The Aristocats’ Marie Kitten Needle-Felting Tutorial
“Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.” This quote—among others—instantly bonded me to little Marie from Disney’s Aristocats when I was a girl. Her pink and feminine style did little to deter her willful spirit, and she was able to be an equal playmate with her brothers, rather than act as a wilting flower when faced with confrontation. She is definitely one of my spirit animals. In honor of my favorite little kitten, I’ve decided to do a needle-felting tutorial to make a small version of her!
This tutorial is more advanced than my previous needle-felting tutorials, but nothing you can’t handle! She only requires a few colors of wool, a pipe cleaner, and some patience. We’ll start by sculpting her head, then move onto her body, finally assembling her together.
No two needle-felted critters are ever the same, since the nature of handmade items dictates these imperfections, so if you make her once, then she comes out differently a second time, she has a new character all her own!
Perfect for a Disney lover or a little girl who loves kittens, this would make a great gift! Below, you’ll find my supply list, as well as the YouTube video tutorial. These links are affiliate, meaning I receive a tiny commission for any purchases made through clicking on them. This helps support my blog, so I can keep making tutorials for you, so thank you in advance!
Sometimes the embedded videos don’t work well on smartphones, so you can also click on the link to be taken to your YouTube app to get the best viewing experience. Have fun felting, and if you don’t have time to make her yourself, you can purchase her in my Etsy Shop here!
Before I get to the supplies list, I want to take 2 seconds to let you know that 99% of the supplies listed in ALL of my tutorials, come from Amazon. Their prices are usually equivalent or cheaper than many craft stores (except for basic or heavy supplies, like acrylic paint). I do comparison checks for myself while making the tutorials, to make sure the price is better than craft and hobby stores! For this reason, I very much recommend signing up with Amazon Prime.
Signing up is free, and so are your first 30 days. If you just want to order the supplies, then decide it’s not right for you, or you won’t always use it, canceling is always an option. I know that with two little ones, having Prime has helped with ordering random things, that I need, but don’t have time or sanity, to load my kids in the car, drag them around an obscure store to find one thing, get to school on time, and stay on top of my business. I’ll say it loud and proud, I LOVE Amazon Prime!
If you haven’t heard about all of the perks, one year’s membership covers free 2-day shipping on so many items. The vast majority of the supplies (and other products) I recommend are included in this free shipping! Plus, you get access to Amazon’s streaming service (Downton Abbey and Man in the High Castle are worth it alone) and Amazon Music Unlimited. If you plan to be doing any of my tutorials, or are starting a new crafting hobby, I cannot recommend Amazon Prime’s 30-Day Free Trial enough. Okay, enough of my shameless pitch (that’s totally worth it), on to the supplies!
- Needle Felting Kit
- White Wool
- Pink Wool
- Black Wool
- Blue Wool
- (If you would rather use Glass Eyes, you won’t need the blue or black wool)
- 1/4 Inch Pink Ribbon
- Needle and Thread (This link is for a small sewing kit)
- Embroidery Scissors
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! It seems that needle-felting is the one craft most people really like from me, so I’ll be doing more of them! Leave any suggestions or questions in the comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel or Blog, so you don’t miss any tutorials 🙂