No Sew Fabric Turkey

Well, I never did pull out the Halloween decorations.  I feel like the mood will come back, probably once grandkids enter the picture, but for now it's just not there.  Kids at home or not, Christmas decorating will ALWAYS happen, but since my daughter insists I don't start on that until after Thanksgiving, I thought I'd make a little something to fill that gap in the calendar. This guy requires zero sewing, but is a great way to use up some fabric scraps.  And now I have a head start on my Thanksgiving table! This post contains affiliate links.

To make this turkey you'll need:

Materials for turkey
Materials for turkey

Trace the large tail onto the Craft Fuse.  Cut out and iron onto the wrong side of the red fabric.

Tracing tail on craft fuse
Tracing tail on craft fuse

Cut out around the edge of the Craft Fuse.  Do the same with the turkey body on the brown fabric.

Turkey body on craft fuse
Turkey body on craft fuse

Trace all 6 pieces onto the paper side of the Wonder Under.  Loosely cut out each piece and iron them onto the wrong side of the appropriate fabrics.

Pieces traced onto wonder under
Pieces traced onto wonder under

Cut around each piece on the tracing line.

Pieces cut out
Pieces cut out

Peel the paper off all pieces with Wonder Under.  Lay the turkey with Craft Fuse with the fabric side down.  Lay the Wonder Under turkey on top with the fabric side up.  Line up all edges and press to fuse together.

Fusing turkeys
Fusing turkeys

Flip over so turkey with Craft Fuse is facing up.  Place the wattle on the turkey and press.

Placing wattle
Placing wattle

Add the beak and press.

Applying beak
Applying beak

You can see the wattle didn't line up perfectly for me, so I just used some small, sharp scissors and trimmed away the excess.

Fold the turkey in half with the beak and wattle on the outside and press the fold.

Folded turkey
Folded turkey

Lay the large tail with Craft Fuse fabric side down.  Add the large Wonder Under tail on top and press.  Flip back over.  Center the medium tail on top, with bottom edges even.  Press.  Repeat with the small tail over that.

Fused tails
Fused tails

Using the pattern as a guide, cut the slits on the tail and body.

Cutting slits on tail and body
Cutting slits on tail and body

Match up the right slit on the tail with the right side slit on the turkey body.  Repeat on the left.

Matching up the slits
Matching up the slits

Slide the tail all the way down until the bottom edges are even.

Tail in place
Tail in place

Some of you might recognize that this turkey was inspired by this paper version that I made years ago.

Paper Stand Up Turkey by Crafty Staci
Paper Stand Up Turkey by Crafty Staci

I think either of these would make fun place cards.

No Sew Stand Up Fabric Turkey by Crafty Staci
No Sew Stand Up Fabric Turkey by Crafty Staci

One step closer to ready for Thanksgiving!