Introduction: How to Make a "LOVE OWL Pillow" - a Valentine Sewing Craft

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Everybody Loves Owls! So here's a sweet stuffed OWL pillow that you will Fall In Love With this Valentine's Day; another heartwarming idea from Love to Sew Studio! The best part about this project is, we'll show you how to make this without a pattern. All you need is a dinner plate and a cup-n-saucer plate to use to make your Owl pattern.

Let's get started:
You will need:
*about 1/3 yard of fabric for front and back of owl body
*scraps of red, pink, and black fabric for eyes, nose, heart, feet, and wings
*fiber-fill for stuffing
*basic sewing needs

You can find more Valentine Crafts Here: http://www.lovetosew.com/freevalentinepatterns.htm

Step 1: Love Owl Pillow: a Valentine Sewing Craft - Make the Pattern Step 1

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Let's make your owl pattern:

First tape two 8.5" x 11" piece of computer paper together side by side.

Trace a dinner plate.  This will be the base of the owl body.

Step 2: Love Owl Pillow: a Valentine Sewing Craft - Make the Pattern Step 2

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Now at the top trace a tea-cup saucer plate as shown in the photo.

Step 3: Love Owl Pillow: a Valentine Sewing Craft - Make the Pattern Step 3

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Now draw the eyes, nose, feet, and wings.
There, now you have your owl pattern to work with.

Step 4: Love Owl Pillow: a Valentine Sewing Craft - Make the Owl Pillow Step 1

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Now that you have your pattern, you can begin cutting out your pieces.

You will need:
2 owl bodies
2 wings
2 feet
2 outer eyes, and 2 center eyes
1 nose
1 heart

Step 5: Love Owl Pillow: a Valentine Sewing Craft - Make the Owl Pillow Step 2

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Once your pieces are cut out, pin them to the pretty side of ONE of the owl body pieces.

Step 6: Love Owl Pillow: a Valentine Sewing Craft - Make the Owl Pillow Step 3

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Zigzag appliqué the wings, eyes, and feet on first.
Either use a heat bond for the smaller pieces like the eye center, heart, and nose, or zigzag them on next.

Step 7: Love Owl Pillow: a Valentine Sewing Craft - Make the Owl Pillow Step 4

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Place your owl bodies pretty sides together and pin around the outer edge.
Stitch around the owl using the pressure foot as your guide. Leave a 4" opening.

(Don't forget to leave your opening.)

Step 8: Love Owl Pillow: a Valentine Sewing Craft - Make the Owl Pillow Step 5

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Trim seams, turn owl pretty side out. Stuff the owl with fiber-fill or stuffing.
Hand stitch the opening closed.

Step 9: Your LOVE OWL Valentine Craft Is Finished!

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Good for You! Your LOVE OWL Valentine Craft is Finished. Now since Everybody Loves Owls, you can give this cute little owl craft to anyone you love!


We've Got more Love Owl Photos for you to enjoy!

Step 10: Photos of the LOVE OWL Pillow Crafts

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Here are more Love Owl Pillows!

Step 11: Last But Not Least... the Snow Owl Pillow Craft

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Here's our last photo using the same pattern - we made it into a SNOW OWL... 

We had a Harry Potter Sewing Party and each student made this snow owl pillow, "Hedwig."

Enjoy! 

Comments

breebear (author)2014-02-13

Love this! <3

drwebster (author)2013-01-08

that is adorable,thanks for the instructable

susanchen2011 (author)2012-09-25

It looks very good.

mary candy (author)2012-02-05

so cute!!

ChrysN (author)2012-01-26

It looks so sweet!

Thanks! :-)

jessyratfink (author)2012-01-25

Adorable! You could even sew a little pocket on the back to put chocolates in! :D

That is such a great idea!!!! Thanks!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-01-25

That is so cute! I just love the Hedwig one :)

awww. Thank you! I'm trying to find my photo of all the Hedwig's we made. When I find it, I'll add that too! :-)

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