It’s Scrappy Saturday again! These weeks are flying by! I have to admit, coming up with a new tutorial every week is not an easy task. This week was especially difficult and I wasn’t sure I was going to get one done on time…but I somehow managed to multi-task and make this little guy while my 4 yr old made a glued version as a rainy-day craft and thankfully my sweet husband stayed up late working to get my pattern published in PDF format.
Within the past year I have seen a lot of owl-inspired decorations pop up all over the place. And I can see why…owls are not only wise but they are adorable too! A perfect compliment for any nursery, bookshelf or couch. So here is my version of a shelf-sitter (or playmate for a little one).
Ok, I know my owl looks a bit angry. He wasn’t supposed to, and he really didn’t look that way prior to stuffing, but when I stuffed him and his eyes got pushed closer together and he got a bit of an angry look on his face, so my tip to you is make sure you place the eyes in a way that won’t end up with the downward angry glare post-stuffing! If I had time, I would have remade him, but I didn’t have the time, and he has since grown on me!
For those of you who have children that aren’t old enough to sew, you can easily make this into a craft for that they can enjoy too. I had my 4 yr old cut out all the pieces then glue on the wings. I then sewed the front and back main pieces together, turned them right side out for her and she stuffed her owl. She then glued the face on and I sewed up the opening. She loved the chance to do a “Mommy and Me” project.
You can find the printable directions and pattern <
Have fun with this pattern….shrink it or enlarge it to make different size owls, use dry beans or rice to stuff it to use as a bookend, design your own face….the possibilities are endless!