Monday, December 6, 2010

Angry Birds -- Plush!

This is my Top Secret Christmas Project!

My boys (husband included, but especially the boys!) are obsessed with the game Angry Birds. They like the game, but they really like to play a real life version they invented, where they chuck objects at each other. (Don't worry! They use safe projectiles for this!) I want to make their game a little more fun for them, so I am creating some Angry Birds and pigs for them to play with!

Again, this is a secret, so it has not been easy to put together a tutorial. I would wait until after Christmas, but... Maybe you want to add them to your secret project list, too?

Update: I now have patterns for the Pig and little blue bird, and for the yellow bird!
And now also the green bird, white bird, black bomb bird, and baby pig!

What you need:
small amounts of the following:
~ red fleece
~ black fleece
~ white fleece
~ orange fleece
and:
~ fiberfill stuffing
~ free-motion foot (optional but highly recommended!)
~ pattern (click here!)


STEP ONE: Cut out 4 body pieces (in the file it has a face drawn on it) in red, a rectangle of white approximately the same size as the red pieces (shown above), a 2"x3" rectangle of black, one of each of the beak patterns in orange, and some scraps to use for creating the feathers for the top of his head. The pattern piece on top of the white and red is the belly of the bird.
NOTE: You want the stretchiest direction of the fleece to go left-to-right!


STEP TWO: Cut out the white belly portion of the pattern so you can mark where it goes on the one red panel that will have all his features. On the wrong side of the panel, mark the line. I used chalk, but you could also use pencil or a "disappering ink" marker.


STEP THREE: Layer the panel on top of your white rectangle. BOTH LAYERS should be right side DOWN -- with the marked line showing on top. Sew directly on the line. I used my free-motion foot for this, for speed's sake and to avoid having to lift the presser foot and turn the fabric.


STEP FOUR: "Draw" on the eyes -- still working from the wrong side! Working from the back will make it easy for you to see your previous stitching lines and place the features accordingly. Again, I used my free-motion foot, but you could do this with a regular foot.


STEP FIVE: Trim away the excess white fleece to reveal your bird's eyes and white belly.


STEP SIX: Layer your black rectangle over the top of your bird's eyes. Be sure there is sufficient area to create his pupils and eyebrows.


STEP SEVEN: Flip it over and "draw" sew his pupils and eyebrows! He's looking ticked off now!


STEP EIGHT: Trim the lower half of your white fleece to match the red, then trim away the excess red, as shown.


STEP NINE: Trim away the excess black fleece to reveal his eyebrows and pupils. Hee hee! I love it!


STEP TEN: Create the feathers for the top of his head. REMEMBER: The lines on the feather pattern piece are your SEWING lines, and NOT your cutting lines! I used some small scraps of red fleece and free-motion sewed directly around the pattern piece.


Cut around your sewn lines, remembering to clip almost all the way to your sewing line between the feathers, and turn it right side out.


STEP ELEVEN: Layer one of your red panels directly on top of your bird's face, right sides together. Sew down the right hand side of the pieces, using a 3/8" seam allowance.


Repeat for the other two panels. Your bird is now put together in two halves.


STEP TWELVE: Center your feather piece over the seam on the "face" half of your bird, raw edges together, with the bigger feather on the left, and pin it in place.


STEP THIRTEEN: Go around to the bottom half of your ball and layer the two halves right sides together with the seams matching. Pin if you like. (I didn't! Lazy!)


Start sewing a few inches behind the matched seams (so the opening for stuffing will be on the back of the bird, not right by his face), and sew almost all the way around, leaving a few inches for turning and stuffing.


STEP FOURTEEN: The beak! Match your two beak pieces together on one edge, with the smaller piece on top, and sew with 1/4" seam allowance. Stop with the needle DOWN, 1/4" before the point of the beak.


Lift your presser foot, turn the beak, and shift the smaller beak piece over until the sides match, as shown. Lower your presser foot and continue sewing to the end. Turn the beak right side out and stuff it.


STEP FIFTEEN: Sew on the beak! If you like, you can use four pins to hold the beak in place after you line it up the way you like it. The smaller portion of the beak is the bottom, and the larger portion is the top.


Turn the edges of the beak under as you go, and sew the beak in place. I like to match up the seam of the beak to the line where his white tummy starts.

The red angry birds do have a little black tail, which I chose to omit. If yours must have a tail, you can certainly sew a little tail using the same method as the head feathers, and attach it the same way as the beak. I suppose I may go back and add tails to mine!


