lamb ornament DIY

These little sheep are super fast and very easy to make. And the pattern includes two sizes so you can make little sheep families.


You will also need:

  • basic sewing kit
  • scraps of fabric – cotton, flannel, or light wool all work
  • black felt
  • glue stick
  • stuffing – I like wool
  • chopstick or similar
  • embroidery thread – black and ivory

1. Pin the body pattern onto doubled fabric -right sides together – and cut out. Pin the head, tail and leg to a single layer of felt. Cut out one head, one tail and two legs.

2. Clip out the little triangle mark on the body.  Draw on the seam allowance and indicate the area to leave open.

3. Separate the body pieces so the right side of the fabric is facing you. Place the body pattern on one piece of fabric – matching the little triangle notch.

4. Mark the three dots on the pattern on the fabric with a pencil or disappearing marker. You only need to mark one fabric piece.

5. Put a dot of glue stick at the center of each leg.

6. Fold the felt legs in half – forming  V shapes.

7. Place the legs on the dots as shown. Use a little glue stick – on the dots – to keep them in place. Also place the tail as shown – use a little glue stick  – on the dot – to keep it in place.

8. Place the other body fabric piece on top – right sides together – matching the triangle notch and pin.

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9. Sew around the seam – leaving open where indicated.

10. Clip little triangle notches around the curves – being careful not to clip the seam.

11. Turn your lamb right side out and stuff

12.  Fold in the edges of the opening and whip stitch closed.

13. optional – trim the kegs. I like a pretty short leg.

14. Place and pin the head as shown.

15. *For embroidering details you might find this method for hiding your knots useful. With black embroidery thread – I’m using pearl cotton dmc 8 – stitch a line on each side where the ear meets the face, stitching the felt to the top layer of body fabric.  Whip stitch across the top of the head – attaching it to the body fabric. I’ve highlighted the stitches in white so you can see.

16.  To finish switch to ivory embroidery thread and make two little stitches for eyes and a V at the bottom of the face – tacking it down to the body fabric. Add a string for hanging and you’re done!

I hope you make a whole flock! If you do I’d love to see – please use #annwoodpattern on instagram or email photos to me at info at ann wood handmade dot com.


  1. Rosemary B

    Ann, Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas too.
    Enjoy the holidays. You are a sweet wonderful internet friend.
    I love this pattern Thank you for making it free.
    You are so generous and so very very inspiring

  2. Thank you for the adorable lambs! You are so very creative and I love to read your blog!

  3. גולדי

    Ann you are a great talent.
    Thank you
    From israel❤❤❤❤❤

  4. Hazel Vanbergen

    Thank you Ann. Hope life is going well for you. Thank you for your free patterns, haven’t made any yet but mean to. Too much other stuff, mostly unnecessary gets in the way it seems…… Best wishes for the festive season, HazelVb

  5. Thank you for this – they are adorable! Perfect gift for that coworker who loves sheep!

  6. So cute, thank you! And I just got my dastardly owl pattern in the mail, can’t wait to start him! (But I will, till after Christmas. He will be my consolation prize for when all the festivity is over!)
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  7. J’adore les moutons dans les champs, j’adore ce mouton à tête noire, le mouton de l’Île d’Ouessant en Mer d’Iroise, en Bretagne. J’ai téléchargé le patron et je pense le faire prochainement…. Merci pour ce modèle !!

  8. These are amazingly adorable. My sister and I are ten years apart in age, when we were (much) younger I would take her to the farm down the road to visit the sheep. I now have a special project for Christmas Eve! Hope I finish, she will love..

  9. Before Christmas this year, I was gifted several meters of terrycloth so I thought I would make each of my 4 growing grand daughters a new bath robe. There was still some cloth left over so I made them each a hair wrap. Then I still had a few scraps – I am frugal and hate waste so I made them each a sheep (no stuffing) as a washcloth and slipped them in the pockets of the robes. They absolutely loved them!
    2 of the girls live on an acreage and have 2 sheep, 2 goats and many chickens – I have made them many little stuffed chickens as well 😉 The other 2 spend a lot of time at the “farm” as well.
    I have so far taught 2 of them to sew a bit – 1 of them chose to learn to sew a “happy cat”.
    I cannot thank you enough for all of the lovely, simple, little patterns. So much fun!
    PS – the girls are 10, 8, 7 and 5.
    Thanks so much Ann. I always smile when I see an email from Ann Wood. Please keep them coming.

  10. Oh my goodness what adorable sheep. Looking forward to making them. Thank you so much for your cute design and instructions…just precious.

  11. Sandra Gross

    Thank you so much for the pattern. I’ve been looking for patterns such as yours to make a Lion of Judah and Lamb of God tree this Christmas. I’ll try to adapt yours for the lion. Bless you. Sandi

  12. As I was scrolling, I thought these were evil sheep, with fangs…
    It’s because of the way you stitched the eyes slanted.
    And that got me..
    I now want to make them with red eyes and put them up for halloween.
    Evil sheepies for creepy nightmares.

    (Maybe not how you intended, but so happy I came across them!!!)

  13. I am so glad I found you on Pinterest ..everything I see, I love. Thank you for the free patterns.

  14. Thanks Ann for you free pattern I really like the lamb, wish you happiness and blessings for you and your family today and ever

  15. Patti Cantu

    All of your patterns are so CUTE !! Thank you so much for sharing <3

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