We’ve been on a mission to make more farm animals after a few member requests came in for them. In the last couple of months, we’ve added a felt cow and felt pig to our collection of DIY stuffies. And now Krista has designed this adorably fluffy felt sheep for you to make.

Just check out our supplies list below to see what you need for this project. Then download our template and tutorial below to start crafting!

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.

hand-sewn felt stuffed farm sheep tutorial by Lia Griffith

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