Ta-Da!! They are so very angry -- and CUTE!
Here are a couple of my red birds with a little blue one. I do plan on making all the different "breeds." The method is the same, with slightly different facial features. Of course there are some egg-shaped birds, and that pyramid-shaped yellow bird -- which will require a different basic pattern. But they are in the works! If anyone is interested in patterns for the other birds -- or the PIGS, which I am in the middle of creating -- let me know!

And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post pictures to my flickr group if you make these little guys!! I wanna seeeeeeee! :o)

(Update: I've now created some Angry Birds Christmas ornaments -- check them out here!)

182 comments:

Bonnie said...

I LOVE THAT GAME!!!!! and now I am going to make sure I get some fleece next time I'm at the store

Katrina said...

My boys love that game too!! This is totally on my list now. Thanks!!!

lazy said...

Love, love, love! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I am so making this for my kid. He also loves the black bomb-bird and I would love to make that too.

Happy monday
Charlotte in Copenhagen

spikkel & stip said...

Ok, my to do list just became alittle bit longer.... Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Brandy@YDK said...

these are the cutest things ever. And if I had better sewing skills - I would attempt them.

Also wanted to let you know - I refer to your 1st quilt ever tutorial like 20 times a week.

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you shared this!! My husband loves that game and mentioned that they are starting to sell angry bird stuffed animals, but they don't come out until February or something and I'm sure they're expensive. Now I'll just have to make time to do this before Christmas! I would love to see a pig tutorial if you can get one put together!

Amie Kirk said...

THANK YOU!!! MY husband, brother-in-law, and brother are getting these in their stockings! YOU ROCK!!

thegardnerthree said...

Well, I feel silly.. what's angry birds? I LOVE them nonetheless... super cute.

Serena said...

Love this! My husband loves the game, so it would be fun to have these in the house. I would love patterns for any of the different characters you create! Thank you for sharing this.

Kristiane said...

what a great idea!!!

The Hojnackes said...

This is AWESOME!!!! Of course we need the other bird and pig patterns! Thank you so much for sharing. Our whole family loves angry birds.

Ms Muffin said...

Oh ... I do not know that game but the birds look really really cute!!! Amazing!

RyanSarahN said...

So funny! My husband and I just got addicted to that game. Thanks for sharing.

jillian said...

perfect stuffer for my hubby and kids!

KarrieLyne said...

oh my goodness! These are adorable!! My family is also obsessed with this game as is everyone on my team at the office! LOL! Great tutorial. Thank you!

Kelly said...

Awesome! I am going to make some for my husband. I would love to see the other patterns too! It would be so much easier than working it out myself :-)

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Oh my gosh, these are fantastic!! I think they will be the hit (pun intended) of Christmas morning! You're an awesome Mom!

sordanuts said...

Just when I thought I had the Christmas sewing under control you come out with this...LOVE IT! My boys and husband are huge Angry Birds fans...and have you played the new Angry Birds Seasons?

I would love to see your other patterns - please don't be shy!

hugs,
Jamie

Katie said...

OMG!! I LOVE that game! I..Must..Make..These!

jabeybaby said...

I love it! I know several grown boys who would love these too! Thanks for the tutorial.

Nikki - Lilybug_Designs said...

How fabulous! My 4 year old is hooked on that game. Every time we go to my parents she wants to play Angry Birds on my mom's ipad. I might just need to make one of these for her for Christmas.

Heather said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! My boys (including the hubs) would be all over this! Great tutorial!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Manda said...

Awesome! My 4 year old- and hubby love angry birds, and I wasn't paying 14.99 for the plush! Now, to see if I can get my hands on the fleece before Christmas.

Kari said...

K, these are so much fun!!!!

Cammie said...

Cute! What game is this? It sounds spectacular!

Laurie said...

These are wicked cool! Thanks for the great idea!

nrnoodle said...

This is great!!! Love IT!!!

Beccalynn said...

Oh wow! I might have to make some of those. Do you have an Etsy? I'd love to skip the sewing project and buy them from you if your price is within my range...or trade something with you from my shop.

Mel said...

I made one last night.. a blue one (because it was the only felt I had that would make a good bird). I do not have an iphone so I've never seen the game. I just like the idea of an angry bird. Needless to say, my daughter took the one I made I have orders to make them for Christmas gifts for the hubby's friends who all play. Its an instant hit!

Annette said...

What a great tutorial.. I would love too have the patterns!! I'm in teh mood to make a lot of diffent stuffed childrens gift (I think it's hormooons....)

