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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cuddly Owl Tutorial and Pattern

Owl Tutorial 

It's been awhile since I have made an owl softie, so I have been itching to create a new simple pattern.  I thought I would use some of the scraps from the quilt I just made to make a sweet owl for the new baby.  I snapped some (dark) photos of the process so I could include a tutorial. 

The first thing you are going to do is cut out your pieces.  You can print the pieces using the link below.

Pattern Pieces

I used a minky fabric for the main body pieces and back side of the wings, but you could use whatever type of fabric you have on hand.   I think this owl would be really cute made out of felted wool.   I used scrap pieces for the face and wings.

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Then applique the face on one of the main body pieces.  Sorry I have no photograph of the pieces before I sewed them on.  I did not use fusible interfacing because I was lazy.  I just basted it in place then zig zagged around the edges.

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Take the wing pieces and place them right sides together.

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Sew around the curved edge.  Keep the straight edge open.

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Turn right side out.

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Place the wings on the main body piece that has been appliqued with the printed fabric side down.
Baste in place.

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Place the other main body pice on top with right sides facing.  Sew along both sides and ears leaving a space for turning between the ears.

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Take the oval piece and pin it to the bottom of the owl.   
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Here's another look.  This is definitely the trickiest part.  Sew all the way around the bottom.

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Turn right side out through the opening in the top.  Stuff with your favorite filling.  Then hand sew the opening shut.  That's it.

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This took me less than an hour from start to finish.  Gotta love that!!


 
 





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