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How To Make Felt Dolls With The Cricut Maker

How To Make Felt Dolls With The Cricut Maker

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This easy DIY will show you how to make felt dolls with your Cricut machine (or scissors), with free files to download…


Hi friends!

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen a sneak peek of this project on my stories.

I love sharing behind-the-scenes stuff with you like I did last week, so be sure to follow me there for more!

This week’s crafting project features some self-designed felt dolls.

Since upgrading my Explore Air 2 to a Maker 3, I wanted to explore cutting and working with different types of material, like wood and felt.

I recently created a name puzzle for our daughter, Zoey, that you can see here featuring heavy chipboard and basswood (it turned out awesome).

And now I’ll be exploring with felt.

Felt dolls, shapes, and storyboards were always one of my favorite things to play with growing up, so I wanted to make our own little storyboard for our younger kiddos.

This tutorial walks you through how to make your own, but be sure to download my free PNG files at the bottom of this post to import this design if you’re short on time.

*This post contains affiliate links, however, all opinions are my own – as always!*

How To Make Felt Dolls

Materials You Need For Felt Dolls

Optional: felt board (or just use a large extra piece of felt)

*I have tried to cut felt with other blades (fine-point, deep-point, and even the knife blade) with little luck. The rotary blade seems to be the only blade to do a true hassle-free cut, so I highly recommend using this blade.

Cutting Felt Doll Clothes, Hair, and Shoes With The Cricut Maker 3

You can download my PNG files for this project with the form at the bottom of this post.

Import them into Cricut Design Space.

I’ve updated the files for you so they are already cropped with no background!

screenshot uploading felt doll files into design space

For image type, select Simple.

screenshot in design space of felt doll dress upload

Select to import the upload type as Cut Image.

design space screenshot felt doll image cut image
screenshot of uploaded files in design space

Import the felt doll outline PNG next, and size it to around 8.7″x11.5″. 

It will need to measure less than 12″ wide or tall to cut on a mat. 

I have updated the files to include individual people to include individual people as well, so you can do as many felt dolls as you like, without having to do multiples of six.

If you choose to do a single felt doll at a time, I sized my dolls to be about 2.89″ x 5.82″ (see screenshot below).

felt doll measurements design space

I also sized my dolls so that I could cut 6 at a time on a single 12×12 Cricut mat.

To create enough outfit combinations and hairstyle ideas, I added each item for each color I wanted to do.

felt dolls project in design space

The purple hair and outfits will be cut on one sheet of felt, the pink on one sheet of felt, the red on one sheet of felt, etc. 

TIP: To ensure your felt people are sized correctly for your accessories/hair, float the image of the felt person over the accessories and see if the accessories and hair will fit properly, or if they need to be adjusted! I recommend adjusting the size of the accessories after sizing your felt people.

Cricut Settings For Cutting Felt

Here are the settings I used for cutting felt with my Cricut Maker 3 and rotary blade

design space screenshot of cut settings for felt dolls craft

To cut my felt, I selected Flannel as my material and set the cutting pressure to More.

Assembling Your Felt Dolls

finished felt dolls and accessories vertical
sideview of felt dolls clothing finished
finished cut felt dolls swimsuits in multiple colors
closeup of boy felt doll finished

Once the pieces are all cut, you can gently peel away the felt from your mat and stick the shapes to your flannel board.

I got ours from Amazon here for only $10 – one side is flannel, the other side is felt.

This Cricut felt sticks really well to itself and other pieces. 

Let your child (or students, if using this for a classroom activity) assemble the clothing and hair on each doll.

diy finished felt dolls with cricut
finished felt dolls cricut craft

Enact different scenarios with the dolls, have them talk to one another, or do something kind for each other.

Talk about the weather, what you’ll be doing that day, how warm you’ll need to dress for the weather and encourage kind words.

Creating People Outlines And Doll Clothing

If you want to do the same thing I did in this tutorial, I’ll include this quick how-to for you as well in this post!

Because I appreciate all your support, and I want to help you create whatever your heart desires!

You might want to do craft something different from felt dolls, like barn animals, mermaids, or more intricate designs. 

I’ll be featuring a weather chart craft with felt here soon, so stay tuned for that. 

P.S. Don’t forget to download my free PNG for this craft below.

I created my doll outlines in a program called Procreate, which I use on my iPad.

You can also search through Cricut Access or free Design Space images for ones that would fit your design (i.e. a mermaid tail) if you don’t have this option.

This was such a fun project – I hope you enjoy! Please free free to tag me on social media (@slayathomemother) in your designs – I’d love to see what you made.

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Amie

Tuesday 31st of January 2023

Where is the PNG file?

Corinne

Wednesday 8th of February 2023

Hi! There is a signup form within the post - this is the only way I can send it directly to you :)

Doreen

Friday 13th of January 2023

Where do I find the download for the felt dolls?

TINA

Sunday 5th of June 2022

Hi how do I get the free PNG for the felt dolls. Thank you

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