How to Needle Felt for Beginners – Super easy Video Tutorials

Whether you’re a bit nervous about starting out, searching for a quick and easy project, hoping to create a lovely handmade gift, or eager to fill your home with seasonal needle felted decorations, my ‘How to needle felt for beginners – super easy video tutorials’ will quickly set you on your creative path. You’ll be needle felting with confidence in no time, and soon you’ll be making all sorts of fantastic felted items to keep, give as gifts or sell at your local craft market.

A colorful needle felting craft project featuring a gnome with a pink beard, set amidst bundles of wool in various shades of pink, white, and blue, along with felting tools.


To begin your needle felting adventure, simply pick from the contents list above and jump into the quick and easy needle felting video tutorials I’ve prepared. These are a collection of my easiest needle felting video tutorials and are designed for beginners and beyond. Even better, the impressive results will make you feel like a proficient needle felter in a very short time. My easy video tutorials really are game changers for anyone who is really nervous about starting needle felting, indeed for anyone who has never made anything before.

If you haven’t given needle felting a go yet, you’re truly missing out! This fantastic craft is ideal for anyone, regardless of skill level, whether you’re just starting out or you’re already quite experienced. I’ve been passionate about teaching this wonderful craft since 2014 and am passing on my own skills to ease you into needle felting with confidence.

What’s wonderful about needle felting is that it doesn’t involve any sewing or complex patterns, just a handful of needle felting wool and a felting needle. Even more exciting, you’ll never be stuck for inspiration! This post is packed to the brim with needle felting instructional videos to help you complete your projects from start to finish, as well as handy tips, and tricks, and I’m eager to share every bit of it with you.

Just grab your wool and felting needles, and let’s start crafting together! Whether you’re looking to create cute animals, stylish accessories, or unique home decor, I’m here to guide you every step of the way. Let your creativity flow and watch as you transform a handful of wool into gorgeous needle felted creations.

A handmade felt gnome decor, featuring a pink hat and beard, set within a circular frame, surrounded by a string of pink and white felt hearts. the background is a textured beige surface.
A collection of felted wool animals, including dogs, a sheep, a rabbit, and a whimsical house atop a tree, displayed on a table with blurred shelves in the background.

Easiest Ever Needle Felted Sheep

  • Make time: 2-3 hours
  • Skill level: Beginners
A line of adorable, handcrafted woolen sheep toys in various pastel colors, displayed against a soft pink and mint green background. each sheep has a unique, colorful coat and a cheerful expression.

In this comprehensive needle felting tutorial designed specifically for beginners, you’ll learn how to craft your very own charming needle felted sheep.

Follow along as I guide you through each step, making the process fun and accessible even if you’ve never tried needle felting before.

Realistic Needle Felted Cakes

  • Skill level: Nervous beginner
  • Make time: 15 minutes

Make these super easy needle felted macarons in just 15 minutes. All you need is some carded wool, a felting needle, felting mat and enthusiasm. In no time at all you will have a plate of calorie free needle felted cakes. You could also make a gorgeous summer garland.

An advertisement featuring needle felted macarons next to a floral tea cup, with text reading "needle felted macarons, calorie free cakes! time for creativity and a cuppa!.

Needle Felted Ball in 3 Minutes

  • Skill level: Nervous Beginner
  • Make time: 3 minutes per ball

In this video, I’ll show you how to needle felt a felt ball – and there’s no need for any messy wet felting. You can use these felt balls as gorgeous spring garland decorations, handmade nursery decorations, or even hang them in the trees in your garden, as long as the weather allows.

Colorful wool felting supplies on a wooden table, including pastel-colored wool rovings, felted bees, and a burlap cloth with loose felt balls and a needle.

Bumble Bee Brooch

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a needle felted bumble bee brooch. It’s a super easy DIY craft that’s perfect whether you’re just starting out or you’ve got a bit of experience with felting. You can create a beautiful bumble bee brooch in just 45 minutes. It’s the perfect accessory for spring and summer, or a lovely handmade gift for Mother’s Day.

