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Homer, the Primitive Owl – Rustic Soft Toy

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.

rustic soft toy canvas corp tattered angels placemat sewing handmade

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
Needle
Sewing machine
Glue
Scissors
Stencil
Pencil

rustic soft toy canvas corp tattered angels placemat sewing handmade

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.

rustic soft toy canvas corp tattered angels placemat sewing handmade

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.

rustic soft toy canvas corp tattered angels placemat sewing handmade

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!

Please, visit my blog and Instagram – you’ll find there loads of projects that will hopefully inspire you.

– Mona –

 



I am a mixed media crafter with passion for layers and textures. Architextures are my new love and I can feel the relationship going from strength to strength in the foreseeable future. I have worked with CCB since January 2017 and it felt like home straight away. The team is amazing and the crafting products are even better, which makes it perfect combination and an amazing place to be.


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