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Sew a flock of feathered friends.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1115 projects »
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  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out a front and back owl body shape from light and dark tweed fabric.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the owl's face shape using the lighter tweed to the front of your owl.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out two large circles from white fleece for the eyes and pin them in place on to the face shape.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew around the outside of the eyes.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin the owl face to the front of the owl body.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew in place.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 7
    Step 7

    Iron interfacing on the back of all of your floral fabric scraps - this will stop it from fraying.

    Draw around the nose template on to the interfacing side of the floral fabric.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut the nose out and pin in between the eyes.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew in place with a zig-zag stitch.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 10
    Step 10

    Draw around the feather template on to the lighter tweed fabric.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut out a big pile of tweedy feathers. You'll need lots and lots of these.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 12
    Step 12

    Layer the feathers up on the owl in the shape of a wing.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 13
    Step 13

    Cut out some contrasting feathers from your floral fabric, and place these throughout the wing, tucking them under the tweed feathers.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 15
    Step 14

    Cut out two smaller circles of floral fabric for the inner eyes.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 15
    Step 15

    Row by row, sew all the feathers in place.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 16
    Step 16

    Place two large black buttons on top and sew in place.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 17
    Step 17

    Sew lots of small pearly buttons on the owl's tummy for decoration.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 18
    Step 18

    Right sides facing, place the back body piece on top of the front and pin around the edges.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 19
    Step 19

    Sew around the outline of the owl, leaving a few inches unstitched and the very bottom.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 20
    Step 20

    Turn the owl right side out, making sure to get it's ears all unfolded.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 21
    Step 21

    Fill with stuffing until the owl becomes a comfy cushion.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 22
    Step 22

    Fold the bottom unstitched edge under and sew closed.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 23
    Step 23

    All done! Pop the owl on your bed...

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Owl Cushions - Step 24
    Step 24

    or on the sofa. They're great to cuddle up with when watching movies.

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Alicia D.
Alicia D.
Wait! Just kidding! I found the tutorial Happy Ignore the question I asked on your Union Jack Tapestry Cushion tutoril Tongue
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Jiska
Jiska · Zwolle, Overijssel, NL · 6 projects
Best idea ever, yay! :3
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Roos
Roos · Nijmegen, Gelderland, NL · 7 projects
oh gosh this is such a great idea, it's not even that much work and with three it would look so nice on the sofa!
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Phoebe C.
Phoebe C. · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 1 project
These are so cute!! I'm going to make some for my sisters new apartment!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
I'm loving all of these versions, thanks everyone x
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Claire J
Claire J · Prestatyn, Wales, GB · 97 projects
i love them!! i just added my own version i made. thanks for the idea! Happy
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xXxCIARAxXx · Royal Wootton Bassett, England, GB
awwwww.... Awesome! really cute! lol .xoxo
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Maya
Maya · Agawam, Massachusetts, US · 1 project
I love them! They're so cute. Happy
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Jean M.
Jean M. · Jacksonville, Florida, US · 1 project
These are too cute! I want to make some with my daughter so they can live on our couch, too.
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ch@ntal
ch@ntal
ahh so cute
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