How to Make a Cute Stuffed Owl

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If you love stuffed animals then you are going to love today’s craft.  I’m going to show you how to make a Cute Stuffed Owl.  You can decide to keep in for yourself or give it to one of your best friends to love.  Either way you can guarantee that people are going to love this stuffed owl… especially when they find out that you made it yourself.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you how to make this, step-by-step.






 

Materials Needed

– two different pieces of fabric (one smaller than the other) – in my case I used blue and grey.
– one small piece of red leather or felt
– scissors
– craft glue (optional)
– 2 white buttons
– stuffing material (I use some cotton pads)
– string and needles






 

Step 1

Draw a big triangle (with curved edges) on the blue fabric.






Draw a smaller triangle on the grey fabric.






 


Step 2

Cut the triangles out.






They should look like this.






 

Step 3

Place the right sides together…






… and stitch them.






 

Step 4

Force the left sides together and stitch them too.






This will cause the top of the body piece to come together …






… so sew that shut too.






 

Step 5

Turn the owl right-side-out …






… and fold down the top of the triangle. If you fold it lower, you’ll have a fatter and shorter owl. It will be taller and thinner if you fold it higher.  Secure this with a quick whip stitch.






 

Step 6

Cut a small triangle (with curved edges) out of the red leather.






Sew it or glue it on top of the fold.






 

Step 7

Sew the buttons on the sides of the beak…






… like this.






 

Step 8

Do a nice running gather stitch along the bottom of the owl, but don’t tie it yet.






 

Step 9

Prepare the stuffing material – I tore the cotton pads in small fluffy pieces.






Stuff your little bird so that it has a wonderfully squishy and cuddly softness to it.






Tie off the gather threads….






…and now you have a new cute friend to play with.






Isn’t this Stuffed Owl just simply cute?!  And, the cool part is that you made it yourself.  How did your stuffed owl turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, don’t forget to add a picture of your owl to the comment too…. I would love to see it.

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1 Comment

  1. sam

    02.11.2012

    it turned out great

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