22 January 2013

Owl Cushion

Over the past week or so, I have been trying to get my creative mojo back and while on the internet looking for inspiration, I found a cute little owl cushion on this blog so, decided that I would have a go at making one for myself. (There is a pattern link on the blog but in case you can't find it, it's here.) I printed out my pattern pieces and cut them out and I had almost finished stitching the eyes and beak and things onto the front piece of fabric when I realised that I was missing a piece, the kind of chest bib thingy. When I looked under my sewing table, I discovered one of my cats sitting on the missing piece of fabric and very reluctant to part with it so I left her to it and made the cushion without it. 

It's just a prototype but I think it turned out quite nicely. I stuffed this one with some hypoallergenic stuffing but I think I might make some smaller ones and fill them with lavender. I'm also going to stuff the feet with a little padding. It says to stuff them in the pattern but I didn't think they needed it but I think they would look better with s little padding.

The pictures aren't great, they're a bit dark and don't really do the lovely fabric justice because by the time I had finished sewing, it was 9pm and I was squinting so much I could barely see to thread the needle on the sewing machine. I must find out where I can get a daylight bulb from. 


  1. That's so cute :)
    I think I will make one of these for my little niece.

  2. wow! love your owl cushion. it looks fantastic!!

  3. So sweet! You chose some gorgeous fabrics, the cushion is very cute!
    Gill xx

  4. Hey Kay, can't bet a cute, owl cushion, love the fabrics your chose too.
    Small lavender filled owls would be wonderful....

    Claire :}