What’s cuter than a felt stuffie? A mini version, of course! Krista has created some adorable felt animal pocket pals, and today we’re sharing the tutorial so you can make them on your own.
These treetop pocket pals are a great beginner/intermediate felt project. If you’re brand-new to hand-stitching, we recommend checking out our embroidery guide first and starting with some simpler beginner projects. Otherwise, scroll down to download the pattern and tutorial for these felt animal pocket pals.
Our felt pocket pals include a tiny koala, red panda, and sloth — each with their own little leaf to hang out in. These treetop friends make such cute gifts for the little ones in your life. Or you can always keep them for yourself!
As you will see in our instructions, we highly recommend cutting these felt animal patterns by hand since the pieces are so tiny. Everything we used for this project is linked below. And you can find the full photo tutorial and step-by-step instructions in the downloads below. If you have any questions, just ask!
Crafting Tip: New to crafting felt animal stuffies and want to learn more? Take our mini course, 8 Easy Steps to Create Any Felt Stuffie.
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- Cricut Maker (optional, but is not recommended)
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Stuffing Tool
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Hazelnut, Terracotta, Paprika, White, Vanilla, Bark Brown,Fern,Juniper, Moss, Black, and Marble
- Embroidery Floss — Light Brown (434), Medium Mahogany (301), Medium Copper (920), Snow White (B5200), Off White, Ultra Dark Coffee Brown (938),Very Light Avocado Green (471), Avocado Green (469), Dark Hunter Green (3345), Black (310), and Light Steel Grey (318)
- Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
How to Make Felt Animal Pocket Pals
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the animal patterns below.
- Cut out felt pieces according to the pattern using scissors. Note: It is highly recommended you take the time to cut this project by hand because the Cricut Maker will have a hard time cutting the small pieces accurately. The machine would work better if you choose to do a paper version.
- Whip stitch the details onto the heads using one strand of matching embroidery floss.
- Backstitch on the mouths using 2 strands of black floss.
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Do you allow people to sell their creations made with your patterns? These are adorable.
Thank you! Right now we have a separate licensing program for crepe paper flowers. Eventually we will have one for our felt projects!
Hey Lia! The Pattern is missing the tail for the red panda 🙁
Hi! I just checked, and I see it on both the PDF and SVG.
Such cute little creatures! I just thought that I would let you know that the pdf files for the patterns are called “Felt Bunny Ear Cactus” 🙂 I was so confused when I printed them – but I got it figured out. I am so happy I found you and your website! I can’t wait for more 3D Forest Animals…. like what we live with here in the Pacific Northwest…….. Cougar, Bobcat, Opossum, Roosevelt Elk, Coyote, Chipmunk. Wuuld also love the Skunk and some others created in 3D.
Thanks Sandra! We updated the title on the PDF template 🙂
I am glad I found that it ISN’T free in the comments. Thanks everyone.
Hi there! If a project is free, we usually call it out in the title and in the post. The downloads will also be marked as free, so you know it’s a free project. Here is the link to all of our freebies: https://liagriffith.com/craft/freebies/
I joined as I homeschool my 9 year old who has autism. We love to craft together and I think your subscription is well worth it. You get so many patterns. We made all our decorations for our Christmas tree. It’s his birthday on the 5th of January. He decided we should turn the Christmas tree into a birthday tree. He loves sloths so will definitely be making this little sloth to go on the tree and a few of your penguin ones to. Just need to find some space themed ones now. Thankyou for your hard work x
Oh I love this so much!! Happy early birthday to your kiddo 🙂
Hi, I was wondering if I could buy SVG of a single project ?
Hi! Unfortunately we don’t have the capability to sell single downloads. You can always sign up for a monthly membership to try us out and download the projects you want!
I can’t believe I have to pay for a template
Hi, Maggie! We work really hard on our templates and put a lot of time and care into all of our projects. It takes us several days to design a template, make the project, and create a photo tutorial for it. We’re also a small business, so we hope you understand why we would charge for our work. We do have hundreds of free projects on our site, which you can find under freebies.
These are SOOooooCUTE!!!
Thanks Arline! 🙂