Sunday, 3 June 2012


Going from a full-time degree plus a part-time job to just a part time job has left me with a lot of time, so I've been making a lot recently.

One very bored day I decided to make these cushions:

For anyone that wants to make them, they were very easy. I didn't have a pattern, just drew the shape of the owl on the fabric- that's the back.
Then draw another on the fabric you want for his head. Cut the bottom off and draw round this on the fabric you want for the tummy- stitch them together. Then draw some wings and cut them out. Pin them onto your owl front and cut round them. Then sew the wings to the owl front. I did a zig-zag stitch over the seam to a) flatten it a little and b) it just looks cute :)

Then cut out two circles, one smaller than the other. Applique the largest circle onto his face, and then applique the smaller circle inside. Then stitch a button in the middle of that. Cut out a triangle and applique this on his face for a nose. Then stitch the two halves together leaving a gap, turn right side out and stuff. Slip-stitch the gap.

This is a great project for using up small scraps and because you make the pattern you can use any size scrap you have.

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