Strut Your Stuff

Ready to show off your sewing skills? Our felt peacock stuffie is a great intermediate project. And although it’s a bit time-consuming to embroider all of the intricate details of this exotic bird, it’s worth it! We have broken this project down step by step to save you some time, and we can’t wait to see your version.

To create your own felt peacock, you will need to know how to do a straight stitch, blanket stitch, whip stitch, fly stitch, and french knot. If these are skills you want to brush up on, make sure to check out our embroidery guide. Also, if you are looking for something simpler, you can always make our felt flamingo first.

Crafting Tips: New to crafting felt animal stuffies and want to learn more? Take our mini course, 8 Easy Steps to Create Any Felt Stuffie.

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How to Make a Felt Peacock Stuffie

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the peacock pattern on the right hand side at the top of this post.
  2. Cut out felt according to the pattern using your scissors or a Cricut Maker/Silhouette Cameo 4.
  3. Whip stitch the beak, eye, and the white felt around the eye to the peacock’s face using one strand of matching embroidery floss. Straight stitch two lines on either side of the eye using three strands of the dark blue floss. Repeat for the second side of the body, ensuring that you are mirroring it from the first and that the beak matches up.
  4. Sew scattered fly stitches on the sides of the neck and chest using three strands of the dark blue floss.

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Photo tutorial for felt peacock stuffie by Lia Griffith

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Love this felt peacock? If you’re a bird lover, check out our felt swan stuffie, needle-felted bluebirds, and our pom-pom cockatoos. If you are making this felt peacock to use as nursery decor, another cute idea is our felt toucan wall art.

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