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Meet Owlivia Hootin' John - A softie that keeps you nice and warm!
Owlivia is an owl plushie that is microwave safe and makes a cuddly soft alternative to hot water bottles. Great for during the winter or "that time of the month!"

Posted by Aimee R. from Woking, England, United Kingdom • Published See Aimee R.'s 9 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Draw a basic outline of the owl body shape with a 1cm seam allowance. Then draw a triangle for the nose, a circle for the eyes, feet and a wing shape.
    Trace the patterns out onto the felt fabric and cut out 2 x body, 1 x nose, 2 x eyes, 4 x feet and 4 x wings.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Diy Heatable Owl Softie - Step 2
    Step 2

    Embroider the eyelashes onto the circle eye cutouts. Then sew the eyes onto the front body.
    Sew the nose onto the front body, underneath the eyes.
    Sew the 2 of the wing shapes together and stuff with the microwave-safe stuffing. Sew close and repeat with the second wing and the feet shapes.
    Sew together a basic rectangle pouch shape with 1 of the felt sheets. (Use a secure stitch, such as the back stitch.) Fill with the flax or filling of your choice and whichever herbs you would like to use. Sew shut.

  • Step 3

    Begin sewing the 2 body shapes together, starting at the head and stopping before you reach the wings.
    Start stuffing the owl as you go along and insert the flax pouch inside.

  • How to make a bird plushie. Diy Heatable Owl Softie - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew the wings into the seam as you continue to sew the body shapes together, and the same with the feet. Leave enough room to stuff some more and sew close when you are finished.
    Tada! To use: microwave for 2 minutes and she’ll be nice and warm. But be careful not to microwave for any longer than 3 minutes as it will overheat.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Do you just fill it with cotton scraps? How long does it stay heated for? Thanks Happy
Aimee R.
Aimee R. · Woking, England, GB · 17 projects
Yep! As long as the stuffing is microwave safe. I've found that just cutting small strips of felt does the job well and is easy enough to do. It will stay heated the same amount of time as any wheat bag (it will be warm for about 1 hour) Hope that helps! Happy
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Thank you! It's very helpful, I'll have a go at making one very soon Happy
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