November is that time of the year here where we huddle up and hibernate at home. So why not craft your own little hibernation buddy? Our felt bear stuffie would make cute decor for a woodland winter mantel — or you can craft it as a handmade toy for kids.
This project falls somewhere between a beginner and intermediate skill level. That being said, it’s one of the easier standing stuffies on our site that does not take long to sew up. Just follow our tutorial below!
To create this classic woodland bear, our designer Krista used two contrasting brown felt colors —one of which is our new heathered light brown color that looks a bit like fur. If you want, you could also all white felt to make a polar bear instead. Or maybe make both versions to use for holiday decorations (along with our felt reindeer!).
After making your felt bear stuffie, share it with us by tagging #MadeWithLia on Instagram. You can also email photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org — or post pictures on our Facebook page for members. For more woodland animal crafts to pair with your felt bear, you can make our felt wolf, hedgehogs, or rabbit.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Wooden Skewer or Chopstick
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Oyster, Hazelnut, and Black
- Embroidery Floss — Light Mocha Brown (3782), Light Brown (434), and Black (310)
- Stuffie Puff — Fiber Fill
- Black Safety Eyes — 5mm
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
How to Make a Felt Bear Stuffie
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using scissors or a Cricut Maker/Silhouette Cameo 4.
- Sew the legs to the underside piece using two strands of light brown embroidery floss and a whip stitch, working from what will be the inside of the legs. Match and follow the curve of the leg openings, and ensure that the legs are facing the right way.
- Repeat the step above for all of the legs.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.