Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Owl Ornament

Like many, I am becoming owl obsessed.  They are all over Pintrest, made out of clay, fabric, and even cake, and they are all so cute

This little guy is one of my favorites.  It is a quick project that can be made in any size so it is a great way to use up scraps of fabric.  I have a parliament of these little guys just waiting for their chance to adorn many Christmas presents.

At some point I checked out a tutorial on how to make him. Unfortunately I didn't bookmark the site and am unable to give proper credit to the originator of this idea.  If you know where it originally came from please let me know, in the mean time here is my tutorial on how to make this little guy.

Materials:

  • 2 pieces of fabric, they should be the same size
  • Felt, for eyes and beak
  • Stuffing (Poly Fil)
Directions
  • Place right sides of fabric together. Fold in half and cut a cone or teardrop shape.  The teardrop shapes will make a squat fat owl, while the cone will make a skinnier shape.

  • With wrong sides together sew the edges together, leaving the bottom open.  Turn right side out.   With the stitch setting set to the longest length run a row of stitching around the base.  Be sure to leave long thread tails, as you will use these to gather the fabric.  


  • Add Poly Fil. 



  • Carefully pull thread tails to close the bottom.


  •  Cut a circle of felt that is just slightly smaller than the base of the owl.  Hand stitch to attach. 




  • Fold top of cone over and stitch down.



  • Add eyes and beak.  For his eyes and beak you can use felt, beads or scraps of fabric.  For this guy I used fabric scraps that had iron-on adhesive on the back.  I just gently ironed it on then stitched around the eyes.  

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