Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hoot, Hoot! Stuffed Owl Pattern & Tutorial.
I love owls! I have made large owls, owl hats…I should have a specific board on Pinterest to use solely for owl inspiration. Do you love owls, too?
I have a very simple owl pattern I’ve shared here. Go on over and get that printed out. It includes both the large and small owl.
I love to use scraps! Love them. Love them. I bought several yards of beautiful new fabrics a few weeks ago…and I have yet to cut into any of them. I just haven’t thought of the ‘perfect’ project.
But anyway, if you’re wanting to make an owl, dig into your scrap pile.
Cut out some pattern pieces. Then free-hand cut some circles for the eyes and a beak. I made mine a little uneven just to make them cuter.
Lay out the faces how you’d like them positioned. (FYI, the eyes on the orange owl are too far toward his ears. I recommend moving yours down…)
Sew around the pupil of the owl’s eye. I think sewing in a circle is hard, so my stitches are far from perfect circles. I sewed two rows per pupil.
Then you’ll add the beak to the front of the owl. I stitched around twice again.
Next, add the eyes. I overlapped them on the beak’s corners.
Finally, pin the right sides of the front and back of the owl together.
Stitch them most of the way around, leaving an opening at the bottom for turning.
Clip the points of the owl’s ears. Also, clip tiny notches at the base of the ears.
Turn the whole thing right side out.
Then for the stuffing…I stuffed the owls’ ears with traditional fiberfill stuffing but stuffed the rest of the owl’s body with with tiny scraps of fabric, plastic grocery bags, and some yarn scraps.
Then try and stitch the opening closed as discreetly as possible. I still can’t do a nice blind stitch by hand for closing stuffed animals or pillows. Oh, well.
Here are the owls showing you their backs. One is made from a towel.
Whoops, they all fell down.
Owls. Love them. My sweet children have already claimed them. They might be sad when they find out I’m going to give them as gifts.
I could always make more! You readers know I have lots of scraps.