Make sure to set you machine on the LONGEST stitch setting and DO NOT backstitch!
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.
Stuff the owl and hand stitch the bottom closed and then you have a super cutie patootie owl pillow!
Here is my