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Topic: OWL PLUSHIE XMAS TREE ORNAMENT TUTORIAL (with pix)  (Read 15529 times)
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« on: November 23, 2009 06:13:43 PM »

Materials: Black, white and your choice of colored felt (you can purchase single sheets at your local craft store for approximately 25 cents each; you wont need more than one sheet of each color for this project), card stock, pen or pencil, white sewing thread, sewing needle, poly-fil or cotton balls or even an old sock (for the stuffing), a piece of white yarn five or six inches in length. and fabric scissors.

Step One: Draw all the pieces shown in Figure 1 (front body, back body, wing one and wing two, eye one and eye two, and the face) out on a sheet of card stock (the owl measures approximately four inches in height and three inches in width at it widest point), then cut them out and assemble to match the finished ornament (you may want to modify your cutouts at this point); once you are pleased with your cutouts, you will use them as a pattern to cut our your felt pieces by tracing a line around each pattern piece.

Step Two: Start by sewing eye one and eye two onto the face (see Figure2). To do this, you will employ the blanket stitch (which you will use to finish all edges of the ornament).

Step Three: Using the blanket stitch, sew the face onto the front body (see Figure 3).

Step Four: Using the blanket stitch, sew wing one and wing two onto the front body (see Figure 3).

Step Five: Using the blanket stitch, sew the front body to the back body. Be sure to leave enough room at the top of the ornament so that you can stuff it and attach its loop (see Figure 4).

Step Six: Fill your ornament with your choice of stuffing (Ive used Poly-fil here). You dont need much; a handful will do the trick.

Step Seven: Make a loop with your piece of yarn and secure by knotting the two ends together.

Step Eight: Insert the knotted loop of yarn into the top of your ornament (see Figure 5) and secure it into place as your finish sewing up the top edge of your ornament.

Step Nine: Hang on your tree and admire!

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009 06:34:58 PM »

Oh, this is so cute!  Thanks for the tutorial!
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009 08:50:28 PM »

Lovely!  I would love to try this pattern, but I fear my sewing skills are lacking...
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009 06:09:22 AM »

I have a ton of felt doing nothing! Thanks for the tut, I can't wait to make some.

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009 05:47:34 AM »

I want to make these!!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009 03:41:26 PM »

So beautiful and adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009 12:29:21 PM »

I just bought some felt last week to work on some ornaments for my family Smiley Never done anything with felt before and I'm a horrid sewer...so...what's a blanket stitch? Lol.

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009 12:34:27 PM »

These are so cute, thank you! I have a big new tree and need some handmade ornaments pronto! The only thing I will add is a little beak. :>
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009 09:35:00 PM »

Thanks so much for the tutorial!!  I made these and posted my version here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331222.0.  I just changed a couple things due to different materials I had and the fact that I couldn't remember how to do a blanket stitch.  Smiley  So cute!!
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2009 03:20:18 PM »

aww so cute!
thank you for the tutorial.
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