We have another bird stuffie for you today! Last month Krista made this cute felt toucan, and now this month she has created an adorable felt chickadee. Similar to the toucan, our felt chickadee falls somewhere between a beginner and intermediate project but is simpler to make.
To get started, check out our tools and materials list below. Then download the pattern and tutorial at the end of the post.
A favorite backyard bird to the northern states, chickadees are known for their curiosity and friendliness. If you’re a bird lover, this project is perfect for you! Or you can always craft it as a stuffie for kids to play with — and even encourage them to learn all about this sweet, little bird.
The construction of our felt chickadee stuffie is based on our dove pattern and does not have too many parts to assemble. But it has more felt details to reflect the true coloring of a chickadee, such as its black cap and bib, white cheeks and underside, and gray back, wings, and tail.
Skill level: Beginner-intermediate
Stitches used: Whip, blanket, ladder, and double running stitch. For more guidance on some of these basic stitches, check out our embroidery guide.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needles
- Straight Pins
- Stuffing Tool or Chopstick
- Iron, Ironing Board, and Press Cloth
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — White, Marble, Black, and Sand
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Snow White (B5200), Pearl Grey (415), Black (310), and Light Hazelnut Brown (422)
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Black Safety Eyes — 6mm
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
- Heat N Bond Fusible Interfacing
How to Make a Felt Chickadee
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a Cricut Maker (optional) or scissors.
- Match up the edges and whip stitch on the black and sand colored felt pieces to the body using 1 strand of floss to match the felt.
- Flip the body piece over and trim off the excess felt from near the body’s outer edges, leaving enough of an overlap by the stitches. This is to prevent bulk when sewing up the seams later.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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How about donkey, camel, sheep European Robin. We have had loads of deer it would be nice for patterns for Christmas nativity animals. I to feel a little disappointed with my yearly membership.
I’m sorry you’re feeling disappointed. If there’s something we can improve other than coming out with more felt animals, please email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. For our November collection, the felt stuffie will be a winter ermine! And for December, it will be a quail. We do have a needle-felted European robin and sheep, if that’s something you want to try! We will pass along your felt animal suggestions to our designer.
love this cute little bird would like more maybe a blue jay
We will put it on the list!
es adorable !!!!! quizas un colibri jiji cariños
This is absolutely adorable! I wonder if Krista would be interested in making a series of backyard birds — White Breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Spotted Towhee, etc. would make for a great collection. I’d love to make them as gifts for my birder friends.
Brilliant! I will give her this list!
Could you make :
a tasmanian devil
and a standing skunk
(Sorry there is so much but it is up to you which one you want to start first
Thanks for the suggestions! I will pass these along to Krista. Here is a cute version of a skunk. https://liagriffith.com/felt-skunk-stuffie/
Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you.
Opps!!! Thanks goes to KRISTA!!!!
I will pass that along to her. 😉
What an adorable little bird Lia! Thanks for the tutorial!!!
It is super cute! Krista always delivers. 😉