This pattern has been on my to do list for quite a while. I really loved them but never really had a reason to make them. I don’t really like having useless knickknacks and despite their cuteness they did not serve a purpose. However, during my knit fabric class someone had mentioned pattern weights to keep down the fabric and pattern in lieu of pins. I saw one girl take out some rather pricey, generic, looking sandbag things and I thought, ” Hey I could make a cuter weight than that!” Hence my swarm of Moonstitches Owls!
Fabric Used: Various Wools and Canvas
Notions Used: buttons…lots and lots of buttons, rice, and polyfill
Pattern Alterations: I made small and big ones!
- They are ridiculously cute!
- They use so little fabric that all sorts of fabric scraps can be used up
- I found this template to use for shape and size so I didn’t really have to guess at all
- They work up quick and are very easy to do. The assembly line process is highly recommended if you are making quite a few. Otherwise it probably takes about 10-15 minutes to make one of these once you get the hang of it.
- The template I used produced the little owls. Although cute, I needed something a little bigger for my intended use so I scaled up by about another 50% which got me the larger owls
- When sewing down the nose I went a little too far and tacked it down about mid stomach. I should have placed it higher which would give you a taller, less squat owl. Because they were so squatty I couldn’t put the letters that i wanted to stamp on each one. Ahh well.
- I obviously lost my mind when I thought to make 17+ owls. Now I didn’t realize how crazy I was until I had finished all the quick sewing and got into the hand work. 17 embroidered noses, 17 hand stitched bases, and 34 hand sewn buttons later I was pooped…surprising I still like them 🙂