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How to make a “Baby Yoda” from felt

10 Dec

Tutorial to make a baby yoda

Guys…..Baby Yoda though? Right? If you haven’t been watching Disney +’s the Mandalorian you haven’t experienced the pure joy and happiness that a miniature Yoda brings. Technically this little one is only referred to as ‘The Child” calling it Baby Yoda would be a little like calling all children Baby Abraham Lincoln. But with a face that is impossible not to love and a line of toys still unreleased I, like every one else (including elite bounty hunters it seems) felt I needed to have one of my own. This DIY Baby Yoda tutorial and template whips up quickly and can be made entirely by hand.

If you too want to learn to make a Baby Yoda from felt scroll through for an free and simple step by step tutorial and pattern.

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You will need:

9″ x 12″ Baby Yoda colored felt, I used Granny Smith *

4″ x 5″ tan fur felt*

Felt Glue

Doll eyes I used 5mm or black felt* scrap for eyes

Stuffing

Embroidery felt in black or dark green

*Matching thread

Cut:

2 body shapes, 2 head shapes, 2 hand shapes, 1 face detail shape and 1 foot from green felt.

Cut 1 robe and 1 collar and 2 arms from tan fur felt

2 eyes from black felt if you won’t be using doll eyes to make your toy Baby Yoda.

howtobabyyodamakeStitch collar along top of the robe with a running stitch and matching thread, set aside.babyyodatutorialFold arms and stitch long sides together with matching thread and an overcast stitch. y4To make Baby Yoda’s hands. Attach hands inside of sleeves with a drop of felt glue or some small running stitches stitches. You want the fingers to just peek out of the sleeves. Set aside.Baby yoda the child pattern from feltPlace body pieces together and overcast stitch around the outside using matching thread stuff before closing. Y5Wrap robe loosely around body until you are happy with the look, it should swing away from the body to look like it’s over sized not fit tightly. We want our DIY Baby Yoda to be comfortable enough to nap and chase frogs.

Stitch into place and through the body to hold. y7Attach arms to the shoulders of the robe with a running stitch or two and matching thread. The felt fur is very forgiving so stitches are easy to hide making the arms super easy to attach. y10Attach Baby Yoda’s foot with felt glue, you can add another if you like but I preferred the look of one little Yoda foot sticking out of the over sized robe.  Set aside to dry.

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y0Mark face detail page and cut holes for plastic eyes if you are using them. Cut holes for eyes in one of the head pieces too so they go through without issues.

Sew or glue nose to face detail and stitch a mouth with 1 strand of embroidery floss.

Sew or glue decorated face detail to the head. y001Add eyes y002Attach remaining head piece back to the decorated face and overcast stitch closed with matching thread. Stuff lightly before closing.y12Place the finished head in front of the neck at an angle and attach with a few running stitches. y16And viola, you’ve got yourself a Baby Yoda toy you’ve made by hand! Good job you!

Keep the child at your desk, as a pocket Baby Yoda, or give it to the Baby Yoda lover in your life. y15You can also attach a ribbon or loop and Baby Yoda would make a great felt Christmas ornament or addition to Star Wars themed gift wrap. Baby yoda pattern template

Pattern to make a Baby Yoda, please credit this blog. Print at letter size.

Baby Yoda pattern can be resized to make a larger toy. Not for kids under 3.

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Fall Flower Fairy Finger Puppet

19 Aug

Fall Fairy Finger PuppetWho else is on the edge of their seats waiting for the first days of fall?  I simply cannot wait for the cooler shorter days, the smell of a fireplace and an an added reason for a good cuddle.  SIGH! Perhaps this fairy can help move things a long with a little fall magic. 🙂 fall felt crafts

To create your own little fall fairy finger puppet all you need to do is print out the template, cut from felt and sew up some autumn vibes. This cute little fairy is easy to customize with any skin tone, eye color or hair shade. She features a crown of leaves and double sparkling felt fairy wings. Not only does this fairy make a charming fall craft but adding a simple loop to the top turns her into an adorable ornament, a magnet glued to the back will allow her to watch over your seasonal baking you can even place one on a bottle of wine for a charming hostess gift this fall.

You will need:

Felt in skin color of your choice I used Pastry*

Green for dress I used Granny Smith

White glitter felt for wings*

A small amount of stuffing

Felt scrap in hair color of your choice; I used Fire Engine Red*

Felt scraps for leaves I used Granny Smith, Autumn Leaves, Beet, Sunshine, Hot Chocolate, Orange Juice, Chocolate Moose

Embroidery thread in, brown, pink and color to match skin toned felt.

Felt flower fairy pattern (at the end of post)

Sunflower cutout

Flower sequins (optional)

*matching sewing thread

Cut

2 Head shapes, 1 body shape and one torso shape from skin tone felt

2 Dress shapes and 2 shoe shapes from green felt

2 wing shapes from glitter felt

10- Large leaves from fall felt colors

12-15 Small leaves from fall felt colors

making felt fairyMark face placement lightly on felt with a pencil. Add eyes with eye color embroidery thread and french knots. Stitch smile from a single length of pink embroidery thread and a nose with a single stitch of skin colored embroidery thread. Felt finger puppet bodyStitch torso to body shape stuffing as you go. Stitch closed along the stomach area.b2Overcast stitch around the outside of the face, stuff as you go. Fit face onto neck and sew into place with matching thread. Fall Flower fairy from felt tutorialAdd shoes to both sides of feet. Set doll aside. Leaf dress- fall fairy felt tutorialSew bigger leaves to dress under the arm area with two or three longway stitches so the leaves can “poof” out along the dress, check to make sure dress sides are going the correct direction (mirror image front and back) before adding more leaves to the back in the same way you did the front. This will be covered up on both sides so thread color isn’t important.

