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 on the right hand side of this post. Then follow our step-by-step instructions.
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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
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern on the right hand side at the top of this post.
- 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.
- Whip stitch the details onto the heads using one strand of matching embroidery floss.
- 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 on the right hand side at the top of this post.
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Stuffing Tool
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Oakwood, Peat Moss, Camel, Bark Brown, Black, Cotton, English Rose, Olive, and Night
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Dark Red Copper (918), Very Dark Yellow Beige (167), Tan (436), Ultra Dark Coffee Brown (938), Black (310), Ultra Very Light Mocha Brown (3866), Medium Mauve (3688), Dark Green Gray (3051) , and Very Dark Gray Green (924)
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
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