I love felt. In fact, that’s why I use the word “heartfelt” for my creative pursuits, both here and on Etsy. In hot weather, I don’t play with felt much, but once the temperatures cool down and the colors start changing, I reach for felt projects to keep my hands busy. In this post, I’m going to show you how to make some felted friends. This project is easy enough to get your kids involved, too!
I’m showing you step-by-step how to make Buffy Bat. At the end of the post, you’ll be able to download the full PDF with the cutout forms and photos that show you how to make all three critters: Buffy Bat, Ollie Owl, and Cassie Cat.
Here’s all you need to get started:
- Colored felt
- An embroidery needle
- Embroidery floss (it’s thicker than regular thread, so it shows up better
- Sharp scissors
- Tiny brads (4mm) or buttons
Step One: Cut out the felt pieces.
Step Two: On the front body piece, use marking pen to mark eye, nose, and mouth placements.
Step Three: Place brads for eyes. (You may use a pin to stretch a little hole to make it easier to insert
the back of the brad.) Or sew on small black buttons.
Step Four: Make either French knots or straight stitches to make the nose. Use backstitches to form
Step Five: Make running stitches around the top of the head on the front only.
Step Six: Place the wing between the front and back of the body pieces as shown. Pin in place.
Step Seven: Use running stitches to sew the front, back, and wings together as shown. Only stitch
the sides and bottom if you are leaving the top open for a treat. That’s it! You’re finished.
Now go eat that chocolate bar. You’ve earned it.