This month’s theme is delightfully frightful meets whimsical woodland. This way you can have a mix of projects — some perfect for Halloween and some perfect for fall and winter (or long after!). Take this felt horned owl that Krista designed, for instance. With its multi-colored, layered feathers, wide, piercing eyes, and grumpy disposition, it’s just the right mix of cute and creepy!
To get started on your felt horned owl, just check out our supplies list and instructions below for this beginner-friendly craft project.
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If you haven’t made one of our felt animals before, this felt horned owl is a great one to start with since it is a bit flatter than our other standing stuffies and doesn’t require as much construction know-how. You can also pair it with this black cat stuffie, which is another simple felt project that would be cute for Halloween.
Stitches used: Blanket, whip, ladder, straight, and double-running stitch. Need more guidance on these stitches? Check out our free embroidery guide.
Crafting tip: Want to improve your animal stuffie-making skills? Check out our skills course: 8 Easy Steps to Create Any Felt Stuffie.
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How to Make a Felt Horned Owl
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download our owl pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to template using a cutting machine with a rotary blade (optional) or scissors.
- Whip stitch the eyes on one of the body pieces, one layer at a time. Use 1 strand of floss to match each of the felt colors. Straight stitch lines going from the outer edge of the iris to the pupil using 2 strands of the dark straw floss. You can use a disappearing ink pen to mark your guidelines.
- Whip stitch the bottom edge of the forehead piece on top, aligning the top edge with the top of the body.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Clover Marbled Glass Head Pins
- Stuffing Tool or Chopstick
- Needle Threader (optional)
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Peat Moss, Hazelnut, Camel, Almond, White, Charcoal, Black, and Mustard
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Light Brown (434), Tan (436), Light Mocha Beige (3864), Very Dark Straw (3852), Snow White (B5200), Very Light Ash Gray(535), and Black (310)
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Tacky Glue
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
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