Krissy said...

this is amazing and i can't wait to try to make one (or two - my dad and i are obsessed). i'm going to the fabric store today!

Tamara said...

I think I have just found what i am making my husband for Christmas. Thanks!

Jen said...

I am ashamed to say I've never heard of Angry Birds. They're cute though!

Erin said...

You are my hero today! I am so going to make one of these for my husband. How do I keep it a secret? I want to show him the post right now! Must.go.buy.fleece.!!! Thank you!

Kathleen said...

I am so making that for my 24 year old son. I just got home from JoAnns! Let the sewing begin!

Houseful of Handmade said...

My husband and his co workers have an ongoing score card of this game at work! He definitely needs real angry birds to put on his desk. Thanks so much!

Kimie

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, you captured him perfectly! I love that game and I love your tute! Thanks so much, I'll be spreading the word.

tina said...

aaaah please share all the patterns!! i NEED to make these for my fiance

Julie said...

My hubby loves that game! Please share the pig pattern too! Thank you :)

Teri said...

Love them. Husband, son and I just became addicted to this game over the weekend on my iPod Touch. These are awesome! I too would be willing to skip the sewing and buy them from you if you have Etsy! But I would love the patterns to add to my stack. I seriously need to stop my real job and do some sewing for Christmas gifts.

gretam said...

I just started playing this game this past week and I am so hooked! When I saw this I about died! They are so cute!! I have to save this for a later date though because I just don't have enough hours in the day to get half of the things done on my to do list as it is! But hopefully in the next month I will be making some of these too! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I would love them for the other birds and pigs too! Thank you!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh this is SO perfect for my husband and son! They LOVE this game! What a perfect stocking stuffer! Thank you so much for the excellent tutorial! I know what I'm doing tomorrow...oh and of course I would love to see the other birds and the pig tutorial too! ;)

Odd Dotty said...

LOVE this!! This is a perfect gift idea for my husband and/or son! Can't decide which one would love it more. I would love if you shared the patterns for the other birds and the pigs, too!

Jessica said...

you rock! thanks for the tutorial and what a perfect idea.
http://www.sewhomegrown.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

My 5 year old son is obsessed with this game. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I hope I have enough time to get to this before Christmas. It would be so cute in his stocking!

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misscraftyfingers said...

hahahahaa! this is so cute! i know soooo many people who are addicted to this game. I kinda am too! :)

Allison Welch said...

oh-my-goodness. my boys (including my husband) just discovered this game and they are fanatic. fahgetabout sewing them myself -- can't i just buy them from you? seriously. what a great idea you have... i'm going to tweet about it right now... :-)

allison

Lori said...

Did you hear the little shriek of joy when I saw this??? Your birds look so great! I can practically hear them careening into the structures.

My boyfriend & I are both completely addicted to this game and I would love to make some of these for him. (okay for me). Thank you so much for sharing this!

Gyurka said...

Awesome looking birds! Too bad I don't own a sewing machine, so maybe I'll have a go at doing this by hand.

Chaotic Mom said...

My boys (and husband) are addicted to this game, too! I would LOVE any patterns you have made for these. We're getting "creative" for this holiday season. I bet I could put some of these together before Christmas. ;)

Carol said...

Wow these are fantastic! I want to go home and get stitching right now. I was really struggling for something different to get my niece for xmas and this fits the bill nicely thank you so much! Cx

Heather said...

Thank you!!! My husband and 4 kids will love theses and your ornaments, hope mine come out okay!

Heather said...

Okay there was no way to hide me making these from my husband so when I told him he said I need to make the other birds too, do you have the patterns for them on the computer yet? Thanks!

Mands said...

My husband plays this ALL the time and he just showed me the plush toys that are coming out next month...$14.99! His favorite is the yellow bird...could you possibly share the pattern with me? I must say I am partial to the pigs...ha So cute!

Krissy said...

obviously i love this because i play all the time (now playing seasons!) ... i have a quick question.

i've got a million projects on hand right now - so don't feel like going to the fabric store.

how about felt - that should be good too - or good enough?

Care said...

Krissy,

It depends on how "heavily" they will be played with. Felt will pill over time, and the cheap craft felt isn't very sturdy -- it tends to stretch and distort, and also tends to be quite thin. If these little guys are going to be chucked around a lot, I highly recommend going with fleece -- but if they're not, give the felt a try! Let me know how it turns out!

Care.

June said...

Wow! this is a "must try" on my list!

Refashionology said...

Oh I LOVE this! And I am so addicted to that silly game. Like "stay up too late at night and not get enough sleep" addicted. I must make these birds! Thanks for the tutorial!
~Kathleen

rachel said...

