Felt Crafts

Felt Food Tutorial


Plush pancake tutorial

Pancakes, flapjacks, griddle cakes, hotcakes, slapjacks. It doesn't matter what you call them, they all look great in felt. Maker Team member Felicia of @felicia_murray is bringing her own playful twist to felt food and we've brought our appetites. Keep reading for the recipe!

What is cuter than a food-themed plush? And who doesn’t love breakfast? In this project, you will make your very own squishy stack of pancakes, complete with needle felted slices of butter. Beginner embroidery stitches and simple felting makes this project perfect for those who want to dive into the world of felt. You won’t want to give this plush away after making it, although it would make a unique gift for a breakfast-loving friend!

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 2-3 hours

Project supplies


1/2 yard of Toast Wool Blend Felt
Embroidery Floss - DMC 436 and 09
One ounce of Butter Corriedale Wool Roving
One ounce of Orchid Corriedale Wool Roving
Needle Felting Pen
Needle Felting Foam or Cushion
Embroidery Needle
Tracing Pen
Tacky Glue
Wonder Clips or Sewing Pins
Plush Pancake Template*  (click to download)

*Alternatively, cut a 12" and 8.5" circle from cardstock to use for the pattern.


1. Print the template above with “Poster” settings and tape together. Use the template to cut out the pattern pieces from Toast colored felt. You will have two 12” and two 8.5” felt circles. Freehand the cute faces and cheeks with an invisible marking pen.

Felt pattern pieces

2. Using a simple backstitch, embroider the eyes and smile with the dark brown (DMC 9) thread.

Embroidering face details

3. Needle felt the orchid wool to create the rosy cheeks! Place a felting cushion below the felt and start by stabbing the needle around the outside of the circle until you get a tight sphere shape.

Needle felting face details

4. Remove the invisible ink with a hair dryer or steam iron. It is always satisfying to watch the markings disappear!

Removing ink marks

5. Use wonder clips or sewing pins to secure your top and bottom pieces together.

Prepping pancakes for stitching

Stitch around the perimeter with a blanket stitch using the light brown floss (DMC 436). Leave a 4”-5” opening.

Stitching together pancake pieces

6. Stuff your pancakes to make them as fluffy as you would like! I used one bag of Polyfil between the two pancakes. Continue the blanket stitch to secure the opening.

Stuffing felt pancakes

7. Now it is time to needle felt the butter! Start by cutting a 1” square of felt. Wrap the Butter wool roving over the sheet felt and needle felt directly into it until you have a smooth finish. I made two slices of butter for my plush.

Needle felting butter

8. Glue the top pancake to the bottom pancake. Then glue the cubes of butter on top.

Glueing felt pieces together

You did “flipping” amazing! Nothing “stacks” up to what you can achieve with a little bit of creativity. I like to imagine a whole platter of breakfast food plushies, complete with maple syrup and whipped cream. Now it's time to give your pancakes some names because they will never go bad!

Finished pancake plush

Thanks to Felicia for designing and writing this tutorial! You can follow her on Instagram @felicia_murray or visit her website. Stay tuned for more tutorials from the Benzie Design Maker Team!