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!
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- Cricut Maker (optional, but is not recommended)
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Wooden Skewer or Chopstick
- 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)
- 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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