Well hello there Mr. Penguin, aren’t you adorable?! When our designer Krista created this little beauty, we could be heard through the building “oohing” and “aahing” at just how crazy cute he is! Not only does he rate very highly in the cutie stakes, he is also super-simple to make at home – which we love! Along with our printable template, all you need to make this cute penguin stuffie is sheets of felt in black, white, orange and teal, a bag of stuffing, embroidery thread and a couple black buttons for his eyes. The project calls for simple blanket stitching and a running stitch so this is a great afternoon DIY project or is ideal for our younger crafters out there. We recommend using a low temperature glue gun to attach the wings and feet but you could also stitch them on by hand – just make sure you supervise any little ones with the glue gun!
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- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – Black, White, Mint, Mustard
- Embroidery Floss – DMC Black 310, Snow White B5200, Light Bright Green 3851, Very Dark Straw 3852
- 2 Black Buttons – 7/16” (11mm)
- Stuffie Puff (Poly-fil)
If you, like us, are a felt stuffie lover, take a look at some of our other felt projects, like our cute felt owl stuffie, this rather awesome felt moose head for the kids bedroom wall or our pretty little felt kitten craft project. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to keep up to speed on what we are sharing next – we wouldn’t want you to miss anything! ~Lia & team
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Hi! Do you have a more printer friendly version of the directions? It’s just a long and weird size and doesn’t print well. Thanks!!
I just added printable directions 🙂
Do you have a supply list for this project? It’s so cute!
This is an older post before we started linking to materials, however you can find everything needed for this project in our shop. https://shopliagriffith.com/product-category/felt-sheets/ One sheet each of felt, Black, Vanilla, Mint, and Mango along with the corresponding embroidery flosses. You will also need stuffing and either black buttons or safety eyes for the eyes! 🙂 Hope this helps, we are working on updating old projects with materials and will add this to the top of our list.
Hi there, yesterday I became a monthly member and I can’t seem to access the pattern still. It keeps telling me to log in, I log in, click download pattern, then it takes me back to the log in page again and keeps going in this cycle. Please could you email this pattern to me on email@example.com
So sorry you’re having trouble!! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can look into this for you.
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If this is supposed to be a “free pattern”, why do I have to sign up for a $7 a month membership to be able to download the pattern?
Hi Joanne, unfortunately this may have been advertised on another site as being a free project, but it’s not. We try to catch those when we can!
Can felt glue be used instead of sewing? I am hoping to do a project with the my daughter’s classmates at school tomorrow and would prefer to use the felt glue. Otherwise, I may need to sew the bodies myself.
I haven’t tried felt glue– I would worry it wouldn’t hold together well with all the stuffing? But if you give it a shot, let us know if it works!
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Where do you buy your felt?
We love A Child’s Dream and Benzie Design for our felt!
Hi Lia. I am a member, and wish to make the penguin stuffie. I can download the pattern okay, but find it is impossible to print out the directions. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Leora
Are you able to download the PDF of the directions? If you do that first you should be able to print them from there. You may have a printer error.
A hint . . . if one prints the pattern onto the non-shiny side of a piece of freezer paper (cut to 8.5 x 11), and irons the shiny side of the freezer paper to the felt, cutting by hand is quite easy. The paper stabilizes the felt and since the cutting is done through the paper and felt layers, there is no tracing, pinning, etc. involved. Freezer paper can be purchased in most grocery stores in the section with foil and plastic wrap. Note – this is not waxed paper – I bought Reynolds Freezer paper. Cheers!
What a great tip Susan, thank you so much for sharing!! So unique and innovative 🙂
Hi I found this from U-Creat.com’s “The Cutest Free Stuffed Animal Patterns”. Your patterns were the only ones on the list where I wasn’t able to download the pattern for free. It keeps leading me to a page where I need to register and pay. Am I doing something wrong? Or were you mistakenly put in the free patterns ad?
Unfortunately it looks like that website did some false advertising! You will need to create a membership with this site to have access to the patterns 🙂
Do you have plans to offer your stuffies as SVG files? I love making them but I HATE cutting the bits out, and I usually cut out felt with my Explore.
I wasn’t planning on it! We usually cut all of our felt by hand. Sorry for the hassle! I haven’t always had the best luck with cutting felt on the Cricut. Maybe if the bits get more complicated I’ll start making SVGs 🙂
Love your ideas, do you share them free?
Thank you:-) We share many of our projects for free. We recently had to make a change to our business to continue crafting, and you can read more about it here https://liagriffith.com/confessions-of-a-blogger-part-2/
I’ve been to the Antarctic and I love penguins!
wow, that must have been a fantastic trip!