Our theme for May is all about bringing paradise home, so we are bringing you a beautiful collection of tropical projects this month! Krista has designed a felt peacock stuffie for us that is truly stunning with its bold colors and beautiful details. If you have made some of our felt animals already or are very familiar with basic embroidery stitches, then this DIY project is perfect for you.
To get started, just download our peacock pattern and tutorial below. As with all of our stuffies, we recommend using detail scissors to cut the pattern. But if you want to use your Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4, we have included an SVG cut file for this project as well.
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.
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- Cricut Maker (optional)
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue (optional)
- Wooden Skewer or Chopstick
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Ocean Blue, Tidepool, Fern, Sea Green, White, Almond, Hazelnut, and Black,
- Embroidery Floss — Dark Wedgewood (3842), Dark Delft Blue (798), Very Light Avocado Green (471), Very Dark Seagreen (3812), Light Bright Green (3851), Snow White (B5200), Light Mocha Beige (3864), Light Brown (434), and Black (310)
- Heat N Bond Fusible Interfacing
How to Make a Felt Peacock Stuffie
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the peacock pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to the pattern using your scissors or a Cricut Maker/Silhouette Cameo 4.
- 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.
- Sew scattered fly stitches on the sides of the neck and chest using three strands of the dark blue floss.
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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.
When you’re done crafting your stuffies, email pictures to email@example.com or tag them on social with #MadeWithLia. We always love seeing what you make! For daily DIY ideas and inspiration, join us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Or browse our YouTube channel for crafting video tutorials.