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Needle Felted Pocket Buddies

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These needle felted dolls are fun and easy to make. All you need is some wool roving, a needle felting pad, and a felting needle! When you finish your adorable felted friend you'll have someone to keep you company in your pocket! I hope you enjoy these simple instructions on how to create your pocket buddies!
 
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Step 1: Shape the body of your pocket buddy

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The first thing you need to do to create a pocket buddy is take a piece of neutral/skin colored roving (i'm using brown in this case) and roll it a few times in between your palms until it makes a hotdog shape.

Insert the needle into the felt repeatedly  until it hardens but you can still squish it. Then shape it into the torso figure shown below.

Step 2: Making the head

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Take another piece of the same color roving and again, roll it between your palms but this time go in a circular motion so it make a ball. Stab it with the needle until it is the same texture as the body( hard but you can still squish it so it moves slightly)

Step 3: Arms and legs

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To make the limbs of your pocket buddy take another pice of roving about the same size as the head and separate it into four equal pieces.make four tiny hot dog shapes by rolling them in your hands and lightly tapping the needle into them. If you are making a boy pocket buddy them make the legs the color you want the pants to be then add a small rectangle at the top. 

Step 4: Clothes

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Your pocket buddy needs to be dressed in style. Pick out a color for your pocket buddy's dress but make sure you pull it out in a small sheet so we can wrap it around the doll's body like a tunic.
Once you do this poke the body so the sheet of felt sticks to it and looks like a dress. (if you are making a boy follow these steps but wrap the felt around the top of your figure's torso.)
So cute! I'm going to have to take out my new needle felting supplies and try this :)
ejsbuxton (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
thanks! if you have trouble getting the head in a round enough shape you can dip it in warm soapy water and roll it in between your palms until it gets hard and dry ;) enjoy felting!