If you’ve been following the Chinese zodiac, you will know that 2016 is the year of the monkey. In honor of this year’s animal we decided to make this adorable DIY monkey felt stuffie! As you may have noticed, our illustrator Krista has a real knack for designing these precious DIY kid’s toys. Take a look at our DIY Felt Dog, Felt Owl, and Felt Penguin to make a whole set of these cuties!
Below you will find the PDF template and step-by-step tutorial to make this DIY monkey stuffie, complete with his own little banana treat. Too adorable!
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needles
- Clover Applique Sewing Pins
- Stuffing Tool or Chopstick
- Needle Threader (optional)
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt —Doe Brown, Almond, Blush, Sunshine and Black
- Embroidery Floss — DMC, 3864, 3863, and 310
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Black Buttons or Craft Eyes – 6mm
- Tacky Glue
Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this project is a simple running stitch and blanket stitch. We’ve named him Bongo the Monkey, but feel free to get creative with naming your own animal friend. This could even be a great project for introducing your little ones to the fundamentals of sewing. So grab your materials and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of crafting!
If you’re planning a Chinese New Year celebration, check out our DIY Chinese Lanterns or Printable Red Envelopes for the perfect paper party decorations. I always love seeing your fabulous creations and I know everyone else would love to see them too! Share your photos with me on Instagram using the hashtag #DIYDreamingWithLia or by emailing them in at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll post my favorites on Facebook. Cheers! ~Lia
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Love this Lia! Any cat toys projects using felt soon?? ?
I’m not sure if you’re asking for a felt cat stuffie toy for kids, or felt toys for cats, but I have both on the site! Here is the kitten stuffie: https://liagriffith.com/diy-felt-craft-kittens/ and here is the felt cat toys: https://liagriffith.com/felt-mouse-diy-cat-toy/. Enjoy!
Whomever sews these little critters to life is an excellent blanket stitcher. All stitches look so even and especially tidy. I tend to waver on size as I go along but making one of these little guys will be sure to pay better attention to my blanket stitching size. How cute can this be? Ya gotta really love it. Bravo to your designer, she deserves a gold star and pat on back.
Would love it if your designer could make a squirrel, my grand daughter at college loves squirrels. I have a little blue squirrel planter I got in KY she’s had her eye on since we moved here. Told her she’d have to wait til I croak before she gets it. Maybe before, I love having it out in our bathroom sometimes living room. Hope I can do justice to this monkey critter. Happy weekend
Krista did the sewing and designing for this adorable stuffie!! She is quite talented 🙂 We do actually have a felt squirrel on the site, I posted it as an idea for a gift topper if you want to check that out!