After making this adorable felt deer Christmas ornament, I knew she needed a couple of friends. I thought a little penguin would be cute, so this felt penguin Christmas ornament was born. She’s so cute with her little hat! You can, of course, change things up and make a boy one instead. I’d just ditch the lashes and make the hat a different color. Make sure to also check out the other felt animal Christmas ornaments that I made for the tree this year. I’ve got a little felt polar bear ornament too.
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To make this felt penguin Christmas ornament, you’ll need:
- free pattern (instructions to download at the bottom of this post)
- felt: dark gray, black, white, orange, pink, and purple
- embroidery floss or thread: black, orange, white, and purple
- pencil or fabric marker
- ribbon or yarn for hanging
- hot glue (optional)
First cut all pattern pieces out of felt.
Stitch a small white dot on the black circles for the eyes. Grab the white oval-shaped piece and sew on the eyes near the top side of it. Stitch the beak (small triangle) on below the eyes, on the oval-shaped pattern.
Take one of the gray body bases and place the stitched white piece in the middle of it. Whip stitch around the side of the white piece to join it with the body base. This is the front side of the penguin.
Place the other body base on a flat surface and place the 2 foot pieces on the bottom of it. Make sure to overlap the pieces slightly.
Place the front part of the felt penguin on top of the plain one, keeping the feet patterns between them near the bottom side. Whip stitch around the sides of the penguin. Leave a small opening to stuff the penguin with fiberfill.
Once you’re done stuffing, stitch the open end closed. Tie a knot with the thread and push the needle randomly inside the penguin and back out. Cut off extra thread.
Whip stitch them together, keeping the bottom straight side of the hat open. I forgot to do it at this step, but now is when you will also want to add a loop of yarn or ribbon for hanging. Just sandwich the ends of it in between the two head pieces and stitch through it.
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Make sure to check out all of my other homemade Christmas ornament tutorials.