These are PERFECT! Thank you so much! Please, pleas, pigs and other birds, too! (Sheesh could I use more exclamation points?)

lupakitty said...

OH MY! My husband asked if I could buy him an Angry Bird, now I can make it. :D

Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Mulkeytown said...

We just had our xmas party with our close friends, these would have been a hit with the xmas exchange. They are on my list for next year! Husband wants one to sit on his desk at work just to throw when he gets frustrated! Great job!

Krissy said...

i'm just going to say it ... there is no shame in gluing - especially the pupils.

maybe the eyebrows. even the eyes, if it comes to it.

Rebecca said...

Thank you So much for posting this...my husband loves this game too! I've made him one and now my kids have put in 'orders'.
Would love to see the pigs or anything else you come up with!

Gabby said...

*LOL* Love, love, love this! Hilarious! And so cute! Showed to the DH and he loved as well. Wish I had the time do this -- we would love it!!

Jasmin said...

OMG!!! This is fantastic!!! I would love the other patterns :o)

Thanks so much for this tutorial :o)

My DH is going to scream when he sees these...LOL

heartshope said...

I am absolutely addicted to this game and I know one of my coworkers is too. I also managed to snag his name in the secret santa here at work, so this would make a PERFECT gift for him. Thanks so much for posting this!

teamnatick said...

i would love the pig pattern!!

Rhoni said...

OMG...my husband LOVES Angry Birds but I can't sew on a button, much less do this! SO JEALOUS!

Cards By Christy said...

I've been addicted to this game forever & my husband and I are expecting baby #1 in July - we are decorating the room in Angry Birds! going to have to make these :) TFS!!

The Pooley Tribe said...

Please tell me you're planning on posting your other angry bird tutorials!? I love this one!

Suzanne said...

I would love to see the patterns for the other birds & pigs! can't wait! :) (I'm totally making these red ones for my h's xmas present)

Robin said...

Dh & I are new addicts! Love these and would love to see the others too! I'm going to try these w/ felt b/c it's what I have on hand - think it will work or does it need the stretch of fleece? {it's synthetic wool}
Thanks!

Rui said...

I really love the plush... thx so much for the post. Could you please post the patterns for the pigs? or send it to me (rui.limadias@gmail.com)

Manda said...

I'm interested in the other patterns!

holly b said...

My 5yo son and myself and my husband (in that order) are pretty into angry birds. Our daughters, not as much. But I worry about the amount of iPad time my son is getting. So this week I suggested he use his blocks to build forts for the piggies to hide in. Success! Only we don't have any green piggies laying around.

In my brain I was thinking, wouldn't it be neat if I could make/sew/knit/felt some green piggies out of something that could collapse and re-inflate? and maybe make a sound? (still working on that concept) And then sew some birds that were weighted like a bean bag and could knock down the block forts, etc? We'll see...

just downloaded the pattern. will be ecstatic if you'll have time to post the others. the black bomber bird is my son's favorite after the king piggie. : )

Christmas ain't Christmas unless I'm up past midnight working on something!

Kurt the Quilt Geek said...

I LOVE this angry bird plush!

Kat said...

I made my first red one just now! So hilarious! My husband couldn't stop laughing (and I think he's a little jealous that this set is going to a friend for Christmas!) Thank you so so much for the pattern! I used felt...the sheets are the perfect size to make exactly one red bird from exactly 2 sheets...couldn't have made it better! I actually cut templates out of plastic so I can make a whole army! :-D

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_8URcZ518ofw/TQwZ6zbH0UI/AAAAAAAAYF4/4cX9KbO3H5I/s800/2010-12-17%2021.12.27.jpg

VickiT said...

YOU are AWESOME! Thank you. My husband has this game on his cell phone and loves it. I know what I am going to try to sneak in before Christmas.

cogito ergo suo said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial.
My friend is crazy for these birds and I will suprise this Xmas with a self-made angry bird!
Thanks and merry Christam from a very cold Vienna/Austria

http://cogito-ergo-suo.blogspot.com/2010/12/lustige-vogel.html

wormlynn said...

I have to make one of these for my husband!

Kira said...

It is SO funny that I found your post! My husband JUST suggested to me the other day that I make a plush Angry Bird for my brother for Christmas!

Julie said...

This is AWESOME!!!! I was just shopping online for the plush toys, but I can't believe how expensive they are! I need to make some of these for my little guy. He'll love them! :)

BnonB said...

