I love owls! They have been my favorite animal for quite a while and I even have several pieces of jewelry that are adorned with these cute little animals. I have seen many versions of the stuffed owl out there and they are all so cute. I decided that I needed to make my own and stop oogling over everyone else’s and this is what I came up with.
I started out by going through ALL of my scrap fabric and found some fabrics that I thought would go well together. This was the hard part for me. I find matching fabrics very stressful and never really sure if they really will work together.
I found a very simple owl pattern on Sew Simple that I used for the outline, and cut the pieces out that I needed to make 2 owls.
I placed the eyes where I wanted them so I could pin and then sew the beak on first.
When I sewed the pieces together, I was lazy and just used the black thread that was still in my machine from my Lace T Shirt Refashion. I wanted to be able to see the stitch lines to give the guy some character. Yes, we will call it character not laziness.
Once the beak was sewn I pinned the two layers of the eyes exactly where I wanted them and sewed them to the owl body.
For the black of the eyes, I didn’t sew around them in a circle but did several zig zag stitches inside.
When the face is all put together put the wrongs sides together of the front and back of the owl and pin in the feet. When sewing make sure to leave an opening so you can put in your stuffing.
The cute owl stuffy is really coming together, but he is still missing his stuff.
You could use many different types of stuffing for your new owl friend, but I choose to fill him with rice. The rice gives him a good solid stuffing so he can stand all on his own on a shelf but can also double as a rice bag and you can either freeze him or heat him in the microwave.
After he is stuffed sew the gap securely so none of his stuffing will fall out.
Aren’t they cute! My two little guys are made the same way, but I switched which fabric was on the front and on the back.
I actually made these cute little guys for a Christmas in July Swap. I will be honest, I really wanted to keep them because they turned out so cute. But I decided that if they made me happy hopefully they would make someone else happy as well. So I packed them up and shipped them off.
Now I need to make some more!