Felt owl appliques

Owl applique collageI have recently become more than a little obsessed with embellishing handmade clothing with handmade appliques. It’s such a fun way to personalize an item of clothing; it gives it character and style, and of course it’s fun to think up different applique designs.

Here’s an owl I made from felt, cut with the oval die on my Fuse.


The top is sewn using the After-School shirt pattern by Oliver+S in knit. I sewed it with a knit lining because I absolutely adore the weight of double knit. It’s so much more cosy and warm than a single layer, but isn’t too bulky. I was delighted to find this gorgeous slub jersey in a variety of muted colors at my local discount fabric store – of course I bought up plenty for future use!


For the owl applique, I used a similar method to a tutorial I wrote a while back for creating owl themed party decor. The tutorial appeared in a FREE ebook – you can download it here. Did I mention it is free!?!?



2 thoughts on “Felt owl appliques

  1. Emma that is the cutest top ever! I love it! I always love how you finish off your hems so pretty it just adds that perfect little touch! I am sure I have the booklet all ready it is full of lots of ideas. Now if we only had lots of time! :0)

    1. Thank you for the compliement Michelle! I agree with you on the lack of time – sigh. There are never enough hours in the day, are there??

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