Owl Softies

Make Owl Softies using a simple shape and a variety of fabrics you probably already have.

make owl softies using a simple shape and a variety of fabrics you probably already have

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Who doesn’t love owls? And who doesn’t love stuffies or softies? They’re so cute! 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 fabric folded in half, and cut it out. It’s such a simple shape that you don’t need a pattern, but feel free to copy this form.

You only need a few supplies to make these simple Owl Softies:

Felt (white and tan)

Owl Stuffies simple shape on fabric

I couldn’t limit myself to make just one softie, so I made 3. The orange one is my favorite fabric which is odd since I don’t really like orange. Another great idea would be to use fabric from a worn or outgrown piece of clothing, especially something your child loved.

Owl Stuffies fabric cut out

Cut out the eyes and beaks from pieces of felt. The eyes were traced using the bottom of a cup. The beaks were just cut into a triangle shape. The eyes are extra large but I love them.

Owl Softies felt nose and eyes

Sew the eyes and beaks into place. I don’t sew a lot so I was a little worried about the circles, but it was actually really easy.

Owl softies sewing faces

They’re starting to look more like owls now.

Owl stuffies eyes and noses

The buttons from my button stash are perfect for eyeballs. I used the same color thread as the buttons to hand sew them on.

Owl Softies buttons eyes

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

Owl Softies faces

Place the fabric right sides together and sew all around the owl.

Owl Stuffies sew bodies

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

Owl Softies bodies sewn

Now it’s time to add the stuffing. Make sure the stuffing gets into every area of the owl. Stuff it extra full for lots of softness and to make it extra squeezable for the kids.

Owl softies stuffings

Once done, hand stitch the opening closed using a blind stitch. Okay, these are totally adorable. Don’t you think? What little one wouldn’t love these? They were so easy to make that it would be a great first sewing project for anyone.

Owl Softies trio

{ 28 comments… add one }
  • Katie February 10, 2011, 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!

  • Mandy February 10, 2011, 9:28 pm

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

  • Lisa February 11, 2011, 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, 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.


  • Sheri@childmade.com February 13, 2011, 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!


  • WhoWhatLogos February 14, 2011, 7:14 pm

    Too cute…love these, and so personal!

  • Amanda February 15, 2011, 2:05 am

    These are so cute, thanks for sharing

  • SouthernScraps February 15, 2011, 7:26 am

    These are adorable.

  • Laurel February 15, 2011, 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, 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, 3:04 am

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing

  • Jen Webster February 16, 2011, 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.

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

    LOL, these are just so cute! 😀 Sweet! 🙂

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

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

  • Elia February 17, 2011, 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, 10:17 pm

    Those are absolutely adorable!

  • Melanie February 18, 2011, 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!



  • Chris February 18, 2011, 8:58 am

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

  • Tashia D February 19, 2011, 4:41 pm

    Love these! Very cute!!

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

    Just precious!

    m ^..^

  • Katy Lunsford February 20, 2011, 8:20 am

    Sooooooooooooo cute! Thanks for sharing.

  • ashlee February 21, 2011, 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, 8:25 pm

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

  • Meg February 22, 2011, 3:16 pm

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

  • Jolene September 19, 2017, 7:05 am

    Very cute and so fun! These could easily be made up for favors at a children’s party and I love that I could use up some of my fabric scraps. I also like the idea of using children’s out grown clothing to make a soft toy. Great idea!

  • jan October 11, 2017, 4:45 am

    I’m not sure where to look. Is this a free downloadable design?

  • Nancy Robinson October 11, 2017, 10:34 am

    These are adorable! I am always looking for easy sewing projects to do with my grandboys. These will be perfect! Two questions, however, if you don’t mind: 1) how big are yours? and what is the diameter of the eyes? 2) can I do them on a fold, having the bottom of the owl on the fold itself? That only leaves 3 sides to sew, and I would leave the stuffing opening up on one side?
    Thank you!

  • Teresa February 2, 2022, 1:15 pm

    I made one today and love it!

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