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Barn owl plush pattern

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-A link back would also be appreciated. And if you do use it, please let me know! I'd love to add a link to your work to the tutorial/pattern.

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The long-awaited pattern to go along with my barn owl plush tutorial. Sorry it took so long! As it turns out, senior year at my university is crazy busy...

Anyways, I apologize for how messy it is... I've had the various bits and pieces lying around for a while now, and only recently had the time to compile them and make modifications. A few notes:
-I decided the face would have a more realistic shape if both the head front piece and the face plate had an outward-facing seam down the front. A matching modification was made to the head back piece.

-If you prefer how the wing looked on my original one and not v. 2.0, then instead of doing the longest wing feather attached to the wing base, stub the wing base and do a separate wired feather for the longest one. You can also make all the feathers shorter for the more cutesy, less realistic wings.

-All modifications were done without having a chance to test them, and a few of the pieces were drawn after the plushie was finished, so this may require some minor tweaking. Nothing major, so you should be fine to just cut out all the pieces and tweak them as you go along.

Tutorial:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

If you want to make a SNOWY OWL instead of a BARN OWL, here are some tips!

Members of the family Tytonidae (i.e. the barn owls) have those lovely heart shaped faces, since they have two separate facial disks. Members of the family Strigidae, like snowies, don't! So you'll have to modify the face a bit. I suggest making the head a bit shorter and rounder, then cutting two circles (instead of two half-hearts). They'll just go around the eyes, with the beak sticking out from the bottom, rather than the beak being in the middle like on a barn owl. I hope that makes sense! A few other little differences, too- snowy owl tails are rounded, instead of the inverted V shape of the barn owl, and their wings are a bit shorter and more rounded, not quite so pointed. Those things will make it look less like a barn owl and more like a snowy. ^_^

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nefer40's avatar
Not at all! I like the stuffed animals, they're beautiful. Now i doing a dragon, but also i dedicated to sculpt. I have divers proyects to do. When i do the owl, i saw in your web, i will publish and you see this publication. I writing with the help the traductor of google. I have low level of english. Best regards. 
Animus-Panthera's avatar
Thank you! I can't wait to see it. ^_^
nefer40's avatar
When you have money, purchasing fabric and I will, for now I have no job and I have no money, but I will, sincerely (sorry, I'm translating and writing with google).
Animus-Panthera's avatar
I understand- I do not have a job either! (Google translate is working fine!)
nefer40's avatar
<font><font>También tengo un trabajo, pero me gusta la escultura y hacer peluche.Si mascotas pueden vender algunos animales de peluche de encargo, para la venta, pero por ahora no tengo que también suerte.Tengo una página donde vendo otras cosas, pero por ahora, con la crisis global, las empresas no van, sinceramente buena.</font></font>
Animus-Panthera's avatar
Yeah, I understand.
wow it's beautiful x
mamealoney's avatar
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I made this loosely based on your pattern (and linked back to you on my website). I love barn owls, but my friend wanted a great horned owl for his birthday. I love the way you did the wings, with the separate feathers. I also REALLY love your barn owl face, but I had to kind of make up the horned owl face as I went along. It turned out pretty cartoony.
Animus-Panthera's avatar
OH MY GOODNESS that is adorable! Yeah, barn owls and true owls have very different faces, but I think it turned out pretty well. Ah ha, this has totally made my day. :huggle:
Livvay's avatar
I love sewing and making things! this is a perfect thing to make right this moment because I'm going to the Harry Potter set tour in London soon!
Animus-Panthera's avatar
Me, too! I will tell you the same thing I told a few other people who wanted to make a Harry Potter prop, since this is a barn owl and not a snowy owl.

Members of the family tytonidae (i.e. the barn owls) have those lovely heart shaped faces, since they have two separate facial disks. Members of the family strigidae, like snowies, don't. So you'll have to modify the face a bit... To convert this pattern to a snowy owl:

I suggest making the head a bit shorter and rounder, then cutting two circles (instead of two half-hearts). They'll just go around the eyes, with the beak sticking out from the bottom, rather than the beak being in the middle like on a barn owl. I hope that makes sense! A few other little differences, too- snowy owl tails are rounded, instead of the inverted V shape of the barn owl, and their wings are a bit shorter and more rounded, not quite so pointed. Those things will make it look less like a barn owl and more like a snowy. ^_^
Livvay's avatar
thanks!
but recently I bought a snowy owl plush because I saw it and when I squeeze it, it makes a noise like the real bird! ^-^
Animus-Panthera's avatar
Ha ha, was it one of those Audobon plushes?
Livvay's avatar
it's an RSVP bird plush
Animus-Panthera's avatar
Huh, I'll have to take a look at those, I've never seen them before.
Very cool! Thank you for making such tutorials!
Animus-Panthera's avatar
Thank you! And you're quite welcome. ^_^ I love to share!
xTwistedHeartPlushX's avatar
this is awesome! im putting it together right now :D
Animus-Panthera's avatar
Oh, awesome! Please show me some pictures when you're done, I'd love to see!
xTwistedHeartPlushX's avatar
ok you bet i even blown up the pattern a few sizes so i have a nice big owl plushie :D
Animus-Panthera's avatar
How fun! I'm interested to see how that turns out.
xTwistedHeartPlushX's avatar
okay ill keep you posted once im finshed.
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