18 1/2 x 11 piece of blank typing/printer paper and a magic marker
5shades of material for chicken color, wing color, beak, red for the chicken's comb, and cream for the backing
1sheet of thin stiff felt (craft store purchase)
4strong magnets like in the picture (ebay purchase)
1goo goo eye (craft store purchase)
1sewing machine & a glue gun
How to Make Oven Chicken
- On a desktop Computer Google Chicken cutouts and find an image you like and click on it and bring it to the screen. In settings change the size of the picture so it will fit inside the sheet of Typing paper when you lay it on the screen or the size you want to make. With a Magic Marker trace the image onto the Typing Paper like in the picture. Then cut out your image you now have a stencil to work with for your material.
- You will have to make your own wing like I did and you will have to make two sizes if you want the wing to open like mine. Just make a smaller version of the larger one. Make it in proportion to size of the chicken.
Use a different color/pattern for the inside of the wing. *And if you have a old pair of chic jeans around take the label off it and put it inside the wing.*
Attach the hemmed wing to the Chicken Color you can add eggs to the inside of the wings also. Set Aside.
- You might have to make your own beak also, and also the chicken comb. Just make sure you insert the beak and the combs inside the material layers of felt and the chicken color and hand-stitch together. *DO NOT EMBROIDER THE EDGES OF THE BEAK & COMBS OR THE FRONT OF THE CHICKEN* You must hand stitch the beak and combs with matching thread.
- Now for the back: Glue four magnets to the felt on the backside. *Do not glue it to the Cream Backing at all* After glueing lay the cream backing on the magnets and pin together and then make an embroidery stitch around the entire chicken. *Note you will probably have to embroider the cream backing to the felt first. Then attach the front Chicken color to the backing. You will have to do a hidden hand stitch to bring the front and the back together to make a nice one piece chicken with nice threaded edges like in the pictures. This is because you don't want to embroider the front material of the chicken. Use only a straight stitch.
Just leave an open area in the back to insert the magnet and hot glue then sew it up. So you can do the magnets two different ways.
This little chicken hen is a lot work but sure nice to have.
- Tip: If you like the design of my chicken you can trace the image right from the recipe picture on your desktop computer I just looked at it and it will work.