Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tutorial: Yellow Angry Bird Mask

 My son is like most other four-year-olds: he hates eating dinner, he asks the funniest questions imaginable, and he LOVES Angry Birds. Last night I thought I'd break out my sewing machine and some felt and make him a yellow Angry Bird mask. He was so excited this morning when he saw it and spent most of the morning running around with it on.

I thought I'd post a tutorial on how you can make one of these yourself!

*A few notes before we get started:
- I used white thread throughout the project except where noted otherwise.
- You can shrink or enlarge the pattern on a copier to make the mask bigger or smaller.
- The key to going over the curved pieces: go SLOWLY. You'll be much happier with the results if you take your time.

Materials needed:
- Mask pattern (download it HERE)
- Felt (red, black, yellow, gold, and white)

- 3/8" elastic (I used about 14" of elastic; your measurement may vary depending on the size of your munchkin's noggin)
- Sewing machine
- Fabric glue
- Fabric scissors

Cut out all pattern pieces.

Fold beak in half along "fold" line. Sew along fold, as close to the edge as possible.

Once sewn, it should look something like this:

Place beak along one body piece, right sides together, and sew along curve, manipulating the fabric as needed to sew all the way across the top of the beak.

It should look like this now:

Now sew the chest pieces to the lower curves of the body, only sewing along the top and leaving the bottom open.

Position eye pieces, pin, and sew them to the body with black thread, as close to the edge as possible.

Turn over and cut out eye holes, being careful not to cut along the seam you just made.

Now lay both body pieces on top of each other, wrong sides together.

Pin elastic between the two body pieces.

Also pin the hair between the two pieces.

Sew all along body, going over the elastic and hair sections several times to strengthen the seam.

Now it should look something like this:

Sew along eyes, as close to the black pieces as possible.

Turn over and cut out eye holes, careful not to cut across the seam you just made.

Last step! Using fabric glue, attach eyebrows to the mask and let dry completely.

And VOILA! Your mask is done! Pretty simple, and if your kiddo is anything like mine, they'll love it!


  1. Fabulous mask!! We love angry birds and so I am sure this would be a hit at our house, bringing some good times and good laughs. :)

  2. So doing this for stocking stuffers! Love it!! Thanks so much!

  3. This is awesome!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial, I made some last night!

  4. This is soooo cute!! Did you happend to make a red one??