Monday, June 28, 2010

Remade Owl Sewing Project

This weekend's sewing project was in honor of my little nephew.

When he was first born I started calling him little bird, because when his mother was trying to catch some winks, and I was holding him he would peck at me and open his mouth like a little bird. His little eyes staring at me as if to say, "Are you going to feed me or what?"

Since then he is walking and playing and fast becoming a little person.

And I've yet to sew him a toy. (or any toy to be honest)

But I was organizing the other day and came across a wool sweater that my husband shrunk a while ago by accident and I thought it would make a great toy.

So I thought I would make a bird for my little bird. Or really an owl. Here is what I did:

1.  I sketched out an owl on the sweater and cut it out. (Look online for tons of different ideas)

2.   I had different colored felt material on hand and after cutting out circles for both the eyes and the beak, I stitched them on to the face.

3. Then I cut two wings out of felt in an oval shape that would be flush on the side seams of the bird.

4.  I sewed the wings on and then sewed the bird together.

5. I finished the project by adding the stuffing into the toy and stiched close the small opening (for the stuffing)

I cannot tell you how excited I am that I didn't screw up the project finished my first toy. And I hope my nephew loves it.

And that it doesn't fall apart. Either way I'm good.


  1. This toy is so so cute. Words cannot describe it. I think it might have a look alike on my bed soon! Great as a decorative pillow, if you ask me!

  2. That is adorable (saw this on craftgawker)


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