stuffed owl

No taxidermy here, just a fabric owl full of stuffing.

I made this owl to be a bib when I was making baby bibs to send to China as part of Craft Hope. Then I didn’t have any extra bias tape and I didn’t want to cover up the topstitching on the edge of the wing.

I’d already cut out the front and the back pieces so I just put them in a bag with other fabric for a few months.

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I was going back through the bag to look for something when I came across the owl pieces. It seemed a shame to not finish something so close to being done, so I came up with the brilliant idea of making a simple stuffed animal by sewing the front and back together.

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pre-stuffing. I still lost the wing top-stitching, but that was unavoidable.

When I went back to the tutorial where I got the pattern from, I realized the owl was originally a stuffed owl and the blogger had modified it to be a bib. So much for my brilliant idea!

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It still came out cute though and I’m happy with how all the bright and neon elements came together. Plus the felt details should be more functional for a stuffed animal than for a bib. Hope Emma likes it!

p.s. Next time I’ll move my eyes down because the seam allowance to sew the top closed was very small!

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