Homemade Toys: Felt Stuffed Letters (Easy Sewing Project)

I’m always looking for easy sewing projects that I can do, and some of my favorite are always homemade toys! These simple homemade stuffed letters of the alphabet are made from felt and so easy to sew. I’m always looking for easy sewing projects that I can do, and some of my favorite are always homemade toys! These simple homemade stuffed letters of the alphabet are made from felt and so easy to sew.My kids love playing with them, and they encourage literacy learning in a fun way. My daughter used these felt toy letters to learn to spell her name, and my son is using them now to practice letter recognition and letter sounds. I love how an easy sewing project can turn into a wonderful and educational toy! (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.)

Homemade Toys: Felt Stuffed Letters

 

I really love how these homemade felt letters are so hands-on and inviting. Kids can easily move them around and flip them over to make words or just learn the letters themselves. And the best part is that they are so easy to make ~ you can do while you are anywhere. I was able to make these while the kids were playing over the last few days.

 

Felt Stuffed Letter Tutorial

Materials

Directions

1. Type out the letters you want to sew on your computer and print them out in the size you want. I played around with different fonts until I found one I liked. (This set is made using Arial and the size is 420.)

2. Cut the letters out from the paper and trace them onto the felt. (I love using 100% wool felt! It’s very soft and feels good to work with.)  Make sure to make two of each letter for a front and back!

The letters ready to be sewn and stuffed!

front and back

3. Pin the letters together. 

pinned and ready

4. Find some matching embroidery thread and thread your needle. (I had a huge stash from when I actually had time to do embroidery in the past, so I searched for the closest matches I had to the felt. There are 6 strands in the embroidery thread I used~ I pulled it into two sets of three for this project.)

5. Stitch around the edge of the pinned letters using a simple whip stitch. (Here’s a tutorial if you are unfamiliar with this kind of stitch.)

6. Before finishing the letter, stuff it with your stuffing. I used a fiberfill similar to this.)
 

adding stuffing before finishing

7. Sew up the remainder of the letter and tie it off.

Finished!

Here are all the completed letters!

Homemade Toys: Felt Stuffed Letters

 

Lucy and Theo enjoyed playing with the completed felt letters. My next goal is to do the letters for our long, 9 letter last name and then finally the rest of the alphabet!

 

 

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Comments

  1. These are so precious…I might have to use your idea for my son..I think he would love to play with these!!

  2. I love your little felt letters. Such a simple idea, but I bet they will have loads of fun with them.

  3. These are wonderful. Such a great hands-on learning tool! Please consider sharing on Waldorf Wednesday:
    http://ourseasonsofjoy.com/waldorf-wednesday-link-up/waldorf-wednesday-link-up-5/

  4. What a wonderful blog post! And thanks so much for mentioning my wool felt shop : ) Great pictures and tutorial.

    Janet at Felt On The Fly

  5. I love these letters! They are so incredibly adorable and useful!! I would love for you to stop by and link them up for Pintastic Monday! http://justdawnelle.blogspot.com/

    Dawnelle

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to make a set for my little guy! The pics really help!

  7. Beautiful work! I know your children will enjoy these.

  8. I’ve been wanting to make something like this for my daughters’ bedroom wall. I have the felt, just need the time….

  9. What a super innovative idea! Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing on Tutorial Thursdays, I am very grateful.
    x
    http://www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

  10. Thanks. This is a sewing project I might actually be able to do!

  11. I love this idea! Thanks for linking to Mom’s Library!
    Julie

  12. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  13. Adorable!

  14. How cute! This project must have taken you quite a bit of time to sew. Thanks for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop!

  15. Hi,
    I am featuring this awesome activity on Mom’s Library Link-Up. Come check it out and grab a featured button from Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk. Also, I hope you link up some of your latest activities!
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/10/moms-library-link-up-3-for-me.html
    Be blessed,
    Julie

  16. Super cute!! I’d love for you to link this up to Tot School Tuesday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/11/tot-school-tuesday-high-five-color-hands-activity/

  17. I’ve made some of these with fabric, but I like these with felt. Cute.

  18. I love sewing with felt and these are such a cute idea. I’m going to make some for my son who is currently learning how to spell his name. Thanks for the great idea!

  19. Those are so cute. I’ve been working on letters with my youngest and I really need to make something tactile like that. Thanks for the great idea!

  20. I love these (runs to wool felt stash)

    • Thanks, Jennifer! I really really want to make enough to complete the whole alphabet. I’m going to head to your wool felt stash….:)

  21. OH- my. Those are so precious. How cute to give to a one year old or a newborn baby!? Thanks for the tutorial!!
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  22. How many letters do you get with one sheet of this wool felt you order? Just trying to figure out how much I would need to do the whole alphabet!

    • Hi Sarah~ My letters were a bit large, so I could trace about 4 per sheet (when using the 8×12 sized felt). If you consider that you’ll need a front and back for each letter, that works out to about 2 full letters per sheet. But, some of the letters are skinnier and don’t take as much room like ‘i’ ‘l’ ‘f’ etc. You can also do them a bit smaller (around 4 inches) and would probably be able to trace 6 letters (equaling 3 full letters) on a sheet.

  23. Jennifer Watson says:

    Hi! I love this project. I got all my materials except for stencils. I didn’t like the stencils at Michaels and I thought I could print some from online, but googling hasn’t yielded any results. Where did you get your letter stencils to trace on the felt? Sorry if you answered this already. I quickly scrolled through the comments.

    Thanks!
    Jenn

    • Hi Jennifer~ I actually just typed the letters on my computer and printed them out. (I used Arial, size 420). I cut them out from the paper and used them to trace onto the felt. Super easy! Good luck! I’d love to see a pic of the finished project if you get a chance! :)

  24. These turned out beautiful! Pinning to my literacy board!
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