How To Make A Felt Whale with Free Pattern

How To Make A Felt Whale with Free Pattern

If you’re ready to learn how to make a felt whale with free pattern, you’re in luck! This simple sewing project is great for beginners and is quite simple to do. The best part about this whale sewing project is that it makes a super cute DIY gift idea as well.

The kids can make this fun whale up and then gift it to their family and friends. They can even be punny with it and include it in a Get “Whale” Soon card as well. How cute and fun would that be?! Gather up the simple and short list of supplies outlined below and have fun getting started on this easy sewing project. The kids (and you!) are going to have a blast!

How To Make A Felt Whale with Free Pattern

You’ll find that the tutorial below is quite simple to follow. Just make certain to use the free pattern (included) so that it really is a breeze. Once you’re done, you’ll be able to step back and marvel at how crafty and creative you truly are.

What You’ll Need For The Felt Whale:

supplies needed for felt whale

How To Sew A Felt Whale Plushie

gathering felt for the whalte felt

Select 3 different shades of blue and white 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 2 body base patterns, 1 water splash, 1 fin and 1 belly part (bottom) of the whale. 

sewing the face onto the felt whale

First step in how to make a felt whale with free pattern is to take any one of the body base patterns and use a pen or pencil to draw an eye and the mouth of the whale on the front side of the pattern. Use black thread and needle to stitch along the traced eye and mouth lines. This is the front body base. 

sewing on the belly of the whale

Stitch the belly (bottom) part along the bottom side of the front body pattern. Stitch the fin on the front body pattern as well. 

making the blowhole for the whale

Place the other plain body pattern on a flat surface and place the water splash pattern on the top side of the head part.  

sewing together the front and the back

Place the front body base pattern on the top of the plain one, making sure to keep the water splash pattern between the 2 body bases. 

gathering stuffing for the whale

The next step in how to make a felt whale with a free pattern is to use matching thread and needle to stitch around the side of the body bases. I did a flat blanket stitch around the side. Use scrap felts to stuff the whale plush. Keep a small opening to stuff it. 

putting in the stuffing

Stuff the felt whale with the scrap felt through the small opening. 

sewing up the whale

Stitch the open end to secure the stuffing. Tie a knot or two and cut off extra thread. 

felt whale diy plushie

Now you have completed our how to make a felt whale with free pattern sewing tutorial. Isn’t the felt whale you just made adorable. I know my kids are going to have hours of fun playing with this stuffed whale and the dolphin I made them as well. It is an easy sewing project that I am going to let my teen try this weekend as she wants to make a whale for one of her friends.

Can you wash felt?

This is a great question. Felt is one of those fabrics that are great for crafting but it’s not all that easy to clean. This doesn’t mean that you can’t wash it in your washing machine but it does mean that you probably need to clean it on a gentle cycle just to be safe.

How do you clean felt material?

As mentioned above, you can wash it in your washing machine on gentle cycle but your best bet is going to be to wash it by hand. That way you can easily scrub the areas that need to be cleaned and then let it be air-dried once done.

How can I buy felt?

The good news is that felt is sold at most places that sell fabric. Even your local big box stores are likely to have felt. The other positive of crafting with felt is that it’s not expensive at all, either. This means you won’t break the bank creating this simple felt crafting project.

blue felt whale

Variations to this Felt Whale Project

Even though the directions above are written out on how to do this simple whale craft, don’t be scared to venture out and vary it up a bit. While whales are meant to be blue, who says that you or your child can’t create a pink or purple whale instead?

And since a group of whales is called a pod, why not make a pod of whales so that you have more than one? Do whatever you want when it comes to varying from the color of the felt and create a unique whale that you’ll love!

How To Make A Felt Whale with Free Pattern.

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Yield: 1 whale

How To Make A Felt Whale with Free Pattern

whale made of felt

Learn How To Make A Felt Whale with Free Pattern!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2.00

Instructions

  1. Select 3 different shades of blue and white felt for this craft. Trace the provided template patterns on the selected felt fabrics.
  2. Use scissors to cut out the traced patterns.
  3. Take any one of the body base patterns and use a pen or pencil to draw an eye and the mouth of the whale on the front side of the pattern.
  4. Use black thread and needle to stitch along the traced eye and mouth lines. This is the front body base.
  5. Stitch the belly (bottom) part along the bottom side of the front body pattern.
  6. Stitch the fin on the front body pattern as well.
  7. Place the other plain body pattern on a flat surface and place the water splash pattern on the top side of the head part.
  8. Place the front body base pattern on the top of the plain one, making sure to keep the water splash pattern between the 2 body bases.
  9. Use matching thread and needle to stitch around the side of the body bases.
  10. Leave a small opening to stuff the whale plushie with your scrap felt.
  11. Stuff the felt whale.
  12. Stitch the open end to secure the stuffing. Tie a knot or two and cut off extra thread.
  13. Enjoy your cute whale plushie!

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