Your pattern is great! My red bird turned out so cute and went together so quickly. Thank you so much!

Wendy said...

I am loving your angry bird toys, but I have to admit, I have no idea what Angry Bird is! Is it a computer game??

Cora said...

Thank you, trying to come up with a crocheted or a knit version of these at least it gives me somewhat of an idea on how to do them.

Cora

FoofandFaff said...

OK I LOVE this pattern! Not sure if I'll have the patience to get thru it but I'll def be giving it a go! Awesome blog, am now following :)

Beccalynn said...

So I've been looking everywhere in your post and I can't find the actual pattern for these birds. I could make my own, but I'm sort of in a rush and don't feel like going through the trial and error right now. Can you tell me how to find the file for the pattern? Thanks! :-D
clothdiapermommy@yahoo.com

Beccalynn said...

NVM! I found it!!!

Granny Lin said...

Great Tutorial! One of the best - and they are so cute! Now I just need to find out something about the game. : )

Matimoo said...

Tried this as my first ever plushie (made for my brother, who loves playing angry birds on his long commute to work), didn't follow the tutorial exactly, and I made the pattern myself: http://matimoo.deviantart.com/art/Plush-Angry-Bird-190783310

next thing I'm gonna do is the 'Peas in a Pod' character from Toy Story 3. That one won't be rushed like my Angry Bird was (made it as a christmas present, did it in a few afternoons)

gpc said...

These are adorable -- love that game!

Angela Joy said...

Wow thats awesome. I think I'll be making that for my husbands birthday!

jlee said...

so cute! I recently got addicted to this game.

Joel Gardner said...

Great job, Care! You are a master!!!!!!! I am passing your blog on to a friend at work.

Shesez said...

Hmm. I can't get the pattern to pull up for me. Can someone help me out with that? Pretty please? All I'm getting is a scribd website and no pictures... just those boxes with a red x in it :\

Sleeping or Sewing said...

OMG!!!!! This is sooo awesome! My kids (7 & 11) really love this game, as well as my nephews (5 & 7). I'm gonna have to make some for all of them (or maybe a really large bunch so they can all play when they are here together at the house.

Tabitha said...

I tried to print your pattern but can't. Please help!! I would love to make the whole set for my nephew who is turning 6 this weekend. Was heading out to the store but wanted to print the patterns so I made sure I had enough of everything. I would so appreciate if you could please send me the patterns for these. Thanks so much. Oh I am a new follower too! ;0)
You can check out some of my creations at-
http://oneagleswings-tabitha.blogspot.com/
I just finished another personalized pillow for my niece this past weekend and will post soon.
Thanks
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Saletri said...

Awesome!!!! I really have to try to do my own angry bird :P Thank you so much! :)

Richelle said...

These are so cute! My almost 5 year old loves to play this, and would LOVE to play a real version of it. He also loves stuffed animals. I am going to have to make these for his birthday!

tamm said...

I really want to make the whole set - thanks so much for the excellent instruction!
it's just a bummer that the red bird pattern isn't free anymore :(

6e042744-3ad8-11e0-8ffd-000bcdca4d7a said...

i was considering buying the plushies for my boyfriend or maybe even considered making it when i came across your blog on the google search results. i love it! i just made litte plushies in penguin costumes for his valentine days gift so this might be more worth it to make the whole little set of the characters than paying $$ for it :)

Tabitha said...

Finished half of them in time for my nephews birthday. Shout out to you on my blog with pictures. ;0)
http://oneagleswings-tabitha.blogspot.com/2011/02/gifts-i-made-for-my-niece-and-nephew.html
Tabitha

Kristen said...

Just finished red bird and posted a picture to your flickr group. My boys are so excited for me to whip up the rest of the angry birds! Thanks so much for posting the directions! And I have been lurking your blog for the last few days and I LOVE your creativity and sense of humor!

melanieeatsghosts said...

I bought felt (no fleece D:) for this project, but the patterns aren't free anymore :/
These really are excellent, though!

Care said...

melanieeatsghosts,

I've been having problems with my file hosting site, and am currently in the market for a new one. Please don't give up! :o) Send me an email, would you?

Thanks!
Care.

Elegantpaws said...

Hi, these are fantastic, I can't wait to try one! I recently finished 3 angry birds costumes for some friends going to a fesitval. If you'd like to have a look at the finished products i'd love some feedback!

http://elegantpaws.blogspot.com/2011/03/angry-birds-are-go-part-4-finale.html

Sheza said...

Your tutorial is wonderful!!!
http://shezzzles.blogspot.com/2011/03/angry-birds-mania.html

kemplewis said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

Kat said...

