This is an owl that i did all by hand. no machine sewing.
draw all pieces. here you need two body pieces, two big circles, two small circles, two triangles for the ears, one triangle for the nose, two wings, and the tummy. sew eyes together first. the sew on the body. you can then do the ears and nose (i only sewed the top of the nose down so it moves). then move to the tummy and finally the wings.