Hedgehogs are one of those animals that everyone seems to adore. There are millions of videos on YouTube featuring these cute critters; some even have their own Instagram accounts! We got a lot of requests to make this stuffie, so our designer Krista got to work and added an extra level of cuteness by making two felt hedgehogs — a mama and a baby.
If you have made some of our stuffies before, this is a good entry project for something more intermediate. Just gather the tools and materials below. Then follow our tutorial to start crafting!
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We call this an intermediate project because it is a standing stuffie with 3D construction. For example, our felt owl and felt sloth are simpler to craft. So if you have made some of these stuffies and feel ready to tackle something a bit more complicated, then this is the project for you. Especially since the spines are all attached with glue, and there are only some decorative stitches on the front around the face of the felt hedgehogs.
Of course, if you have any questions, just comment below. Don’t forget that we are always here to guide you and help you!
Skill level: Intermediate
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Stuffing Tool
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Almond, Doe Brown, Bark Brown, and Hazelnut
- Embroidery Floss — Light Mocha Beige (3864), Light Brown (434), Medium Mocha Beige (3863), and Ultra Dark Coffee Brown (938)
- Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Craft Eyes – 6mm and 5mm
How to Make Felt Hedgehogs
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the hedgehog pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to the pattern using a Cricut Maker/Silhouette Cameo 4 or scissors. Note: this tutorial shows how to make the adult-sized hedgehog, but the baby size is assembled the same way.
- Sew the legs to the underside piece using one strand of tan 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 this step for all of the legs of your felt hedgehog.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Browse all of our felt animals for more ideas. And if you’re crafting this for a little one, be sure to check out the rest of our felt and fabric toys.
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On all your patterns you put the little marker dots, which is an awesome idea. But when you go to cut the pattern out you lose them. Could you in future put them inside the cut line?
Love your patterns 🥰
Good suggestion, we’ll make them more visible inside the lines from now on. 🙂
The front legs for the large hedgehog in the SVG file seem to be the wrong size.
Krista just checked the file, and it looks ok. Did you change the size of the template?
Yes, I downloaded it last month , March 30 or 29…
So, Just do it again and then I get a credit?
Is that right?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and Emily will help you with that.
So sorry to be a problem child..
When I click on the photo tutorial it asks me if I want to use one of my downloads for that….
If I downloaded the pattern shouldn’t I be able to still access the whole file?
No problem at all! When did you download the pattern? If you downloaded it last month or anytime before April 1st, our project counter resets on the 1st of every month, so this would be considered a new project download, which is why we recommend downloading all of the files you want at once and saving them to a folder on your computer so you can access them anytime. If this is the case, go ahead and download the tutorial and we can re-credit you a project download. If you downloaded the pattern yesterday or today (within the same month), then you should be able to download the tutorial without it taking away one of your downloads.
so sorry did not down load the instructions and picture tutorial.
can you help me?
If you downloaded the template, the other items are still counted as the one download.
Once you purchase a pattern, do you only have a limited time to access the files?
I purchases the hedgehog and wanted to print out another pattern to make the baby and I can’t access it any longer.
Hi Perri! Once you download a file, it is yours to keep! We don’t have a way right now to store downloaded patterns on our site for you, which is why we recommend creating a folder on your computer for all of your project downloads. If you used your computer to download the hedgehog files, they should still be in your “downloads” folder, and you can drag and drop those files into a new folder for all of your Lia Griffith projects. If you can’t find them, go ahead and download the hedgehog files again and we will re-credit you a project for this month.
Confused on step 24 of hedgehog stuffie. How are we supposed to make a straight stitch when without the knot showing when everything is already sewed together?
Hidden knots can be done two ways. You can start your stitches just under the edge of the last spine piece so that the knot is hidden between the layers (the felt shouldn’t be glued all the way down, per the instructions). You can also go in through the side seam of the head with your needle and floss, then out the top. Pull gently until the knot makes its way through the poly-fil and to the underside of the felt. To finish, tie a small knot that you can easily pull into the fabric, then out the side a distance away. Trim the floss close to the fabric so that tail disappears into the stuffie. Use your needle to kind of poke the hole that the knot went into closed.
These are absolutely adorable!
We think so too! 🙂