Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Whooo doesn’t love a good pun, right?
Well, I’ll tell you what I do love… owls! I’ve been making a lot of patterns lately with owls – sewing and knitting.
I selected a lovely grouping of pinks to play with for this pattern. It’s so fun and cheery!
I’ve done a few appliqué sewing projects before. There are a couple of different ways to go about it. After trying two or three methods, I have found that turned edge appliqué is my favourite. It might take a little longer, but I love the way it turns out.
I used a feasible interfacing that dissolves after it is washed for this particular project. I ironed the interface to my pieces of fabric first. Then I cut between a 1/4 to 1/2 inch seam allowance that I turned over and pressed with my iron.
Then I pinned everything into place. You could also transfer the entire pattern onto your fabric. But because I was using a larger piece as my backdrop, I decided to freestyle it a bit.
This adorable little pattern came together very quickly. And I love the fabric for the back of the pillow. I measured an 18 x 18 inch square from this sweet flower pattern. With right sides together I sewed all the way around, leaving a 3 to 4 inch opening to turn right side out. I filled it with a fluffy fibre fill and then closed with a blind stitch.