White Eye Felt / Fabric
Black Eye Ball Felt / Fabric
Yellow Beak Felt / Fabric
Coordinating or accent color thread
4-5 Different coordinating, or clashing fabrics for the appliques
Owl Pattern (you may use our free owl pillow pattern below)
STEPS & INSTRUCTIONS
Get fabrics together and decide what is going where, and mark it on your pattern.
Begin cutting out your pieces. Start with the body (2 pieces cut on a fold) Lay out the top piece and slowly replace the paper patterns with fabric pieces as you cut out the rest.
For the feathers cut some really long strips and place them as needed.
Place feather down where you would like, you can see how it is done below
Center each new circle layer on the point of the lower layer
Trim the extra feathers so that the wings cover the raw edges
Now you will sew around all the raw fabric edges of your glued pieces. Set your sewing machine to a regular zig-zag stitch. Set the width of you zig-zig to about 1/2 of it’s full width. Set the stitch length to be about as low or short as you can go. This will create a solid seam.
As you sew, think of it in layers, you want to sew the bottom layers first where seams will meet. Like the picture below, the feathers are before the inside seam of the wings, since the wings are on top.
The back should look like this. Place the two good sides together, and pin the edges. sew all the way around but leave a small 3″ inch opening center on the bottom so you can stuff the pillow.Step Thirteen: