Meet Freckles, our new felt leopard stuffie! Thanks to our designer Krista, our collection of felt animal stuffies has been growing steadily. Between our felt lion and lioness, felt sea otter, and felt zebra, we have enough felt animal patterns for you to make an entire zoo. 

This is a great intermediate craft project for those of you who are ready to take your hand-sewing skills to the next level. If you’re looking for something a bit simpler, check out our felt elephant. Or, if you’re a beginner, our felt fox is a good project to start with.

Spotted: Another Cute Animal Stuffie

Krista always makes the cutest felt animal stuffies! Today we’re showing you step by step how to make this felt leopard stuffie, which includes drawing the spots on with black and brown paint pens. You can use our photo tutorial as a guide, or play around with the size and shape of your spots to make it your own.  

Along with showing you how to draw the spots onto your felt leopard stuffie, we will show you how to sew your felt pieces together and stitch the details onto your leopard’s face. If you have any questions while crafting, just comment below and we will help you out!

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Tools

Materials

How to Make a Felt Leopard Stuffie

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the leopard pattern below.
  2. Cut out felt pieces according to the pattern using scissors or a Cricut Maker.
  3. To make the leopard spots, we recommend that you practice first on a scrap piece of felt. Draw irregular spots onto the felt body pieces using a brown paint pen. Carefully press out the excess ink onto a scrap piece of paper. Let dry completely — the ink has a tendency to bleed if you don’t wait for each layer to dry.
  4. Draw on blob-shaped borders around the spots with a black paint pen to make leopard spot rosettes.

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Photo tutorial for felt leopard stuffie by Lia Griffith

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