Make this super cute Felt Thanksgiving Turkey Craft to display or gift this Thanksgiving season.
Use felt scraps and pieces of ribbon to make this adorable, simple to sew felt Thanksgiving craft.
This felt turkey craft is great for older kids and teens, whether they already enjoy sewing, or just want to learn how to hand stitch.
How to make a Felt Turkey for Thanksgiving
- Felt fabrics
- Matching threads
- A pair of scissors
- Cotton batting
Download and print out the turkey template and cut out all of the template pieces.
Select colored felt fabrics for the turkey craft and trace the patterns on the selected felts.
Cut out all of the traced pieces.
Take any one of the base cutouts. Place the wattle on the base, with its round side facing down.
Place the beak cutout covering the top end of the wattle.
Use a that matches the beak and stitch around the beak, connecting the beak to the base and the edge of the wattle.
Place the wing cutouts on both sides of the base and use a pen or pencil to draw the eyes on the felt turkey.
Use matching thread to stitch the wing cutouts to the base.
Use a black thread to stitch the eyes onto the turkey.
Place the other base cutout on a flat surface.
Place the hair cutout on the top edge and the leg cutouts on the bottom edge of the base cutout. Slightly overlap all the pieces over the turkey’s base as shown below.
Place the front base on the top of the plain base, being sure to keep the hair and the leg cutouts between both bases.
Use matching thread to stitch around the side of the bases to join them together, leaving a small opening.
Stuff the felt turkey pattern with cotton batting through a small opening and then close the opening to secure the stuffing.
Cut out 2 or 3 different colored satin ribbons to about 3 or 4 inches long.
Cut out an arch shaped base for the ribbon from your scrap felt.
Fold the ribbons in half, and make a stitch at the bottom of each ribbon to secure the loop.
Sew the looped ribbons onto the arch shaped felt piece.
Continue until you’ve created a full tail of ribbon feathers sewn to the arched base.
Sew the ribbon tail to the backside of the turkey to complete the craft.
Your Thanksgiving turkey craft is now complete. Keep it just like it is, or sew a magnet to the back for a super cute Thanksgiving magnet.