Have you seen those cute little shelf-sitter decorations, with the long skinny legs hanging down? I decided to make a few owl ones this year. I seem to be making a lot of owl things lately... There are a lot of steps to this project, but it's the details that make this so unique.
scrap material in orange
I started by cutting a simple owl pattern out of scrap paper and then cutting the felt in that shape (you will need two for each owl. I decided to go ahead and make 3 of these at once, one aqua, one mustard and one marroon.
Next, I made a pattern for the first layer of felt for the eyes. Then I cut one for each owl.
Then I cut two round circles of felt for each owl. I used my pinking shears for these.
I then cut the below pattern for the owls chest feathers. I cut 3 for each owl. The bottom feather only has 3 bumps.
Last, but not least, I cut out the wings, 4 for each owl. The wings will be stuffed with pillow filling lightly. They are just simple half-moon shaped.
Now, time to sew!! I first sewed on the feathers using my machine.
For the wings, I sewed them around, stuffed lightly and then pinned in place.
Next, I made a simple beak and sewed it on each.
After pining the other layer of material on top, I sewed the back on each owl and turned right side out.
Next, I made legs out of some left over orange gingham material I had. I cut strips of material 14 inches by 2 inches wide, folded/ironed, then sewed down the length.
Finally, I stuffed each owl,then fit a mason jar ring in the bottoms and sewed a circle felt. Don't forget to stitch the legs in along the way!!
Yes, there were a lot of steps to this project...the key is to cut everything out at once, then sit down and sew it all together. Total time was ~3 hours to make all 3 owls!!