DIY plush owl


For a photo shoot of our owl couple baby shower decor, I recently made a few plush owls… perfect for birthday party favors or as gifts for the little one that is soon to arrive. And the best part, you could even make these as a “no sew” project! Mine are sewn, but I’m just saying… you don’t have to. A little fabric glue and you’re in!

So here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 coordinating fabrics (owl body and wings)
  • coordinating felt (eyes and nose)
  • batting
  • owl body template (to ensure that both sides are equal, print the template out and trace it side by side on wax paper)

And here are the super easy steps:

  1. Cut out the owl body from one fabric and the wings (just the bottom corners of your owl body) from a coordinating fabric. Sew the wings to the body.
  2. Cut out the eyes from coordinating felt; we did two sizes and layered the circles. Sew the eyes in place.
  3. Cut out a diamond shape nose from felt. Sew the nose in place.
  4. Place the front and back of the owl facing each other. Sew the owl body together (inside out) with a 1/4″ seam all the way around, leaving the bottom open.
  5. Turn your owl right side out. You may need to use a pencil to poke the ears out.
  6. Stuff the owl with batting and close the bottom of the owl with a needle and thread… or fabric glue. {wink}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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  1. 1

    I LOVE THEM – I really am going to try one of these because the C word is only four months away!!!!!


  2. 2

    Aww, these are so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll be linking to this.

  3. 3

    I’ve just found your site and just love everything that I am seeing! Job well done!


  4. 4


    absolutely gorgeous….thank you for sharing them and the template…

    This is my attempt at making the owl pillow (also first attempt at a sewing machine) – it doesnt really look much like yours lol….im ashamed

  5. 6
    Tamara Price says:

    Will you pls tell me in a mail to me how to download to make these I did you link and it took me flicker that would not let me print it….thanks so much

  6. 8

    This was so much fun to try! My guy came out a little lopsided, but here he is! Lesson learned… templates from now on!

  7. 9

    amei essa coruja …que graça, vou fazer!!!
    amei seu blog. parabens.
    assinei para receber por email.
    abençoado findi

  8. 10
    Ana Davidson says:

    Hi, I have made a plushie from your pattern and my friends want me to make more and sell the plushies to them. I didn’t feel right doing it before I know whether you approve of me using your pattern and selling the product.

    Awaiting your reply,

    • 11

      Ana – first of all, you are a ray of light. Thank you for caring and asking. It shows so much about your character. I’ll shoot you an e-mail later this morning!

  9. 12

    I can’t get the owl template to print!

  10. 14

    I have recently been looking at handmade clothes for our
    little girl lately, playing with this notion of making her a
    small organic and natural onesie as I have come across some very nice ones for
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