Project Google Eye Owl Apron

By Kelly Laws

Skill Level: Beginner  

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What better way to celebrate Halloween than combining this adorable owl apron pattern with your favorite spooky and festive print fabrics and decorative trims? Pop this simple project over regular clothes and your little one will be ready for trick-or-treating! Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • Hoot Owl Apron from McCall's pattern 6373
  • 1/2 Yard orange Halloween dot or mini print fabric for the main apron
  • 1/2 Yard strip fabric for tie straps
  • 1/4 Yard Halloween candy print for wing pockets
  • Gold fabric remnant for face mask
  • Black fabric remnant for eyelids
  • White felt remnant for eyes
  • Madeira Aerofil thread to match fabrics
  • Madeira Glow-in-the-dark thread
  • Rick Rack trim
  • 2 Large 1" purple oval buttons for straps
  • 1 Large 1" - 1 1/2" triangle button for beak
  • 2 Large 1" google eyes
  • Fabric glue

Tools:

  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine

Steps:

  1. Following the basic cutting directions from the apron pattern, cut out the body, straps, wings and face mask.

  2. For the eyes, cut the largest circle from the white felt.

  3. Cut four eyelid shapes from the black fabric instead of two as directed in the pattern.

  4. Using a scant quarter inch and Madeira Aerofil thread, sew the straight edge of the eyelids together. Turn right side out and press.

  5. On the face mask, piece layer the white felt eye pieces and the black eyelids. Skip the pupils at this time.

  6. Applique the round edges of the eyelid down leaving the straight seamed edge loose from the white felt. This will allow the google eyes to be inserted after the stitching.

  7. Continue the basic construction as directed in the McCall's pattern.

  8. For the rick rack, look for trims specially packaged for the Halloween season. Thread the machine with Madeira glow-in-the-dark thread and stitch the rick rack down with a decorative stitch.

    Often you can find seasonal items that have added metallic or even glow-in-the-dark accents. You can also add your own glow-in-the-dark accents to ordinary trim or rick rack. Thread the machine with Madeira Glow-in-the-dark thread and stitch the rick rack down using a decorative stitch built-in to your machine.

  9. Once the apron applique is complete, use a buttonhole foot and a zigzag stitch to attach the beak triangle button and the oval buttons for the straps.

  10. Slide the google eyes in place under the eyelids. Once you are satisfied with the location of the google eyes, glue in place using washable fabric glue.

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