Boo Hoo Owl Tutorial

May I introduce you to my newest friend?  Meet Ms.Soozie Boo-Hoo!  Part lovie, part boo-boo pack!  She is stuffed with comfy stuffing in the front, but has a secret layer of rice in the back!  Keep her in the fridge & bring her out to comfort bumps & bruises!

She is an upgrade to her super cool friends (the original Boo-hoo's).  The originals are completely stuffed with rice.  But just as cute & functional as Ms Soozie!  Here are the originals:

Wanna make a Boo Hoo of your own?  Now you can!  Just download & print the template (you can make the boo-hoo any size you want by enlarging it on a copier machine or on your printer) & follow the tutorial below!


  • Owl Template (or just free hand it)
  • 3 different fabrics (front, middle, back)
  • Stuffing
  • Rice, barley or flaxseed
  • Felt
  • Glue and/or embroidery thread
  • Sewing machine, needle & thread
  • Buttons, ribbons & what every you want to decorate your owl

1. Print the template. Cut your fabric into 3 owl shapes. Put them in this order: Front, Back (make sure they are right side together), middle fabric.

2. Pin & sew all three owl shapes together, leaving at least a 1" opening for stuffing. Give at least 1/8"- 1/4"seam allowance. 

3.Turn your owl right side out.  Make sure that you are turning the front & back of owl out.

4. Inside your owl, you will have a front & back section.  Stuff the front half of the owl to your liking.  Add rice to the back half of the owl.

5. Whip Stitch the opening.

6. Cut your felt eyes & beak,  Sew a button onto the eyes & glue down all the felt parts onto the face.  You can stitch the felt on with embroidery thread if you'd like!   Add a bow to top of head (opt.).

Now you have a super comfy Boo Hoo!!!  Store your owl in the freezer & bring it out when your lovie has a bump or bruise!

This tutorial is meant to be used on a personal level & is copyrighted by Simply Jenna. It is NOT intended for you to sell these Boo Hoo's.

If you make a Boo Hoo & post about it on your blog.....PLEASE link back to my blog/tutorial & comment back here so I can enjoy your Boo Hoo!  It would rock my socks off!!

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The Outlaw Mom said...

Eeek! I am so excited I found this tutorial! I am DYING to make a felt owl or something like this too cute owl lovie and have been trying to figure it out on my own. So happy that you included the pattern and detailed instructions . . . I hope to be linking back soon with my completed owl! Thanks so much for sharing :-)

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

SUPER cute... almost makes me want to have a boo boo... hahaha

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

My kids use corn bags I made them years ago and last night as I got one from the freezer for my super headache I thought they were looking a bit shabby and presto today I see your tutorial ... thanks!

Martha said...

thank you so much for your tutorial! ive looking for an owl like that!
great job! well-done!

DHS said...

So cute! I might just have to make this...the ice packs are a bit cold for my 2 and 4 year olds...this may be more to their liking! Noticed you are also in Nashville...maybe I'll see you around sometime. ;-)

AmieAnn said...

This is sooo stinkin adorable! Love, love, love the owl.. how could anyone be unhappy when he is around? Hope you will share him with my Pink Hippo Party @

BluBabesCreate said...

Love that owl! Really cute!

Natassia said...

I love this!!!! thank you for sharing!!

Timmi-Jo said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Soccer Mom said...

Love, love, love! My daughter is just starting to walk and this will come in handy. Hope you don't mind, but I just have to share this on my blog!

Grandma G said...

What a ... ahem... 'cool' idea!! I shall be making a couple for my granddaughter, one for here and one for at her house. Thanks!

I'll show you when they're done (which could be awhile... not much sewing time in the summer, unfortunately).

Monica said...

LOVE this! TFS! I'll have to try to make one of my own soon! <3

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

I am a total sucker for owls, my favorite thing right now! This is adorable, will be making my very own soon! Would love if you would link up to our linky party tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

lulu said...

I've just madre my very own one and so chuffed at how quick and easy your tute is. Do check it out:

Natassia said...

hi- I LOVE this idea and as soon as I saw it I had to try it! I have not sewn in years but this was fun!
If you would like to see mine check it out here -
I am new and would love for you to stop by.

shantel said...

Awesome! So cute!
I'll be featuring it on my blog tomorrow!

Grandma G said...

I got a couple of these made! You can see them here:

Rhiannon said...

What a great idea and really sweet. Featuring you on my blog...

Little Wife Power House... said...

I can't download it for some reason. It keeps telling me I have to that true?

Jenna said...

Little Wife Power House... is free! I just checked it out & it was free! I have never had to pay! Just click on the icon that looks like a lil cloud with a arrow pointing down. It will then bring up how you want it saved (open doc or save doc). Once you decided on what you want, just push print!

If you have any more problems, email me at and I will email it to you directly!

Stephanie Schofield said...

I can't download it either. It says I have to pay for a premium membership to Scribd. to download the template.

Melissa French - The More With Less Mom said...

I have linked this post in my article Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Safety First

Avis said...

Thank you sooooo much for posting this!! Excited to make two - one for my granddaughter and one for the grandson!! Now no more fighting!!

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