Felt Color A – back, front, bottom
Felt Color B – chest, eyelids
Felt Color C – eyes
Felt Color D – wings
Felt Color E – beak
Embroidery floss Color B
Embroidery floss Color C
Embroidery floss Color D
Embroidery floss Color E
2 3/4” buttons with 2 holes for eyes
Stuffing (wool or polyfil)
Beans, fish gravel or large grained sand for weighting the bottom
Directions: (All seams are 1/4".)
1] Download pattern and make copies.
2] Cut out pattern pieces as follows:
Color A (sage green)
2 body pieces (front and back)
Color B (tan)
Color C (white)
Color D (forest green)
Color E (cinnamon)
3] Using the pattern as a guide, pin chest in place. Using 3 strands of color B (tan), blanket stitch chest to body front.
4] Transfer chest markings to owl. Using 6 strands of Color D (forest green), stem stitch the feather lines.
5] Using the pattern as a guide, pin beak to owl. Attach to face using a running stitch with 3 strands of Color E (cinnamon). Pin eyes to face. Blanket stitch to face using 3 strands of Color C (white). Position eyelids and using 3 strands of Color B (tan) blanket stitch the curve and use a running stitch on the flat edge.
6] Position buttons (irises) on eyes and attach using matching thread.
7] Pin front to back with right sides together. Using a 1/4" seam allowance sew pieces together. REMEMBER to leave an opening on the head for turning the owl right side out later. DO NOT sew the bottom on yet. (Picture below is from Horace the Puppy Doorstop.
8] Transfer markings to wings. Stem stitch using Color B.
9] Using the pattern as a guide, pin wings to owl’s body. (Note: if you wish to make the owl “anatomically correct” the smooth side of the wing should be in the front, closest to the chest, and the bumpy side should be facing the back. I chose to reverse the wings because I thought it looked cuter, but either way is fine.) Blanket stitch wings to body using 3 strands of Color D (forest green).
10] With right sides together, pin bottom in place matching side seams and notches. Sew in place. (Picture below is from Horace the Puppy Doorstop.)
11] Turn owl right side out.
12] Using beans, gravel or sand, fill the bottom of the owl about 4”.
13] Tightly fill the remainder of the owl with wool or polyfil. Pack tightly without stressed seams.
14] Using a blind stitch, sew up opening with matching thread.
15] Give your owl a name, take a pic and put it on Wee Folk Art’s flickr group!