handmade felt farm sheep


Our felt sheep uses beginner needle-felting skills, which you can skip if you’d like and just make a sheared sheep instead.  The fluffy woolen fleece is made by twisting long strips of felting wool and pinning the coils to the felt sheep, kind of like a tufted rug. Though this step is a bit time-consuming, it’s easier than it sounds — so this is a good project to dip into needle-felting!

Skill level: Intermediate

Stitches used: Blanket, whip, backstitch, and ladder stitch. Need more guidance on these stitches? Check out our free embroidery guide.

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How to Make a Felt Sheep

  1. Gather your tools and materials. Then download the felt sheep template below.
  2. Cut out felt according to template using scissors or a cutting machine with a rotary blade.
  3. Match up the gray felt pieces to the body according to the PDF template and whip stitch in place using 1 strand of white floss.
  4. Repeat for the second side, mirrored from the first. Tip: print out another copy of the PDF template and lay the pieces on top to match them up.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

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