The timing on this one was impeccable. My son lost his puffle yesterday and this was just the thing to cheer him up until we can get a new one. He's enjoying his new friend as I write this.

clark said...

Hi this is AWESOME!! ( not james, the other clark!)

Olivia said...

That's Awesome! My brother's birthday is coming up, he'll LOVE this!

The Worgess Family said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I made three of the red ones and am going to whip up a couple of the pigs too for my brother's bday gift! When I saw this I laughed (loudly) and knew I HAD to make these!! So cute and pretty easy too!! Thanks!

lemon said...

Hi, i am quite interested in your tutorial, it is amazing! And I am doing a feature story about Angry Birds. I would like to borrow your words and interview you, is that OK? If so, please connect me, theonelemon@hotmail.com. txs

Laura Emmons said...

I used your angry bird pattern to make my Prototype Moogle. :) Thanks, you saved me a lot of work making a pattern.
http://lauraemmons.blogspot.com/2011/04/commission-for-dil.html

Noel Giger said...

Just finished these with my kids! http://noelgiger.blogspot.com/2011/04/so-angry.html

alqabandi said...

i love it

Karisa said...

This was a great tutorial! I actually made one of these as a Christmas gift this year. I've included it in my link round-up on the FaveCrafts Blog too: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-angry-birds-crafts/

Would you like to publish your tutorial on FaveCrafts? Email me if you're interested :)

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Thanks so much for doing all these!! I didn't get them done for Christmas but my sister and I just finished up the entire set (each)! We uploaded them to the Flickr group and I blogged about it here! http://bit.ly/f57SuO
You're the best!

Cindy said...

As Bev said, we recently finished the whole set. I made my set for my friend (and her teenage sons and husband.) I had planned on waiting til Easter to give them, but was so excited I couldn't wait...I gave them to her Wednesday night. She said they were a BIG HIT with her family! Thanks for the great tutorials!! Our pics are in the flickr group. :-)

Jennie said...

Wonderful! I have just recently started playing the game myself but i love it! Supercute wonderful plushies you have done! I have a question... I do not have facebook (and I am one of "those persons" that do not wish to join. Is there some other way for me to get all the patterns? I would love to sew these little fellows! Thanks in advance!
Jennie from Sweden
jennie.h.stein@gmail.com

Jen said...

I am so excited!! My two almost three yr. old loves this game. And now I have this birthday all planned!! Angry birds party here we come!!! Thanks so much for this tutorial!!!

Tara said...

This is amazing! I shared your post at my blog:

http://milamslittlebluehouse.blogspot.com/2011/05/featured-scallop-edged-shorts-maternity.html

ג'וד said...

Thanks for the patterns and the tutorial. Althought I have no sewing machine I made my own version of the bird by hand!
You can see it at my blog:
http://mysugarpaper.blogspot.com/2011/06/angry-birds.html

Taylor said...

I made a red angry bird using this tutorial. It was super easy to follow, thank you for posting it. I linked to you and this tutorial on my blog
http://stitchinghappiness.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much

Natalia Sabogal said...

Great tutorial, thanks a lot. I have just post some photos to your flickr group! Thanks!!

Dorothee-Maria Lotufo said...

Thank you SO much!!!
That's incredibly awesome!
My husband will love me for these plushies!! :]

calicocat96 said...

Love, love, LOVE these tutes!!! I must get to working on these ASAP! Our whole household has turned into Angry Bird lovers. An idea for making the little pig "houses"...use Capri Sun boxes! Wrap them in paper or foil to dress them up and they should easily be knocked down by the birds. :)

Teresa said...

Thank you so much for the awesome Angry Bird tutorials! I made Red Bird for my son today. I'm as thrilled as he is with how it turned out. So fun!

the Corbin Clan said...

I just made the red angry bird for my son. He absolutely loves it! I used the furry red fleece. It was a little more difficult to work with than regular fleece, but I loved how it gave it more of a feathery look to the body. My son has been throwing him around all day. :) Thank you so much for the tutorial! These are so expensive in stores and now I can make them for next to nothing! THANK YOU!

Meredith said...

you have just made me and my son two of the happiest peeps around..;0)

Amy Munson said...

Thank you for the fantastic set of patterns, I just cant stop making them and my kids love them. Even made a set in pinks and purple for my little girl. Check out photos on my blog.

Monica said...

You are a amazing and kind beyond words to share these with us.

