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How to Make A Needle Felted Cute Hamster | Needle Felting Animals Tutorial

by kevin chai on January 21, 2022


This simple needle felting hamster tutorial comes from Qiu Qiu, an uploader at Bilibili. Qiu Qiu is very skilled, and the cute hamster is her favorite. Today we are here to share her making process and key points.


The video shows the process and skills of making needle felted 3D sculptures. If you don't know much about the skills of this, then you must not miss this tutorial.

Let's look at the finished craft first. Is it super adorable?!



First, make the body with core wool, Shaping the body with coarse felting needle,  Faster? try multi needle tool



The making process of the body is the most difficult in this tutorial. After all, many people do not have an art foundation and may not necessarily produce the best proportions of body and limbs. But it doesn't matter. The most significant advantage of needle felting is that it is very malleable. You can make a cylinder first and then make adjustments like when you make slime sculptures by adding and subtracting to make the body's shape. Meet your requirements, but remember one thing, before finalizing the shape, don't stab too hard. Otherwise, you won't be able to adjust it later.


In the early stage, coarse needles were used for the initial setting. In the process of continuous shaping, the medium needles were used for further refinement, and finally, fine needles were used for final adjustment and optimization.



The body is done, mark the place of eyes and mouth with earsable pen.



Drill the eye socket with awl, and attach the eyes in it.



Pick a little pink wool woving,  make the skin around nose, mouth, eyes and belly.  The advantage of doing this is that the details of the mouth and nose will be more layered and realistic after the hair is transplanted.



Begin to plant hair, coarse needles is OK.



To speed up, multi needle tool is better.



Use a fine needle to refine and adjust the details of the eyes, fix the eyes, stab out the eyelids and eye sockets.



Make mouth, Stab the outline with a fine needle



Add more pink wool to make mouth and nose.



Adjust the mouth details with a fine needle.



Then start to plant hair for face



Plant hair for belly



Trim and adjust the hair with small scissors.



Use a needle or a small comb to briefly comb the belly hairs so they don't get tangled.



Pick some pink wool, make the limbs.



Make the ears, start by stabbing an outline with the Multi-needles Tool.



Fine needle for trimming and adjustment



Attach the ears.



Continue to adjust the mouth and nose



Grooming and trimming to hair、



Take some flesh-colored clay and wire and make limbs



Drill holes to attach limbs by awl



Last step, make tail.



Attach whiskers





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by Annie on September 12, 2022

@Meghan Different wool, roving is OK, long fiber is better.

by Meghan on September 12, 2022

Hello! Excited to try this! I’m pretty new to needle felting, I’m wondering if you used the core wool for the hair? Or is the hair a different material?

Thanks very much!

by Virna on June 26, 2022

Good evening, I would like to know if they sell the products. I am from peru


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