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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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Mittens – DIY felt ornament

5 Dec

 

mitten3s Winter is here! Time to pull out those mittens and get to frolicing in a winter wonderland, or at least that’s how I assume it’s done.

Being an Arizona native means I don’t have much experience with snow but that doesn’t mean I don’t still find mittens adorable!  mitten6Craft up some little felt mittens with this super easy pattern, regardless of climate. They can be made in any color or pattern of felt you can imagine (we’ve got over 200 suggestions  www.feltandcraft.com) Adding the snowflake sequins is optional you can easily create a felt cut out, use buttons, an initial or keep them sweet and simple. mitten3

You will need:

6″ x 8″  felt in your choice of colors I used Blueprint, Poinsettia and Grey*

 

 

Scrap of Fur Felt in white*

Cord or ribbon for loop 4″-5″

Snowflake Sequins(optional)

*matching thread

image1 (2)Cut:

Four cuffs from fur felt and 4 mitten shapes from color of your choice.image1 (1)Stitch sequin or shape onto one mitten shape, add to second mitton shape making sure the thumbs face opposite directions. (No one needs two left gloves) image3Sew mitten cuffs to base of mittens. Repeat for each piece. Fluff fur over stitches. Just make sure your pieces are mirrored so they will sew together correctly.image2Place mitten shapes together and sew together using an overcast stitch and matching thread. image2 (1)Insert ribbon or cord into base of cuff before stitching over it with a running stitch and overcast stitching around the outside of mitten. American Felt and Craft - Online Craft Storemittn3And that’s all it takes to make these fun holiday felt mittens! Happy Crafting ~Andie

Felt mitten template

Felt Mitten template print at full page size

 

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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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Yeti for Christmas – DIY felt ornament

25 Jul

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There are few things are as charmingly satisfying as opening a chest of Christmas decorations and seeing all the little handmade details of years past. Remembering each ornament’s story can weave a lifetime of stories, nicknames and family vacations into the holidays that grow richer with each passing year.

DIY felt ornamentsGet a jump on a lifetime of memories and craft up a heirloom keepsake felt yeti ornament for the little monster in your life.

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These DIY yeti ornaments are super cute and make great personalized Christmas gifts they can cherish for a lifetime. These little yeti ornaments sew up pretty quickly and  the color schemes can easily be changed for a unique DIY Christmas for each of your little monsters.

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You will need:

Grey Felt – Grey Flannel

White Felt

Pale Blue felt- Sparrow

Embroidery aka Cross Stitch Thread in-  Black, Green, Brown, White and Blue

Stuffing

Yeti template at the end of post or download the PDF Yeti- Ornament Pattern

Felt yeti free pattern

Cut:

Yeti from fur felt, 2 mountains from grey felt, horn shape and face from pale blue felt and 6 mountain tops, 2 of each size from white felt.

felt mountain ornament yeti

Stitch mountain tops to one of the mountain shapes with white thread and a running stitch. Repeat with other mountain so they mirror each other. Set back aside.

DIY yeti ornament

Lay horn shape onto front of mountain front, place yeti body on top of horns and stitch down body with a running stitch and white thread.

yeti Christmas ornament

 

Place blue face onto the yeti and stitch down with light blue thread. Add two french knots for eyes with black embroidery thread and stitch a smile.

Yeti Christmas Ornament

Using white embroidery thread add fangs on both sides of his smile and define the arms with a few small stitches. Sew black nose into center with a few running stitches and black thread.

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Stitch brown lines where you want your trees to be.

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Stitch pine boughs with green thread making upside down Vs starting small and making them just a bit larger as you go down.

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  • have your child help stitch out their name
  • add a date, name, place or nickname
  • Stitch a pocket for money or a gift card
  • Stitch another yeti or more trees
  • Anything you want I’m not the boss of you

Just make sure your pieces are mirrored so they will sew together correctly.

Yeti Christmas Ornament pattern - felt DIY

Overcast stitch mountains together with grey thread switching to white over the snowy mountain tops, stuff before closing.

stuffed ornament

Sew a loop to top with black embroidery thread to help hang.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

Template pattern for Yeti felt ornament

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