Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Wise?

Just how cute are these little owls!........A friend had something similar ( she wouldn't let me take it to pieces so I had to guess how they were made)....and if I knew where the original design came from then I would give them the credit!
This is how I made mine.. These pictures are quite self explanitory.....

The only thing when stitching is to make sure the point where the stiches meet is neat.. this folds over to form his nose.

Place a pin accross and stuff firmly


Fold over and hold with a few stitches..

Cut some felt circles and add sequins and beads for eyes


Stich on his bottom!.... cute! You can change the size and shape by making the 'cone' shorter, longer, wider or narrower... experiment!.. if you make one leave a link so I can come and see!

96 comments:

GlitteryKatie said...

Gorgeous!!

Muckyfingers said...

Uttrely beautiful little works of art xXx

craftytrog said...

Very cute Gail! Love them!

Minxy said...

These are adorable.. i shall definatly be giving them a go when i have some free time, thanks for the instructions :)

Sarah Anderson said...

I love these owls, I've not found a pattern yet but seen the owls around so like you, made it up myself. Fly over here for a visit
http://sarahanderson1.blogspot.com/2010/02/pdcc-time-again-where-did-week-go.html

Lottie said...

You are absolutely brilliant, I love these

Netty said...

Terrific, love them. Annette x

Lea Cioci said...

OMG, these owls are priceless. I wanted to thank you for commenting on my blog for the USAQ blog, but I am just so thankful for meeting so many new and kindred artists. I will be following your blog. I do not sew, but my hubby does!!!
Thank you.

Tinkertaylor said...

I knew you didn't need to take my owl apart. These are so adorable and you're so clever. Glue and stick project maybe?

Lesley said...

These are just SO cute!
Lesley x

Angelnorth said...

Adorable! I love the little fat on in the foreground and I hope you gave them some sort of anaesthetic (or at least a stiff G&T) before stitching their bottoms!

Hels Sheridan said...

Brilliant!!! I just bought one the other week which is almost the same and it has a jump ring on the bottom with a couple of bells hanging of it for his feet...these knock the spots off mine though.. loving those colours x

Jenny said...

Wow! I think I have found a use for my fabric stash. Thank you so so much for this! xx

Claireliz said...

These are sooo cute, really fab :)
C
xx

Beth Norman said...

These are so cute. You are so talented to figure out the design yourself. Imagine, your friend not allowing you to take it apart. How silly of her--LOL.

Heavenly Anarchist said...

How gorgeous! I must make one!

Katy said...

OMG HOW cute??!!! Love them :).

Boo said...

Now those are seriously cute. I adore those colours you've used - I think we must like similar things. Now don't let me forget, when I'm settled I've got to make me an owl. :D

sewtakeahike said...

you are a natural when it comes to sewing Effie! great job on the owls. I think the idea was posted by Lolly over at Lollychops a year or so ago. yours look great!

Sid said...

Super little owls, great idea and super work !

Esellek's Crafty Playground and Other Stuff said...

absolute gorgeous, will have to find my fabric :)

Pat Beaumont said...

really cute - hope to have a go sometime soon - thanks for showing

Billie said...

Hi Efemera

Love your owls. I bough apattern on Etsy to make these.

Yours turned out much better than mine.
http://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/little-owls/

But my dexterity is terrible so hand sewing isn't really a starter for me. Love your owls though.

Best wishes

Billie :)

Krista said...

saw your adorable owls pinned on Pinterest. just finished sewing versions for my niece's room thanks to your blog. http://redcarproductions.blogspot.com/2011/05/owls-zebra-its-zoo-around-here.html

Anonymous said...

the pattern is orignially from a Japanese designer,

Conny's Cottage said...

thank you so maych for that tutorial.
I like it!


hugs Conny

Streuterklamotte said...

I say also thank you for posting how to sew these owls!!! They are adorable!!!

Hughs
Sabine

Melissa said...

I saw these cuties on Pinterest. I love them, and had to come and follow you. Is it ok if I mention you on a post of mine, of course linking back to your great tutorial? It's about owly things.

http://www.meldreamsoften.com

EmmaNadine said...

I used your tutorial as a guide when I made two owls today.

Here's the results.
http://lifebylist.blogspot.com/2011/08/gorgeous-rainy-day.html

C said...

Here's my attempt at an owl... a little wonky... not sure I got the base right :S
My owl's eyes are buttons not felt.. but I like it.

http://pinterest.com/pin/98883546/

Leah said...

