It’s no secret; I have little to no experience sewing. My friend over at Seamingly Sweet Creations makes me immensely jealous with her sewing creations. She’s helped me make a few things over the years but I finally decided to break down and buy a new sewing machine. Buying a new sewing machine has been long overdue; my sewing machine is older than me and weighs too much to drag it out for quick projects, that and I can’t thread the thing for the life of me. So I bought the Brother’s Lightweight and full sized model JX2517.
I used two sites to build the templates for my DIY Owl Wings:
I wanted to make the wings more like a cape than wings, which would turn out to be my downfall. I definitely recommend keeping the set of wings detached and not sewing them together like I did.
I contemplated filing my DIY Owl Wings under DIY Failures because when I finished sewing the cape was too heavy to conform around a neck and rest comfortably on shoulders. I was about ready to give up when I decided to add a few more stitches to the inside of the wings to give them more form. I admit the underside looks silly but I’m afraid if I cutout the folded fabric the form of the wings will start to flatten and collapse.
So my first solo sewing art project wasn’t a complete disaster! I doubt my designs will be hitting the runways anytime soon but I’m pleased with the results. What’s most important is that Emiliablo is pleased with her owl wings. Oh, I forgot to mention when I set out to make her wings/cape my intent was to make dragon wings, not owl wings. I will have you know that Emiliablo decided they looked more like owl wings than dragon wings and she’s the one who decided what to call them! I can’t take credit for making owl wings because to be honest the thought never crossed my mind! This was one of those times where I let my on hand supplies dictate the nature of my project and the silver fabric used to make the wings reminded me of dragon scales.
I hope you enjoyed my DIY Owl Wings. If you are inclined to try this project out leave me a link to your pictures, I’m curious to see what other people come up with. Make sure you follow me on Pinterest for more of my creations.