Back in April we made some felt treetop pocket pals for our very first Craft Collection. The response was so amazing that we knew we needed to create another set! So for our fall-inspired collection, Krista designed these adorable felt woodland pocket pals.

This project includes the pattern and tutorial to make a fox, bear, and squirrel — ready for a snooze in their fall leaf beds. To get started, check out our tools and materials list below. Then follow our step-by-step instructions.

felt woodland fall pocket pals

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We can’t get over how adorable these tiny pocket pals are! Altogether this project uses five different stitches including blanket stitches, whip stitches, backstitch, satin stitch, and a double-running stitch. If you need to brush up on your stitching knowledge or want to learn how to do these stitches, make sure to check our embroidery guide for tutorials.

Crafting Tips: Like the treetop pals, we recommend cutting the pieces for these felt woodland pocket pals by hand due to their small size. They do require itty bitty stitches. So if you’re interested in an easy no-sew version, you can assemble a flat version of the animals instead using tacky glue and a fine point fabric marker for the faces.

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How to Make Felt Woodland Pocket Pals

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Cut out felt pieces according to pattern using scissors. It is highly recommended you take the time to cut this project by hand because the Cricut Maker might have a hard time cutting the small pieces accurately.
  3. Whip stitch the details onto the heads using one strand of matching embroidery floss.
  4. Whip stitch on the eyes and the fox’s nose using one strand of matching floss (alternatively, you can satin stitch these details if you’re feeling confident). Satin stitch a tiny triangular shaped nose or the bear using one strand of black floss. Backstitch the mouths and squirrel’s nose using two strands of black floss. Sew two short stitches in black by each of the squirrel’s eyes.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

Photo tutorial for felt woodland pocket pals by Lia Griffith

DIY felt woodland pocket pals
handmade felt woodland pocket pals
felt woodland pocket pals - bear, fox, and squirrel
handsewn felt woodland pocket pals

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Love these felt woodland pocket pals? Browse all of our felt animals for more ideas. And if you’re crafting this for a little one, be sure to check out the rest of our felt and fabric toys.

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