I hope you’re in the mood for a deep belly laugh today, because my Owl Plushies turned out absolutely ridiculous! They’re the most demented looking owls ever. But, since they’re intended for a pair of three month olds, I bet they could care less that they were supposed to look like this:
Yup. Craft FAIL! Oh, well. If you so happen to be better at cutesy doodling, you can make yours so much cuter than mine. I’m going to try doing a few more, but since these took me about an hour, I figured I’d give myself a break for a bit while the little one naps. So, if you’re looking to make something adorable for a special someone in your life this Christmas, here’s the basics on how to do it:
• Fabric Scraps
• Needle/Thread or Sewing Machine
• Stuffing (fabric scraps, batting, or plastic bags are also great)
Step 1: Draw a pattern
So I started out relatively strong. I think the problem was the little ears, maybe? I didn’t want to make the same ones as my Pin, so I changed up the shape a bit and added a contrast panel (that thingie on the left). Then I cut out some eyes and a beak, freehand. Also a no-no for me. I suck at doodling, so this was kind of a catastrophe.
Step 2: Cut out your fabric shapes
Step 3: Sew on your details
Step 4: Pin right sides together, and sew a 1/8″ seam. Leave opening at bottom
I used the bags to make a bit of a crinkle noise, which was a little underwhelming. I thought it would be crunchier, but it’s really a soft sound. Oh, well. I used batting to fill it out, since the bags tend to compress and make your plushie sad and flat.
That’s it! I tried upsizing it a bit to make a “boy” one out of faux camo suede and pleather for Charlie’s bff Hunter, but that was also a huge gut laugh. Check it.
A pair of pretty shabby looking owls. Apparently I suck at making toys!! Seriously. I have a case of the giggles every time I look at that boy owl. He’s pretty ridiculous. Oh well, for something free, at least I now have a gift to give! And I really did try. Now he at least has something else to throw at his cat. I’m sure my dogs will hijack Charlie’s owl at the first possible moment like all her other toys.
If I attempt any more, I’ll be sure to post photos if they’re successful. Right now, I’m throwing in the towel.