We originally released this adorable felt stuffie back in 2015. This was one of Krista’s first designs for our studio and is still one of my favorites. Second to paper, felt is my absolute favorite crafting material. Since we now carry all of the items in our shop, Felt Paper Scissors, to make this little cutie (with our upgraded safety eyes), I asked Emily to stitch up a new one to show off how easy this craft is for the beginner.
This little guy is another little treasure from the land down under. I don’t think there’s anything cuter than a koala bear! Our design features black craft eyes, rosy felt cheeks, and a soft gray body. If there’s one well-known fact about koala bears — it’s their diets. True to form, our little guy is holding a yummy green eucalyptus treat for later.
To start your stuffie project, you can download the pattern below. Pick up some black craft eyes, embroidery thread to match, and some stuffie puff, (all the links are below). Once you have the blanket stitch down, this little guy is quite simple to make. Follow the step-by-step tutorial, and you’ll have yourself a sweet little handmade gift in no time.
Craft your koala with a few felt friends to play with, and you’ve got yourself one adorable zoo. Please share photos of your new felt friend with us by uploading them to our crafters community or on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
Crafting Tip: New to crafting felt animal stuffies and want to learn more? Take our mini-course, 8 Easy Steps to Create Any Felt Stuffie.
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Felt – Marble, Slate, Black, Rose Quartz,White, and Fern
- Embroidery Floss – DMC 310 Black, B5200 Snow White, 318 Light Steel Gray, and 471 Very Light Avocado Green
- Stuffie Puff
- Craft Eyes – 6mm
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut felt pieces according to pattern.
- Place felt details on front; glue on nose and cheeks.
- Sew black bead eyes into place and stitch mouth with black embroidery floss.
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