Alrighty! I have my very first project for you today!
The first craft is this owl pillow!
I basically free-handed all of this, so I don't have a pattern for you, but I am definetly going to share step by step instructions, so feel free to recreate it!
Pick out your fabric! I used 3 different fabrics, but obviously you can do whatever you want! Go for it and be creative!
Also, pick out your "notions". This includes your buttons for the eyes, and the thread you'll use!
Cut out the shape of the body of your owl (and make sure you cut 2!). Then cut out the wings, the belly and the whites for the eyes!
Again, I did this all free hand, and no, nothing was perfect, but I like it that way because it looks handmade! =)
Now you can sew it. First I sewed the eyes and the belly to one of the pieces of the body.
Now, you can either sew the wings on now, or wait (like I did) and blanket stitch them on last. If you don't know the blanket stitch here is a link to some instructions: http://www.anniesattic.com/cross-stitch/content.html?content_id=46>
Then turn "him" inside out and sew the two pieces of body together. After that just stuff him full of poly-fill and you have the cutest little owl pillow!
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and I definetly hope you will try it! If you do, please let me know how it came out! =)
Good luck, have fun, and God bless!