No-sew Stuffed Owl

I did it! My adventures in creativity.

I did it! From cooking to crafts, I will share some of my adventures and experiments, both successful and not-so-successful. Hopefully along the way you can find inspiration for some projects of your own!   -Amy


I did it!

I am a Pinterest addict. Yes, I will freely admit it. I find a ton of recipe and craft ideas there. The surprising part is that I actually try many of them! This project, a cute stuffed felt owl, was an idea I found on Pinterest (originally from the blog NatSprat: http://natsprat.blogspot.com/2011/02/no-sew-owl-plushie-tutorial.html) that was just too adorable to pass by. It was quite easy, and turned out well, don’t you think?

felt owl 

One thing I would do differently next time is make the owl a little smaller. In fact, for my Creative Journey program I had the participants do this craft using this smaller template (printed full-sized 8.5x11):

owl template

 

They all turned out super cute, too. Here’s what you do: Gather supplies (felt or fleece, poly-fill stuffing, fabric glue, fabric markers, scissors) and your template. Once you cut out your template, pin it to the fabric (or trace it onto the fabric) and cut your fabric pieces. If you want to do any decorative stitching on the wings, I would suggest you do that now, before you begin gluing. Once you have your fabric pieces ready, glue your top and bottom together at the edges, leaving a small opening for the stuffing. Once the glue dries, glue on your belly and the first eye layer. Again, wait for the glue to dry, then glue on the wings and next eye layers. Once the glue is dry you can add a triangle for the beak and either draw pupils onto the eyes with a fabric marker or glue on felt pupils. Another idea is to sew on small buttons for pupils before gluing down the eyes. Add a small triangle for the beak and you are almost done/ Stuff your owl with poly-fill and glue the stuffing hole. Voila, you are done! I decided to add a simple stitch around the edge just to add color, but it isn’t necessary. This is a project you can embellish as much or as little as you would like.

I did it! I made a cute stuffed owl friend without any real sewing involved. Try it yourself and let me know how it worked for you!

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