My plan is to make these as bean bags. Or maybe just some with a little weight on them. And then add some blocks and various other pig fortress materials so my little guy can play Angry Birds in real life.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

Lydia Story said...

You are brilliant! I am so happy to find your patterns. I am going to make these for my brothers and brothers in law. So so cute!
Thank you thank you!!!

Gayle Himmelwright said...

This is awesome! My boys are totally getting these for Christmas!

bauhausfrau said...

Great patterns and tutorials! I've come back to this page again because I'm thinking I'll use the red bird pattern as a the base for a stuffie of the new Orange Bird...

danette said...

These are great! I'm going to try to make some for my boys for Christmas :)

Passionate Quilter said...

thank you SO much for the awesome tutorial. You did a great job with it! I'm making these for my grandsons for Christmas and am also giving them a basic block set to make pig hideaways! I wrote my blog spot about these today with a link back to you. Thank you again!

Lisle said...

Oh, I'm with everyone else--great idea! Thanks for the tutorial. I did go to buy fleece, as I didn't have anything solid-colored at my house. I'm not going to tell you how much fleece I bought (your fault!), but I will pass on that both the Anti-pill and the blizzard fleece solids are on sale at Joann Fabrics for $4 a yard, which is less than half price. I believe it's through the end of Thanksgiving weekend.

Attempting Aloha said...

These are AWESOME! I'm including them in my "Gifts for Boys" post. ((and probably also my "Gifts for Men" post...cuz you know grown men love Angry Birds)) :)

Aloha,
charlie

Jo said...

I love this idea. We are making them for all the cousins. My blog post has some finished pictures.
http://nebeker-jo.blogspot.com/2011/12/angry-birds.html

Gotta go set up some towers to Knock down.

ninalismomtographers365project said...

Just finished my first Red Bird. Thanks so much for your tutorial and patterns! These are awesome and I am making several sets for Christmas gifts :) I am weighting them each differently with bean bags and we have found some wooden blocks, plastic blocks and foam blocks to use for the pigs...going to be a blast Christmas morning here! :)

Smoez said...

I would love to have a pattern to the other birds you are making, Please!!!

belle007 said...

Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your patterns.

Pootle said...

How cute! I cant download the pattern for some reason as when I hit your link then try to print it it comes out on 12 pages and is all split up over each page. :(

Jane K.Reddick said...

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Talena Winters said...

This is so easy and cute! I made two last night--second much better than the first (and will put the photos in your Flickr group when I have them uploaded.) I just wanted to add a tip for those of us without a free-motion foot:

My machine has the ability to adjust the foot pressure. Since I don't have a free-motion foot, I put the pressure to "0" and removed the foot altogether, just using the foot-clip-thingy (WHAT do you call that, anyway?!!) without a foot attached, and small stitches to easily control the direction of the sewing. With the thick fleece, I still had to lift and readjust occasionally, but it was much better than otherwise. Just thought I'd share.

Thank you SO MUCH for this tutorial--I was delighted to find a link to it on Craftsy so I wouldn't have to make it from scratch myself. My son is going to LOVE these!!

malubo said...

Thanks for sharing, it's a very good tutorial.
I made one, you can see it here...

http://malubo.blogspot.com/2012/03/un-pajaro-muuuy-enojon.html

I like your blog a lot :)

Candistokes said...

I made the red bird last night for my son and it came out great! He loves it! Thank you so much for the tutorials! I will try the pigs next!

Dee said...

Thanks for these tutorials. I made them as gifts for some visiting children & they were so excited about them.

rpgbozutron36 said...

Can you make patterns for angry birds space?like the ones here:http://shop.angrybirds.com/us/view-by/space.html

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Lavinia said...

wow!!! this is great! perfectly done! thank you very much for the tutorial, i love angry birds >__<

cUbEs said...

thank you so much for sharing this. i'm going to try to make it. i've been tring to figure out how to make this. i'll definitely show it to you when i successfully get my hands on it :)
once again, thank you so very much :)

kchan said...

These are SO cute! I especially love the photos--I know they're in the order of sewing but it was fun to see the face emerging bit by bit. Will definitely have to make these!

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

So Cute! When I got a new phone last week, it came with Angry Birds. Sometimes I cannot pull the kids away! It is so addicting...not that I know! ;) My four-year-old's birthday is coming up, so I am going to try my hand at these. I just know they will make the perfect gift! Thank You!

Minelly said...

