11" x 11" fabric for body
5.5" x 3" fabric for body front
3" x 3" fabric for the base
2" x 2" of cardboard for the base
2 buttons or eyes
Pattern available here:
Sew the body and front together with a 1/4" seam allowance. Sew the other side.
Turn inside out and fold the top down.
Set machine to longest stitch length. Sew a straight stitch 1/4" from the edge of the fabric. Sew another straight stitch 1/4" from the first row. Leave plenty of thread tails. Gather the fabric by pulling the bottom threads.
Now it's time to fill. You can use stuffing, walnut shells, rice, or fabric scraps cut to really small pieces. You can use a cup to hold it in place and a small funnel to fill it. Tighten the gather and tie a knot to hold it all in place.
For the base, sew a straight stitch 1/4" from the edge of the fabric. Leave plenty of thread tails. Place the cardboard piece in the middle. Gather the fabric by pulling the bottom threads.
Place the base at the bottom of the owl. Sew a blind stitch to hold it in place.
Sew on nose and buttons. Enjoy your new pincushion!