Sew a Luckyjuju Owl Doll
Beginner | 1 hour 13 min
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Dollmaker and designer Katia Ferris demonstrates how sewing a Luckyjuju doll is a tender labor of love. Featuring hand-embroidered details, a layered mask and two-tone wings, these owls have so much personality in a sweet little package. Ideal for the intermediate sewist, Katia teaches you her time-tested techniques and demonstrates how to assemble the doll, perfectly stuff the owl, and how to close it all up using a ladder stitch. Take your lovie to the next level by adding accessories like a ruched dress, pom poms, or a sweet bow tie before gifting it to a truly lucky recipient or keeping it as an heirloom piece. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
For doll:
  • Three colors felt or glitter vinyl – thick material that doesn’t fray works best
  • ¼ yd midweight cotton or cotton/linen fabric
  • ¼ yd or fat quarter quilting cotton
  • Medium weight interfacing
  • Marking tool
  • Poly-fil stuffing
  • Sewing machine with matching thread
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Black polyester thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Metallic embroidery floss
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Snips
  • Paper scissors
  • Glass headed pins
  • Hemostat or large tweezers for stuffing
  • Chopstick
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing surface
  • 1/4" hole punch (optional)
  • Hem gauge (optional)

For pom poms:
  • 25 yds of yarn
  • Pom pom maker or cardboard 

For bow tie:
  • Medium weight cotton
  • 1/4" ribbon

For dress:
  • 1/4 yd lightweight woven fabric
  • 1/4" ribbon
  • 1/4" elastic
  • Safety pin
Learn how to:
  • Finish edges with a zig-zag stitch
  • Stuff with tweezers
  • Hand-embroider facial details
  • Sew the ladder stitch

What you'll get:
  • A series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make holiday ornaments and home decor
  • 9 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert doll designer Katia Ferris
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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139 users recommended this class to a friend
Sharon Everest
Good basic doll making techniques are covered in a clear way.
October 13, 2022
Margaret Henderson
Katia is amazing, her creativity and the way she explains each step makes it easy to follow, and you’ll be very pleased with the result. I didn’t realise how much I loved sewing.
More than 3 months ago
Regina Fujan
VERY cute! But, I think I'll skip the pom-poms.
More than 3 months ago