Crafts DIY

Create an Owl to be your Pal

09/24/2009

So you want to create a ‘fuggly’ owl to be your pal? Though yours doesn’t have to be fuggly, that’s just the way I sew! (hehe)

1. Cut out two triangles (one small one, one bigger one) with slightly curved edges as seen.

note: it’s not an exact science, so you may like to experiment with longer, shorter, wider, thinner, curvier triangles.

2. Face the fabric inwards and sew up one side. As you sew, pull the two fabric edges so that they are together. There will be a gap where the ‘A’ triangle ends. Continue sewing up along the side of B triangle, then back down along the other side.

3. Sew around the bottom opening so that you can pull on the thread and draw the bottom closed like a drawstring bag. Fill it with filling and pull the bottom closed.

note: I use grain but wool or polyester stuffing is also good. Do not fill it up too much!

4. Fold the top down and secure it. This makes the beak.

note: This is why you don’t want to fill it too much because you wont be able to pull the beak far down, though some people like very small beaks. If so then fill it up lots!

5. Add eyes.

note: Beads work well. Fabric has a tendency to fray when cut too small. Don’t learn this the hard way!

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12 Comments

  • Reply HellinKiller 09/25/2009 at 1:09 am

    I love this! My sister’s sweet sixteen is this weekend and I think I’m going to make her some! Thank you!

  • Reply amberrenee 09/29/2009 at 3:36 am

    Ohh, such a cute idea, Hellin. I was thinking of making some owl-sachets thanks to miss fyrefies — so cute!

  • Reply invdrzim 09/29/2009 at 1:23 pm

    Awesome; thank you for the article ! My sister loves owl; I’ll send her this link.

    -b

    • Reply amberrenee 09/30/2009 at 2:23 am

      I hope she gets inspired by it and creates her own little owls! <3

  • Reply Helena 01/21/2010 at 4:14 am

    So great! I’m gonna make it πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  • Reply Aimee 03/10/2010 at 1:32 am

    AAH! Cute! I just made one, it looks so bad(because I suck 10x at sewing), your sewing is not fuggly!! I might get heaps of practice in and make a little army of fowls (fuggly owls ;-)) and then I was thinking of making a giant one to go on my bed :mrgreen: I think they are so awesome and a great idea <3

  • Reply Aimee 03/10/2010 at 1:43 am

    Ummm actually mine doesn’t look like an owl at all. πŸ˜₯ Oh well.

  • Reply Amber RenΓ©e 03/10/2010 at 5:26 am

    Let’s see it! I bet it’s great! I’m thinking of making a terry cloth one for baby. <3

  • Reply Aimee 06/11/2010 at 1:43 am

    Haha ok, I’ll take a picture of it after I charge my camera πŸ˜›

  • Reply Libby 08/05/2011 at 7:56 pm

    I made one! πŸ˜€ – http://liberty182.buzznet.com/user/journal/11706461/made-owl-diy/

    thank you!! πŸ™‚ 😈

  • Reply Mel 03/03/2013 at 10:53 am

    The image no longer works πŸ˜•
    Mel recently blogged Reflection time?

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