We weren't sure what to create for Sew A Softie's easy sewing tutorial hop but we thought it would be fun to make something small that would be easy to put in a pocket and take along for a hike. We also had some green felt and so our choice was a little cactus!

Start with:

  • Green Felt
  • White Felt
  • Stuffing
  • Light Green Embroidery Thread
  • Black Embroidery Thread
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Paper,
  • Pins
Create it!


Step 1:  Cut a pattern out of paper. We folded a piece of paper in half to make the side symmetrical. Pin the paper pattern to felt.


Step 2: Cut out two identical pieces of felt for the cactus.


Step 3: Thread a needle with light green embroidery thread.


Step 4: To the front piece of felt, begin making tiny stitches in rows. Knot and trim off the embroidery thread.


Step 5: Cut two eyes from white felt.


Step 6: Thread a needle with black embroidery thread and sew pupil onto each felt eye. 


Step 7: Thread the needle with light green embroidery thread again. Begin stitching the two green felt pieces together. Leave the bottom portion open.


Step 8: Fill the cactus with stuffing and stitch closed.


This tiny cactus fits in a shirt or pants pocket or even in a pocket on a backpack - the perfect little travel companion, whether around the block or a long trip!