Free Bird Template for Sewing and Crafts

This CraftyMarie Freebie is a printable template that you can use to make your very own whimsical bird design for a paper craft or with felt and fabric.

Enjoy my free bird template for sewing and other crafts such as card making. This small design is perfect for applique and for making plush birds from felt. Provided in two sizes on a single printable sheet.

This is the same template design I've been using for years to create sweet bird patterns for many years now in my own crafting.

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Free Bird Template for Sewing and Crafts: Great Pattern for Card Making and Hand Sewing 

Free Bird Template for Sewing and Crafts: Great Pattern for Card Making and Hand Sewing Printable Download CraftyMarie

Grab my free bird template for sewing and lots of other crafts from this page. You'll find it near the end. Simply download the .jpg printable pattern to your own device so you can print it out and use it.

You'll see different a few examples on this page of how I use this same sweet bird design for both sewing and paper crafts. I mostly use this template to make handmade cards and also small plush felt and fabric bird ornaments and decorations.

For spring themed crafts try using shades of pale green and pink which work great with this pattern. Patterned scrapbook papers work well and you can layer those on top of each other and stitched them onto card using zig-zag stitch. To stop the design looking too flat, you can chalk the bird around the edges to make it 'pop' a little against the background.

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Another idea I like to use with this template is to make little felt plush designs. Felt is easy to work with because the edges don't fray and you don't even need to sew pieces together which makes it ideal for no-sew crafting - simply glue instead.

I happen to love sewing when I get the time. This little bird design makes a neat little brooch by attaching a pin fastener at the back, a cute little plush toy or even a keychain if you sew in some ribbon attached to a small metal clip. If you enlarge the design, you could make some little bird plush pillows too.

More Ideas on Using the Free Bird Template Below:

  • Enlarge the printout to make a large motif to use as an applique for a pillow, bag or blanket
  • Make quick gift tags by punching a hole through the cut-out pattern and popping some twine or ribbon through
  • Draw around the design on fabric and use it as an embroidery pattern
  • Make a larger version in soft fabric as a cute plush pet to cuddle
  • Use as a stencil along with fabric paint to decorate clothing, canvas shoes or shopping bags
  • Make embellishments for handmade greeting cards with the bird design
  • Sew from felt or fabric and add a loop of ribbon for a sweet hanging decoration
  • Make into a scented sachet by adding dried flowers like lavender and use in drawers
  • Frame the finished paper pattern or fabric cutouts for some sweet home decor

Those should be enough ideas to get you started. Templates can be useful with so many different crafts.

Here's the Free Bird Template Pattern Printable

Free bird template pattern printable from craftymarie

Click on the image to open up the full size which is best for printing and choose "Save As" or "Save Image As" to download it. If you don't open this in a new tab, you may need to use the back button to get back easily to the blog.

Right-click (or press and hold for touchscreens) on the image and choose "Save As" or "Save Image As" to download it and save a copy of the pattern to your own device.

Note: This free printable is for your personal use only. You are welcome to blog about how you've used this freebie along with your own photos providing that you include a link back to this page.

I'm sure you can think of your own unique ways in which a whimsical bird design will work wonderfully. I hope you've enjoyed reading my craftymarie article today, thanks for your visit. See you back soon.

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