Summer Projects: Hand-Sewn Felt Friends

Looking for a creative project for your kids, that might just help to get them away from screens this summer? Here is an easy hand-sewing project! They get faster to make with each one, and your kids might just make a whole collection of them!

We have made these bendable felt figures to look like Bible Heroes, Catholic Saints…and even special people we know! These lovable little felt friends can be customized into any favorite people…from family members to superheroes, from Bible Heroes to Catholic Saints! We have a long list of felt friends we’d like to make and we hope to share pictures and additional patterns as we do!

This Felt Friends Tutorial includes instructions, patterns and a picture tutorial.

You see, the 6″ Felt Friend is made of felt, embellished and sewn with embroidery thread and made BEND-ABLE with an assembly of 2 pipe cleaners. We took the opportunity to practice some classic hand sewing stitches like the Whip Stitch, the Back Stitch and the French Knot.



The Hand-Sewn STITCHES Cheat Sheet is included for easy reference!


Hand Sew the Felt FriendWe took pictures while we made our little Felt Friend, referring to the basic stitches that we used.


We are beginner sewers…so if we made a mistake, we had a SEAM RIPPER readily available! We didn’t try to hide the stitches or even try to make them perfect. We think the obvious stitches add character!

Pipe Cleaner Felt Friend






The Felt Friends Tutorial was actually released a few years ago, but we have since added a Carmelite habit as we made our favorite little flower, St. Therese.


The Felt Friends Starter Tutorial for Saints and Bible Heroes  includes full written instructions with illustrations and patterns, along with a cool PICTURE TUTORIAL in case pictures do indeed speak a thousand words. (We did include minimal written instructions in the PICTURE TUTORIAL as well.)

We also included a BONUS picture tutorial to make a Leprechaun Felt Friend or your very own ELF on a SHELF!

Felt Friends Starter Tutorial for Saints and Bible Heroes

$4 PDF Download $3 for a limited time!

Leprechaun Felt Friend




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