DIY Plump Partridges – Christmas Bird Ornament to Sew!


Sew these beautiful Christmas bird ornaments using scraps of fabric, ribbon, and lace.

I have eight (yes, eight!) siblings and now that we’re all grown, a bunch of us like to exchange ornaments at Christmas time. Well, lets just say that some of the sisters make ornaments for everybody else. So it is an exchange, of sorts. 🙂




Anyway, this year I decided to try the Modest Maven’s Plump Partridge tutorial. Click the picture above to go to the original tutorial. Making these little birds was so easy, I mean really easy since you don’t even sew the tail closed, you just tie it up with a bow. Once I got going, the stitching part was really quick.


I didn’t have any twine like she used, so I took some off-white crochet string and just hand-crocheted a chain about 10″ long for each little bird. I think it went perfectly with the vintage lace that I used to tie up the tails. So sweet!




If you make some, you can put them on a wreath like I did above… Or on your tree… Or hang them around your mantle. Each one is unique!




If you’re sewing for Christmas… you’re gonna love this: My 12 Favorite Things to Sew for Christmas.


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