How to Sew DIY Owl Christmas Ornaments


Learn how to sew adorable owl Christmas ornaments with a free pattern! I was shopping at Macy’s a few days ago and I saw the most adorable white fuzzy owl ornaments on one of their trees. You might have seen them and know what I am talking about.

They were crazy expensive – more than I’ve ever spent on Christmas ornaments before, but they were so pretty and cute that I walked around with two of them in my hands for about half an hour before I could exert all my willpower to put them back.

I used my sewing machine's walking foot to make sewing the faux fur easier. Not required, but helpful.

I used my sewing machine’s walking foot to make sewing the faux fur easier. Not required, but helpful.

But that’s not the end of this story… I was inspired to use my free Adorable Owl Sewing Pattern to make white fuzzy owl Christmas ornaments of my own!

I actually sewed a whole parliament of owls – all sizes, lol! I used white faux rabbit fur that I got at Joann’s for the body pieces on all of these, and colorful quilting cotton scraps and fat quarters for the tummy pieces. I bought the faux rabbit fur for a different project that I will be showing you next week. I am so glad that I rounded up to a full yard at the cutting counter because it gave me this much extra!

Then I threaded some 1/8” wide satin ribbon onto a large-eyed needle…

And sewed one stitch in the top of a ‘pincushion size’ owl. See my free pattern for more details.

Tie the ribbon in a knot at the top and you’re done!

Here’s my niece showing off the little owl ornament we made together.

He looks so cute snuggled up in my wreath. I can’t wait to get a Christmas tree! And I’m so glad I resisted the Macy’s owl ornaments because now I have my very own.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving… and maybe found a little time to sew in between cooking and visiting with family and friends?

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.


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