How To Sew A Felt Owl Plush

These adorable felt owls are easy to hand stitch! Get the free sewing pattern to make them with felt scraps.

Felt Owl Plush multiple color schemes on peach background

I love making cute little things with fabric scraps. And this adorable felt plushy owl is no exception! All you need are some little craft bits and bobs to make these cuties!

Did you know you can buy other crafter’s felt scraps for cheap? I had no idea but I love being able to do this now!

This felt owl pairs well with our felt mushroom if you are doing a woodland theme wreath, play toys, etc.

You will only need to hand stitch this owl together. No need for a sewing machine! So this is a great craft project to do while watching TV or traveling since you don’t need too many supplies.

Felt Owl Plush toys

If you love felt fabric scrap crafts for hand stitching, check out our other free patterns:

How to Sew a Felt Owl Plushy


Felt Owl Plush Process Supplies
  • Felt (I like these inexpensive multi-packs of colors)
  • Free Mushroom Sewing Pattern
  • Cotton
  • Needle and thread
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


Step 1

Felt Owl Plush cutout pieces on white background

Select 3 different colored felt fabrics for the owl pattern. You will also need black and white felt for the eyes and orange felt for the beak. Trace the patterns on your chosen color of felt and cut out.  

Step 2

Felt Owl Plush sewing eyes on body

To make the eyes, stitch the small black round piece on the top of the white circle piece. Do this with a small white dot pattern you make with simple straight stitches. Place the eyes on the right side of the owl body cut out.

Step 3

Felt Owl Plush eyes and beak attached

Stitch around the side of the white felt eyes with white thread to secure them to the owl body. Stitch the orange triangle beak in between the middle part of the eyes using orange thread.  

Step 4

Felt Owl Plush sewing red felt piece

Place the half circle piece on the bottom of the owl body base. Make sure the edges line up together on the bottom. Hand stitch around the top of the curved part to secure to the body.

When you add the wings in the next step, it will cover the unstitched parts so don’t use more time and effort than you have to!

Step 5

Felt Owl Plush sewing dark brown wings

Add the wings to each side, lining up the outer straighter edges and keeping the half circle side facing towards the center of the owl. Hand stitch them to the base with a coordinating color of thread. 

*Note: You only have to stitch around the half circle part. The edges will be stitched in next step.

Step 6

Felt Owl Plush attaching back felt panel

Place the plain body base on the back side of the stitched body base. Now attach the front owl piece to the back owl piece, leaving a small opening on top to stuff the owl.

You can use coordinating colors of thread to stitch through each section if you’d like the stitches to not be seen. For instance, I used a brown thread to sew through the wings to secure the pieces together. Then I used a tan thread to stitch through the face of the owl.

Step 7

Felt Owl Plush sewing two halves together

Use polyfill batting or even cotton balls to stuff the felt owl plushy. 

Step 8

Felt Owl Plush completed step 8

Hand stitch the small opening together after done stuffing.

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