A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 314,009
Currently Running With Scissors:
328 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My Very First Softie!  (Read 757 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
What A Joy
Offline Offline

Posts: 40
Joined: 03-Sep-2008

What A Joy

View Profile
« on: February 24, 2009 09:16:30 PM »

Owl in My Pocket

Nicknamed "Owl in My Pocket" due to it's miniature size (only 4 inches tall!), this creation is hand sewn with love and epitomizes my novice-ness at softie making. He's stuffed with cotton balls! (I've since upgraded to bamboo stuffing, rest assured you other craft-a-holics!) Brown felt was used for the body and goldenrod felt for the beak and feet. Embroidery floss was used to attach the beak and feet, to add embroidery eyes and wings, and to sew "Owl in My Pocket" together.
I designed my own pattern for this softie and kept things pretty basic. A lot of guess and check work went into the details, as I am a perfectionist!

I made him back in October and have since improved and experimented in softie making. Thanks to animusmessor for his encouragement and support! xoxox

I look forward to posting more of my creations here soon!

Your comments and tips on softie making would be much appreciated!

Offline Offline

Posts: 1832
Joined: 04-Jul-2007

Here's to inappropriate!

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009 09:54:54 PM »

He's cute. I like owls. Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009 05:53:08 AM »

He is great!  I am trying to get the hang of softies too.  Did you do the embroidery for his face and details before or after stitching him together?  One set of instructions I read says to do it after it's assembled, but then doesn't the knot on the thread end up on the outside of the project?  Or am I so bad at embroidery that I've got it all wrong?  ha ha!

Way to go, I love owls!   Cheesy
Crazy Panda-Obsessed Sewing Maniac.
Offline Offline

Posts: 59
Joined: 18-Feb-2009

Fear my panda crafting!

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009 08:10:32 AM »

This is very good!!
Your stitching is beautiful,I'm quite jealous!
He is so cute,amazing job!!!

When in doubt,get out the sewing machine.
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009 06:11:14 AM »

adorable Smiley
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Updated Yardbird
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy
What The World Needs Now...

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.