I first created this felt turkey stuffed animal pattern about a bajillion years ago (no really just about 6 or 7) for a old crafting website I used to publish. I held onto it for a long time. I even sold some of these little handmade felt turkeys in my Etsy shop!
Somewhere, someone, has this very turkey sitting on a shelf somewhere, or perhaps he or she brings it out during the holidays to sit on the Thanksgiving dinner table!
After I took down the crafting site, for years I would receive emails from people who had come across the photos of the turkey in my social media accounts. Everyone wanted to know “where could they find this stuffed animal pattern??”
So by popular demand, last year I republished the turkey pattern in conjunction with the sewing blog SewMamaSew!
And finally, after all these years, I’m sharing the free printable pattern and tutorial here with you!
Let’s Get Started!
What Materials Will You Need?
- felt sheets in several colors
- needle and thread
- beads or doll eyes
- turkey stuffed animal sewing pattern
Begin by printing the free turkey sewing pattern. Use the pattern to cut all of the different felt pieces necessary for creating the felt turkey.
We’ll start to sew the turkey by constructing the body first. If you are using safety style doll eyes on posts, you’ll want to install these first.
Pin the main body pieces together and begin sewing at the back of the body.
When you reach the front of the turkey’s head, begin sewing the front face gusset in place on one side.
Tie off your thread at the back of the felt turkey body. Begin sewing again at the frot of the head, sewing the opposite side of the face gusset in place.
Sew until there is a small opening left, large enough to stuff the body full of stuffing.
Sew the opening shut.
Next to create the turkey’s beautiful plumage! Using the turkey stuffed animal pattern, you should have cute several “feathers” in different colors. Pin several in place so that you may alternate colors. Sew the first few feathers in place.
Continue sewing feathers in place in this same manner until the plumage is full of beautiful, festive colors.
Once the feathers are sewn into place, sandwich the two plumage pieces together and sew the outer edges together.
Match together the two sets of wings. Sew around the edges starting at the back of the wing, leaving a small space open for stuffing. Fill each wing gently with cotton stuffing. Sew the opening shut.
Now to create the turkey’s legs! Match together both leg pieces and feet.
Sew the feet together on the outer edges, leaving a space open for light stuffing. Stuff the feet with a small amount of cotton stuffing and then sew the opening shut.
I like to also add stitches to create separate toes on the turkey’s feet.
Repeat the same steps for the leg, sewing the outer edges and leaving the end open. Stuff the leg with cotton stuffing.
Pin the leg to the foot and begin sewing it into place. Repeat all steps to create the second leg and foot.
Pin the beak in place on the front of the face and sew it in place as well. You can also choose to add waddles at this time.
Pin the felt turkey body to the sewn feather plumage.
Sew the body to the plumage with small stitches in the back. The smaller stitching will help for the stitches to blend in.
Attach the turkey wings with string joints. Creating string joints is basically stitching over and over in place to hold the appendages on in a way that they can still move and pose.
After sewing both wings in place, move on to sewing both legs on in the same way… with string joints!
Once both legs and wings are in place you’ve got yourself a super cute felt turkey stuffed animal!
I do hope you’ve enjoyed my pattern and tutorial! I’d love to see what you’ve made with my free turkey stuffed animal pattern! Stop by my social media and post a pic of your work. I may even feature it!
More Free Sewing Patterns?
Looking for some more free projects to dip your crafting toes into? Swing on over to my Free Felt Sewing Patterns Section to have a Look See…
Another Fun Stuffed Animal Pattern!
If you’ve enjoyed this turkey sewing pattern, you might also really enjoy my Mama Hen and Chicks pattern!
Create your own herd of tiny cute kittens with my printable stuffed cat pattern!
These little stuffed kitties are so precious! They are easy to make and fun to play with. They make for a perfect handmade toy, suitable for even little hands. Ore create them as handmade gifts or hanging ornaments!
I find that little black cats are just perfect for the Halloween season, don’t you?
What you’ll need to Sew Stuffed Felt Cats:
- my printable pattern
- colored wool felt
- needle and thread
- doll eyes (optional)
- embroidery thread
- wire or pipe cleaners
These felt cats are so easy to make! You can whip a single stuffed cat together in a matter of a couple of hours. The printable pattern includes the pattern pieces and instructions to sew your own felt kitties with sewn in wire for bendable, pose-able little cats.
Maybe you’re not ready to sew your own felt cats? Don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop to purchase ready made felt stuffed animals!
Now that you’ve discovered my pattern, you have the perfect rainy day project to make handmade gifts for the cat lovers in your tribe! I’d love to see what you’ve made!
Thanks for Swinging By!
Introducing the newest of my little felt doll sewing pattern designs – The Daffodilly Dandelion Dolls. These little cuties are a pocket sized doll, at only 5 inches tall!
About This Felt Doll Sewing Pattern…
Want to make your own Daffodilly dolls? Grab the printable PDF pattern here and get started making your own little pile of adorable felt pocket dolls!
These dolls are intended for hand stitching from quality felt. So basic hand stitching skills are recommended. Each completed doll stands approximately 5 inches tall, with sewn in wire for complete pose-ability! The pattern includes pattern pieces and instructions to create the doll, dress, and tiny fringe boots.
