Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Owl Bag

(If you missed the last installment of the Jello Fingers, scroll down!!)

I found this adorable owl bag tutorial orignially HERE, but I changed it up a bit-- made it a little easier for you non-sewing folks out there!

I first started with this old, wrinkly tote bag (this is AFTER ironing it...)that I had laying around.

I measured the bag, then cut two pieces of brown felt. Make sure they both have an extra 1/2 inch or so for "seam allowance" (although you won't be sewing them. Just trust me on this...)
Don't forget to add ears to your front piece!!

Then out of scrap fabric, cut two eyes. Two larger circles - and two smaller ones. Then grab some buttons for the eyes.

I went ahead and sewed the eyes onto my front piece (the one with the ears). If you don't know how to, or just don't feel like sewing--> just hot glue them on!!

Next, cut out a triangle for the nose. Either sew it on or glue it on!

     The great thing about this project is you get to use up all those fun scraps!! Cut about 60-70 different sizes. Start lining some up, making sure to overlap them. If you overlap them this way, no pins are required! Either sew or glue!!

Here is my first sewn line
(sorry for the poor photo quality)

Add your next row. Keep adding rows (and individually sewing/or gluing each row) until you are about 1.5 - 2 inches away from the bottom of your nose. ( I had four layers)

When you are done with the "feathers," Add a ribbon or ric-rack to the top to give it a finished look.

Next: Add some interfacing to the back of the ears (this can be found at any fabric store. I got mine at Wal Mart)

Cut out a matching ear, and glue over top the interfacing.

Keep that hot glue gun handy! Start at the top, and just start gluing the front piece on.

Glue the back piece on, and then glue the extra "seam allowance" together.

Now you have yourself and adorable Halloween treat bag... or fun purse!!



  1. LOVE IT!!! Seriously, it's the cutest bag everrrr!!!

  2. That is darn cute and creative. I want to make one right now..or as soon as I finish up with Halloween. Seriously, I am going to do is adorable

    Holly @ 504 Main

  3. So cute...must print off for my daughter. She would LOVE to make that. A great gift for her to give her friends for b-day gifts. Awesome...thanks. Holly at

  4. I love love love it! Owls are on of the favorite things in the world =) thanks for sharing!