Here is the next installment of the felt owl tutorials.
How would you like to make this?
Use the template below to cut out your felt shapes. Cut two of the body and one of the belly and two of the wings if needed. To make the eyes just cut circle of felt. Play around with their shape and size to change the look completely.
Running stitch on the wings and nose
For the belly I just made long parallel running stitches
The eyes – Starting on the back stick your needle and thread up through the center of the eye and them back down on the outside edge. Repeat all the way around the eye.
Basic cross stitch on the nose
Whip stitch on the eyes, wings, and center contrast
For the hanging loop you can use ribbon, strips of felt, or a loop of embroidery floss. When you use embroidery floss or thin ribbon tie a knot in the end to create the loop. The knot will help ensure that the loop of floss doesn't pull out of the top.
I like to sew the front and the back together on my sewing machine but you could do it by hand as well. On both of the owls you will need to fold the wings out of the way when you stitch around the outside edge.
Use the templates on any of your favorite crafts. In the photos you can see how I made not only hanging ornaments but keychains, small stuffed animals, attach a pin back and you have a brooch, you could even shrink the size of the templates and make hair bows. Only use one layer of felt and you can applique the shape onto your favorite bag or the end of a winter scarf. Use your imagination and see what you can come up with.
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