique turkey? I loved this idea just for the sheer fact that used the shape of my son’s hands.
I also had some Solid Grosgrain in Red 3/8″ hanging around to use for the wattle (yeah, that’s what it’s called. I looked it up! Somehow I don’t remember ever learning that.)
The 3/8″ was a little wide for the size of my turkey so I cut it in half and burned the newly cut edge.
For the legs, you can use ANYTHING, from ribbon to Ric Rac to fabric. I decided to use some Saddle Stitch Ribbon I had laying around. I used Beige/White in 3/8″. I wanted the look of feet so I tied a knot at the ends.
To make the wattle and the legs stay fastened, I hand stitched the wattle, and machine stitched the legs at the top and bottom of the feet. You could hand stitch the legs very easily. I am just VERY lazy. 🙂
I appliqued the eyes and beak to the body. I just cut out circles from black and white fabric for the eyes. You can use googly eyes, but I didn’t have any so I made do.
I love how the little turkey turned out, and I can’t wait for my little guy to wear it on Turkey Day! I hope it doesn’t look too girly. I tried my hardest to make it cute for a boy without doing all the colors in blue or green. If it does look girly, oh well, it will be a photo I can show his fiance’ in 25 years. 🙂
This idea came from Treasuresfortots.blogspot.com.