To kick off the holiday season correctly, I wanted to share this new free turkey punch needle make-do pattern with you.
The turkey punch needle pattern is one of several punch needle and rug hooking patterns available in our free pattern library.
Here’s a list of the DMC embroidery floss colors I used to punch him, but feel free to use any colors that suit your fancy!
- Body & head 433 (I used 3 skeins.)
- Beak & outer tail feathers 3829
- Middle tail feathers and lines on the wing 919
- Other tail feathers 869
- Wing 3781
I used a black bead for his eye and cut his waddle out of a red wool scrap.
I finished the wing with no stuffing and sewed it to his body before sewing the backing onto the body.
I used a funnel for his make-do base and tied some raffia into a bow and added little leaves I found at Hobby Lobby.
I hope you enjoy making him as much as I did!