This felt tiger is the newest addition to our growing collection of felt animal stuffies. If you have made our felt tabby cat, then this should be a great DIY project for you. Otherwise you may want to start with a beginner stuffie instead, like our felt seal.

This is a simple pattern to cut by hand, which we actually recommend for our felt animals. Or you can always use your cutting machine with our SVG file.

handmade felt tiger stuffie

Go Get ‘Em, Tiger!

Tigers are native to Asia and have appeared in the folklore of many cultures. They symbolize strength, confidence, protection, and independence. So if you need a little reminder to summon your inner tiger, go ahead and make this stuffie!

Skill level: Intermediate as there are a lot of stripes to sew on. To simplify this felt tiger stuffie, you could opt to glue them on instead.

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

Crafting tip: If you’re new to making felt animals, check out our mini-course: 8 Easy Steps to Create Any Felt Stuffie. This will be an especially good place to start before moving on to a more intermediate stuffie, like this felt tiger.

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How to Make a Felt Tiger

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Cut out felt according to template using a cutting machine with a rotary blade (optional) or scissors.
  3. Mark eye placement on a body piece using a disappearing ink pen, according to the PDF template. Whip stitch the white eyebrow, chin, and black face stripes using 1 strand of floss to match the felt color.
  4. Snip a small hole where marked and insert the safety eye. Fasten in the back. Be careful not to accidentally snip the threads holding on the eyebrow. Repeat for the second body piece; mirror the design from the first side.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

handsewn felt tiger tutorial by Lia Griffith


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