Stuffed Owl

Stuffed Owl - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

My Baby girl is 1!  It’s so fun to watch her grow up, but still very hard.  I made her this stuffed owl for her birthday.  The printed fabric is Riley Blake Floral and  Brown Stripes.  The solid fabric is Bella Solids Lime and Moda U Brown.  I just LOVE this fabric! 

 I made the beak from some orange felt I had on hand.  I used buttons from my Citrus Button Jar for the eyes.  I made a stacked bow-tie bow with Baby Pink Ribbon.  I sewed the bow together, I didn’t use any hot glue so I can wash it if I need to.  Then I stitched it to the owl.  I sewed some Aqua, Light Pink, and White Ric Rac to the belly.

I’m going to give you the basics of how I made this owl.  This is not a step be step tutorial.  I just wanted to give you an idea. :)

 

I made up my own pattern out of construction paper.  First I drew half of an “owl” shape onto the blue paper.  I cut it out and used it as a pattern to cut the identical shape for the red paper.  I did that so I could make sure I liked the shape.  I used a couple things I had laying around to trace circles for the eyes.  I free-handed the beak.

You can see in the picture above I cut two circle patterns for the eyes out of green construction paper.

I kept the blue construction paper pattern for the owl and cut up the red one for my wing and beak pattern.

I put all these patterns on the fold of my fabric so I would have a symmetrical shape.  Except for the wings. I cut two of the owl pattern.  (For the front and back).  I also cut two each of the circles for the eyes.

For the legs I cut four strips of 2″x9″ fabric.  (Two for each leg).  I sewed them together with right sides together leaving one end open.  Then I turned them right side out.

I appliqued the eyes, beak, and wings to the front owl pattern.  I used a zig zag stitch around all the edges.

I stuffed the legs and sewed them to the front side of the owl.  Then I put the right sides together of the front and back owl pattern and sewed it together.  The legs were inside when I sewed it together.  I left a hole so I could turn it right side out.  After I turned it right side out I stuffed it and hand stitched the hole closed.

I’m sorry if you can’t understand this!!  If you can’t, maybe there is an owl pattern out there you could get.  The Ribbon Retreat has so many amazing fabrics it would be so fun to make stuffed animals for your girls or boys.

 Stuffed Owl - {The Ribbon Retreat  Blog}

Stuffed Owl - {The Ribbon Retreat  Blog}

Stuffed Owl - {The Ribbon Retreat  Blog}

Stuffed Owl - {The Ribbon Retreat  Blog}

 I really hope these two become great friends over the years!!  By the look on her face I think they will! :)

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5 Comments

  1. Posted July 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    That is absolutely adorable! I love it, and by the looks of it, your baby thinks it’s pretty tasty too! Happy birthday to her! Is it today? Today is my little guy’s first birthday! He’s rockin’ the birthday shirt I made for him, and he is loving the sock monkey I made for him, too! I just love it when handmade gifts are loved!

  2. christy
    Posted July 8, 2011 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    LOVE this owl!!! Really, really cute :)

  3. shannon
    Posted July 8, 2011 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    How cute! I think I may have to try this out! :)

  4. Brittany
    Posted July 11, 2011 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! I love this!

  5. Bobbi Christian
    Posted July 14, 2011 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Love this , I am going to try to make this for my grandchildren

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