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 Blog, Serenity Now, and Christina's Adventures. I'm also using it to try out for One Month to Win it!