The Fabridon© : Not a Stuffed Toy

Is it a plane? A bird passing through on it’s way back to the amazon rainforest ? Why, it’s the Fabridon!!

Hello friends!  A deep dive into the sewing stash unearthed a kit for making this quirky bird.

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I haven’t made stuffed animals or birds in decades. But the Fabridon is more an art piece than a stuffed toy, and the name says it all:  The “Fabridon” , “Fabric Art-in-a-Bag”.  The kit was sold by a company with the melodious name of Hawthorn Needles and Butterfly Wings, and I ended up purchasing it at a sewing show or conference many years ago.  It has the look of a colorful bird from the amazon rainforests.  I tried to locate the company online but apparently they are closed. If you really want to buy this kit, I found some on eBay.

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Kit components: fabrics, buttons, interfacing, wires, patterns and instructions

Anyhow, I made the bird quickly (it’s a quick project) and it’s here for you to enjoy.  I had fun!! It was a change of pace from garment sewing –  like a palate cleanser which refreshed my sewing chops.

Components made, and ready to go together.

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Below:  Done! Sewn, stuffed and glued; and perched on the kitchen counter.

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The Fabridon is an art object, but I’m at a loss for where to put it. Some options are listed below, but feel free to chime in with your ideas.

  • An untraditional Thanksgiving table decoration!  This is my daughter’s idea, because at first she thought it was a stuffed fabric turkey.  Hmmph.
  • Use it as a pinchusion?  I’m a proponent of form and function.
  • Nestle it in among housplants to emulate it’s natural habitat?

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I may do a stash dive again soon, my friends! Meanwhile, the Fabridon is popping up everywhere …..

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In the mint pot…..
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Among leaves of Fall…
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On the patio…..

Have a great autumn!

Samina

9 thoughts on “The Fabridon© : Not a Stuffed Toy

    1. Maria, I remember that we bought it at the same time! I don’t remember which show it was – maybe quilt festival. Get your kit out and make it! It’s cuter than the picture.

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  1. Thank you all for adding your comment. The Fabridon is cuter in person than the picture. We’ve decided that it will grace the Thanksgiving table — so it’s traveling to California in my suitcase.

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