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.
Trace the large tail onto the Craft Fuse. Cut out and iron onto the wrong side of the red fabric.
Cut out around the edge of the Craft Fuse. Do the same with the turkey body on the brown fabric.
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.
Cut around each piece on the tracing line.
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.
Flip over so turkey with Craft Fuse is facing up. Place the wattle on the turkey and press.
Add the beak and press.
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.
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.
Using the pattern as a guide, cut the slits on the tail and body.
Match up the right slit on the tail with the right side slit on the turkey body. Repeat on the left.
Slide the tail all the way down until the bottom edges are even.
Some of you might recognize that this turkey was inspired by this paper version that I made years ago.
I think either of these would make fun place cards.
One step closer to ready for Thanksgiving!