Easy Little Bullfinch Pattern from Kajsa of Syko & Scandinavian Stitches

on January 26 | in Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 23 Comments

We love watching the evolution of Kajsa’s beautiful work over the years, and enjoyed having her as a board member last year. In addition to her Syko blog, Kajsa shares her unique and lovely style in her book, Scandinavian Stitches; 21 Whimsical Projects with Seasonal Flair. To celebrate her book Kajsa created this easy Bullfinch Pattern for us; you can download a copy of the bullfinch pattern and get right to work! All of the projects in the book evoke the seasons of Scandinavia, and today’s little bullfinch provides a lasting reminder of the beauty of winter. Enjoy today’s pattern from Kajsa, stop in at Syko and get your hands on a copy of Scandinavian Stitches; 21 Whimsical Projects with Seasonal Flair!

From Kajsa: It’s snowing again here in Helsinki! There seems to be no end to it, but I know spring will come with bird song and lime green new baby leaves! I promised to make a small winter project for this post, but with my mind already set for spring I felt a bit lost. Then I remembered that there are winter birds too, beautiful bullfinches that, if you’re happy, can become regular visitors at your bird feeder during this time of year. (With a change of color these will make lovely spring birds too!)

What you’ll need:

  • PDF pattern
  • scrap of dark linen for the beak
  • red cotton for body
  • black and white cotton for wings
  • 3” black ribbon for the tail
  • embroidery floss for eye
  • polyester stuffing
  • pinking (zigzag) scissors

Cut out bird, beak and wings, two of each. Use pinking shears to cut the wings.

Fold and press as indicated on PDF pattern. Stitch to bird body pieces.

Stitch beaks together wrong sides facing close to the edge for fuzzy edges. Stitch to right side of body 1/4” from the upper edge of the bird as indicated on PDF pattern.

Stitch the folded ribbon to the right side of the body 1/4” from the upper edge.

Pin body pieces right sides together and stitch with a 1/4” seam allowance. Leave the top open. Turn right side out. Stuff the bird with a handful of stuffing. Fold and pin the gap. Close by hand or machine. Then add a hanging loop and a pair of eyes and your bullfinch is ready!

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23 Responses to Easy Little Bullfinch Pattern from Kajsa of Syko & Scandinavian Stitches

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this idea and the pattern. I think it is so cute and have made several out of linen and feathers. I am including photos of mine on my blog.

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  3. Katrina H says:

    super cute! thank you!

  4. So Cute – That book was on my wish list – I didn’t get it. I’ll just have to go shopping for myself!

  5. Amanda says:

    These are so cute, but I have to say:

  6. Sam says:

    This bird is so lovely and the pattern looks straight-forward even for my basic skills. Thanks, Kajsa 🙂

  7. What a cute little magical bird. So much fun to look at, and I am sure fun to make. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  8. akwaria says:

    howdy, I view all your blog posts, keep them coming.

  9. Beth T says:

    Perfect timing–these birds arrived on yet another rainy day here in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for your generosity in sharing the pattern and instructions.

  10. Sarah Vee says:

    Thanks for a brilliant little bird to enjoy in the winter months!

  11. Christine says:

    Too cute!

  12. Tara says:

    The book looks fab! I may have to pinch some pennies from grocery money this week to buy the book… shhhh. 🙂

  13. Becky says:

    I can see a whole mobile of bullfinches. Maybe some goldfinches and housefinches to go with them. Cute as can be! Thanks so much!

  14. Betsy M says:

    Thanks! too cute.

  15. evaemilie says:

    Just received a package of beautiful fabric, and have Kajsa’s book on my table. Will ad this cute pattern and start some quilting 😉

  16. crista says:

    Love this! Thanks for sharing.

  17. dls says:

    They are wonderful….. thanks for sharing this.

  18. Jan says:

    I love them! I have to add that to my project list for the day today! I love birds!

  19. Java Jane says:

    Darling! Syko is a fun blog–thanks for the link.

  20. Silvia says:

    Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern!!

  21. Karen says:

    adorable winter birds

  22. Stace says:

    What a cute pattern! Thank you so much! 🙂

  23. Brie Henri says:

    These are so beautiful! I can’t wait to make one.

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