My girls have been begging me to make them each an owl with feather tufts. We came up with a pattern which inspired them both to make their own. They each sewed every part of these owls. Araina (5) made the blue and green owl, Fauna (7) made the pink and brown owl.
They cut out their owl bodies and threaded their needles (2 pieces from the 6 piece floss). We always add just a little dab of glue onto the center of the felt piece to keep the felt from slipping while they are sewing. I have found this method easier than pins, just make sure to put the glue only where there will be no stitching. Pushing a needle through dry glue is hard!
Then the sewing began. This is Araina’s first major sewing project, she is a natural!
Both owl bodies are now complete. Click on this photo to get a close-up of the stitching.
The girls loved this and actually made these owls in one sitting (about 2 hours). Araina loved this experience and had very little trouble. She is now working on her own turtle pattern for a future brooch. Fauna is working on a kitty pattern. Fauna posted more photos of her sewing here. Araina wrote a poem about her owl here.