Submitted by Anjie Davison on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 18:16.
These chickens are very easy to make, the body is based on how to make a juggling bean bag.
Take a rectangle of fabric measuring 20cm x 11cm fold in half with right sides facing. From a small amount of felt cut out a beak, wattle and comb put them in place sew up. 2 sides (seam allowance 5mm) Turn chicken inside out, at this point with black embroidery thread make 2 eyes using french knots. Fill the chicken with a small amount of stuffing, split peas for ballast and lavender. Sew up the final side, fold under 5mm seam allowance and top stitch.