Friday, February 28, 2014

Sewing Softies

There is the C U T E S T Owl Pattern at Stubbornly Crafty and it's FREE!  See what I made?

Sewing for two sisters and one brother can be tricky!  Using Lisa's Pattern along with her simple directions, two snuggly, little owls were created with fleece scraps in purple, gray and zebra.  For my favorite boy, I hope you can see I used the same pattern pieces upside down and sideways!

  The result kind of looks like Mike Wazoski from Monsters, Inc!
Monsters, Inc. DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack - Collector's Edition
Perhaps my silly creation is Mike's sister's cousin's nephew, Fred Wazoski?  ;-) 
This was a fun project for practicing applique.  I'd like to do the pattern again with different fabrics.  Since fleece is stretchy, some of the proportions are a little distorted.  The kiddos love how soft and cuddly they feel though, so fleece was a good choice that way!  Also, the softies would have a more finished look if I had taken the time to match my thread to each fabric instead of using gray for all of the applique. 
Another sewing lesson learned, right?  ;-)
'Sending a big "Thank You" to Lisa at Stubbornly Crafty for this darling pattern!  I hope you'll visit her site and see her amazing skills!  WOW!  You will be impressed!
What have you been sewing?  Do you like making snuggly softies?

;-)  -Marci


  1. These are adorable Marci! I have not seen Monsters, Inc., but it looks like a fun movie. I love the fun zebra pattern on the owls. So unexpected. Be safe this weekend.

  2. So cute! I'll have to try making these...pinning now!


  3. I love these! Such a fab idea! I recently made some owls out of socks, not quite the same effect though lol #thegreatblogtrain

  4. So, so cute, Marci!!! I find applique harder on stretch fabric, but as you said, the fabric would be so soft and cuddly.

  5. love the owls will have to give it a try so cute thanks for sharing visiting from our sunday best have a great day

  6. Love! I'm just learning to sew, in fact I've spent the whole weekend trying to sew straight lines {it's a bit of a problem for me!}.

  7. How cute! I can't sew worth a darn but would love to make these if I could.

  8. I want one around the size of pillow in owl form. yep that would be so cute on my daughters bed. :) Thanks for sharing on the Wake Up Wednesday Linky!!

  9. These are so very cute! Thanks for linking up at The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You! We would love to have you come back next week!

  10. These are so adorable! And looks so soft and cuddly!

    Thanks for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

  11. I LOVE these! Adorable. :) Thanks for sharing at Do Tell Tuesday, and I hope you have a chance to link up again this week!

    Diane @ Vintage Zest


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