Ever since I picked up some great Christmas fabric from the Scrap Store I've had the idea to make some little birds using it.
I looked through a lot of patterns online but nothing was quite what I had in mind to make a robin so I adapted this pattern from Hobbycraft. I added a different beak and used white felt at the bottom, as well as the Christmas fabric. The bit around the beak was a bit fiddly to sew so I tried a different version.
This time I pretty much stuck to the original pattern, sewing the beak as part of the main structure. It was definitely simpler to sew but I think I'll have to call it a Christmas bird, rather than a robin as it's missing some of the features.
I then tried a version where the patterned part is wider so there's more colour on the bird, but I think it looks a little too dumpy.
What to you think of the three variations? Are there any other ways I could adapt them? I haven't added wings so maybe that's something I could do.