It’s time for the 2013 Ornament Exchange ornament reveals! You may remember this exchange from last year, Kelli over at True Bias came up with the idea last year and I’m so excited to be a part of it for a second year. Last year I made this little Narwhal ornament and because I love a good theme, I stuck with nature and went all Snowy Owl over here!
I have full instructions and a pattern for the little snowy below the jump. Be sure to check out the other ladies participating, I’ve been receiving their ornaments over the past week and it’s been so fun checking my mailbox every day. Thanks Kelli for organizing this swap again!
Snowy Owl Pattern | Felt | Sequins | Beads | Thread | Embroidery Floss
Cut your pieces. If you’re using felt you can ignore the grainline.
Sew the owl fronts together down the center front (the non-notched seam).
Sew the owl’s head to the front body. You’ll need to pivot at the point of the head. Once sewn, clip across the point.
Assemble the owl’s eyes and attach. You’re going to go up through the owl’s body, into the felt eye, then into the sequin and bead, then back into the sequin and felt so that the bead anchors the eye to the body. Knot and clip.
With your embroidery floss make a V that forms a little beak. I went over the beak lines twice for each side of the beak.
Sew the center back seam.
Sew the front and back together at the sides. You now have a little owl tube.
Attach the back of the head to the back of the body. Like the front you’ll need to pivot at the point.
Clip across all of the remaining three points of the head.
Turn your owl right side out and give his little ears an extra push for sharpness.
Fill your snowy up with stuffing, make sure to make him extra stuffed!
Sew on the bottom of the snowy. I didn’t pin, just turned the 1/4″ seam allowance under and stitched the circle on top. Watch out because if you find yourself making 17 of these owls your thumb will look just like mine.
Position your snowy’s wings in place with two pins and slip stitch them down. If you place the wings slightly higher in the back than you do in the front you’ll get a more 3D wing effect.
Thread up your embroidery floss again and stitch a length through the top of your owl. Tie the ends of the floss in a knot so your snowy can swing through your tree.
That’s it, your little snowy owl is completed and ready to hang!