Step 3: Making the Turkey
Feathers: Cut out 8 Tear-drop shapes 7 inches long, 4 inches wide at the top, tapering down into a point.
Body: Using a contrasting fabric cut out an hourglass shape 9 inches high. The head should be about 3.5 inches wide, while the body is 4.5 inches wide.
Beak: Cut one triangle from orange material, or felt. Cut a U shape from red fabric or felt that is 2.5 inches high.
Eyes: Black buttons
Using double-stick Steam-a-Seam, place a strip on the back of each cut-out. There's no need to cover the entire back side unless you are using very flimsy fabric. Stick the "feathers" in a semi-circle, and iron with the steam setting on full. Place the body over the middle of the pointed ends of the feathers, and iron again. Repeat for the beak and wattle.
Using matching threads, go over each edge with a fairly tight zig-zag stitch.