Stuffed Felt Alphabet Letters (Sewing Tutorial)

These stuffed felt letters are our absolute favorite homemade toy (both kids learned to spell their names using them). These felt letters make a great homemade gift for a birthday or for Christmas and are a wonderful addition to a preschool classroom too! Here’s how to make your own set of felt stuffed letters perfect for practicing the alphabet.

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Homemade Toys: Felt Stuffed Letter Tutorial~


*This post was originally published on September 27, 2012 and has been updated.

Both my kids have loved playing with these homemade stuffed letters! 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 the sensory aspect of these hands-on ABC manipulatives and how this easy sewing project can turn into a wonderful and educational toy! (This post contains affiliate.)

Felt Stuffed Letter Tutorial

Materials for Stuffed Felt Letters

Directions for Stuffed Felt Letters

1. Type and print the letters you’ll be making to create letter templates. 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.)


felt letters for kids


Make sure to make two of each letter for a front and back!


felt letter sewing tutorial


3. Pin the letters together.


how to make felt letters


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.)


felt toy letter sewing tutorial

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.)

sewing felt toy letters

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

stuffed felt toy letters


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


homemade stuffed felt letters for kids


Here are all the completed letters!


How to make homemade stuffed letters using felt!


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!

 playing with homemade felt letters

Homemade Toys: Stuffed Felt Letters

Make your own stuffed felt letters! ~

DIY Stuffed Felt Alphabet Letters: Fun sensory toy for learning the ABC's. Perfect homemade gift for a baby shower, birthday , or Christmas! (Super easy sewing tutorial) ~


  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:

  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!


  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.

  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!

  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!
    Be blessed,

  16. Super cute!! I’d love for you to link this up to Tot School Tuesday:

  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!!

  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.


    • 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!

  25. These are so fun! I’ve made two so far and hope to make the whole alphabet. Thanks for the idea!

  26. How did you make the lower case “i”? Is there wire? I did capitals first, but still want to do lower. Thanks!


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