American Flamingo Felt Sewing Kit
Cutting the felt: Pattern pieces can be cut out and pinned onto corresponding felt colors. Cutting quantities are also on each pattern piece. On smaller pieces, I find it easier to hold the pattern pieces while cutting instead of pinning.
Sewing: All pieces are sewn with 3 strands of floss unless noted in the instructions. I use and recommend the whip stitch to sew this felt project. See instructions below for guidance using the whip stitch.
Step by Step
If you need any help with the steps in this pattern, here are a few extra photos of the steps to give you a closer look.
•To gain speed before they fly, flamingos “run” across the water on webbed feet.
•Their life expectancy of 40 years is one of the longest in birds.
•When a flamingo spots potential dinner—favorite foods include shrimp, snails, and plantlike water organisms called algae—it plunges its head into the water, twists it upside down, and scoops the fish using its upper beak like a shovel.
•Flamingos build nests that look like mounds of mud along waterways. At the top of the mound, in a shallow hole, the female lays one egg.
•Chicks are gray and white until they’re about two years old, when they start turning pink from pigments in the food they eat.
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