18 of the best needle felting kits for beginners
Want to start needle felting but not sure where to start? Needle felting kits are great for felting newbies so browse these kits and pick your favourite!
Needle felting has become more and more popular and we're here for it! There's plenty of supplies, tutorials and books out there (head over to our top needle felting books for more inspiration) but sometimes the best place to start is with a kit. Needle felting kits are an easy way to start learning the techniques and get all the equipment you need. Whether you're a complete newbie or just want to try making some different needle felt creations, needle felting kits are the ones for you. Keep our beginner's guide to needle felting next to you while you work for expert tips and tricks!
We've collected 18 of the cutest and beginner-friendly needle felting kits on the market. They're all easy to order, easy to make, and will leave you with adorable results. There's everything from needle felting dog kits to anime needle felting kits so get scrolling and find your new needle felting kit.
Oh and once you've picked up a kit and mastered needle felting check out our tutorials for these cute needle felted birds and needle felt animals. You can also pick up some new wool from our best felting wool for needle felting round-up.
18 needle felting kits for beginners
1. Cat needle felting kit
Milly Rose Crafts has created the sweetest cat needle felting kit on the market. It comes with all the essentials as well as detailed instructions showing you how to make four cute varieties. We love that this kit comes with finger protectors too since needle felting can be nippy work. The coloured instructions make it ideal for beginners and everything comes in a neat ziplock bag. The kit says you can make one cat in about 3 hours making it a perfect evening project. Oh and for you dog lovers there's a needle felting dog kit too. We think this would make a lovely gift or stocking filler.
2. Shiba needle felting dog kit
Ok, dog needle felting kits are just the cutest and a great way to start learning the felting basics. Artec 360's adorable Shiba needle felting kit includes eco-friendly wool, a detailed instruction booklet for beginners, three needles, foam block and tough leather gloves to protect your hands. There's enough material for you to make five different Shiba cuties too!
3. Diplodocus mini needle felting kit
Etsy is just full of adorable needle felting kits for beginners. This dinosaur kit comes with everything you need (apart from foam working block) to create your own little Diplodocus. Jurassic Park just got a whole lot cuter!
4. Basic needle felting kit for beginners
If you don't have a specific creature you want to make then this kit is great for you. Sold by Heidifeathers on Etsy, this needle felting kit for starters comes with a range of wool roving, a felting brush, felting needles, and a felting tool. There's also instructions that will teach you how to needle felt with a few suggestions of what you can make with all your new tools. For even more adorable needle felting projects make sure you head to our needle felt cherries and needle felt teacup pincushion tutorial.
5. Budgie needle felting kit
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Bird lovers and needle felters unite! This needle felting kit by Bergin & Bath will teach you how to make this really cute budgie. There's three different budgie kits to choose from and they're completely beginner-friendly. Bergin & Bath sells loads of different animal needle felting kits in their Etsy store so when you've finished your budgie there's plenty more to choose from.
6. Mermaid needle felting kit
This mini needle felting kit is perfect for on the go crafters. It comes with everything you need to make these two mermaids which you can then hang proudly in your home. They'd also look great on your Christmas tree.
7. Gnome needle felting kit
These little festive gnomes are a great needle felting project for beginners. The Crafty Kit Company has made this needle felting kit proudly from Scotland and is ready for you to buy and show off to the world!
8. Folk art needle felting kit
This needle felting kit is a little different to your classic kit. Rambling Weasel will give you all the tools and materials you need to create this intricate folky design which you can then proudly hang in your home. This little kit would also make a lovely gift for a crafty pal.
9. Badger needle felting kit
The Makerss are the needle felting gods and have produced needle felting kits, books, video tutorials and workshops. This badge needle felting kit is one of our favourite products they've created because it teaches you all the basic techniques.
10. Rainbow of Hope Needle Felting Kit
We're all about needle felting kits that spread joy and this one certainly does that. We love this gorgeous rainbow hoop kit which is great for beginners and showing your support for our NHS.
11. Safari needle felting kit
We're heading over to the Savana for this needle felting kit. Learn how to make this adorable duo with this kit by Hobbycraft. It's a small little kit that contains everything you need to start felting your own lion and giraffe. It would make a cute stocking filler!
12. Succulent needle felting kit
This is the needle felting kit for all you plant lovers out there. Needle felt your own eight mini succulents with Rain Life House's kit. There's everything you need inside including the glass little pots for you to put your new mini-plants in.
13. Christmas needle felting kit
This festive needle felting kit will have you excited for Christmas! There's everything you need to be able to make one Santa Claus, one reindeer and some other adorable festive decorations. You can easily attach some thread to turn them into tree decorations too.
14. Toadstool needle felting kit
This is the needle felting kit for all you cottagecore lovers! The kit comes with everything you need including a beginner's guide to needle felting which is great if you've never tried needle felting before. There's enough wool to make several different toadstools so you can create your own fairy circle.
15. Sheep needle felting kit
Needle felt your own curly sheep friend with Bear Creek Felting's beginner needle felting kit. We love that the sheep's wool in this kit is from their own farm in North Dakota! With this kit, you'll be able to pay homage to the sheep by creating your own mini version.
16. Sleepy needle felt cat kit
This adorable snoozy cat is an affordable needle felting kit that's sold over on Amazon. It's a simple beginner's project and comes with more than enough wool, needles, felting pad, and tools to get you started. Plus there's a full colour instructions manual inside too.
17. Totoro needle felting kit
Anime fans will love this needle felting kit for beginners. Felt your own Totoro with this kit which includes everything you need. Pop him on your desk when you're finished so you can look at him for some encouragement!
18. Mini dog needle felting kit
And finally, to round up our needle felting kits for beginners we have this cutie! This sweet little kit comes with everything you need to make this adorable dog dressed up as a reindeer. It also has an attachment so you can turn it into a phone charm and comes in pretty packaging in case you want to give it as a gift.
We hope you've enjoyed our needle felting kits round-up! If you're on the hunt for more crafty kits then check out our punch needle kits and rug making kits round-ups. We've even rounded up the best craft subscription boxes so you'll never be bored again.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.