The Owl and the Deer are from the same pattern, and there are more versions to choose from! View the pattern and order it on this link Soft toy pattern
Of course there are plenty of other craft patterns in the range to choose from , so do views the section above and take a look at other brands too!
Even if you do not have children yourself you could donate them to a charity raffle or give them to a child you know. Two of these little chaps are going in a raffle to help raise funds for charity. Donald the owl has found himself a job at Jaycotts in the advertising department and has flown the nest. We wish him well.
I went around each piece with matching thread using my open toe patchwork foot for my Bernina.
Stitch the wing sections together and sew them in place matching the notches and dots.
Then sew the legs together, turn right sides out and stuff lightly with polyester FIBERFILL. Stitch them to the markings made on the lower body. Right sides together
Tuck the wings and legs in and carefully sew the back to the front without catching the legs or wings. Leave a gap at the bottom between the two dots.Clip the curves.turn right sides out. Stuff fairly lightly using a knitting needle to reach the corners.
Close the gap With a slip stitch or a gather stitch and there he is finished.
This is the face finished. I cut antlers out of felt. And glued them together with some temporary adhesive. This glue stick is a fabulous product Glue stick it holds things together whilst you sew them perfect for antlers. Stick them wrong sides together and then sew round the edges with just an ordinary straight stitch.
Then make the arms and legs as before, stuffing them lightly and stitch in place.
The arms need tiny paws stitching to them before making them up.
I found it easier to break my sewing off and do the top and the bottom in two separate sections.
Stuff lightly and close the gap with a ladder or slip stitch.
Just as with the others, deal with the features first, and have fun with the expression, you don't have to copy the pattern exactly.
It has strings or Tufts coming out of it's ears, the photo above shows the different stages of making them.
So I cut the bottom bit off and finished it exactly the same as the other two.
I am perfectly satisfied with my version, it is so much simpler
Don't be frightened to make soft toys and accessories. They are easy, they don't have to be perfect - no child is going to object to a wonky ear - they will love it because YOU made it for them
Thank you for reading this post. I always love your feedback and photographs .
No doubt we will be seeing plenty more of Donald in his new job.
Happy toy sewing
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