My younger daughter sent me a picture of an owl and said, “make this”. Well okay! I’m not going to show you the picture she sent me because I don’t know where she got it, but here’s how to make my version of the owl pillow/stuffed animal. The finished owl looks like this.
Well, kinda sorta, I forgot to take a picture of the owls after they were stuffed and I already sent them to her house for Easter.
First, I made a pattern from newspaper. You can use as many different fabrics as you like, that’s why the pattern is split in 4 sections. This works for the front and back. You’ll also need 2 feet and 2 wings and a beak.
For the striped owl, I used 2 pieces of fabric for the front and 2 pieces of plain denim for the back. For the flowered owl, I used 3 pieces of fabric for the front and 2 for the back. Hope that makes sense.
If using different fabrics for your sections, sew them together first.
Sew the front and back top pieces together. Again, if you’re using different fabrics in sections, sew them together first.
Next, sew the bottom sections together.
The feet are cut from felt. In this owl, I left a section under the wing area open for stuffing.
Pin in the wings, again these are made from felt, then insert the top into the bottom with right sides facing. Don’t forget to add the beak. It’s a small piece of fabric sewed into a triangular shape. Sew around the edge as shown below.
Now you’re ready to reach in the opening and pull the right side out. Stuff it with polyester fiber and hand sew the open seam.
You can embellish them any way you like. I added a pocket to this one before I sewed it all together. I left the bottom open for stuffing, but it looks better if you leave an open area under the wing.
For the eyes, I used peel and stick felt but I think fusible web may have been better. The peel and stick felt comes off easily.
The eyeballs and edges are colored in with a black sharpie pen.
Here’s Jake’s boy owl.
He’s so cute and so is his owl.
He loves playing in mud, as you can see!
Here’s my very pretty older granddaughter Taylor,
and here’s her girl owl. She even has blue toe nails.
This is a really good project to use up fabric scraps and you can personalize your owls any way you want.
Linked up here, PillowPalooza at Thistlewood Farm
You can find me here!
I’ve added a Linky Follower.
Thanks for visiting!