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Wendi Gratz on craftsy.com
high in the mountains of North Carolina

I'm on a mission to teach people to sew, quilt, and embroider. I design patterns especially for beginners and I never release a pattern until I have videos teaching you every skill you'll need to ...

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Night Owls embroidery pattern

from Shiny Happy World
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Night Owls embroidery pattern
Night Owls embroidery pattern
Night Owls embroidery pattern
Night Owls embroidery pattern
Night Owls embroidery pattern
Night Owls embroidery pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic embroidery stitches - nothing too fancy

Pattern Description:

Stitch up a parliament of owls with this easy embroidery pattern. I designed the owls so you could stitch them on their branches, or just trace the owls and stitch them solo. Add them to a T-shirt or pair of jeans, a tea towel, a hankie, cloth napkins, a table runner, a breadcloth - if you can get it in a hoop you can stitch it!

These look complicated, but they use only 6 stitches - all of them easy to do. (The pattern has links to free videos teaching you how to do them.)

Expect to spend 3-4 nights stitching up the entire image - less, of course, if you're only stitching one or two owls.

I had fun stitching these in a wide range of colors - they ended up being Times Square sorts of night owls - but they'd be beautiful stitched up in a more neutral palette. I'd love to see them in grays and browns on a black background.

The total image is roughly 6 1/2 inches square. The largest owl is a smidge over 3 inches tall and the twins are each about 1 1/2 inches tall. But don't be limited by the size of the pattern! You can easily enlarge or reduce any embroidery pattern to make it just the size you want.

With your purchase you'll receive a PDF containing the full sized pattern for tracing, and a reversed pattern for use with iron-on transfer tools. You'll also get a complete color and stitch guide, with links to videos teaching you all the stitches I used.

Whooo wants to stitch some owls? You do, of course. :-)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • total image is 6 1/2 inches square
  • largest owl is just over 3 inches tall
  • smallest owls are 1 1/2 inches tall