I saw them on Moonstitches blog (I think that's where they originated). She has a "tutowlrial" for them. http://moonstitches.typepad.com/photos/tutowlrial/index.html

Amanda Anne said...

So adorable!! I'm your newest follower!
Amanda
www.scrapproject365.blogspot.com

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

featured this awesome craft on my blog today!

www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

K-Sue said...

Saw this on Kimba's Shout outs - cute! I made one up this afternoon. No pic yet - I need to do another with the eyes not overlapping his nose.

Megan said...

So nice of you to share this with us! I especially like the stout, pudgy owl. Oh, and your fabrics are so lovely and fall-ish!

ChrisAnne said...

This is so cute. How would you turn it into a penguin? My teenage son loves penguins! I'm sure there is a way, I just cannot figure it out. Thanks for your help!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute - think I'll try to make a few as pin cushions for gifts!

Me and Her said...

Love love love these owls! I can't figure out the ring for the bottom though, how do you make and attach it?

knittinpeace.com said...

I discovered this tutorial on Pinterest last week. I'm doing a blog post about them tomorrow (11/8/11). Thank you for figuring out how to make them. They're adorable!

Liberty said...

Verry lovely, thanks.

http://leblogdeliberty.canalblog.com

tundra gypsy said...

i linked your pattern on my blog.. i made some owls.. but i made up my own pattern when i couldn't find one oline! thanks for the pattern i'm happy to have one to share!

tundragypsy.blogspot.com

Judi said...

Great instructions, mine turned out a little fat! Love him!
http://judiknitsandsews.blogspot.com/2011/12/little-pincushion-for-christmas.html

Kate said...

Very, very cute - I'm going to make a larger one and weight its bum with sand or rice to use as a door stopper!

Kate said...

So cute - I'm going to make one a bit larger and weight his bum with sand to make a door stopper for my nephew!

Robin Correa said...

Wonderful inspiration! Here's the addition of my owlettes: http://tiptoetango.com/2011/12/14/owlettes/

ArtemisNhounds said...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=745966280838&set=a.678341810818.2138374.40703153&type=1&theater

heres mine!!

marlaken said...

Very cute! I love the fabrics you chose.

Anonymous said...

Love these! I am going to use a bit different color pallet and make these up for my kids' room :)

Stine Ursin said...

These are so cute!! Thanks for sharing your pattern

Joyce said...

So cute!! I would have to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

SarahB said...

These little owls are so cute! My kids' school mascot is an owl, so I think I'll make one of these for each of their teachers as an end-of-the-year gift. :)

joma said...

ola, vim conhecer seu blog e me apaixonei, trabalhos maravilhosos já me toreni sua seguidora e a convido para conhecer meu blog e se tornar minha seguidora, bjs

Brittany said...

So, SO adorable! The jewel tone color fabric is beautiful! I recognize the twiggy fabric, but what is the plum polka dot fabric? It's so gorgeous!!

Татьяна (Soap-Sweet) said...

Спасибо!!! Очень полезная информация. Люблю ваших сов.

Anonymous said...

Those are so cute!! And I love the fabric/color combinations. I think I feel a trip to the scrap bag coming on... :-)

Malle said...

Thank You for this tutorial! We have in our handycraftsforum one project "Owls" and I decided to make some wise birds by Your tutorial. I used T-shirt fabric with fusible interfacing.

My owls:
http://www.isetegija.net/index.php?ind=blog&op=home&idu=26&singlepost=106202

Malle alias Silpsolps
from Estonia

OddOneOut said...

these are adorable! I might just try them, thanks for sharing the pattern<3

I design an owl cushion of my own a while back, see my link:
http://chane-oddoneout.blogspot.com/2010/12/hello-owly-here-you-are-at-last.html

Lora said...

There are a few variations on this idea out there. I think the source for the general idea is a traditional Japanese toy. I make similar owls from recycled wool.
Clear instructions!

Lora said...

There are a few variations on this idea out there. I think the source for the general idea is a traditional Japanese toy. I make similar owls from recycled wool.
Clear instructions!

Anonymous said...

I'm in love with these. I wish I could buy them off of u. I particularly LOVE the fabrics u chose n the colors. I'm clueless about seeing n I can't understand the directions because it's not in my abilities.

Anonymous said...

A "BIG" Thank You! I received an adorable set of these owls from an Asian friend and absolutely loved them. I searched all over for a pattern. Thank You so much for sharing!
Grateful!
Connie

Creatividad Y Reciclaje said...

Thank you, I love owls, sure I´ll make 3 for my kids!

Digna said...

So cute. Thanks to share how you made it. I will try to make one.

