Our 100% cotton canvas are a perfect base for many crafty projects. great quality, 10-ounce natural canvas fabric and can be sewn, washed, dyed, embroidered, and altered to your desire.
In our shop, you will find not only stretched canvas but also a variety of canvas shapes, table setting, cushion covers, printed panels, bags and aprons. You can also buy plain canvas cut to measure or bags of scraps.
Today, our Crew Member Mona Leonard used a single placemat and some canvas scraps to make a cute rustic owl soft toy, which she named Homer.
I have a huge collection of owls and I was thinking that they are all store bought gifts that I received… so, I figured I needed at least one handmade one. Good job I had some CCB goodies to play with! – says Mona about the secret behind Homer’s creation.
Materials Mona used to make Homer:
Canvas Corp rectangle placemat
Canvas Corp canvas remnants
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Gilded Gold and Walnut Gold
I started by folding my placemat in two and drawing a line to make the top of my owl. I proceeded by following that line and cutting it.
I opened up my material and placed it on a flat surface and sprayed it using Gilded Gold and Walnut Gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.
Once my material was dry, I folded it back in half, with the paint side on the inside. I brought the canvas over to sewing machine and sewed the top part and the one side, leaving bottom open.
Once it was sewn, I flipped it back inside out. I took a few circle dies and die-cut two sizes of circles to make the eyes; I also made a diamond shape for the beak. I coloured the beak using an orange spectum noir marker and added black to colour the smaller circles for the eyes. I also used some canvas remnants traced and cut out two wings.
I took a chevron stencil from my stash and black paint to add detail to my wings.
I glued everything in place using a fabric glue.
This is where I used black embroidery floss to stitch around the eyes and beak to add Homer some character.
It was now time to stuff it – I used pillow stuffing to fill half the owl.
Here is where I filled up the rest of the owl using dried beans.
To finish it off, I sewed it closed by hand. I made him some twine hair and pinned him a star for the finishing touch.
I had a lot of fun doing this project. I intend to do more fun projects like that in the near future. And so should you – crafting should be fun!
– Mona –