And to show my appreciation, I've come up with another tutorial that I think is super cute and super fun. The really fun part is that this tutorial comes with a giveaway. Scroll down for step by step instructions for an adorable owl key chain, and if you leave a comment I will put your name in a hat for a drawing to receive one of the cute little creations. I will be giving away five key chains on Saturday (7/28) at noon. I know it isn't a huge jackpot, but it's my first giveaway, and you have to start somewhere. If I get a good response, I may have to keep doing this with the prizes getting better each time.
Fold a sticky note in half and draw half the owl shape. Fold over and press the design into the other side for
symmetry then cut out.
Trace the sticky note pattern onto your fabric with a pencil,
and pin pieces together.
Make a loop for the key ring and pin between the owl's ears. Make sure the loop end is on the inside of the owl's body.
Now here's a trick to make this easier than normal. SEW FIRST & CUT OUT SECOND. I know this goes against traditional sewing rules, but it is much easier to handle a larger scrap of fabric than it is a tiny cutout. Besides, I don't really know how to sew, so I can break as many rules as I want!
And don't forget to leave an opening at the bottom big enough to stuff with fiber fill.
After you cut out your owl you can cover your edges with Fray Check if you wish. I would recommend putting it on the cut ribbon at the least. You can find Fray Check at Hobby Lobby and JoAnn. (Please forgive the horrendous picture quality.)
Stuff with fiber fill and sew up the little owl bottom.
Sew on button eyes and attach to a split ring and you're done! Easy schmeasy.
You can also stack buttons like I did on the black owl.
Get creative and have fun!
And don't forget to leave a comment if you would like to receive one of the cute owls in the large picture. The names and owls will be chosen at random and announced on the blog on Saturday. (If you leave an anonymous comment, please put your name in your comment, so I can include you in the drawing.)
- tauna marie
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