Hello, and happy Spring! This time of year I am enjoying being outside and being in my garden. Last month my four year old made a windsock out of paper for a preschool project. While helping him, I kept thinking about how cute it would be to make one out of fabric. So, I created a pattern and today I am sharing it with you! I love the whimsy it adds to my garden, and I know you will too!
Windsock Supplies Needed
- Two 9″ x 12″ fabric rectangles
- Two 9″ x 12″ rectangles of HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm fusible interfacing
- Six 3″ x 14″ rectangles of fabric
- 20″ piece of ribbon, cording, or fabric
- A good iron and basic sewing supplies
Windsock Sewing Instructions
- Fuse the interfacing to the back of each of the 9″ x 12″ fabric rectangles.
- Measure 4″ from the short edges of the front fabric rectangle. Baste the ribbon or cord you will use to hang the windsock in place at these marks.
- With right sides together sew the 9″ x 12″ fabric rectangles along three sides (the sides and top). Leave the bottom open.
- Turn rectangles right side out and press the bottom seam under 1/4″.
- To make the fabric ribbons, fold the long fabric strips in half with right sides together. Sew along the long edge and the bottom edge.
- Turn strips right side out through the top opening and press.
- Insert the raw edge of the fabric strips into the open edge of the fabric rectangles and pin in place.
- Sew along open edge.
- Fold the rectangle to make a tube, overlapping edges by about 1/4″ and hand sew in place.
- Hang up your windsock and enjoy!!