Owl Wings! For the birthday girl…

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My niece, Juno, recently turned 2…and you know what that means.. Her individuality is starting to shine bright bright bright. So, in honour of Juno spreading her proverbial wings (yes, ~I did type that) I created her very own handmade wings… like any crafty auntie would :D

As you can see, she rocked them!

They were such a hit, I thought of making some for myself…I mean halloween is just around the corner. And what girl couldn’t do with a spare set of wings??

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Now a few tips:

  • Don’t layer the feathers over each other, this weighs them down and they won’t catch wind as well. Some space is good – I learned this after the fact!
  • Do use a fabric with slide, this helps with movement (poly sateen is good) but not to light like lining fabric as it has no body
  • Add the feathers right up to the edge and then bind with a funky contrast colour, this secure the wings as a single unit (especially if you line yours)

Some pics of the wings process

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Let me know how you get on – would love to see how yours turned out!

Cheers! xo JJD

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