This Easy Felt Turtle Baby Toy With Free Patten is such a cute way to get your kiddo interesting in sewing. Making felt animals is a great beginner project that just might get them addicted to wanting to make more and more. This is why we have a ton of felt animals just lying around our house…because once the kids started making them, there was no stopping! (and that’s okay to me – being creative is a ton of fun and a great outlet for energy!)
What you’ll find from this simple felt animal tutorial is that the steps are broken down and easy to follow. Since we provide the basic template that you need as well, it really is a great felt project to start with! There’s nothing “slow” about this fun project at all! And since you only need four simple supplies to get started, there’s really no reason to wait any longer than today!
Supplies For This Easy Felt Turtle Baby Toy
How To Make A Felt Turtle Baby Toy
Start this fun easy sewing project tutorial by selecting two (2) different shades of green and light brown felt for this craft. Trace the provided template patterns on the selected felt fabrics. Use scissors to cut out the traced patterns. The template includes two (2) shell patterns, two (2) head patterns, two (2) legs, and four (4) spots.
Take any one of the head patterns and use a pen or pencil to draw an eye and the mouth of the turtle on the front side of the pattern. Use black thread and needle to stitch along the traced eye and mouth lines. Go ahead and stitch the green spots (small round patterns) on any one of the shell patterns as well.
To make the head portion of the turtle plush, place the two (2) head patterns together, with the stitched one to the front.
Next, stitch the sides of the head together using a blanket stitch, leaving the straight narrow end open for stuffing. Stuff it with scrap felt through that opening.
Now we will work on the body of the felt turtle baby toy. To do this, place the plain shell pattern on a flat surface and then place the 2 legs along the bottom side of it. This easy felt turtle baby toy is starting to take shape!
Next on this easy felt turtle baby toy tutorial, place the stitched shell pattern on the top of the plain one, keeping the legs between the 2 shell patterns. Use matching thread and needle to stitch around the side of the shell patterns. I did a flat blanket stitch again around the side just like the head. Make sure to join the head with this blanket stitch and leave a small opening to stuff.
In the opening you left, stuff the shell part of the felt turtle baby toy using scrap felt. Try to make sure it is the same plushiness as the head.
Finally, stitch the open end to secure the stuffing. Tie a knot or two for extra security and cut off extra thread.
You did it! You’re done with this easy felt turtle baby toy! There’s no denying how cute this felt plushie turtle is! As long as the kids are wanting to join in and help, they can easily recreate this simple felt craft at home.
What are some fun ideas to gift this felt turtle?
Once you make this adorable felt turtle, there’s a good chance that you’re going to feel torn. This is because it’s not only crazy cute, but you just might not be ready to give it up and gift it to someone else.
The good news is you can easily create another in a short amount of time without worry. You can really have a whole bunch of turtles in your house if you want. These felt toys are quick and easy to make. You can really crank them out once you get the hang of it.
Some fun and unique ideas to gift this homemade turtle craft are to give it to a new mom for their child to have as a keepsake when they get older. Another great idea for sharing this plushie is to make up some turtles and donate them to a local shelter or nonprofit for them to share with the kids.
While this was originally thought of as a baby toy, there really are a lot of ways that you can share this adorable felt craft with others. Keep it for yourself and your children at home or gift it to others.
Can you hand wash felt?
You can and this is what a lot of people do. While you can actually wash felt in your washing machine, some people worry that it might hurt or stretch the fabric. If you’re wanting to wash the felt with your hands, you can easily do that as well. That can be a safer option in the long run.
Just take some water and a little bit of soap and start to hand wash your felt. Then just lay it flat so it dries and that’s all you have to worry about. If you don’t lay it flat to dry, you’ll have issues with it being bumpy or possibly trying to curl up on you. Whatever you do, DO NOT put this felt toy in the dryer! It will not hold up to the thrashing or heat very well.
If you liked learning how to make this easy felt turtle toy with free pattern, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!
- Select 2 different shades of green and light brown felt for this craft.
- Trace the provided template patterns on the selected felt fabrics.
- Use scissors to cutout the traced patterns. The template includes 2 shell patterns, 2 head patterns, 2 legs and 4 spots.
- Take any one of the head patterns and use a pen or pencil to draw an eye and the mouth of the turtle on the front side of one of the head patterns.
- Use black thread and needle to stitch along the traced eye and mouth lines.
- Stitch the green spots (small round patterns) on any one of the shell patterns.
- Place the 2 head patterns together, with the stitched one to the front.
- Stitch the sides of the head but keeping the straight narrow end open for stuffing.
- Stuff it with scrap felt through that opening.
- Place the plain shell pattern on a flat surface and then place the 2 legs along the bottom side of it.
- Place the stitched shell pattern on the top of the plain one, keeping the legs between the 2 shell patterns.
- Use matching thread and needle to stitch around the side of the shell patterns.
- Keep a small opening to stuff the shell part of the turtle plush. Use scrap felts to stuff it.
- Stitch the open end to secure the stuffing.
- Tie a knot or two and cut off extra thread.
- Enjoy your cute Felt Turtle Baby Toy!
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