Since my children’s hands will only be so little for a limited time, I came up with this idea:
There are two parts to this tutorial.
I had an old sweater that I knew would make a cute pillow.
So, I cut it up to form two squares (one for the front, one for the back of the pillow).
I took the front piece and added the turkeys!
To do this, I traced my kid’s hand onto regular paper, cut them out, and re-traced it onto the felt. Yes, it seems I should have traced directly onto the felt first, but I knew my little ones wouldn’t hold still that long and it would be faster to use paper first.
Anyhow, I then cut out the turkey bodies, making each one a little smaller than the previous. I wanted them to be a little more proportional to the hand/feathers.
I then added some legs and a beak to each turkey. For the legs, I made them long enough to tuck up under the turkey. This is so they would be stitched over when I sewed the turkey body on.
Then, I laid them out on the front part of the sweater.
I only sewed on the turkey body and beak using a zig-zag stitch.
This left the hand/feathers and feet of the turkey attached, but still able to have a 3-D look.
I think it turned out pretty cute!