It’s time for another felt stuffie! Our designer Krista is an expert in crafting the cutest felt animals for you to recreate at home. And this felt zebra stuffie is no exception.
You can find all of the tools and materials listed below as well as the pattern and tutorial. This felt zebra stuffie is an advanced DIY project and is perfect for those of you who have made our stuffies before or who have experience with different hand-stitching techniques. So if you’re new to hand-sewing our little stuffies, this felt fox is a great one to start out with instead.
We got a request to make a felt zebra stuffie back in September after we shared our felt elephants. (Karen, if you’re still following—we finally made them!) We love when our members ask us to make something. So if you have any requests, let us know! We will add them to our ongoing list of DIY craft ideas.
These felt zebra stuffies also go along with our felt giraffes. If you’ve crafted any of these South African animals, let us know how it went! Or you can also share them with our crafting community by posting pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia or on our Facebook page for members.
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)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Stuffing Tool
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – White and Black
- Art Markers — Blick Studio Brush Markers in Black (020)
- Craft Eyes – 6mm
- Embroidery Floss — DMC White (B5200) and Black (310)
How to Make a Felt Zebra Stuffie
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download our pattern below.
- Cut out your felt pieces according to the pattern, using scissors or a Cricut Maker. Note: Color of felt is designated by either a “W” for white or “B” for black.
- Sew the felt stripes to both sides of the body using three strands of black embroidery floss and a backstitch down the middle of each stripe. Trim offany excess felt that extends over the edge of the body pieces.
- Whip stitch the black muzzle to the head with three strands of black floss. Cut offthe excess white felt underneath to reduce bulk.
Full tutorial available for members. Join here!
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Hi I was. using the svg cut files for the zebra and I didn’t see the cutouts for the bottom of the feet. Did I miss them on the pattern? I noticed they were on the pdf file, as well as the photo tutorial. Were they there and I missed them?
Hi Michelle, we are noting the Cricut has been deleting small pieces after their updated software. The pieces are all in the SVG, so I suggest you restart Design Space and test it again. Hopefully, they have resolved this issue.
Would the same (in reverse) work to make the zebra smaller?
Yes, you can resize either larger or smaller.
Hi, I made this zebra today. While I enjoyed the diy and was satisfied with the results, I have to say I had some difficulty cutting and sewing the (many) little thin black stripes. They kept unraveling, and in the end they kind of lost shape (they definitely don’t look sharp as yours), and the black shred into the white and vice-versa. Is there some technique/tip I’m missing here? I used quality wool felt…
Also, it wasn`t clear to me where to sew the ears, since there was no marking in the pattern for their exact position, so my zebra’s face ended up looking different then yours…
Thank you for your feedback! Quality of felt does matter for cutting fine details, but even then each sheet is different thickness, stiffness. Sometimes what Krista has done for the small pieces is spray a bit of felt with some fabric stiffening spray, then cut the pieces out after drying and you can sew through it and it will help hold the felt together. She doesn’t usually mark where the ears go because it always depends on how firmly you stuff the animal, or it is sewed together slightly different, position could look better one way vs another so we usually say to use your best judgement. Even when Krista makes two of the same animal they always look slightly different. I hope that’s helpful 🙂
Yeah lia this is great idea…❤️
Hii lia …
Today I made this zebra ..This is so cute…Thanx for such lovely animal stuffed pattern….Just let me know one thig…If I want more big size animal so what can I do ??
Yay so glad to hear it! The best option is to print the PDF pattern at a larger percentage on your printer.