Intro: How to Make a "LOVE OWL Pillow" - a Valentine Sewing Craft
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
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
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
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
Now that you have your pattern, you can begin cutting out your pieces.
You will need:
2 owl bodies
2 outer eyes, and 2 center eyes
Step 5: Love Owl Pillow: a Valentine Sewing Craft - Make the Owl Pillow Step 2
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
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
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
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!
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
Here are more Love Owl Pillows!
Step 11: Last But Not Least... the Snow Owl Pillow Craft
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."