Hedgehogs are one of those animals that everyone seems to adore. There are millions of videos on YouTube featuring these cute critters and some of them 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 that is more intermediate. Just gather the tools and materials below. Then follow our tutorial to start crafting!
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One of the reasons we are calling this an intermediate project is 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 we are always here to guide you and help you out!
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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
- Wooden Skewer or Chopstick
- 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)
- 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.
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