I’ve received a few emails asking me for a starter felt food project so here it is, the chocolate chip cookie this one is an absolute basic felt food tutorial but it’s a great starter project if your new to sewing it’s also great for kids since it really couldn’t be easier. I also threw a few variations in at the end for you overachievers! Oh and the milk carton is from our Picnic Lunch pattern.
Here’s what I used:
1 sheet wool blend felt in Camel (will make at least 3 cookies)
Scraps of chocolate brown felt.
Thread to match Camel colored felt
Thread to match Chocolate colored felt
A small amount of batting, I prefer wool batting.
OPTIONAL: Stuffing beads (these add a small about of weight to the cookie which makes them more fun to play with and can help a child develop a sense of balance when picking them up with a toy spatula.)
Felt and batting can be purchased at American Felt and Craft.
For each cookie:
Cut light brown colored felt into 2 3″ circles
Cut Chocolate colored felt in 1/4″ circles (as many chips as desired)
Cut Batting into a slightly smaller than 3″ circle.
Step 1 Sew chips onto outside of one of the cookie rounds, since you are using felt your only goal is to affix them firmly so a simple X stitch on top will do. I used light green here for illustration.
Step 2 Check batting size by sandwiching between the two cookie halves, now is the easiest time to trim it if you need to.
Step 3 with batting removed whip stitch around outer perimeter until your a little more than halfway done, stop and place your batting and stuffing beads (if using) into cookie. Whip stitch the rest of the way around and your cookie is complete!
Varations on the theme:
Make the desired number of cookies using 1 chocolate chip on the first, 2 on the second and so on. Before sewing the pieces together using cross stitch thread back stitch numbers onto cookie bottoms before sewing matching cookie tops and bottoms together.
You and your little one can practice basic math skills by counting the number of chocolate chips and then turning the cookie over to see the corresponding number. They can also be used to learn the numbers by asking questions like, Which cookie has the number 4 on it and then turning them over and counting to see if the child is right. These are a big hit at my house!
Gifted with love
Your felt cookies are sure to last a lifetime or two so why not help history out a bit by marking their beginning. Here I used Orchid colored felt to cut a small heart shape followed by the giver and the year.
By using the same process you can make a white chocolate chip cookie. Here I used Chocolate and Buttercream felt. Perhaps you live in a magical house where cookies are pink and purple, the combinations are endless… have fun and send pictures!
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