One cute chickadee

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.

Crafting Tips: New to crafting felt animal stuffies and want to learn more? Take our mini course, 8 Easy Steps to Create Any Felt Stuffie.

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How to Make a Felt Chickadee

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern on the right hand side at the top of this post.
  2. Cut out felt according to pattern using a Cricut Maker (optional) or scissors.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.