Chloe and I have been sewing little birds. She gave her grandmother one for Easter. I use Martha's chicken pattern and left off the wattle and comb. I also shortened the beak. We just blanket stitched the edges. We prefer to hand sew and I like the look of it better. They were very easy to make. Also if you have not seen it, check Calamity Kim's birds. So sweet.
PS. If you know of any on-line bird patterns, could you please let me know. Thank you xoxoxo