Gobble Wobble Turkey
A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt
Gobble Wobble Turkey
Approximately 6 inches tall
Read through all directions before beginning.
For illustrations of the different steps and techniques as well as the stitches visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page on my website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com
Material: For feathers, body, orange scrap for beak, red scrap for snood
20 gauge wire
2 black seed beads
#1. Print out all patterns. Tape the 2 feather patterns together.
#2. Body: Trace on double material; sew on traced lines leaving open where indicated on pattern. Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines. Clip curves and turn. Stain using recipe and instructions given below at the end of these directions. Press. Stuff head with stuffing, fill the rest with kitty litter, sew opening shut.
#3. Feathers: Trace on double material; sew on traced lines leaving open where indicated on pattern. Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines. Clip curves and turn. Stain using recipe and instructions given below at the end of these directions. Press. Stuff firmly and sew opening shut.
#4. Center the body on the feathers and going in from the bottom, sew on with a doll needle making small stitches close to the body with matching thread, hiding the stitches.
#5. Snood: Trace on double material; sew on traced lines leaving open where indicated on pattern. Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines. Clip curves and turn. Stain with recipe and instructions given below at the end of these directions. Press. Stuff lightly and sew opening shut.
#6. Beak: Trace on single layer orange flannel; cut out. Stain with recipe and instructions given below at the end of these directions. Position on face and pin on one side with straight pins. Stuff lightly and sew beak down with a running stitch with brown embroidery floss, going in from the back of the turkey. Fold top of snood down over beak before sewing the top of the beak down. Tack snood down with a few more stitches again coming in from the back of the turkey.
#7. With a doll needle and going in from the bottom of the turkey, sew on the black seed beads for eyes.
#8. Cut 2 pieces of wire 12 inches long and looking at picture, bend wire for legs and feet. Stick the ends of the legs up into the seam at the bottom of the turkey's body, see pattern for placement. Glue there with hot glue.
Staining: Combine ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon fragrance oil (Some of my preferred scents are cinnamon bun, sugar cookies, and vanilla) in a glass jar with lid. Shake for few minutes until thoroughly mixed. (See the supply list on back of pattern cover for some suggested places for purchasing fragrance oils.) If the scent is not strong enough for your preference, add another 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil and continue this until the scent is to your liking. However, I would suggest only adding 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil each time because if you add too much and the scent is too strong for you, you will have to start over. Line an old cookie sheet with old rags and lay your doll here. With a sponge brush, thoroughly coat the doll. Bake for 10 minutes at 200 degrees. Check often as this can catch on fire. If you have to bake longer, only bake at 5 minute increments and always KEEP checking the oven. Tip: DO NOT turn your doll over while in the oven…unless you want big black splotches (of course some prim crafters might want these). I know this from experience.
See staining section below.
You're done with Gobble Wobble Turkey. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I enjoyed designing it. If you have any problems or questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com
To Print Pattern - Right Click on Picture and Click on Print Picture
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