Cut your fabric to 17 inches by 38 inches. Fold in thirds so that you have a 17X17 square and then flaps that overlap. If you can’t picture this see this post. Iron the folds to give you a guide when placing your strips of fabric.
Finish both short edges of fabric by folding under and making a narrow hem.
Next tear a few strips of fabric by snipping the edge and then tearing. Woven fabric will tear on grain, that is straight along the line of fabric. I use about 3 strips and each one was about 4 x 44 inches.
Cut and lay the strips across the middle square portion of the large fabric and pin into place.
Fold the flaps over and pin enclosing the scraps.
Sew down the edges catching all the layers of fabric.
Turn right side out.
Cut eyes out of the black vinyl and iron on. If you’ve never used iron-on vinyl it’s one of my favorite craft supplies and I have post all about how to use iron-on vinyl you can check out. If you don’t want to buy black vinyl you can just cut eyes out of black felt and use a hot glue gun to glue them on.