- Print out and cut your pattern pieces out of felt : pattern pieces part 1 and pattern pieces part 2
- cut 1 piece of fabric 13 1/4" x 13 1/4" (for a 12"x12" pillow form - I like having a bit of extra room for seam allowances)
- 2 pieces of fabric for the back of the pillow that measure 10 1/4"
*Please note that "pattern pieces part 1" the same page is up twice, I have no idea why or how to fix it - so only print out one page - you do not need double of everything.
I used some bias tape in my pillow but you could do a double fold over hem instead if you so desire.
and now onto the tutorial!
these are your pieces all laid out so you have a visual of the look you are going for.
I have them separated like this because you will sew in a layer style
1. Sew the eye layers
2. then place the eyes onto the body with the wings, pin that down where you think it looks nice and stitch on
4. stitch on the wing heart and I put a little stuffing in there for added poof funness
3. stitch on the beak.
Now I placed the branch and put the owl onto it (to make sure everything fit), pin that branch and leaves in place and stitch (machine stitched those on)
when I stitched my leaves I liked to give them a bit of curve, I think it's a nice detailed touch.
Now place your owl on and pin, and machine stitch around it.
When pinning the owl on do not forget about the feet! As you can see in the pic I made sure they are well tucked in that way you are sure to catch them in there when you sew!
The front of the pillow is now complete! I celebrated with some peanut butter toast, feel free to grab your favorite snack at this point :)
Now we will begin the back of the pillow!
Take one of your 10 1/4" pieces and put bias tape along the edge (remember one side is slightly longer than the other and this is the back side). If you use the extra narrow bias tape like I did be sure to pin it well and remove the pins as you come up to them for a tidier looking finish.
For the other back piece fold over and iron and then fold over and iron again for a tidy double fold hem.
Put your layers together, pillow front right side up, bias tape back piece right side down (facing the pillow front) and then lastly the hemmed back piece right side facing down. (as seen below)
pin and sew all the way around! No need to leave a spot for turning since you have a fold over back pillow.
Yay, the pillow is complete! and just in time as nap time is just finished!
So you can see the amount of cross over in the fold (because I hate it when the pillow form wants to pop out)
and that's it, now you just need to put in a 12"x12" pillow
FYI. I did my sewing outside today! I was at my parents and my dad helped me move my machine and get it hooked up and they played with babes and it was absolutely wonderful to be able to sit in the sun and sew!