What’s more fun than play veggies ready for slicing?
Besides a barrel of monkeys, which actually just sound dirty and loud to me but to each his own I guess… where was I… oh yeah veggies.
Here as promised is the felt carrot tutorial. You can do this with any felt food you’d like you’ll just need to modify the pattern by cutting it into smaller pieces and creating a Hook and Loop or Velcro inside. American Felt and Craft now stocks 16 diffrent colors to match with nearly anything you can dream up.
Keep in mind that most quality Velcro (aka hook and loop) is very strong so for the sake of your pieces posterity I would recommend “cutting” pieces apart with a plastic, wooden, or even felt knife rather than pulling on them. The little blue knife from Ikea pictured above is perfect for this.
For this project you will need:
1 sheet Sweet Potato, or orange colored felt (will make 2 carrots)
1 sheet Fresh Cut Grass or dark green felt (will make 2 carrots)
Stuffing, I used 100% wool legacy stuffing but any stuffing will do
1 6inch strip of colored hook and loop in Fresh Squeezed. (will make 2 carrots with quite a bit left over.)
Thread to match orange colored felt.
If you need help with stitches please refer to Putting it all together
Step 1 cut pieces from templates, below;
Cut 1 carrot top from fresh cut grass felt.
Cut everything else from Sweet Potato color
Roll stem up stem piece and stitch up as shown, stitching can be done with any color thread, it won’t show.
Cut Hook and Loop (aka Velcro) into small circles, obviously you won’t be using this color.
Match up rounds you have cut out, you should have two of each place scratchy side (hook) onto one of the pieces and soft side (loop) to matching piece, stitch into place as shown. Make sure the right pieces fit together, it will be hard to correct later.
Step 5. Sew up sides of rings using a running stitch as shown below, turn inside out so seam doesn’t show
Sew bottom to slice A, the dot represents Hook and Loop (Velcro).
Depending on how far in you made your seam on each carrot ring the bottom and top circles may need to be trimmed a bit to fit properly.
Set up like a cup and gather stitch around and lightly stuff.
Place stem into carrot and pull gather stitches tightly, pass needle through the stem a few times to hold it into place, the top is done.
Sew tops and bottoms on to remaining rings as specified above. Stick Hook and Loop (Velcro) sides together and Viola! A felt carrot!
OPTIONAL: To create, carrot “dents” make a large running stitch in side of finished slice, Hiding knot in the seam. Come up through top seam, pull tightly and knot. Repeat as desired.
Please let us know if you like the felt carrot pattern. We would love to see finished pictures!
Enjoy and please remember this pattern is for personal use only!