Little Lions

One of the great things about this craft project is that you can use just one pattern to create both the felt lion and the felt lioness. The only difference is the addition of a mane for the lion. Just follow the step-by-step instructions in our tutorial and let us know if you have any questions!

If you want to add other animals to your felt stuffie collection, we have more intermediate felt projects for you to browse. Or you can give them away as a gift. Any little ones in your life would love one a felt animal to play with! They’re also cute for adults to use as home decor or desk decor.

Of course, if you have any suggestions for a new animal stuffie, be sure to let us know! And don’t forget to share your creations with us by using the hashtag #MadeWithLia when you post pictures. Happy crafting! ~ Lia and team

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How to Make a Felt Lion & Lioness

  1. Gather craft tools and materials. Then download the animal pattern on the right hand side at the top of this post.
  2. Cut out felt pieces according to the pattern, using scissors or a Cricut Maker.
  3. Sew the legs to the underside piece using three strands of tan 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.
  4. Match up the edges of the underside with one of the body pieces. Blanket stitch with three strands of tan floss along the edge, starting at the rump, all the way up to the neck.

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