Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tutorial - Sweet Owlie Softie


I'd been getting requests for my owl pattern after posting pics on Flickr, and I thought, well why not? So after starting and then putting it aside for a few months, I finally finished this pattern & tutorial pdf. He really is a cutie, and not very difficult at all to make. I think he's best with a super soft cuddly belly and wings, but really, you can use any kind of fabric you prefer.... Enjoy!

Downloadable pdf here.   (This link will take you to Google Docs, simply click on the word "file" in the top left corner, then choose "download" from the drop down menu. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! :)




41 comments:

  1. thank you Patty for your lovely comment, you know it means a LOT to me you like any of my designs! :) ♥ I love all what you do!!!!!! :D

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  2. You're so welcome Carina, I like your new watercolors!

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  3. How very generous of you! I love your fabrics and have quite a few saved in my favourites waiting to be purchased once the perfect project comes along. I adore your owl and will be sure to make one (or three!) I'll tell you how I go :)

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  4. Thank you, I love your owl design. I would like to make something for softies for Mirabel using my fabrics.

    Karen

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  5. That's a great idea, Karen. I missed the deadline last year, but plan to donate this year for sure! :)

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  6. Thanks for putting this tutorial online. I love your owl's slightly startled expression! :)

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  7. You bet, it was a lot of fun and I hope to post some more tutorials and patterns soon. Haha, he does look slightly startled, doesn't he? Kind of like an owl caught in the headlights look.

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  8. I can't get it to download. Scribd wants money for it. Is that right?

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  9. Hi Eryn, sorry to hear you're having trouble! It's definitely a free download, once you click my link and it takes you to the Scribd page, you should be able to just click "download" at the bottom of the screen. I'm not sure why it's not working for you. Let me know if you're still having issues and I'll try to figure it out! :)

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  10. It says you have to subscribe for $9 a year or upload a document before you can download the document. Interesting. Very cute though!

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  11. YIKES! I started using Scribd b/c I read this wonderful write up on what a fabulous FREE service it was for storing pdfs and other documents. But, I just triple checked again by trying to sign in as a new user (which I thought I'd done back when Eryn frst mentioned it), and low and behold, you're both right... ugh! I have already revised the link to another site where you can access and download this owl tutorial for free. Sorry again, and thanks so much to both of you for leaving comments!! :)

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  12. I love this pattern. I have some great Halloween Fabrics left over from a quilt I made last year that will be perfect for this! Thanks for the idea!

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    1. ooh, a Halloween owl, that's a great idea, I'd love to see it!

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  13. Hello! The download doesn't seem to be working. Is there a way to get the pattern? I have a friend who pinned it with a note that says, "I want this." I thought it would make a cute Valentine! Thanks

    whitesilkpurse@gmail.com

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    1. HI there, if you look up in the top left corner, under the title "Owl Tutorial" you'll see a menu bar, if you click on "file" there's a drop down that gives you the option to "download original". I'll also send this info to your email, please let me know if you have any other issues!

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  14. Ooooh this is so lovely!! Looking forward to making one or several for my kids... Thank you Patty!

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  15. Hi there - Have you thought of adding a Pinterest Button to your blog. I'd love to see these cool things spread through that site:
    http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/

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  16. I love this Owl, thank you so much for the pattern and tutorial. I made one for my friends new baby as a gift and it turned out really well. I shared your link on my blog so that my friends can make one too. Thanks again! http://www.listigre.co.uk/homepage/?page_id=49

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  17. You're so welcome, I'm glad you liked it and are sharing it! :)

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  18. the owl is awesome, could you please advice where do you get the awesome fabrics?????
    i went to fabric land but no luck :( nothing got mine eyes... :((
    monika

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    1. Thanks! Most of the fabrics shown were from Joann's. Definitely the chenille and the home dec stripes and paisleys. I've had that lovely blue plaid in my stash for awhile so I don't remember where it came from. The belly fabric on the main owl is one of my own designs from my Spoonflower shop.If you're looking for unique fabrics, that's a great place to start looking. Lots of indie designers and lots of fabric bases to choose from. You can check them out here:
      http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/pattysloniger

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  19. Can't get the PDF link to work :( Says Google Error

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  20. Thanks for letting me know. I don't know what happened to my original link , but I've re-linked it and it seems to be working just fine now. :)

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  21. Oh my gosh! These are beyond adorable! I will be making these as party favors for my daughter's owl themed 3rd birthday!! Thank you!!

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  22. Any other animals coming soon??? :) Im thinking of just changing tufts, beak and wings to floppy ears, pink nose and arms for a puppy. Adding a smaller black circle to eyes. Hmmmm...would you mind?

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    1. A puppy sounds adorable, please feel free to adapt this pattern as you like! I am working on some new softies, keep your eyes peeled for a fun fox pattern and a turtle too!

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  23. I love this sweet owl tutorial and am collecting patterns to use to make dolls for orphanages. I hope you do not mind if we use this pattern for this purpose. I am working on my pattern line but will need as many patterns to distribute for the gals/guys to choose from. Thank you so much and God bless. Cathy Gray

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    1. What a wonderful idea, I'm happy to have my owls be a part of it! :)

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  24. Thank you This is adorable I am an Owl Lover!!!

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  25. Have it a whirl with some scraps I gas from a quilting project and it came out great for a first go! Now I want to make one for all my friends with children!

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  26. I so love this pattern, during Halloween I made one for my niece to send her and she loved it. I love shopping for fabric to make more of these cute little owls

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  27. Glad to give you another excuse to go fabric shopping!

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  28. I love this pattern! Is it possible to get permission to make a small amount of these owls for craft bazaars?

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    1. Yes! Small, hand-made amounts are perfectly fine. :)

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  29. I'm so much in love with these owl plushies! Love their floppy wings! Their backs are as adorable as the front! I featured this post in my blog http://www.plushiepatterns.com/sweet-owl-plushie-tutorial/ thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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