2013 Handmade Ornament Exchange | Snowy Owl
SUPPLIES 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!