Felt Owl Tutorial

My sister is pregnant with her first baby and is planning an owl theme nursery! I'm working on a mobile for the nursery, but won't be able to show you that for awhile, so I thought I'd at least show the tutorial I came up with for the cute owls in the mean time!

Check out how adorable this little guy is:

Here's how I made him!

First I started by drawing out an owl and cutting out the different parts with card-stock.


I used the pattern to cut out the different owl pieces with felt

I sewed the wings on using small stitches and an embroidery needle onto the firont owl shape.

After I sewed both wings on I put the back side of the owl on and started using a blanket stitch to close up the ends.  I used this tutorial from Future Girl found on pinterest to learn the blanket stitch. 

When I got almost all the way around the owl I used extra quilt batting to stuff the inside of the owl.

Close up of the blanket stitch:

Here's the owl stuffed and sewed all up!

Now it's time to give this guy some eyeballs! I hot glued two black beads onto the felt because these owls will be on a mobile, not played with. If a small kid will be playing with them hot glued beads are probably not a good idea because they could be pulled off.

Finally I hot glued the eyes and nose on, and this owl was done!!

 I made a little buddy for him too!


Eeck! These little guys just turned out so adorable. Can't wait to finish the whole thing!

I'll be sharing this with all the link parties in my header including Today's Creative BlogSerenity Now, and Christina's Adventures. I'm also using it to try out for One Month to Win it!



31 comments

  1. This is so cute! I love these little owls. Thank you very much for the great tutorial! I hope you'll share this on Wednesday @ Show & Share. :)

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  2. awwww Rebecca they're just SO cute!

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  3. I love owls! These are adorable! I would love for you to share at my party!

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/09/craft-and-tell-no-22.html

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  4. Oh my gosh Little Owl is SO CUTE! I love it, I'm sure mine would look nothing like yours though! I love your blog. Please follow me back at www.romanianprincess.com

    XoXo Nicole Mariana

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  5. Too cute!! Great job...turning out to be a fab auntie already!

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  6. Those are adorable! I can't wait to see the mobile!

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  7. Oh my gosh.. I'd rather be crafting than going to work too.. :-( But thats not an option for me now.. So I'll simply be happy looking thru your gorgeous blog..

    Totally loved it here.. and am following you now.. Hope you'll come say hello to me at Colours Dekor :-)

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  8. Wow, this owl is pretty sweet... :) Love it. Great job too. :)

    Found you through tutorial tuesday. :)

    www.mimickinggodscreation.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks for featuring my buttercream flower cupcakes! :)

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  10. Owls are so cute I am so glad they are in style right now. Your sister is lucky to have someone like you to make her things. That nursery is going to be adorable.

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  11. so so cute i love owls. Found you on show me what you got tina x x www.scratchycatcrafter.blogspot.com

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  12. awwww i just love owls!! and these look so easy to make

    i would love it if you would share this on my link party , Serenity Saturday over at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  13. Those are super cute! I would love for you to link up with us at www.thesasselife.com
    Hope to see you there.
    Kim
    www.thesasselife.com

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  14. Those owls look so cute! Saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, Karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

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  15. I love owls and these are adorable, Rebecca! Thanks for sharing how you made them!

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  16. So cute! I am absolutely going to make some!

    Ameryn Marie
    http://ohsonifty.blogspot.com/

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  17. I friggin love owls and these are too cute! I bought loads of felt today so I can make some of these for Christmas ornaments to hand out!! I'll have to check out how to do that blanket stitch - it really finishes them off nicely!

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  18. So cute! I love owls =)
    ~Kelly @ Corner of Main

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  19. Those little owls are so cute Thank you very much for the great tutorial! I hope you will share more needed ideas with us. I learned lot.

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  20. Aww, those owls are so darn cute! Thanks for the tutorial =D Pinning it!

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  21. wow!! Thanks so much for sharing this!! I may just makes these for my daughters party favors!!

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  22. Visiting from Running with Glitter. My DIL made an adorable mobile very much like this one. So very cute. I'm sure that baby will love it!

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  23. so adorable. I love little owls. You explained it so well I think my little girl could do this. Thanks for the tutorial. I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/ Have a lovely day, Maria

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  24. Hi Rebecca! I used this tutorial for my daughter's birthday favors!! They turned out amazing! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

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  25. I found you through TCB...thanks so much for sharing this! Perfect project to do with my nieces. :)

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  26. so lovely and beautiful.. I am absolutely going to make some. I am so exited for that.

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  27. Looks very pretty! Thanks for being so generous! That's creativity is not enough for you, can very more creation in your post. Those little guys look fabulous!!

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