in this blog post you can find detailed instructions for making a felt panda puzzle.
Felt panda puzzle
Following the theme of “Everything a child could wish for”, I have designed a new free embroidery file for you in the trial version of the new Bernina Embroidery Software 8. It’s a panda face puzzle, embroidered from felt.
The finished puzzle measures approx. 14 x 11 cm and is around 4 mm thick. It has a total of 6889 stitches. Making the puzzle takes about 20 minutes. So you could easily get it finished by Christmas, however busy you are.
You can download the free embroidery pattern here.
- White felt 2 mm thick
- Black felt 1 mm thick
- Machine with embroidery facility
- Black and white embroidery thread
- Sharp scissors or cutter
- Embroidery file
- Optional Spray adhesive
Instructions for the panda puzzle
Download the embroidery file and load it onto your machine. Mount the 2 mm thick white felt in the embroidery hoop.
First embroider the outline of the eyes and ears.
Lay the thinner black felt on the outlines. The next step is sewing this on.
Trim the black felt close to the seam. With a little imagination you can already see a panda starting to emerge.
Now the eyes and ears are embroidered in white, then the face and eyebrows in black.
Remove the embroidery hoop from the machine. Please note: The embroidery file is still loaded. Lay a second piece of white felt on the back of the hoop. You can use some spray adhesive to fix it in place. Put the embroidery hoop back onto the machine.
Now it’s time to embroider the puzzle pieces. The piece of felt that was laid on the back is sewn too.
Take the hoop out of the machine and remove the embroidered item. You can now cut out the puzzle pieces with shears or a cutter, and the sweet little panda puzzle is finished.
I hope you and the little ones have lots of fun with the panda puzzle – and happy holidays.