An easier take on our DIY Unicorn Sewing Project for Kids, this Simple Unicorn Felt Sewing Project is a quick and easy sewing craft for beginners.
Unicorn Sewing Craft for Kids
My daughter has become so fascinated with sewing, she’s finishing a new project every week!
Last week she made a unicorn stuffie with a pretty rainbow yarn mane and tail and wanted to make another unicorn for her BFF… but we both agreed to try something a bit simpler than the yarn mane. Instead, we opted for a felt mane and tail that ended up being faster and a little less tricky.
This DIY felt unicorn also features drawn-on features (the cute blush and eyelash) which is a great hack for beginning sewers who may find detail work like unicorn eyelashes a little daunting.
This unicorn felt sewing project was straightforward and simple enough for Ella to complete independently (at almost seven years old), and it would be a great DIY craft kit for a gift or party favor (just be sure to pop in the printable craft instructions located at the bottom of this post).
I included our printable sewing pattern so that you can be confident in your felt shapes. You can also use this same unicorn sewing pattern to make a felt horse, if your child is more interested in horses than unicorns. Feel free to make the printable larger for a larger stuffie (by altering your printer settings) – we just went for pocket sized.
Also, I highly recommend either a blunt sewing needle for this craft. It easily pokes through the felt without posing a risk of poking/stabbing your child’s fingers. Alternatively, you can poke holes along the edge of the unicorn shape and provide a yarn needle for them, but a blunt sewing needle is a good (cheap) investment if your child is interested in learning how to sew.
Materials for Unicorn Felt Sewing Project
- Felt fabrics– colors of your choice
- Matching threads
- Blunt sewing Needle
- Black marker or black gelpen
- Pink sharpie
- Freezer paper, optional
- Felt glue, optional
- Unicorn Plush Template
Tip: if you’re not completely confident in your ability to sew in the mane or other details, feel free to add a dab of felt glue.
How to Make a Felt Unicorn
Prepare the patterns from the template by printing and cutting them out. Select the felt fabrics and trace the patterns on them. Use scissors to cut out the patterns neatly (and you may want to iron on some freezer paper to help with the cutting, as explained in this post).
Let’s start with the tail part. The large piece is the base of the tail and the 3 small pieces are 3 different parts of the tail.
Place the 3 individual parts of the tail on the base one by one.
The cut outs should be done neatly; in that case the 3 individual parts of tail will match with the base nicely.
Now take any one of the body parts (this will be the back side of the body), the 5 scallop patterns (the hair of the unicorn) and the horn.
Place the horn and the scallop patterns (hair) on the upper side of the body part, starting from placing the horn on the forehead of the body part; and then placing the hair patterns.
Place all 5 hair patterns one by one, making sure to overlap a small part of the horn and the hair patterns’ bottom part with the body part.
Now take the other part of the body (this will be the front part of the body), the 2 parts of the horn and the semi circular part (the mouth part of the unicorn).
Take the outer ear pattern and make a small slit on its bottom part.
Overlap the sides of the slit and stitch them together.
Place the outer part of the ear on its place (on the body part) and place the inner part of the ear on it. Place the semi circular part on the front side of the head pattern of the unicorn.
You can either use fabric glue to attach the parts prepared in the previous steps or work simple running stitch over the parts to attach them together.
Attach the tail at the back side of the back body part. Use black thread and needle to stitch the nose and the eye pattern of the unicorn on the front body part.
Place the front part of the body on the back part of the body; make sure to match all sides of both body parts. Start to stitch from the front side of the body and carefully stitch along the sides.
Stop stitching once you cross the tail. Take the leftover felt fabrics from this project and use scissors to cut them into small pieces. We’ll be using these small felt cut outs for the stuffing of the unicorn plush.
Stuff the plush with the felt cut outs and close the open ends once you’re done stuffing.
After stitching the closed end tie 2 tight knots and cut off extra thread. You may use a pink highlighter to draw blush on the cheek of the unicorn.
Grab your free printable for our felt unicorn sewing craft:
My daughter had so much fun sewing this craft for her BFF and I have to admit, it turned out super cute!