Our sewing room friend, Aly owl was a popular character at Sew Saturday events, and now everyone can make this cute critter! The perfect scrap buster, using less than a fat quarter of fabric plus some felt, stuffing and a few buttons, one can be made in less than an hour!
- Main fabric, 20cm
- Contrast fabric, 8cm x 20cm
- Coordinating thread
- Buttons, two
- Toy filling
- Felt, scrap
- 7cm x 8cm
Using the templates, cut a body from a main fabric and a tummy from contrasting cotton. With right sides facing, pin and stitch the tummy to one straight edge of the body, then join the other side to make a cone. Turn right side out.
With a double strand of coordinating sewing thread,work a line of small running stitches around the open edge. Stuff with toy filling, then pull up the thread to close the gap. Fasten securely.
Ease the filling away from the point at the top and fold it over to the centre of the tummy. Catch down with a few stitches, then sew on two round buttons for eyes. Cut a pair of feet from felt and attach these to the base.