DIY Monkey
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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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!

DIY Monkey Stuffie

DIY Monkey Stuffie

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, and I’ll post my favorites on Facebook. Cheers! ~Lia