How to Make A Felt Axolotl Stuffed Toy

Have you seen all of the cute Axolotl stuffies and softies. My girls are obsessed! So here you go, how to make a felt Axolotl stuffed toy! To make it even more fun I made a cute coral sleeping bag. Did you know Axolotls can live twelve to fifteen years, a member of the salamander family, and regrow any part of their body.

Let’s get started making this felt Axolotl stuffed toy. I used a sewing machine but you can hand sew or even completely glue this toy as well.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 2 Hours
Size: 9″ Length

You Will Need:


Print out pattern. Draw around pieces as shown.
TIP: To make sewing of small pieces easier. Cut two layers slightly larger than pattern pieces. Draw 1/4″ outside of pattern lines.


Cut around the top layer of the body just inside the drawn pattern line. Insert top legs into sides as marked on pattern.


Sew around body completely leaving opening at top. Cut away the excess bottom layer carefully just outside stitch line. Fold over top legs and continue cutting. Leave excess along top opening.


Cut two tail layers from pattern making one 1/4″ larger than the other. Use scallop scissors or just cut along lines of pattern. Glue the smaller one then the larger tail piece over top.


Insert safety eyes into head where marked. If using other options for eyes omit this step.


Insert three head fins into either side of head as marked on pattern. Extend center one slightly. Pin in place.


Sew around head leaving opening at bottom.


Carefully trim around head folding fins forward as you cut.


Glue the bottom legs to front. Let dry. Stuff both the head and body pieces.


Insert body into head, pushing the excess top of body inside. Pin. Start at back of neck and overcast stitch into place. Adjust front if needed as you go.


Draw a cute smile with a pencil as shown on pattern.


With embroidery needle and floss back stitch a smile. I did two layers.


Use the dimensional paint to make eye dots. Let dry. There you have it! How to make a felt Axolotl stuffed toy. (Not recommended for children under three)

This little Axolotl stuffie is going to be a special surprise gift for Valentine’s Day!

Now for the very quick and easy Axolotl coral sleeping bag. Cut out four pieces of coral from felt.

The sleeping bag is a 12″ by 18″ craft cut. Simply round corners and scallop an inch off on either side. Fold up craft cut 7″. Arrange coral and pin in place. Unfold and stitch coral. Trim threads.

Refold felt craft cut with coral on outside. Stitch along sides. Insert Axolotl, let the fun begin!

You can find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt and Kunin® Premiumfelt  non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart or; please inquire as to what is available in your area. Also, widely available online at Amazon. In Store and on line at Hobby Lobby, JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores.

We are very excited to be taking part in the Global Sew A Softie event by providing GC for felt for two schools to participate. Organized by Trixie Simonds of Sew a Softie to encourage and teach kids world wide the joy of sewing.

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