How to Sew a Sassy Little Owl

by Ben Franklin Crafts

Sew a sassy owl pillow – it’s easy when the holes are pre-cut with a SkipStitch blade! This felt friend even has a pocket to hold your secret treasures.


  • 1 Felt piece for body
  • Felt scraps for pocket and features
  • 2 Buttons: matching or mismatched
  • 2.50 Yards Yarn
  • 1 Yarn needle
  • 2 Feathers
  • Fiberfill
  • Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Skip Stitch Blade #3
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler guide for rotary cutter
  • Pattern: download from our blog
  • Pencil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    These are the supplies you will need to make your owl pillow.

    Step 2

    Download your owl templates and patterns from our website: Carefully cut out each piece.

    Step 3

    Cut the felt sheet in half to form the body. When cut it should be five and three-quarter inches wide.

    Step 4

    Lay that owl body template on the top edge of the felt body pieces. Trace the curve and cut the excess away.

    Step 5

    Now your body pieces will look like this.

    Step 6

    Trace and cut out the pocket pattern from one of your felt scraps.

    Step 7

    Place the pocket on the lower part of the body.

    Step 8

    The Skip Stitch Blade

    Step 9

    Cutting the holes on the straight edges of the body.

    Step 10

    Cutting the holes on the curved edge of the body.

    Step 11

    Thread the plastic needle with one end of the 2.5 yard piece of yarn. Tie a knot in the other end.

    Step 12

    Insert the needle between the body sections going toward the back to hide the knot. Start close to the middle of the body bottom.

    Step 13

    Sew the body pieces and pocket pieces together.

    Step 14

    When you have about 2 inches left to sew, it's time to stuff the owls' body.

    Step 15

    Add small handfuls of fiberfill to stuff the owl.

    Step 16

    Continue stuffing your owl until you're pleased with how it looks. You shouldn't need to use too much stuffing to get a nice appearance. Finish sewing the hole on the bottom of your owl closed.

    Step 17

    Poke the end of your yarn in between the body pieces and add a little dot of glue to keep it in place.

    Step 18

    Use your patterns and felt scraps to cut out one wing piece, one circle for eyelids, two circles for eyes and one beak piece.

    Step 19

    Cut the eyelid and wings sections in half.

    Step 20

    Arrange your owl's features until you're happy with how they look, then glue everything in place.

    Step 21

    Glue feathers to top points.

    Step 22

    Put glue on both sides of the feather and insert between body pieces.

    Step 23

    That's all it takes to make this sassy little owl! His pocket is ready to keep track of your pens or you can hide some secret summer treasures inside!

    Step 24

    We hope you have fun making this project!