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Fall Sewing Project Tutorial: How to make Autumn, the Prim & Proper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
 

Free Thanksgiving sewing project tutorial How to make Autumn, the Prim & Pretty Turkey Craft.

Autumn, the prim and proper turkey is ready to strut her fancy feathers this Thanksgiving.

Free Thanksgiving Sewing Project Tutorial:
 
How to make Autumn, the Prim & Proper Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
 
You Will Need:
 
white muslin fabric
natural raffia
red, orange, and gold craft paint
scraps of gold and red fabric or felt for the nose and gobbler
2 little sticks from a tree branch
hot glue gun
instant coffee and cinnamon for a staining mixture
craft stuffing or fiberfill
basic sewing supplies
 
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Click here for the pattern for our prim and proper turkey craft, Autumn.

Trace around the turkey and wings pattern provided onto a double layer of white muslin.

Free Thanksgiving sewing project tutorial How to make Autumn, the Prim & Pretty Turkey Craft. Sew on the traced line leaving an opening on the side of the wings for turning and stuffing, and an opening on the side of the turkey.

Then trim around the turkey and wing where you just sewed leaving a 1/4" allowance.

Free Thanksgiving sewing project tutorial How to make Autumn, the Prim & Pretty Turkey Craft. Turn the turkey and feathers pretty side out.

Stuff the turkey and feathers.

Hand sew the openings closed.

Free Thanksgiving sewing project tutorial How to make Autumn, the Prim & Pretty Turkey Craft. Paint the feathers. Paint one red, one gold, and one orange.

Using a strong stain mixture (1/4 cup of instant coffee mixed with 1 cup of warm water and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon) paint the whole turkey body and feathers on both sides.

Place all pieces on a cookie sheet covered in foil and bake until dry at 170 degrees. You may want to flip the pieces every once in awhile to keep from burning. Keep a good eye on them.

Free Thanksgiving sewing project tutorial How to make Autumn, the Prim & Pretty Turkey Craft. Once dry, hand sew the feathers onto the back of the turkey body.
Free Thanksgiving sewing project tutorial How to make Autumn, the Prim & Pretty Turkey Craft. Using a permanent marker, give Autumn eyes and eye lashes.

Cut a small triangle about 1/2"  from brown or gold fabric and hand sew or hot glue onto the nose area. Cut a gobbler from red fabric about 1" in size and sew or hot glue onto neck area.

Cut 2 tiny slits into the bottom of the turkey where you want the little legs to be. Put a dab of hot glue on the end of a stick and poke the stick in the hole and hold in place until dry. Do the same to the second leg.
Free Thanksgiving sewing project tutorial How to make Autumn, the Prim & Pretty Turkey Craft. Using natural raffia tie a decorative bow around Autumn's neck. Autumn the Prim & Pretty turkey is ready to strut her stuff with your other Thanksgiving pumpkins and turkeys!
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