Felt & Fabric Owl

I love these super cute owls!  Of course I want you all to love them too, so I’m going to show you a simple way to make yourself one, two or twenty.

What you’ll need:

Felt

Fabric

Pins

Thread

Needle

Polyester Filling

Step 1: Lay your felt and fabric on top of one another, smoothing out all the wrinkles with your hands. Once they are smoothed on top of one another pin the outline of the two together.

Step 2: Determine the shape you’d like to use as your owl’s body, draw it on a piece of paper, cut it out and pin it to your fabric. Once it’s pinned cut around your shape. You should now have one piece of fabric and one piece of felt cut out.

Step 3: Now you can start figuring out what shape eyes you want to use and the nose/beek. I decided to use white felt for the base of the eyes, black for the center and a tan felt for the beek. I pinned the eyes on to the fabric and stitched the circumference with white crafting thread (thicker than normal thread). Did the same for the beek with brown crafting thread.  If you want to make kissing owls, before you sew the beek on attach a magnet where the nose is going to be and sew the beek on over it.

Step 4: Once you have attached the eyes and beek turn your owl face over and align your fabric and felt back together. Once you’ve aligned it pin the felt and fabric back together and begin to sew them together. Stitch all the way around leaving a small opening at the bottom so that you can turn it right side out and stuff it with your filling.

Step 5: Reach through your hole in the bottom of your owl and gently pull you owl right side out. You may need to use a pencil to poke the ears all the way out. Once your owl is right side out you can start stuffing, be sure to get filling up in the ears using a pencil or your finger to push it up there. When your Owl is stuffed, pin the hole in the bottom up so that you can stitch it shut.

Step 6: Take your brown needle and thread and stitch the bottom shut. Wah Lah!

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~ by chicmadecheap on 05/13/2011.

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