  • Skill level: Nervous beginners
  • Make time: 30 minutes
A split image; on the left, a handmade felt bee with black and yellow stripes and white wings. on the right, a hand using a needle to craft the bee’s eyes using white and black felt on a tan surface.
Bumble Bee Brooch

Spring Bunnies

Needle felting doesn’t get any easier than with this super cute bow bunny. It’s perfect whether you’re a bit nervous about starting, just looking for a quick and relaxing project, or keen to make your own handmade needle felted gifts and decorations.

  • Skill level: Beginners
  • Make time: 1 hour

Needle Felted Mushrooms

  • Make time: 30 minutes
  • Skill level: Nervous beginners

‘KEEP IT SIMPLE’ is my mantra and my needle felting video tutorials for beginners are designed to do just that. They are the building blocks of needle felting and a perfect beginners introduction on how to get it right from the very start.

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Colorful felt mushrooms in red, yellow, and green on a pastel background with the text "free printable, download and get creative.

Needle Felted Hedgehog

  • Make Time: 60 minutes
  • Skill level: Nervous beginner
Three felted wool hedgehog crafts placed on wooden blocks of varying heights against a white background. each hedgehog has dark eyes and a cute snout, with distinct spiky brown and gray quills.

Learn how to make a needle felted hedgehog with this tutorial. I show you the supplies, tools, and techniques needed to make this adorable little guy! In this video I’ll guide you step by step, the process is really simple and it only takes about an hour. Soon you will have your own little huddle of hoglets.

Perfect Pumpkins

  • Make time: 30 minutes
  • Skill level: Nervous beginner
Two images showcasing the craft of needle felting. on the left, hands mold white wool on a grey foam pad; on the right, hands shape orange wool, also on a grey pad.

Create stylish autumn/fall decor in just 30 minutes. A super easy needle felting tutorial for beginners using core wool and carded wool.

Nordic Gnomes

  • Make time: 25 minutes
  • Skill level: Nervous beginner

Needle felted Nordic style gnomes, sometimes called gonks, are one of my favourite, quick and easy needle felting projects. Hope you enjoy making them as much as I do.

Winter Wonderland Pumpkins

Create fabulous needle felted pumpkins for your winter decor in under 30 minutes. Needle felting was never so easy and your DIY autumn/fall DIY decor will look like it’s from a Homes and Gardens photoshoot.

A split image featuring decorative fabric pumpkins in pastel colors arranged on stacks of vintage books, accented with delicate blue beads. the setting has a cozy, vintage aesthetic with soft lighting.
  • Make time: 30 minutes
  • Skill level: Nervous beginner

Fairies Live Workshop

  • Make time: 90 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

This fairy tree topper is sure to be a hit. No more need for those complicated, expensive store-bought ones that never quite look as good as you want them too. This one takes just 90 minutes but looks like you have spent the whole day creating it. Even better, it is handmade, by you with love!

Easiest Ever Needle Felted Snowman

A small, handcrafted felt snowman wearing a red scarf and hat, with a happy face, carrot nose, and stick arms, placed on a wooden surface.

This is my simple, but stylish take on Frosty; complete with hat, scarf and carrot nose.

  • Make time: 90 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

What is Needle Felting?

Find out in my guide here “How to needle felt for beginners, do’s and don’ts,” I provide essential tips and advice to kick-start your journey, and go beyond, in this wonderful craft. 

Want to Start needle felting today?

Instantly download a needle felting pattern and get started straight away! On the hunt for inspiring needle felting patterns? There are patterns for all abilities on the website, from nervous beginners to confident needle felters, there is a pattern and video tutorial for you.

A display of various needle felted animal figurines including sheep, hares, and a mouse on a wooden background with labeled kits for "herdwick sheep" and "grey hare.

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