Little Birds

About Design Collective

Design Collective is a series of craft sewing books that showcases select groups of fresh, contemporary designers. The books in this series feature unique projects created by artists with a presence on popular websites such as

Bari J. Ackerman
Amy Adams
Heidi Allred
Abigail Brown
Eleanor Bruce
Jamie Christina
Laura Clempson
Samantha Cotterill
Alicia Diane Durand
Nancy DeWeir Geaney
Lisa Fell
Melanie Hurlston
Robin Kinglsey
Kimberly Laws
Margaret Oomen
Anita Peluso
Sharon Smith
Jantze Tullett
Noor van Krimpen
Monika Wintermantel
Mika Yamamura

Create your very own menagerie

Little Birds

  • 26 one-of-a-kind projects, from artistic to folksy to whimsical
  • The variety of materials and embellishments is sure to inspire you to make every bird in the book
  • These little sweeties make delightful gifts…and the perfect pets!
  • Beginner-friendly projects work well with scraps, fat quarters, and upcycled fabrics

This adorable book is all about the birds! From budgies to owls to peacocks, these projects will pique your curiosity and make your heart sing! Many talented designers bring you soft sculptures, quilts, ornaments, and more.

Table of Contents

  • Susanne Woods: Introduction
  • Bari J. Ackerman: Little Bird Mobile
  • Amy Adams: Fancy Peacock
  • Amy Adams: Stork With A Heart Mobile
  • Heidi Allred: Our Flock Embroidery
  • Heidi Allred: Tweet Birds Apron
  • Abigail Brown: Birdhouse
  • Eleanor Bruce: Fred The Cardinal
  • Eleanor Bruce: Edward The Owl (And Friends)
  • Jamie Christina: Bird In A Cage
  • Laura Clempson: Little Round Bluebird
  • Laura Clempson: Bluebird Wallets
  • Samantha Cotterill: Mildred The Dove With Baguettes
  • Alicia Diane Durand: Birds On A Wire Quilt
  • Lisa Fell: Embroidered Doorknob Ornament
  • Nancy Deweir Geaney: Mid-Century Scrap Quilt
  • Melanie Hurlston Pikku: The Penguin
  • Robin Kingsley: Garden Of Birds Embroidery
  • Kimberly Laws: Bird’s Nest Journal
  • Margaret Oomen: Bird In A Rag Nest
  • Anita Peluso: Little Birds Quilt
  • Sharon Smith: Owl Wall Hanging
  • Jantze Tullett: Budgie
  • Noor Van Krimpen: Wreath With A Bird
  • Monika Wintermantel: Bird On A Branch Makeup Bag
  • Mika Yamamura: Chewy The Owl Ornament
  • Patterns 101
  • Embroidery Stitches