UPDATE: I originally shared this project with my newsletter subscribers, it's now available as a printable PDF pattern in my Etsy shop!
Learn to sew some pretty felt doves...
The doves tutorial includes a step-by-step guide to sewing the ornaments, and templates for two sizes of the birds.
You can stitch plain white doves or add embellishments for extra loveliness. The bigger doves are particularly great to decorate as there's more space to work with!
I added sequins and beads, and also embroidered one of the doves' wings with some snowflakes.
I love how all of the doves I stitched turned out, but I'm particularly pleased with the snowflake one!
The ornaments are double sided, so you make two sides that are a mirror image of each other. Here's an in-progress pic of one of the sequinned doves:
P.S. I talk about these designs as being Christmas craft projects, but of course you don't need to celebrate Christmas to want to sew a sparkly dove! If you're not a lover of Christmas I hope you'll forgive my linguistic habit and stitch yourself some felt birds anyway xx