Felt Alive DOLLS Needle Felting Tutorial

Learn to Make Needle Felted Dolls of Your Very Own!

 Are you ready to learn how to needle felt dolls that flex, bend and can stand on their own?  If you’ve needle felted over wire armatures, you are going to feel liberated when you learn how easy it is to construct these sturdy, flexible needle felted dolls using only wool and felting needles.  A feature of this tutorial is learning how to needle felt eyes that will give your doll a unique expression.  Needle felted teeth are another fun thing to learn!  You will learn how to stretch and manipulate the wool to bring out smiles and dimples plus SO much more in this comprehensive 10 hour long video tutorial.
Join me at my felting pad to learn:
  • Needle felt the core structure using core wool batting
  • Connect the parts to create a strong and flexible needle felted body.
  • Fun techniques to make needle felted hands and feet that add so much life to your character.
  • Adding body contours using amazing yet simple techniques for creating a skin or flesh layer that rolls and stretches much like our own skin.
  • Learn techniques for needle felted shoes and clothing options using wool batting and prefelt.
  • Over 4 hours on faces will show you so many tricks for creating expression.
  • Needle felted eyes and teeth are their own special magic!
  • Blush and Shading is nearly like painting with wool.
  • Several options for hair including straight and curly.
  • Learn how to finish your project by filling in any holes left by the needles and taming down wool fuzzies.
  • Finished doll is approximately 10″-12″ tall.

Materials & Supplies

linked products available in our store – non-linked products are widely available online.  (we no longer carry wool products, sorry:(


Felting Needle 6 Pack includes the color-coded felting needles you need for this workshop.

Wool Batting

  • 2 oz wool batting for the core body parts of your needle felted doll
  • 2 oz wool batting – Skin Tone
  • 2 oz wool batting – variety of colors for clothing OR Merino Prefelt Sheets
  • Small amounts of white wool (roving or batting) for teeth and eyes,  dyed wool for eye color, blush and shading
  • Wool Roving or Curly Wool Locks for hair.

Foam Felting Pad

Felting Sticks (paper lollipop sticks or wooden skewers)

Strong sewing needle (used as a sculpting tool – not for sewing)

Learning how to needle felt dolls has never been easier!

Felt Alive Needle Felted Dolls 10 hour long comprehensive video tutorial.

Needle Felting a Doll –  Disc 1

Needle Felting a Doll –  Disc 2

Needle Felting a Doll –  Disc 3

Needle Felting a Doll –  Disc 4

Thanks for watching! I hope you are in love with your new little friend you created in this workshop.

My biggest tip for students is this – if you are not in love with your creation, it only means you haven’t finished.   If something isn’t right, go back over the lessons and don’t be afraid to keep felting.

Your Friend in Needle Felting ~Kay Petal

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Student Gallery

Here is a very small sampling of the projects my students have completed using this video as their guide.  I couldn’t be more proud of their original creativity!