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Orville the Owl Softie sewing pattern

Super Easy!


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Meet Orville the Owl! He's very easy to make - a great pattern for beginners. Even beginners who just unpacked their first sewing machine!

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly and ready to print onto letter-size paper. No shipping costs and no waiting! If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.

Pattern Details

You Get. . .

  • full-sized pattern pieces – no enlarging needed
  • detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right
  • links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to make your own easy owl – from sewing curves and stuffing, to stitching up that stuffing hole. You can totally do this! It’s a workshop in a pattern!


8 1/2 inches across and roughly 7 inches tall (height can be adjusted as you make it)


Super easy!

I designed this Orville the Owl softie pattern for a Harry Potter Camp I taught. I needed to be able to make it with 20 kids - most of whom had never used a sewing machine before. They did a fabulous job! Every kid made an owl he or she loved! It's so easy my daughter (age 8) made the blue one you see on the cover. :-)

Now you can make one too! This is a great first pattern to try if you want to get started making softies.

Materials Needed

You can find links to sources for many of my favorite tools and supplies here.

You'll Need. . .

  • scraps of fabric for owl front and back ­ - if you use fat quarters you'll have leftovers
  • scraps of felt for eye circles
  • buttons for eyes ­ - I used 7/8" buttons but you could go bigger or smaller. Use what you have!
  • scrap of felt for beak (optional)
  • polyester fiberfill stuffing

This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.


You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

For example, if you're using this pattern to make stuffed animals which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!

Talk to Me

If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

For example, if you want to hire someone to do all the stuffing, or die cut the fabric pieces for you, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Linda Conner

Loved it. Super easy. Just what I need for my young girl sewing class. Wonderful introduction to some basic techniques.

Lots of Fun

Wendi, your directions were perfect for my granddaughter’s first sewing project. Emily was very proud of her finished owl, Hootie Hoot.