When sewing this little stuffie together you want to use a stitch length of 1. Whenever I’m making a toy for a baby I use the smallest stitches possible. It insures that the stuffing stays inside and it makes the seams stronger. Also make sure you sew all buttons and embellishments on tightly! Little kids love playing with they and you don’t want any of them falling off.
Ok, so let’s get started. If you want you can draw you own owl shape, but if you are like me and are horrible at drawing, just use the templets that I used.
Before you cut out the pieces to use as your templets you will want to make the ears a little bigger like how I did above. If not, once sewn they are very small and too pointy for my liking.
Pin in place. Sew.
Top stitch around edges. Set aside.
Trace eye onto two pieces of fleece. Now take the paper templet and cut the green part of the eye off. Use this to make the smaller part of the owl’s eyes in the next step.
Take two pieces of fabric, right sides together and trace the eye onto both pieces.
Puff the circle up, by pulling the two pieces of fabric apart. You are going to make a small cut in one of the circles. This will be used to pull the fabric right sides out.
See the little cut? Now pull right side out through the hole. Iron flat.
Zig–zag stitch onto fleece circles. Trim the fleece to make it even. Sometimes fleece pulls a bit when sewing, so just even them up a bit.
Sew the eyes onto the piece of fabric that you traced the owl templet on. Make sure you put them in the right spot and not too close to the edges. Use your owl templet as a guide on where to place them.
Using another little piece of fleece fabric, trace and cut out the beak. Sew the beak on. Just make sure you put it on straight. As you can tell mine is not. Sew the buttons on. Make sure you attach them really well.
Place the wings like so. Let them hang over the sew line a 1/4″.
Grab the other piece of cotton fabric that will be used as the backing. Add something to the back of your owl if you want. As you can see I added a little heart and my label.
Trim all the edges except for the opened area. If you trim the opened area, it will make sewing the hole shut much harder. Turn right sides out.
Make sure you push the ears and tail out. Use a pen or a pointed object if needed. Iron flat.
Fluff up your poly-fil and stuff the owl. Make sure you don’t forget to put some in the tail and ears.
Zig–zag or hand stitch the opening closed.
There you have your own little owl stuffie!
Now, want to make a cute little carrier for your little owl stuffie?