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!