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Owl Pillow

Owls are a huge trend right now. Get in on the fun by making your own Owl Pillow from Heidi Borchers and using it to decorate your home. No-sew fabric crafts are perfect for craft beginners because they don't require a ton of time or expertise.

Owl Pillow


  • Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Glue
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Burlap fabric – cut to desired size for finished pillow
  • Fabrics – I used fabrics from clothing I found at the thrift store including cotton, velveteen and sweaters
  • Owl pattern
  • Buttons – two for eyes and several for branch embellishments
  • Pillow form


  1. To apply a thin line of glue, apply a piece of tape to tip of glue bottle. Begin by positioning the tape at an angle, roll bottle until tape forms tip.

    Owl Pillow
  2. To prep front and back of burlap pillow, apply line of glue approximately 1/2″ from edge on all four sides of both pieces. Let glue dry completely.

    Owl Pillow
  3. To create fringe, pull out burlap threads along all four sides up to glue line.

    Owl Pillow
  4. To create branch for owl, cut tree branch from fabric.

    Owl Pillow
  5. Turn under edges and apply glue. Press branch in place on burlap.

    Owl Pillow
  6. Cut owl pattern from sweater fabric. Set in place to sit on branch.

    Owl Pillow
  7. Fold up bottom edge and apply glue along edge. Fold back down to glue to burlap.

    Owl Pillow
  8. Determine where you will be folding down top of fabric to create owl head. Apply glue under remaining bottom layer and glue face down in place.

    Owl Pillow
  9. Cut eyes from layers of fabric circles. If desired, use circle template to determine size. Glue layers of fabric together.

    Owl Pillow
  10. Gently crumple fabric eyes to create dimension. Glue in place on owl face. Glue buttons on top of fabric.

    Owl Pillow
  11. Cut and glue beak in place.

    Owl Pillow
  12. Cut and glue several layers of green fabric for leaves. Glue leaves on branch.

    Owl Pillow
  13. Cut and glue scraps of sweater scraps for feathers.

    Owl Pillow
  14. Glue buttons on branch.If desired, front and back of pillow together leaving opening to insert pillow form or glue edges together in same manner. Insert pillow form and stitch or glue remaining edge closed to create pillow.

    Owl Pillow

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Decorate a Burlap Pillow with a No Sew Owl Motif.


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Very cute! But is there templates for the cutouts?


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