The pattern will come to you via your online inbox as a printable PDF file to download!
Handmade Dolls Custom Order and Ready To Ship!
Looking for a unique artisan created handmade gift? I’m also offering these little dollies for sale in my Etsy shop. Swing on by to snatch one up today, or to order your very own custom made Daffodilly Doll.
At the peak of the warm summer months, who doesn’t love a little fruit salad? In the form of a pin, that is! I present to you a printable sewing pattern to make these adorable felt fruit brooches – watermelon, pineapple, strawberry, and orange slice!
Theses adorable fruit brooches are the perfect accompaniment to any fun summer outfit! Pin them to your clothes, or to a jacket or bag! You can even give them away as summer party favors, or as a gift to your bestie!
Tools and Supplies:
- felt brooches sewing pattern
- colored felt
- needle and thread
- embroidery thread
- doll eyes or beads (optional)
- pin backing
- pliers (optional)
- glue gun (optional)
How To Sew Felt Fruit Brooches!
We’ll start with strawberry! Begin by using my printable sewing pattern to trim the pieces from colored felt.
Mark onto the felt where you want to place the eyes and mouth onto the strawberry. Yes, you can draw straight onto the fabric. Even place the face on top of the marking, or flip it around and sew your drawing to the inside of the brooch.
When you’ve found the perfect face placement, it’s time to install some eyes!
I’ve used some plastic safety doll eyes. These eyes have a post that inserts through the felt with a small washer to hold them in place.
To install safety eyes you simply make a small hole where you want the eye to sit. Insert the post and push the washer backing on with pliers. Once the washer is firmly in place you can snip the end of the posts off.
If you don’t want to use safety eyes, or they simply aren’t available to you, no worries! There are alternatives!
You can also choose to simply draw or paint the face onto your strawberry brooch! You can use embroidery thread to sew the eyes on, or even use beads or tiny buttons instead!
Next I sewed in the tiny mouth, and added some seeds! I made the seeds with embroidery thread split down to 2 strands, and using a single chain stitch (or lazy daisy).
Next I pinned and sewed the top of the strawberry into place, onto the back piece of the brooch.
I secured the pin backing to the back of the brooch by first adding one very small bead of glue to the back of the pin (using a hot glue gun) and pressing it into place on the back of the brooch. I secured the pin backer further by stitching it firmly into place.
I then placed the front and back of the brooch together and sewed the outer edges together. Viola!
My favorite of the felt brooches! The Pineapple felt brooch pin.
Begin by cutting the pieces from the pattern. Using the pattern as a reference draw on where you want the face and lines to appear on the front of the brooch.
I drew the cross hatched lines on my pineapple using a green marker for contrast. I actually drew these on the front of the pineapple as I wanted them to show through for contrasting color.
Install safety eyes, or sew or draw/paint in the eyes and mouth.
Next I used a gold/tan colored embroidery thread to straight stitch in the cross hatched lines.
Time to assemble the pineapple top! Sew the middle piece of the top of the pineapple onto the back as shown below.
Place the last piece of the top of the pineapple on top and stitch into place.
Stitch the entire top of the pineapple onto the back part of the brooch.
Attach the pin backing to the back of the brooch. As above, with the strawberry, I used a small drop of glue to hold the pin in place. I then stitched it firmly into place.
To finish the felt pineapple brooch place the front and back pieces together and sew the outer edges together.
Watermelon and Orange
The orange and watermelon brooches are both made much the same as the above felt brooches!
1. Install the safety eyes or sew in a face.
2. Sew in some details (seeds)!
3. Attach a pin backing.
4. Sew the front and back parts of the brooch together!
I do hope you enjoy making my fun felt fruit brooches! Such a quick and fun summer craft project!
It’s just about that time of year again! The snow has melted, the birds are singing, and the flowers are beginning to lift their heads and peek out from underneath the soil.
Soon they’ll uncurl their leafy appendages and reach for the sun. And everything will bloom in a radiant palette of mother nature!
And all the little furry beasties will awaken and come forth!
Which brings me to… Bunnies!! What better for the coming season and the holiday? I have some fun sewing patterns for those of you looking for a holiday sewing project or handmade gift. AND I will be creating a pile of art toys to list in my Etsy shop for those of you looking for artisan made toys and gifts.
Felt Bunny Sewing Patterns!
Sew a whole pile of different colored bunny toys! These work up really fast and stand about 4 inches tall from toe to ear tip. Pssstt! These fit perfectly in an over-sized plastic Easter egg! Perfect for the extra special Easter egg hunt! Or tuck em into a basket, OR make them into hanging ornaments!
Snag the mini Easter Bunny sewing pattern here!
Little Dollhouse Bunny Doll Pattern
These adorable little bunny dolls stand at approximately 4 inches tall. These little dollies are easy to make, make perfect gifts, and can even be used as adorable dollhouse dolls. You could even pair them with my mushroom dollhouse!
Or your could even snag the whole bunny family sewing pattern here!
Or you could make a full 11 inch sized bunny doll with a cute little collared dress! Snag the Bunny Doll Pattern here.
Handmade and Custom Felt Rabbit Art Toys
Head on over to Etsy to order ready to ship and custom bunny toys and more!
Happy Springtime Everyone!