Saturday, January 7, 2012

Owl Warmer Tutorial

Both of my Brothers wanted heating pad for Christmas and after coming across these adorable owl hand warmers I thought they'd be adorable as big ones too! Just warm them in the microwave and you can have a warm little friend to sleep with!

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You'll find the pattern pictures for you to print at the bottom of the post.

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All you really need are some fabric scraps and rice. (or flaxseed, wheat grains, cherry pits, etc.)  I used cotton for the body and wings, and flannel/knit for the eyes. You can use felt, though if you do test a small piece in the microwave first. 

Print out the Owl Pattern and cut!

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2 Body
2 Wings
2 Outer eyes (you can also 'connect' you two outer eyes making a figure 8)
2 Inner eyes
Beak 
4 feet (optional)
Tie or Bowtie (optional)

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First I laid out all my piece so I could see how it would look.

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Now I added a white egg shaped piece just for fun, if your making a 'boy' and are using the bowtie or tie then I probably wouldn't, BUT since mines a girl I did. :)
 

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Starting with the Outer eyes use a large stitch and sew around the edge. Do the same to your middle piece if you have one.

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For eye lashes (suggest only for girl owls) lightly draw them with a pencil and using contrasting thread stitch them. I used 4 layer of black thread to make it thick.

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Now finished your eyes and add the beak.

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For the wings do a large zigzag stitch around the edges then follow up with a strait stitch.

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Feet are optional, they look cute with or without them. With right sides together sew around your feet leaving the end open. Its about 1/8-1/4 inch from the edge with a slight tilt toward the top. Cut the corners and in between the toes and turn right side out.

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Pin and baste on to your owl.

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Slightly fold and pin so you don't sew over them.

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With wrongs side together sew all the way around leaving about a 2" opening on the bottom.

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Trim the corners and ears.

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Flip right side out and press.

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Now fill! I was going to use Flax seed but I couldn't find where it went. So I switch to rice.  It takes about 1 1/2 -2 cups. It will depend on how full you want it. Stitch the hole with with your sewing machine, back stitching a lot!

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Tada! A lovely owl friend that will keep you warm at night! Microwave for about a minute, don't overheat!





Click and enlarge then copy and print. 





Katie

1 comment:

  1. How cute is that?! I love owls. Would you consider sharing this great project at my party? In return, I'm happy to be your first follower!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/shine-on-fridays-9-and-some-fabulous.html

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Thank you for commenting! So glad you chose to drop off a small note!