I love working with felt. I think it’s my favorite material. It doesn’t fray, it’s easy to use, and it doesn’t take much to make something look amazing with it.
Working with felt reminds me of doodling. Sometimes I start working with it not knowing what I’m going to make, and I just see what happens. Sometimes the project fails completely (much like how in doodling some pictures just turn out awful). But other times something special comes out of it.
This was one of those projects I started having no idea what I was going to make, and this little guy came together. Here’s a tutorial to make this mini felt monster. I included a printable pattern template below for you to download. It’s a simple project, but I love how he turned out.
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-Felt (Main body color plus black and white for the eyes and mouth) – If you don’t have any on hand, you can grab a variety pack from Amazon here.
-Stuffing or bean bag fillers
You can download and print the pattern here.
Cut out the felt pieces. Start by sewing the five body pieces together. Stitch along each edge to connect them together. Use small, consistent stitches to get the best seam possible.
Leave one of the edges open.
Turn the monster right side out. Sew on two eyes, each on a section, to the front of the monster. I didn’t include these in the pattern since they are so tiny, but you just have to cut out some tiny circles that will fit on the body of the monsters.
Begin stitching up the back side of the monster, starting at the bottom. Add stuffing to fill it as you go. I used regular stuffing, but if you want to make this little monster more of a bean bag, you can add something like these bean bag fillers.
Before you fully finish stitching the monster up, cut out a felt square. I used the same color as the main body of my monster, but you could pick an alternate color to make him a little more interesting.
Pinch it in the middle and gather it up. Slip it into the opening at the top of the monsters head.
Stitch on a small black circle for the mouth. (I ran out of black embroidery thread and had to use purple…shh!)
And finish off the little felt monster by stitching a few circles on one of his sides to give him a little character. Simple details like this can add so much to a little project.
Now he’s all set! He’s perfect for a touch of decor for a monster party. You could make a whole set in various colors for a game. If you use the bean bag filling, they make a great little bean bag to toss.
If you’re looking for more easy felt sewing projects (either for yourself or your kiddo), we love this felt animal craft kit.