handmade felt brown farm cow

Don’t Have a Cow (or Do!)

Due to all of the pieces and stitching involved, we would say this is a great intermediate felt craft. If you want something a bit more beginner-friendly, we’re here to steer you in the right direction! You can always start with our felt pig instead — or this felt owl for a true beginner project. For more step-by-step guidance, you can also check out our skills course: 8 Easy Steps to Create Any Felt Stuffie.

When you’re done assembling your felt cow, be sure to share photos with us! We think this DIY project is such a fun felt toy for kids, or you could even use it as farm decor for your home.

Skill level: Intermediate

Stitches used: Blanket, whip, ladder, and detached chain stitch. Need more guidance on these stitches? Check out our free embroidery guide.

Crafting tip: If you wanted, you could also make a classic white felt cow with black spots by cutting out irregular spots and sewing them on with a whip stitch after assembly.

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How to Make a Felt Cow

  1. Gather your tools and materials. Then download the felt animal pattern below.
  2. Cut out felt according to template using scissors or a cutting machine with a rotary blade.
  3. Sew the legs to the underside piece using 2 strands of brown embroidery floss and a whip stitch, working from what will be the inside of the legs.
  4. Repeat for all of the legs, ensuring that they are all facing the right way.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

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