Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Owl Applique Tote

Here's a little pattern to make a simple owl applique.
You can cut the pieces out of felt, fleece, or any fabric really.
There's different ways to make an applique using fusible interfacing/ webbing, lots of ironed on starch, or just sewing the layered pieces on top of the base.
Whichever way you prefer works.  I used fusible webbing on this little guy, then top-stitched the face on. 

I also did some contrast stitching on the wings before sewing them to the body.

A little detail I added is the feather body.
Using brown craft feathers, I placed them on my fleece body and zig zagged down the center shaft of the feather to sew them on.  I added the eye buttons and green belly buttons too.
I chose to put this little owl on a tote for my little guy.
Santa brought a couple trains for Christmas, and they never leave his side.  It used to be Woody, but now he's been abandoned in the toy box since Christmas morning.  He takes these trains everywhere and even sleeps with them.  So I made this little tote so he can lug them around easier.
I'm sure there are free tote tutorials around, or you can sometimes find little kid sized ones at dollar stores too.
I use grosgrain 1" ribbon to make quick easy handles on mine to save time. Who wants to turn a skinny tube of fabric right side out?
Like any applique, you could sew it on a shirt, bag, wherever.  So far it's been nice to have a little tote for my toddlers treasures.

26 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Cutest tote ever!!! I love all the variety of textures - especially on the body! Amazing.

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  2. That is the cutest owl I've seen and I've seen a lot! I love all the different embellishments. It is adorable.

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  3. Seriously that is crafty--I love the layered textures.

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  4. this is the cutest thing i have ever seen! i LOVE it.

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  5. Oh my goodness!!! That has to be the most fabulous, cutest thing ever! I love it!!!

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  6. I love the little owl you've created, he's so adorable. Great little tote bag too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is great, Jess! I am a huge owl-lover, so I NEED to make one of these... =)

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  8. "I'owl" LOVE THIS! SO STINKEN DARLING "SOOOO!" coming by from UCreate! JEN

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  9. i HAD to share this on my CraftOManiac FB page- OH' MY CUTENESS check out this OWL BAG- (w)HOO doesn't love Owls? http://projectsbyjess.blogspot.com/2011/01/owl-applique-tote.html

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  10. This is so sweet. I love the idea of making the owl soft and tactile! Thank you for sharing. x

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  11. I love the owl! so adorable!!!

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  12. Really sweet. I want a little stuffed owl just like him!

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  13. Jess! So awesome. kinda spooky and sleepy and wonderful. I love it.

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  14. super awesome...
    i lovee that
    thanks for sharing :DDD
    i'll try to make 1

    xo

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  15. Wow! SO cute! I love it so very very much! I am going to have to make one...

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  16. this is a wonderful totebag! So original and I'm sure will turn heads as you carry it with you! I came here looking for your tutorial on the washcloth puppets and was pulled into reading your posts since -- I have now put you on my RSS feed so will be back regularly.

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  17. This is absolutely and totally adorable! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  18. I love, love, LOVE the feathers! Genius!!

    I linked to your template on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-feathered-owl-applique/2011/01/22/

    --Anne

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  19. He's DARLING! I love his fluffy little body! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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  20. I love your owl! The fur and the eyes....so cute!

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  21. That is SO cute! I adore it's expression. At first I thought it was made of faux fur, but using feathers makes it even cooler I think! Much more authentic ;)

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  22. i used this idea and made an owl pillow case :) thanks so much for the idea!!

    thriftedthings.blogspot.com

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  23. i CAN'T get enough owls!! I just love this one. Great idea. Very creative use of textures. I love your blog. I am a new follower. Your pics are AMAZING! What kind of camera do you use?
    Amy @SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  25. My mother-in-law has collected new and interesting owls her entire life. She will be 91 in July this year (2013) and I cannot think of a gift that illustrates her young-at-heart approach to life more than this cute owl. Plus, she really loves and appreciates home-made gifts so this will be perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.

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