Guest Post: Pincushion Creations Owl Plushies

Well Hello One Artsy Mama Readers! My name is Katie and I blog over at Pincushion Creations! Amy and I are trading spaces today, and I am so excited to be here!! Amy is over at my place sharing some fun free Valentines Day Printables, make sure you check it out. To keep the Valentines Day mood, Amy asked if I could share a Valentines Day craft with you guys! But first…Let me introduce myself.

My two most important jobs are being a wife to this wonderful husband of mine and Mommy to my chubby little 10 month old. In my spare time—which is just that, spare :)  — I love to create things, whether it’s sewing, scrapbooking, modgepodge or figuring out ways to repurpose something. Being able to make something for myself, my family or friends is so rewarding! When Amy asked me to come up with a Valentines Day Craft my first thought was… ” It needs to be pink and it needs to be soft”—hence came the Owl Plushie.

Materials:
Pink Fleece
Orange felt
Pink felt
Black felt
 White Felt
White Button
 Small piece of Flannel or cotton fabric
Sewing machine
Stuffing

 I don’t have a pattern for you to download, but I’m sure you could find one somewhere in this crazy internet world :) I like to free hand alot of my patterns. I just draw and cut. That’s what I love about this owl, you can make it any size you want. You could make it fatter, taller, smaller…you get the idea.

Begin by cutting out 2 bodies, 1 belly, outer heart, inner heart, beak, two eyes ( two white pieces & two black pieces)

Set your sewing machine on your blanket stitch. You don’t have to do this. You can use just a regular stitch. I just liked the way it looked.

Place your belly piece on the bottom part of your owl and stitch in place.
Place the outer heart on your owl where you want it to be and stitch. If you move your needle as far over as you can it will make it easier to stitch close to the edge.
Now place you inner heart in the middle of your outer heart and stitch.
Decide where you want your owl’s eyes and beak to go and stitch in place.

Rather than stitching around the tiny black pupils, just stitch a small straight line down the middle of each pupil to hold it in place.

Once you stitch all your pieces to the front of your owl take the other body fabric piece, and lay them right sides together and sew.

Keep your presser foot at the edge of your fabric.

When you get to the bottom of your owl, sew in a few inches. Stop and backstitch leaving an opening big enough to stuff your owl. Then backstitch and sew the rest of the owl closed. Turn your owl right side out.

Stuff your owl.

Pinch your opening closed.

Handstich the opening closed.

Enjoy your new little owl plushie! To my surprise, my little man loved this owl! Everytime he saw it, he giggled…must have been the funny big eyes :) Don’t worry, I bought some blue and green material to make him a special one. I love pink, but thought it best that one of my son’s new favorite toys not be a pink owl with hearts. Not a fan of pink?? Go pick some of your favorite colors out and make it just the way you want! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thanks for reading! I hope you will come and join me over at Pincushion Creations for more projects and some giveaways in the near future!! Sending you all my love during this special holiday! <3

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8 comments on Guest Post: Pincushion Creations Owl Plushies

  1. Carrie
    February 6, 2012 at 1:24 PM (3 years ago)

    So cute!!

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  2. Kara
    February 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM (3 years ago)

    It’s so cute!! I’m so happy Little Crafter loved it. :)

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  3. Connie
    February 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM (3 years ago)

    Your little owl is so cute! Thanks for sharing! I would love to have you add it to my linky party!
    Quilting by the River

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  4. townmonkey
    February 9, 2012 at 9:46 PM (3 years ago)

    That has real character, love it.

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  5. Cindy
    February 13, 2012 at 2:47 AM (3 years ago)

    I love the owl. So cute!

    Reply

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