Aren’t owls the cutest?! They have been my favorite animal for quite some time.
These cute little owl stuffies are filled with rice so they could also double as Rice Bag Warmers!
What is a Rice Bag Warmer?
A Rice Bag Warmer is a cloth bag filled with dry, uncooked rice. When heated, the rice can hold the heat and can be used for heat therapy.
To warm the rice bag, place in a microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
The warm rice bag can then be applied on or wrapped around sore muscles to relieve pain.
My favorite use is to warm up cold toes at bedtime!
You can also use the rice bag for cold therapy by placing it in the freezer too!
Supplies Used to Sew an Easy Owl Stuffie
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How to Sew an Easy Owl Stuffie
To begin, sort your fabric scraps into piles of colors and patterns that coordinate well together.
Print and cut the Owl Pattern PDF.Lay the pattern pieces over the fabric scraps, pin in place and cut.
If you would like, you can pay attention to fabric grain and direction, but if you are a beginner, you don’t worry about it.
Place the largest circles for the eyes first and pin it into place. Once the eyes are in place you’ll know where to place the beak. Pin the beak and sew it into place.
When I sewed the pieces together, I was lazy and just used the black thread that was still on my machine from my Lace T-Shirt Refashion. I wanted to be able to see the stitch lines to give my owl character. Yes, we will call it character, not laziness.
After the beak, pin the two layers of the eyes exactly where you want them and sew them to the owl body.
For the black of the eyes, don’t sew around them in a circle. Instead, do several zig-zag stitches inside the circle.
I like the stitching around the body to be seen, so we are not going to place the pieces inside out, but place them with the right sides facing out.
Stitch around the edge of the owl, making make sure to leave an opening to put the stuffing in.
There are many different types of stuffing you could use for your new owl friend. I choose to fill him with rice. The rice gives him a good solid stuffing so he can stand 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! These two owls are made the same way, but I switched which fabric was on the front and on the back.
Now I need to make more!
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