Make Your Perfect Polar Pal!
New to making with felt or a dab hand at this versatile craft, our simple felt bear tutorial will help you learn how to use one of our fave craft materials with ease! Download the pattern below and follow our simple step by step tutorial to make today (find out more about membership benefits here if you’re new to the site!). This little fella can be made in an afternoon using soft wool felts and a few simple stitching techniques.
Get the kids involved with simple blanket stitches and running stitch! For those of you who don’t want to add embroidery details, you can simply glue the face features and the fish onto the main body using craft glue. If you are making this felt polar bear stuffie for children under 3, we would recommend using black felt circles for the eyes rather than buttons or beads. See below for tools, materials, pattern and felt bear tutorial 🙂
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- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Sewing Needle
- Straight Pin
- Wooden Chopstick
- Wool Felt – A Child’s Dream in “White”, “Black”, “Salmon”, “Pink”, “Gray”, and “Charcoal”
- Embroidery Floss – DMC White, Black (310), Salmon (3341),Pink (818),Light Grey (169)
- Felt Ball 2cm – Benzie Design in ”White”
- 2 Black Buttons – 7/16” (11mm)
Tips For Success!
Felt is a lovely material to work with but if you’re new to it, we have some tips to help you achieve this adorable DIY with ease! We recommend using wool felt for a soft, professional finish. Once you have downloaded the pattern, use chalk or a pencil crayon to draw around the pattern onto your felt. Use sharp fabric scissors to cut out the pattern and make sure to cut just inside the chalk line. Complete all the stitching before assembling the felt bear stuffie – you can find our tips and techniques for embroidery here.
When you are stuffing your felt polar bear, use more poly-fill than you think you will need! Break the poly-fill into small, manageable pieces and push into the stuffie bit by bit. We use a pencil or wooden dowel to push our stuffing right into the corners of our little bear. Feel free to play with your color palette here – if your bear wants a bright green scarf then go for it!
Find more inspiration for simple felt projects here, and discover our full felt stuffie tutorial collection here. Never miss a project by following us on Facebook and Instagram and find video tutorials to help you learn on our YouTube channel. See you there! ~ Lia and Team