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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Owl Pillow Tutorial!

Don't know if you have noticed lately, but Owls are eeeeverywhere!

Here is an Owl Pillow I  made for Avery's (the little's cousin)  room!

Depending on the size of your pillow, measure and sketch out an "owl" shape (see next pic if confused).
I wanted this pillow to be about 17 by 12 inches when finished, so I drew a rectangle that was 18 x 13 then sketched the owl shape inside of the rectangle.

002 copy

Then you have this:


Gather coordinating fabrics and print the pattern below as a guide for cutting the applique shapes!

Owl Applique Pattern

Apply Heat N Bond to the fabrics you want to applique before you cut the pattern out.
Then assemble the pattern, like this:


Next, iron the eyes (you will layer the eyelashes, layer1, layer 2 then layer 3) and wings on...


And stitch along the straight side, make sure to back stitch at both ends:
(the outer edges will be stitched down later... trust me!)


Next stitch around the all three layers of the eyes and eyelashes (make sure to back stitch!).


After the eyes are stitched, iron on the beak then stitch it down!


Now you should have this:


Next lay the blank layer on top of the applique with right sides facing each other and pin together. Then stitch all the way around starting at the bottom left side of the owl (make sure to back stitch) and sew all the way around leaving about a 2-3 inch hole at the bottom. Got it?! STOP about 2 -3 inches before you get to where you started and back stitch - then you have an opening so you can stuff the owl!


Before turning right side out, snip little 1/2 inch sections all the way around the owl.
Like this:


Then turn right side out!


Stuff the owl and hand stitch the bottom closed and then you have a super cutie patootie owl pillow!

How cute would it be to applique a name on this pillow?!

I am linking this post here , here and to these awesome places!


  1. It is adorable! I think the fabrics you picked totally make it. It feels like the perfect addition to a nursery. M.

  2. LOVE your owl pillow! I made something similar for my daughter and a friend's baby that will be here any time now. Love the material you picked :)

  3. This is SOOO cute!! I love it! Thanks for sharing :)

    Sadie x

  4. Adorable! I have had a major weakness for owls before they were cool. LOL

  5. So dang cute. Just found your blog - you sound like an amazing woman with a really fun blog. :)

  6. This is so dang cute! I love the colors you chose for it. I love seeing owl things - it really takes me back. When I was younger, my mom was super crafty and our house was always filled with macrame projects and there were owls and mushrooms everywhere! Thanks for sharing!

  7. So cute! I have seen owls everywhere. Thanks for the step-by-step!
    (via A Glimpse Inside)

  8. This pillow is just darling! It turned out great!

  9. This is so adorable! Thanks for the tutorial! What a fun little owl!

  10. very cute owl pillow!
    come link this up to scrappy saturdays @

  11. This is one of the cutest owl pillows I have seen! I ADORE it! Thanks so much for sharing at Just a Girl :)

  12. I love this! Such a great idea. I'd love if you'd share it at my blog hop this weekend.Hope you can join in!

  13. Cute owl!

    Please feel free to link it up to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop! I'd love to have you!! :o)

    For Love of Cupcakes



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