Regina said...

I was just directed here through a group. Your owl is just so cute. Thanks for doing the figuring and the pics. I hope to get one made myself - purple definitely !

Maria João said...

thanks for the tutorial. I made some little owls to put on my christmas tree. I also took pictures of them, they are in my blog http://traposcoloridos.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/o-primeiro-post-de-natal-do-ano-ou-como-nasce-uma-coruja/
It's in portuguese but you can see the pictures Thanks again

lovenotesrestylestudio.com said...

so so so cute - did i mention so cute?!?

Sara H said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Mine didn't turn out quite as great as yours - but he's still cute.

http://www.babyresume.blogspot.com/2012/10/week-5-fabric-scrap-owl.html#

husna said...

so cute. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

Melissa C. said...

These are so cute! What a great way to use up some halloween/fall fabric!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Melissa
www.favecrafts.com

Anonymous said...

Pattern comes from UK magazine Popular Patchwork August 2012 issue. called little owl beanie - pages 64, 65 and pattern insert.

Effie said...

..... That's strange, this post is dated 2010 .......

Anonymous said...

This is soo adorable! I love it! Just repinned!! Awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

made this one today... my first attempt and pretty happy with it all...
Kerry

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151132998793795&set=a.10151132998338795.448600.189026483794&type=1&theater

Kim said...

Gorgeous! My grandchildren are making gifts for their siblings this year for Christmas, they are ten, six, five and four. The three youngest are girls and the oldest is a boy who absolutely loves animals of any kind! This will be perfect for one of the girls to make for him! Can't wait to get them started on this! Thanks for sharing the instructions with the rest of us! :)

Bellknitting said...

Absolutely fabulous. Thank you for writing the pattern which I found on Pinterest. I had so much fun making them for my grand daughter using fabric left over from making bunting to match her bedroom. I don't think they will be the last owls I make - I can see the family orders coming in.

CourtneyJane said...

These are the cutest!! I made some for doorstops heres the link to my blog :) http://cortyjane.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/owl-stops.html

Anonymous said...

These are adorable. Might try to make for myself.

F said...

I love these owls. Where did you get the fabric from? I have been trying to find some and I live in a very rural area. Can I order online? Thanks.

Ashley said...

So very cute once they are finished. a bit smaller than i imagined but still adorable

indigo heart said...

holy owl, batman! that's so stinkin' simple. gorgeous!

naftali said...

thanks for the great pattern. had a great morning sewing up this small owl. tried to send you a pic, but it didn't work. have a great week

Kim said...

So....is there a template somewhere??

Стрекоза said...

Thanks for the pattern! I took advantage of them and very grateful. Here's what I got:

http://strecoza2000.blogspot.ru/2013/04/blog-post_25.html

chubirubi said...

Hi!!!
Thank you for this tutorial! I just did my version. If you want to give it a look here it is: http://chubirubi.wordpress.com/
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Verey cute, Made one and linked back to you: http://www.thesingingtree.biz/index.php/2013/07/make-a-stuffy-owl/
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love them! Thank you for sharing! Pinned!

Tattewatteke said...

Love at first sight! they are just adorable. I tried to make one as cute as yours. Here you can see what I made of it: http://tattewatteke.blogspot.be/2013/08/stof-superschattig-uiltje.html
thank you for this pattern!

Mary B said...

They are so cute I just had to make one, I hadn't appreciated just how small and cute they were till I made it
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22429484@N05/9917360276/

here he is in my hand to give the size

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22429484@N05/9917372606/in/photostream/

SewCalGal said...

Super cute project and great tutorial. I definitely want to add this to my list of favorite tutorials: http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/my-favorite-tutorials_4.html

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Trine @ Creative Pink Butterfly said...

supercute! I love owls! If I ever make them I will for sure link it up! Pinning!

Kerry-Sue Thomson said...

I made mine into a doorstop. Here is the link. http://kerry-sue.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/meet-guinevere.html

celinum said...

cute! It will be my weekend's job...Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Ido you have a copy right? I made up a patern that is similar but made differently. I want to make my own patern but I don't want to step on any toes.

Effie said...

I don't have copyright ...I did create the pattern myself... but it is polite to credit the source if you recreate something you see on the web
Effie

Lizon said...

Bonjour !
Merci pour l'idée, j'ai fait une chouette que j'ai postée sur mon blog : lefruitdunepassion.over-blog.com/2014/10/chouette-deco.html

Crafty makes said...

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/339740365614261976/

Heres my attempt and i am not a craft person at all :) thanks for the fab tutorial!