Owl Softies

by leanneja on February 10, 2011 · 26 comments

in Crafts

Who doesn’t love owls? I decided I was going to make some owl softies in the simplest form possible, so I drew a simple shape on a piece of material and cut it out.

I couldn’t make just one, so I made 3. The orange one is my favorite material.

Then I cut out some eyes and beaks. The eyes were traced using the bottom of a cup. The beaks were just cut into a triangle shape.

I sewed the eyes and beaks in place.

I don’t sew a lot so I was a little worried about the circles, but it was actually pretty easy.

They’re starting to look more like owls now.

These buttons from my button stash will be perfect for eyeballs.

I used the same color thread as the buttons to sew them on.

Okay, they’re looking a little crazy, but I still think they’re cute.

Then I placed the right sides together and sewed all around the owl.

I left a 2″ opening in the owl to turn it right side out.

And added the stuffing.

Then I hand stitched the opening closed.

And now I have 3 adorable owl softies that hopefully my grand-daughter will love. The best part is they were totally free by using things I already had. They were so easy, I think I’ll make some more.

I’m linking to these fun parties:
Friday Fun Finds at Kojo Designs
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
Craft Link Party at Polly Want a Crafter
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Topsy Turvy Tuesday at I’m Topsy Turvy
Show and Tell Linky Party at Blue Cricket Design
Everything But the Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack
Air Your Laundry Friday Link Party at Freckled Laundry

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie February 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm

These are so cute. We plan to use owls for my little girl’s birthday party, what great decorations these would be!

leigh the sewing diva February 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm

they are adorable!

Come visit my blog at:
Leigh at The Sewing Diva

Rachel Murphy February 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

so adorable! I might have to make some of these for some little girls I just adore :) Thanks for the tutorial I am sure your grand daughter will love them.

Mandy February 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm

i love owls! i’ve made a couple, they are so fun and cute!

Lisa February 11, 2011 at 10:33 am

These are so adorable! I wish I could sew and make some of these cuties! Thanks for sharing and I LOVE the name of your blog! I too like to organize and decorate everything even though it is hard with 2 little ones! LOL

Kari at A Grace Full Life February 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

Ok , I am officially in love with your site. I have a silly little crush on anything with owls and I even have a blog post scheduled coming up on just all things owls. Yep. So I may have to link it up to this craft. Thing is, I cannot sew to save my life….may have to find a hook up in the sewing department.

ADORABLE!!!!!

Sheri@childmade.com February 13, 2011 at 12:19 am

Those are so cute! I haven’t seen too many owls around lately, which is a shame because I love them. These are great, and look so easy! Thanks for sharing … I’ll be linking. And please come join my link party anytime!

http://childmade.com/index.php?name=Shared%20links

WhoWhatLogos February 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Too cute…love these, and so personal!

Amanda February 15, 2011 at 2:05 am

These are so cute, thanks for sharing

SouthernScraps February 15, 2011 at 7:26 am

These are adorable.

Laurel February 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

These are so adorable! We are featuring fabric crafts over at the M&T Spotlight this week and I’d love for you to submit this: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

Jess February 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Super cute and looks super easy, too–yay!

I’ve been searching organization, storage, and miscellaneous craft projects over the past week or so, and several of those I’ve bookmarked have been from your blog. So many great ideas! Thanks for posting.

wendy February 16, 2011 at 3:04 am

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing

Jen Webster February 16, 2011 at 11:19 am

SUPER CUTE! Owls are all the rage these days. I love these.
I am a new follower.
I hope you come by to say hi.
Cheers!
Jen
http://www.cariboobutterfly.com

Naturally Me Creations February 16, 2011 at 2:21 pm

LOL, these are just so cute! :D Sweet! :)

Tiff@MakeLifeCreative February 17, 2011 at 4:47 am

Love owls! These are too cute and your right, the orange one is my fave too.

Elia February 17, 2011 at 5:43 am

Oh, how cute are those little owls!! I think I will make a bunch of them as a give away at my sons birthday party!! = )
I am BIG on “Green & Recycling” E.

Chantel February 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Those are absolutely adorable!

Melanie February 18, 2011 at 7:36 am

I found you via Freckled Laundry – and I’m so glad I did! I’m having an owl themed 1st birthday for my daughter in March and I think I’ll make these for table decs. Thanks so much! You made my day!

Smiles,
Melanie

http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com

Chris February 18, 2011 at 8:58 am

These are really cute! I love the simplicity of your design.

Tashia D February 19, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Love these! Very cute!!

{oc cottage} February 19, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Just precious!

m ^..^

Katy Lunsford February 20, 2011 at 8:20 am

Sooooooooooooo cute! Thanks for sharing.

ashlee February 21, 2011 at 4:34 pm

They are SO cute! And owls are so big right now, just an adorable stuffed owl, and great tutorial! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday’s!

ashlee February 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I’m totally featuring your owls tonight on Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

Meg February 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Adorable! I’d love to try these! What wonderful baby gifts! So affordable…perfect.

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