Vampire Sock Owl – Cape Tutorial

The 4 year old and I spent yesterday afternoon making our own vampire owl together for halloween. He insisted on getting the shape of the coat and wings just right, drawing for me EXACTLY how the collar should sit. I love a good collaboration. After much discussion on instagram and Facebook there was an overwhelming vote for fangs… so they got added too.


 Vampire Owl Cape Tutorial

I thought I’d put together a little tutorial for all of you who have the owl pattern already (Sock owl pattern available here). In addition to your sock and white felt you will need:

  • 20 x 30cm black felt
  • 20 x 30cm red fabric (cotton, pinwhale cord, velvet)
  • Red embroidery perle or floss

Making your owl exactly as the pattern says until you get to the wings. Instead of the wing template use the Vampire coat pattern (download it here), cut out a layer of black felt and red fabric.


You can either hand stitch (running stitch) or machine stitch the red fabric directly onto the black felt.

Next wrap the coat around your owl, pin it into position and then hand stitch (running stitch) right around the back and down the sides of the wings to secure it to the owl’s body.

Eyes are as per the pattern, add in a couple of fangs and you’re done!

Vampire Sock Owl - cape tutorial

Now I can’t take credit for this idea (neither can the 4 year old!) last Halloween the very talented Bel from Ooh Look Craft sent me some amazing pics of her baby vampire owls. How cool is Boo?? I love the little trim that goes across the coat. Thanks so much Bel!


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