We’ve got a new felt animal for you to make this month! Since the temperature is dropping outside, we thought a winter-hardy bird would be a great addition to this month’s collection. Plus it is one of Krista’s favorite birds. This particular felt quail is a male quail with his handsome head feather plume.

To get started, check out our supplies list below. Then download the pattern and tutorial at the end of the post.

handmade felt quail stuffie

Quail-ity stuffies

You can tuck this felt quail into your holiday tree, or place it on your mantel with our crepe paper pine cone branches. Some pops of red from our felt pomegranates would also be really pretty. In addition to using this stuffie as winter decor, you can craft it as a gift for kids or any bird lover!

Skill level: Intermediate.

Stitches used: Blanket, whip, detached chain, and feather stitch.

Crafting tip: For an easier version, you can skip the decorative embroidery.

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How to Make a Felt Quail Stuffie

  1. Gather your tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Cut out felt according to template using scissors or a cutting machine with a rotary blade.
  3. Match up the edges and whip stitch on the body details to the main body using 1 strand of floss to match each color of felt.
  4. Flip the body piece over and trim off the excess felt from near the body’s outer edges, leaving enough of an overlap by the stitches. This is to prevent bulk when sewing up the seams later.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

hand-sewn felt quail tutorial by Lia Griffith

felt quail stuffie
handmade felt quail
handmade quail stuffie on pine branches
felt quail and crepe paper pine branches

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Love this felt quail? Check out more woodland-inspired projects. Or browse all of our felt animals to see what other stuffies you can make!