What a Hoot! Who What Where Flannel Pillows
10.23.2014

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I was quick to volunteer to make the Who What Where Flannel Pillows by Sewing Sue; they are flannel after all, and too, too cute! Our Yosemite Park Flannel Collection has that nice outdoorsy feel that seemed to fit. They were indeed a “hoot” to make!

The pattern includes a template for sewing the feet—you sew right on the line through the paper (make a sewing copy) making it super easy.  (It’s important to remember to shorten your stitch length and pull gently when you are tearing the paper off.)

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The hardest part was turning the feet right side out, fitting the toes up through the leg.  I found a wooden chopstick to be most helpful as it wouldn’t poke through the fabric.

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It was difficult to get it started

Success!

Success!

Here they are about ready to get their eyes sewn on.  At this stage I had a lot of fun playing with where to put their pupils to give them personality.

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Eventually I decided the “baby” would be looking over at “mom” who would be looking down, while “dad” looked straight ahead in a kind of dazed fashion (as dads are known to do!)

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Unfortunately I didn’t take more pictures of the rest of the process but Sue’s instructions are easy to follow.  I used Hobbs Polyester Fiberfill (21278) to stuff them all nice and plump.

I know these are “kid approved” because my granddaughter (2 1/2 yrs) came over while I was stuffing one.  She saw it on the floor by my chair, ran over, grabbed it, and declared, “June’s!!”.  I had to explain that it had to go to Grandma’s work for a while.

I hope you will give these guys a try!


7 comments

  1. JENNI - October 23, 2014

    Super duper cute!!!

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  2. Ann - October 23, 2014

    They are adorable and great in the Yosemite Park collection. I like the way you placed the eyes too. No wonder June was excited!

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  3. Katrina - October 23, 2014

    Love these!! And the fabric!

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  4. Stephanie Dunphy - October 23, 2014

    Those are way too cute!!! I might need a set of darling flannel owls my my couch. Perfect with your flannel!

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  5. Margaret Taffi - October 23, 2014

    Very cute! I know someone who would love them!

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  6. Kim - October 23, 2014

    Totally cute and I know 2 granddaughters that would love these.

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  7. Amanda Best - October 24, 2014

    These are so cute! I saw them on the website and I just loved them. A great way to make the little feet.
    Great job, Laraine!

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