Monday, August 16, 2010

Busy Monday: Scrappy Owl Photo Tutorial

Hi everyone,

I'm so excited and speechless to have this opportunity to be teaming up with Crafts 'n Things Magazine to bring you a photo tutorial to help you put your Scrappy Owl Ornament Sachet together.

Please be sure to get your copy of the Sept/Oct issue of Crafts 'n Things Magazine so you can get the pattern and written instructions, as they will not all be included here.

Each photo has a Step # on it. That Step # correlates with the ones in the magazine (I really try to make crafting easy!)

I do not have photos of Steps 1 is tracing the pattern and cutting it out. I have not included that step. Let me know if you need it! Since Step 2 was requested, I am adding that now (today is now Oct 6, 2010 - took me long enough!)

So here goes:
A= 1/4" Seam Allowance, B= Trim rounded edges, C= Turn inside out (see photo below), D= Top Stitch

If you have any questions at all - please do not hesitate to drop me a comment here to let me know! If you'd like to share your Scrappy Owl creation - you can visit Crafts 'n Things Facebook page and upload a picture of your cute little owls and all the fun they are getting into! Thanks for purchasing a copy of Crafts 'n Things magazine and supporting crafters like me! Have fun sewing!

Please note these photos are for home and personal use only, as is the pattern. All are copyright protected 2010.


Maxabella said... [Reply]

What a cutie! This is a great tutorial... I'm not surprised Crafts 'n' Things tracked you down!

Polly C said... [Reply]

Great tutorial! I love the notes in the pictures. I actually just made an owl recently as well. Check out Thanks for sharing!

Amanda and Katie said... [Reply]

Love this tutorial!! I want to make it for my kids. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Congratulations on making the front cover, wow!! I love the fabrics you chose!!

Donna said... [Reply]

I'm getting ready to make this pillow with some girl scouts. I have the magazine but I have a crazy question. On the supply list it says selvage strips, 1", I'm confused. Can you tell me what that is. Thanks for your help

Kerry_Kid Giddy said... [Reply]

Hi Donna -

I tried to click on your name to send you an email so I hope you get this.

Great question! The selvage is the very edge of the fabric that usually (but not always) has the company logo printed on the side as well as the color codes that are used in that print. Most times when it's printed on the edge, it's printed on white and is usually about 1/2. Most people do not use these strips and discard them. I like to cut an extra 1/2 with the white portion, so they are 1" and then they add more color and are not wasted.

If you don't have any saved up, that's ok. Just cut a bunch of 1" strips to use. I'd love to see the finished owl pillow you girls make! You can post it on the page! That would be awesome!

Have fun - let me know if you have any more questions! - kg

Donna said... [Reply]


Thanks for your answer...I think I was thinking too hard!!! I know you said to cut the selvage strips 1" wide, but how long do I cut them. Pillow day is this friday...I will be happy to post to facebook. I'll be sure and let you know if I have anymore questions.

Thanks for your quick response.


Kerry_Kid Giddy said... [Reply]

When I make mine, I just line up one end to the edge of the owl and then trim it when I get across the front of the body and across the back of the body.
I didn't include a length for them, because if you have some that are way shorter, you can just start a new piece when the other one ends.
I believe that the pillow body width is approx. 8".

Hope that helps! Thanks, -kg

Donna said... [Reply]


I just posted some photos on Facebook Crafts 'n things page. Hope you like them! Project Owl Pillow was a success!

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