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.)
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
- Felt (I used wool felt similar to this.)
- Embroidery Needle
- Embroidery thread
- Printed out letters to trace onto your felt
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!
3. Pin the letters together.
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.)
7. Sew up the remainder of the letter and tie it off.
Here are all the completed 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!