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Felt Starfish Pattern | How to Make a Felt Starfish

Cute and colourful DIY felt starfish

Add a touch of seaside charm to your home with a felt starfish! These cute soft toys are so fun and easy to make using our FREE felt starfish pattern.

This felt craft is perfect for sewing beginners, and you only need a few simple supplies! Gather up some felt and beads in your favourite colour and follow along with our helpful step-by-step instructions. Let’s dive in to make this adorable summer craft!

Cute and colourful DIY felt starfish


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How to Make Felt Starfish

Whether you’re looking to decorate a beach-themed room, create cute DIY toys, or simply enjoy a relaxing crafting session, these felt starfish are the perfect choice! Follow along with our video or photo tutorials to make one of your own.

Author: Debbie Chapman

Check Out The Video Tutorial:


Step 1: Find what you need

Step 2: Cut out the felt starfish pieces

Step 3: Sew beaded ridges on the starfish

Step 4: Sew the starfish together

Step 5: Stuff the starfish and close it off

Helpful Tips:

  1. You can pin the two pieces of felt together while sewing them to ensure the edges stay nicely aligned.
  2. Add summer vibes to your sewing room by using this felt starfish as a pincushion!

Using a free printable pattern to make felt starfish soft toysUsing a free printable pattern to make felt starfish soft toys

Get our free printable felt starfish pattern:

The link and picture below will take you to our free, printable felt starfish pattern! The PDF file will open in a new window. Then simply print the template on 8.5 x 11 (letter size) printer paper.

>>> Felt Starfish Pattern <<<

Free, printable felt starfish patternFree, printable felt starfish pattern

Do I have to sew the felt starfish?

We prefer the look of the felt starfish when it’s sewn (especially the beads). But if you just want a quick and simple craft, you can use hot glue to attach the pieces of felt together like we did with our Felt Monsters.

Add a short line of hot glue along the edge, lining up and connecting the two pieces together an inch or two at a time. Then use puffy fabric paint to make dots, instead of using beads.

Holding a light pink DIY felt starfishHolding a light pink DIY felt starfish

What size felt starfish does this pattern make?

This pattern makes a felt starfish that’s about 5-1/2 inches across and 1 inch thick. The exact size will depend on how much you stuff your starfish.

We also made smaller starfish by reducing the scale of the pattern before printing it. You can also scale the pattern bigger to make a larger felt starfish.

Group of bright and colourful felt starfish toysGroup of bright and colourful felt starfish toys

How else can I decorate my felt starfish?

We used seed beads, but you can also use bugle beads or sequins to make the ridges along the starfish arms. We love the shiny look of the beads, but you can embroider French knots across the arms instead.

Or make a cute kawaii starfish by sewing on a smiling face, or even adding black beads for the eyes.

DIY felt starfishDIY felt starfish

Have fun under the sea with this sweet and playful felt starfish. This DIY felt craft makes a great pincushion, but it’s also a fun DIY toy, perfect for storytime or pretend play. You can also turn it into a Christmas ornament or attach it to a baby mobile in a nursery!

Free template pattern and tutorial for making a felt starfishFree template pattern and tutorial for making a felt starfish

Here’s even more felt craft ideas:

Felt Jellyfish Pattern

Tutorial and pattern for making felt jellyfishTutorial and pattern for making felt jellyfish

Easy Felt Strawberry

Template for making felt strawberriesTemplate for making felt strawberries

Felt Alphabet Letters

Free patterns for making a felt alphabetFree patterns for making a felt alphabet

Our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids is loaded with 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!