handmade felt chipmunk

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This felt chipmunk has sewn-on felt details for his signature stripes and a posable wired tail (made possible with a pipe cleaner!). For an extra level of cuteness, we gave him a tiny pine cone to hold. If you do go exploring for pine cones, you could also grab some bigger ones for your kiddos to make some adorable felt and pine cone crafts.

As with all of our felt stuffies, we recommend using detail scissors for a more precise cut. But you can always use your Maker or Cameo 4 if you prefer to use your cutting machine.

Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate. 

Stitches used: Blanket stitches, whip, straight, back, fly, and ladder stitches. For more guidance on these 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 Chipmunk

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download our pattern on the right hand side at the top of this post.
  2. Cut out felt according to pattern using a cutting machine or scissors.
  3. Using your PDF pattern as a guide, whip stitch the stripe details onto both of the body pieces, mirrored. Use 1 strand of floss to match the felt, working in one layer at a time.
  4. Whip stitch the two stripes onto the tail.

Full tutorial available for members to download on the right hand side at the top of this post.

hand-sewn felt chipmunk tutorial by Lia Griffith

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