Saturday, September 28, 2013

tutorial :: mega owl plushie

This wise old owl will take over the night shift for you. Use him as a pillow or use him as a toy or use him as a bit of both. He will make an excellent gift for any child, big or small!

You will need:

Step one: Enlarge your owl design 400% and trace onto the white fabric using your favourite method. I love the frixion markers - when you iron the fabric the ink disappears! Make sure there is at least an inch clear around all sides of the design.

Step two: Stitch along the lines using backstitch. I used all 6 strands of the floss for a chunky look.

Step three: Give both the fabrics a good press. Turn them right sides together. Sew around the owl about half an inch outside the design. Make sure you leave a two inch opening at the bottom. 

Step four: Trim the fabric back to make a half inch seam. Clip any tight corners. 

Step five: Turn the owl out the right way through the opening and stuff the toy fill inside. 

Step six: Hand stitch the opening closed.

Voila! Your very own mega owl. Hoot hoot!


  1. Someone is very happy to have owl to snuggle up to!! Love it!! :)

    1. Thanks! Snuggling to a handmade owl is the greatest.