Friday, September 9, 2011

Something for My Other Daughter

My 3 year old wanted to know when I was going to make something for her after the chicken little that I made for her little sister.  So I made her an owl kind of like one I found at Just Another Hang Up.  You should check it out because Suzanne uses much prettier fabric than I have in my scrap pile.

I made mine a little different, but I started out with two circles to make my outline like Suzanne did.  Mine is cut from a fleece blanket as requested.

Then I cut a couple t-shirts up to get the lower body and the wings following the body about 1/2 inch over half of the circle.  I piled them on upside down (I stuck two triangles of fleece in the middle pointed up too) and sewed through the center of the circle, so that when I flipped them back down...

...they lined up with the bottom part of the owl.  I cut two sets of t-shirt circles and sewed them on in an x pattern for the eyes.

To keep the wings floppy (what 3 year old doesn't appreciate moving parts), I folded the wings to the middle at this point and added fleece feet. ( I like the freedom that working with fleece and knit gives.  I don't have to worry about finnishing my edges).

I pinned the back on top of it all and sewed around the outside.

The owl is still open at the top at this point, which made me think if I had used something sturdier than fleece, this would have made a fun little purse.

After I stuffed the owl I zig-zagged it closed with the raw edges exposed.

This little guy is sleeping with my 3 year old tonight!


Suzanne said...

Yours is darling! Thank you so much for the highlight! I'm sure your 3 year old will love it!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for linking to Thrifty Thursday! :)