DIY fall fairy craftLay dress on either side of felt fairy puppet. Sew along the tops of the dress arms around the fairy’s body with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

fall fairy Sew dress together along sides with an overcast stitch and matching thread. Leaving the bottom open for your finger.

fall fairy tutorial and patternSew sunflower to secure, stitch through the torso and knot at the fairy back., you will cover the back with wings.

h1 Overcast stitch the hair back and front together around the outer edges only with matching thread and an overcast stitch.

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fall fairyFit fairy head into hair piece, attach small leaves in a ring around her head. free fall fairy tutorial and pattern feltglitter felt flower fairy fall free tutorial Stack both wings so that there is glitter facing both ways and stitch through the center and torso of the puppet the knot can be hidden under the sunflower on the front of the fairy dress. Add flower sequins if desired.

fall flower fairy ornament tutorial Sew a loop and your finger puppet does double duty as an ornament.

pattern for making fall finger puppet fairy


Fall flower fairy free pattern and tutorial -American Felt and Craft

I hope you love your felt fairy as much as you love fall!

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Felt Cloud Bow Holder

2 Aug

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Avoid the chaos of lost bows and clips while creating an adorable puffy cloud wall hanger. Best of all no hammers or screwdrivers this fluffy friend can be hung up with a simple tack.

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This cloud bow holder is the cutest way to keep those little bows, barrettes and clips organized. Just in time for back to school. If you’re short on time using stick on felt for the cloud face can cut the time down considerably but you can easily just stitch the details into place too. I’ve included an option for raindrops if stars don’t coordinate with your space.

You will need:

White Felt 1/4 yard or 2 – 9″ x 12″ sheets*

Scrap for face I used stick on felt in pink and black.

Colored Felt 9″ x 5″ scraps

I used Lavender, Aqua and Orange Whip *

1 yard 1/4″ wide blue ribbon for hanging stars or raindrops cut into 3 lengths. (9″, 12″ and 15″)

7″ – 1/2″ wide ribbon for cloud hanger – I used a rainbow print ribbon.

Stuffing

*coordinating thread

Cut

Two cloud shapes from white felt. Two cheeks from pink stick on felt and two eyes and smile from black stick on felt. Cut 2 stars (or raindrops) of each of the three colors. Blue ribbon to 9″, 12″ and 15″ lengths.

star1Attach  ribbon to one of each of the different colors of star shapes.overcaststar

Place star shapes together and overcast stitch around the edges with matching thread.

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Stuff as you go.

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When you reach the ribbon area sew the pieces together with a running stitch to close. Repeat with the other two stars and set aside.

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Peel off sticky backed felt and press face into place on one cloud side. You can also sew these pieces down if you’re using standard (not sticky backed) felt.

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Attach rainbow ribbon at the top of the cloud as marked on the pattern.

strapsewOvercast stitch the cloud together stuffing as you go.

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Attach the ribbons as marked on the pattern by sewing them in with a running stitch. Sew remaining stars into place. 67472915_10220161451010186_9048958818033074176_n

Hang and add clips.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY Play Felt Bandages

15 May

DIY felt bandaides, bandagesIs there a doctor in the house? Save your bandaids for the real boo boos and craft up some soft reusable felt play bandages. 

Help them heal pretend owies, build empathy and remove fear of the doctors office, all while having imaginative screen free fun. Whether you’ve got a budding M.D in your house or just an empathetic stuffy owner you’ll want to craft up a bunch of these simple DIY felt bandaids.felt bandage pattern and tutorialFriends, find you someone who loves you like a kid loves band aids.

Free pattern felt bandages - American Felt and CraftThese felt bandages sew up with two simple stitching styles and 1- 9″ x 12″ felt sheet will  make 7-8 bandages, making them inexpensive and fun crafts. They can be adjusted to be bigger but these are the perfect scale for fingers of all sizes.

You will need: per bandage

3″ x 4″ felt scrap per bandage- Beige felt – I used Peanut Butter* or printed felt – I used Pink Daisy and Turquoise Rosebud *

Velcro or Hook and Loop to match your felt: I used Sand, Bunny, Pale Turquoise

*Matching thread

Cut 

2 felt bandage shapes, and 1 bandage center from felt

Cut velcro or hook and loop into smaller squares or ovals if you prefer. (see template)

Easy felt doctor band aide free pattern Sew center to one bandage with an applique stitch with either a running stitch or applique stitch and matching thread. felt bandages - easy DIY

Sew hook and loop to end of felt bandages. Match them up so the hook and loop are on opposite sides.

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Overcast stitch the felt bandages together. And that’s all there is to it!

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Happy healing

~Andie

 

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