DIY Unicorn Sewing Craft for Kids

| |

An easy first sewing project for kids, this Unicorn Sewing Craft is simple and simply magical.

An easy sewing craft for kids, this DIY Unicorn Project is a simple stuffie craft for kids and makes the perfect homemade gift for a unicorn lover

Unicorn Sewing Craft for Kids

So, my daughter had a weird introduction to the world of sewing.

She didn’t fall in love with sewing because of her love of clothes or her insatiable craft habit… No, my daughter fell in love with sewing thanks to Grey’s Anatomy.

Yup, in all of my parenting wisdom, I allowed my daughter to “sleep in the teepee” as I had a marathon night of Grey’s Anatomy, only to discover that my sneaky girl had been watching it alongside me the whole night.

Luckily, she wasn’t scarred for life by the show – she actually developed a deep fascination for the work of doctors and wanted to learn how to sew like they did (when they stitch people back up).

So, while it was a weird introduction, in the end, sewing is a great life skill, great for fine motor development – and not to mention, it opens up a whole new world of crafting possibilities! And I’ve learned my lesson to not let my child camp out in our living room teepee while watching grown-up only shows.

We first starting with our foam angel finger puppet craft and recently developed those sewing skills even further with an embroidered trash can craft, but my daughter insisted that we make a stuffed unicorn craft for our next project.

After some negotiating, we agreed to start small with this pocket-sized version but I have promised her that we will soon attempt a full-sized stuffed animal sewing project, so stayed tuned for that!

This unicorn sewing craft took her about two days to finish (probably about 2-3 hours total). She took her time and was very careful and precise in her work. An older child, or one with more sewing experience, may be able to finish this craft in less than an hour, and children who prefer to work in 20-30 minute increments may take longer to finish.

At the end of all that hard work, a beautiful felt unicorn emerges with a colorful mane, ready to act out magical stories or simply add a bit of creative inspiration to your craft space. This would also make a thoughtful gift for a best friend or fellow unicorn lover.

We also found some amazing pre-made sewing kits for kids that would be great if you want to get right to the sewing and don’t want to fuss with printing and cutting out all of the felt pieces.

Check out our quick video to see how to sew your own unicorn stuffie – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable template and instructions:

 

An easy sewing craft for kids, this DIY Unicorn Project is a simple stuffie craft for kids and makes the perfect homemade gift for a unicorn lover

Materials for Felt Unicorn Craft

Tip: feel free to blow up the size of the unicorn template to the desired size of your unicorn stuffie. We went small, but you can use the same template to make a larger unicorn pillow.

Whenever we need to cut out intricate shapes from felt, I always grab some freezer paper and use the freezer paper trick to cut out our felt shapes, but good-quality felt and a sharp pair of scissors also makes all the difference.

How to Make a Felt Unicorn Craft

Cut out the pattern and then trace the desired shapes onto your felt. We decided to skip the felt mane for this craft and used yarn instead.

Cut out the felt shapes. You may find it is easier to iron freezer paper onto your felt to allow for smooth cutting. (Check out this post for more information on how to do that.)

Sew the two unicorn body pieces together. Your child may find it more helpful if you poke holes in the felt for them to follow in their sewing. Leave a small 2″ gap open on the rear (where the tail goes) for filling to be inserted .

Stuff the unicorn with as much stuffing as desired, and then set the unicorn aside as you prepare the embroidery floss mane.

Cut the embroidery felt or yarn. If using embroidery floss, you will need 4 lengths of each color. If using yarn, you will separate the strands of yarn. Most yarns will have 3 or4 strands wound together.

Make two piles of the yarn or floss, each with two strands of each color.

For the first pile, tie a knot in the middle and then place the knot inside the opening of the unicorn stuffie.

Complete the sewing process, effectively sewing the tail into the unicorn to secure it.

My daughter preferred to go around the unicorn twice, “double stitching,” but that is personal preference.

For the mane, you can use the stitches or the holes from the stitches to thread the yarn or embroidery floss through. We decided to double up on the yarn strands here as well. We did a simple slip knot and after all of the yarn was threaded through, trimmed the mane and tail to our desired lengths.

Use a bit of felt glue to glue on the unicorn horn and ears. You can also use a permanent or fabric marker to add additional details, like eyes, nostrils, hooves, etc.

Let the glue dry completely before handling or playing with your unicorn stuffie.

 

Pin this Easy Unicorn Sewing Craft for Kids:

A DIY Unicorn Craft Project for Kids, this easy unicorn sewing project for beginners is absolutely magical

Grab your free printable instructions for our magical unicorn sewing project:

Yield: 1 unicorn

DIY Unicorn Sewing Craft for Kids

DIY Unicorn Sewing Craft for Kids

A super simple first sewing project for kids, this pretty unicorn comes with a free printable template and a rainbow-colored mane.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Felt
  • White
  • Cream or gold (for the unicorn horn)
  • Pink felt (for the inside of the unicorn ears)
  • Fabric markers<-- pink and black
  • Felt glue, optional
  • Wool yarn or embroidery floss: two 10" strands of white, hot pink, orange, yellow green, blue, purple
  • White embroidery floss, for sewing
  • Polyester Stuffing
  • Unicorn Plush Template

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Freezer paper and iron (if using the freezer paper trick)
  • Blunt sewing Needle
  • Small hole punch, optional

Instructions

  1. Cut out the pattern and then trace the desired shapes onto your felt. We decided to skip the felt mane for this craft and used yarn instead.
  2. Cut out the felt shapes. You may find it is easier to iron freezer paper onto your felt to allow for smooth cutting. (Check out this post for more information on how to do that.)
  3. Sew the two unicorn body pieces together. Your child may find it more helpful if you poke holes in the felt for them to follow in their sewing. Leave a small 2" gap open on the rear (where the tail goes) for filling to be inserted .
  4. Stuff the unicorn with as much stuffing as desired, and then set the unicorn aside as you prepare the embroidery floss mane.
  5. Cut the embroidery felt or yarn. If using embroidery floss, you will need 4 lengths of each color. If using yarn, you will separate the strands of yarn. Most yarns will have 3 or4 strands wound together.
  6. Make two piles of the yarn or floss, each with two strands of each color.
  7. For the first pile, tie a knot in the middle and then place the knot inside the opening of the unicorn stuffie.
  8. Complete the sewing process, effectively sewing the tail into the unicorn to secure it.
  9. My daughter preferred to go around the unicorn twice, "double stitching," but that is personal preference.
  10. For the mane, you can use the stitches or the holes from the stitches to thread the yarn or embroidery floss through. We decided to double up on the yarn strands here as well. We did a simple slip knot and after all of the yarn was threaded through, trimmed the mane and tail to our desired lengths.
  11. Use a bit of felt glue to glue on the unicorn horn and ears. You can also use a permanent or fabric marker to add additional details, like eyes, nostrils, hooves, etc.
  12. Let the glue dry completely before handling or playing with your unicorn stuffie.

Pin this Project for Later

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

This magical sewing craft is a great first sewing project for the child who loves unicorns and would be a great weekend project or a handmade gift for a special friend.

For more easy sewing projects for kids, check out:

 

An easy sewing craft for kids, this DIY Unicorn Project is a simple stuffie craft for kids and makes the perfect homemade gift for a unicorn lover  How to make a unicorn stuffie, with a free printable sewing pattern. This magical craft is the perfect first sewing project for kids or beginning sewers  A DIY Unicorn Craft Project for Kids, this easy unicorn sewing project for beginners is absolutely magical  How to make a unicorn stuffie, with a free printable sewing pattern. This magical craft is the perfect first sewing project for kids or beginning sewers

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.