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Felt Dandy Lion {a weekend sewing project}

Mollie Makes magazine

Regular readers will know that every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have had a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new. Issue 109 came with a sweet felt craft kit to make a lion – perfect!

I’m a bit behind. Issue 107 contained a crochet kit which I donated to a friend as I can’t crochet. Issue 108 contained a paper flower wall hanging kit which you would have thought would be right up my street. I started but never finished it. So I was excited when I heard that the next kit would be a felt-y project, definitely something I could finally make!

Felt Dandy Lion {a weekend sewing project}

I’ve always enjoyed sewing with felt and I immediately knew this would be a project I would make straightaway. Made by Annabella Cahwje at, the kit included felt, embroidery thread, yarn, a needle and toy stuffing.

Felt Dandy Lion kit

I cut out the templates, cut my felt pieces and started stitching.

Felt Dandy Lion kit

It was a really simple project and I stitched over a few hours whilst catching up on Netflix. I need more little projects like this as I’m really struggling with bigger projects at the moment. The mane was made with thick yarn and I enjoyed adding it on his head. I think he’s super cute and a great addition to my little felt animal collection.

felt lion pattern

Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine, you can check out all of them here:

Pom pom watermelon craft
Embroidered tiger keyring
Pretty paper stars
Felt Party Bear
Kitsch Festive Loom Kit
Embroidered Necklace Kit
Toucan Keyring Kit
Paper Ice Lollies
Spring Bunny Plushie Kit
Cross stitch wooden banner kit
Pom pom love birds kit
Floral Hoop Kit
Reindeer Tree Decoration


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    August 22, 2019 at 9:17 am

    OMG Dandy Lion is so cute!!! I haven’t sewn in years, this may just give me an excuse!

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    Claire Roach
    August 22, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Oh how cute – I’m going to give these a go with the twins on the weekend, thanks for sharing!

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    December 11, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    […] would have thought would be right up my street. I started but never finished it. Issue 109 was the Felt Dandy Lion which I loved making but back in August. Issue 110 contained a paper cracker set designed by Suzy […]

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    November 29, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Can someone put the template up cause I don’t have it thankyou

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      November 29, 2020 at 10:15 pm

      You should be able to get it from Mollie Makes website

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