HOLA,FELICIDADES POR TU BLOG, ES MUY LINDO.
ME FACINO EL QUIET BOOK PARA MIS NIETOS Y ME ENCANTO EL PSP DE LOS ANGRY BIRDS, LO MUESTRAS TAN BIEN Y DE UNA FORMA TAN SENCILLA DE REALIZAR QUE ME ENCANTARÍA HACERLOS PARA MIS HIJOS Y NIETOS.
SERÍAS TAN AMABLE DE REGALARME LOS PATRONES DE LOS ANGRY BIRDS?. TE LO AGRADEZCO DE ANTEMANO. MI E-MAIL ES minellypedraza@gmail.com,

Melissa said...

I loved all of these so much that it was the starting point for my son's birthday party! We had a kid-sized version of Angry Birds for the kids to play. Mine did not turn out as nice as yours(I'm not much of a seamstress) but hop on over and take a look.
http://melissamcdaniel-scraps.blogspot.com/2012/06/angry-birds-themed-birthday-party.html

azucena said...

HOLA ME GUSTARIA QUE ME MANDARAS LOS PATRONES DE TUS ANIMALES SON FANTASTICOS Y SE LOS QUIERO HACER A MI SOBRINITA QUE LE GUSTAN MUCHO MI E-MAIL mariaazucena6980@hotmail.com. muchas gracias, un abrazo
AZUCENA

T said...

Thank you!

city said...

thanks for sharing.

Dipanwita Barik said...

Thanx a lot for the instructions and patterns...ur step by step instrcsuns helpd a ton!! i made the red bird and pigs!! they turned out beautiful..al thanx 2 u!! al my frends n family luv dem!! if possible please share ideas for makin dogs, turtles and other animals!! wil b obliged... :-D

Teriann said...

Loved the patterns! Do you have one for Angry Birds Mighty Eagle?

Claire- theSITSgirls.com said...

So cute! My son LOVES those silly birds. There's still enough time to whip up a set before the holidays!

http://www.thesitsgirls.com/get-paid-blogging

Helen Graham said...

Hi, Thanks very much for sharing this tutorial. I've featured it in my Top 10 list of Decorations for Kids. Hope you can stop by
http://andwhosaysyoucant.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/top-10-awesome-decorations-for-kids.html

Deb Walters said...

I made my first Red Angry Bird today I hand sewed the whole thing and it didn't turn out to bad. Thank you so much for the time you took to create the patterns I love them all and will be making the rest of them soon.

Marcy Cline said...

Hi, These are totally cute!!!! I'm looking for a pattern for the black bomb bird. marcyc1977@gmail.com
Thanks so much!!

bradhow said...

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Anati80 said...

Thank you so much for these amazing patterns and tutorial. I just made these for a birthday gift and they turned out gorgeous!!! big hit!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Sara said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial! My nephew is obsessed with Angry Birds and I made him 4 birds & 3 pigs for Christmas 2010. Let's just say, I beat Santa! His red bird quickly became his "can't sleep without it" toy and after two years is still going strong even after all the washes.

Alon Bentley said...

very good ,it will save money to buy one on the online store!http://toyswill.com

Carina said...

I know this tute is rater old by now, but i World just like to thank you. My sono to be 5-years-old boy just fell in love with these crazy angry birds. I just sent shopping for fleece, cannot wait to give him these for his birthday! Thanks a lot.
Carina, Denmark

zongwei lv said...

very good ,it will save money to buy one on the online store!http://liztoys.com

lucy lan said...

Wow! It looks easy that I really want to try it. I can do some toys myself as the toywill plush toys I bought previously.

梦晨 said...

It's very interesting and demanding . And if I have the everything prepared , I will have a try and if I fail to do it , I will go to the toyswill.com to buy one to satisfy myself ....

Jang1961 said...

Hi - By any chance have you done a Pink Bird? She is soooo cute. I know you have boys - its just that she is part of the gang and I figured if you did white bird than pink bird would be in the same category?

AmyLou said...

The patterns you have created are so easy to follow and the technique is absolutely captivating. I have made most of the birds you have shown on your site. Now, my grandson wants a Mighty Eagle to have with his collection. I have tried to begin to create one, however, have not been able to do it. Do you have a pattern for the Mighty Eagle? I would really appreciate it if you would create one and post it on your site. Thanks so very much. Amy Sheppard RDSheppardRE@aol.com

AmyLou said...

Hi, it is me again and I just wanted to let you know something. Because you have shared your knowledge and talent on this site, it gave me the courage to try to make the Mighty Eagle myself. I have successfully completed one and have posted a picture on the Shutterfly public spot which I think I did correctly. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge. Amy Sheppard

unna said...

thank u so much for shared these.. :D