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Tired of misplacing your sewing tools??
This wise old owl sits next to your sewing machine and holds all your important tools for easy access...marking tool, seam gauge, a seam ripper (or two), tiny scissors to cut those loose threads and a fluff brush and tweezers to keep your machine clean and happy. You can even use him as a pin cushion! Find the pattern attached and follow the step by step tutorial below.

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  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you will need:
    Pattern - attached
    Fabric - This is a perfect project to use up all those fabric scraps
    Thread
    Pins & Needle
    Scissors
    Fusible Fleece
    Polyfill
    Rice- about a cup
    Two Buttons
    Your sewing machine
    Any embellishments you desire..how about a bow or a button heart?

  • Step 2

    Cut out your pattern pieces. If you would like your owl one solid color you will only need page 1 for your front & back piece. If you would like your owl to have a contrasting belly cut out the pattern pieces on page 2 for the front of your owl. For this tutorial I will be showing your how to make the owl with a contrasting belly.

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out your fabric and fleece pieces according to directions on pattern pieces. You will want to cut your fleece pieces about 1/4 inch smaller than your fabric pieces. Iron your fleece to corresponding pieces.

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 4
    Step 4

    If your making the owl one solid color you can skip this step. For the contrasting owl's belly pin your two pieces together, belly to head, right sides together. Stitch 1/4 inch seam. Trim seam and iron flat.

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take your pocket piece and fold top edge down 1/4 inch, iron, fold over again 1/4 inch and iron. Topstitch in place.

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place wrong side of pocket piece on right side of owl front body lining up edges and pin in place. Find center and topstitch from top of pocket to bottom.

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take your two eyeball pieces and place on owl front where you'd like them. Now take your eyelid piece and cut in half. Place on top of eyeballs and pin in place. Zig zag stitch (or any decorative stitch of your choosing) around eyeball and across bottom of eyelid. Zig zagging in a circle can be tricky. I found using Steam a Seam or fusible web to hold your eyeballs & eyelids in place instead of using pins helps a lot. It doesn't have to be perfect. That's what makes your owl unique.
    Sew your buttons in place on top of eyes.

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take two of your wing pieces and pin right sides together. Stitch 1/4 inch around edge of wing and make sure to leave end open so you can turn inside out. Trim seam 1/4 inch. Iron and turn inside out. I used a point turner to form fingers. Be careful that you don't poke through your seam. Iron flat once wings are formed. Topstitch wing to create a 3 feather look. Repeat for second wing.

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 9
    Step 9

    Go ahead and assemble your beak & feet the same way you did your wings..place wrong sides together, stitch around pieces 1/4 inch leaving ends open for feet and a small opening at side for beak. Trim seam and iron. Turn inside out, iron and slipstitch opening of beak closed.

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place wings on top of front owl body in correct spots lining up edges. Place owl back piece on top with right sides facing. (make sure your wings are arranged correctly so you don't catch bottom of your wings when you stitch around edges) Stitch around owl 1/4 inch leaving about a 2.5 inch opening at side. Trim seam and iron. Flip right side out, iron.

    **Note: You may also chose to attach your feet here too as well. I actually tacked mine on to the front, which I go through in Step 13 but I later found that actually sewing them on here like you do the wings works just as well if not better.

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fill bottom of owl with about a cup or so of rice to give it some weight so it will sit upright and not want to fall over. Stuff the rest of your owl with polyfill. Stuff him good too!

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 12
    Step 12

    Slipstitch opening closed. Your almost there!

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now stick that nose on his face. You can either sew in place or take the easy route like me...a little tacky glue works perfect!
    Now do the exact same thing with his feet if you didn't already attach them in Step 10.

  • How to make a craft organizers. The "Owl You Need" Sewing Buddy - Step 14
    Step 14

    Embellish these little dudes how you want. Add a bow for a girl or a bow tie for a boy. You can leave his wings floppy or you can hand sew or glue them in place...I like them sewn in place, looks like he/she's hugging all my sewing gadgets that way :)

    You are all finished! Now you got a little buddy to keep track of all your tiny sewing notions.

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Kerry F.
Kerry F. · Nottingham, England, GB
I can't find the pattern
Jenks
Jenks
It's 4 lines below the "nice & simple" guage.
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