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.
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.
This content uses links from which we may earn a commission. Disclosure.
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needles
- Clover Applique Sewing Pins
- Stuffing Tool or Chopstick
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Tangerine, White, Black, Salmon, and Hazelnut
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Medium Tangerine (741), Snow White (B5200), Black (310), Light Terracotta (3778), and Light Brown (434)
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Craft Eyes – 6mm
- Tacky Glue
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
- 6in. Chenille Stems
How to Make a Felt Tiger
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to template using a cutting machine with a rotary blade (optional) or scissors.
- 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.
- 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.
Love working with felt? Browse all of our felt crafts here. Or see what other felt stuffies you can make.
Become a Member to unlock this project
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I am having so much fun with all the stuffies. I have devoted a shelf in my living room to all of them. I have a great collection. I would love to add a hippo to my jungle if possible😄 Thanks for all the great projects.
We will add that to the list! Share pics of your collection. 🙂
It’s so cute, but so complex! I guess I really have to improve to make this..
We have a really great Skill Course for you! This will teach you everything you need. https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/8-steps-to-create-any-felt-stuffie/
Please make a caracal, a snake, a standing skunk and a goldfish
Suggestion for December : Lemming, musk ox, saiga antelope, beluga whale, walrus, snow leopard or wolverine
I will pass these suggestions onto Krista. 😉
Hey Lea and company,
Your craft tiger is beyond fabulous, I just love it. Please advise if I need to pay for this years crafts
A devoted follower
Thanks, Judy! Your membership is set to auto-renew on September 13th 🙂