My first owl project was designing a baby announcement for my friend. And then I was hooked. I was searching out owl projects like they were going out of style. Wait, are they going out of style?!
My Owl Barn, "for all owlovers," has oodles and oodles of owl goods & projects, like their uber-popular Owlovers Calendar, and my next
|Just try to avoid his gaze...|
The Owl Barn offers great instructions, but I thought I'd do a little step by step guide in photos. Here it goes...
- Felt (in corresponding colors)
Steps 1-2: Cut out template then use template to cut out each piece. Remember that you will need two of everything except for the Face and Beak (Piece B.)
Steps 3-4: Sew eyes to face. First start by sewing the small eye piece to the larger eye piece. Repeat with second set of pieces. Then sew both sets to the Face and Beak piece. (You can either hand stitch like the Owl Barn shows or use the sewing machine, like me. My apologies folks, for my less than stellar sewing job. No excuses. Just some shoddy craftsmanship. It's still cute, right?)
Step 5: Sew wings onto the body.
Step 6: Sew face onto body.
Now you have completed the front (and hopefully it looks better than mine!)
Step 7: Pin the back to the front piece.
Step 9: Fill with dry beans. (I used rice.)
Steps 10-11: Pin ends together and sew.
And that's it! Your (or someone special's) very own owl beanbag. A perfect stocking stuffer.
So, what's on your handmade christmas list?