Felting Legs and Shoes

step by step tutorial

Materials List

Felting needles

Sturdy foam or wool pad

Core wool or natural roving

Wool in a color palette for pants and shoes


These two tutorial videos include step by step instructions that walk you through the steps of forming a leg with pants and a little shoe, then attaching the legs at the hip onto your felted painting. I am working on an illustration of Tyler’s character, in an illustration that will be part of a children’s book released in spring 2023.

Part 1 Felting a Leg with Pants and a Little Shoe

Part 2 Felting Legs and Hips into Place

Hillary Dow Felting Master Class Instructor fiber artist

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, my name is Hillary Dow. A few of my many hats include mother, author, artist, booker (leave the vacation booking to me, I’ve got this), family chef, practice manager, felting artist in Maine, and oh so many more. I write children’s books illustrated with my wool creations. It is such a thrill to be a part of helping someone develop their skills and CREATE artwork. Thank you for joining me!

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