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Free Owl Applique Pattern

I contemplated calling this post “Sweatshirt Sex Change” because that’s precisely what I did for this project. However, I figured “Free Owl Applique Pattern” would be more appropriate for search engine traffic. Who knows what kind of audience I’d get with the former…

I didn’t do a full-on tutorial for this project because frankly, if you’ve got any kind of basic sewing skills, you should be able to pull this one off. I have, however, included a PDF pattern of the actual owl applique on the back of the sweatshirt.

The story behind this one is that Harper has been wearing this thrifted little boy’s sweatshirt for a month or two now. Here’s the before:

Wow. All the stains are pretty apparent with that lighting. Anyway, it was looking pretty ugly, and I was sick of people thinking Harper was a boy when she wore it. SO, I did a little makeover! Here are the results:

And here’s the free download…

Enjoy! Oh, and of course I would love to see photos of any projects that result from the pattern. :)

  • Make and Do Girl

    This is so cute! I would like it even it it was called “sweatshirt sex change.” I mean, how often can you name a post that? Pretty infrequently I’d guess, unless you run a transvestite cotton-growers blog :)

  • Kaitlyn Ahalt

    I love this! A girlfriend of mine recently had a little girl and the baby’s room was owl themed. I am going to use this applique for a blanket I am making her. So creative but easy!

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  • Jenni

    This is adorable! Love how you lined the hood. Great idea! You should have a full sweatshirt picture posted with the after result. I’d love to see the entire thing!

  • Darya Savonina

    Hi! Thanks for the pattern! I made one for a baby vest: and my Little Man seems to like it :)