Chop Chop- Cut Apart Felt Food Carrot, Free Pattern & Tutorial

22 Jun

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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;top

Cut 1 carrot top from fresh cut grass felt.

Cut everything else from Sweet Potato color

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Step 2.

Roll stem up stem piece and stitch up as shown, stitching can be done with any color thread,  it won’t show.carrottop1

Step 3

Cut Hook and Loop (aka Velcro) into small circles, obviously you won’t be using this color.

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Step 4.

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

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ring1Step 6.

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.

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Step 7

Set up like a cup and gather stitch around and lightly stuff.

finishedtopStep 8.

 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.

ringtopandendStep 9

Sew tops and bottoms on to remaining rings as specified above. Stick Hook and Loop (Velcro) sides together and Viola! A felt carrot!

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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!

~Andie

19 Responses to “Chop Chop- Cut Apart Felt Food Carrot, Free Pattern & Tutorial”

  1. Mavis June 24, 2009 at 6:34 am #

    Oh wow, that’s awesome! Have you been to Mahar Drygoods, they have some felt foods, and have a look the ones I made here haha.

  2. Lara&Me -Ebru June 24, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    I love this pattern. Thank you so much for making it available :)

  3. D comme Dom June 26, 2009 at 1:19 am #

    Fantastic ! Thank you so much for the pattern.

  4. Rachel goldmark June 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    This is so awesome. i am going to get creative with the “cutting” aspect of the veggies and apply it to other things. Great idea!! thanks for sharing!

  5. Lisa June 28, 2009 at 7:37 am #

    This is great! I’ve bought kids this type of gift I don’t know how many times. Now I can make it myself!

  6. Kara June 28, 2009 at 8:41 am #

    Just found this great blog!….I ordered felt from you all about a month ago and absolutely love it! The best 100% wool I have ever bought…so soft and thick! I’m so glad I found your company! Thank you!

  7. sam June 29, 2009 at 10:14 pm #

    Very informative.

  8. Frene July 4, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    Perfect!

  9. Christie July 7, 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    Just got my Popcorn Tree kit and wanted to tell you guys I LOVE IT! When will you have more styles?

  10. juny July 19, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    I just got my order and I just wanted to tell you how wonderful the felt is, much better quality than the stuff I had been using! Oh and the nut beads look so much like nuts my youngest was confused, shipping was so fast!…Thanks guys keep up the good work, I will be back!

  11. sunflo October 18, 2009 at 1:59 am #

    thanks for sharing, i like the carrot, and i have felt carft, pls visit:

    http://iliksunflower.wordpress.com/009/10/16/gantungan-kunci-nanas-dari-kain-flanl-ala-sunflo/

  12. Linda October 20, 2009 at 6:20 am #

    Hello, i referred your creations on my blog. You can see them on http://paneamoreecreativita
    I hope you like it.
    Hello Linda

  13. Cindy October 25, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. believe it or not I’ve just stumbled onto felt foods and love it. My daughters can’t wait for me to make some and have come up with a wishlist already. Keep up the great work

  14. pollyw February 22, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    How neat these are! My kids love playing kitchen, store, and tea party. These would be a great addition to the festivities constantly going on in the playroom! Thank you for the wonderfully detailed directions and pictures!

  15. valeria April 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    adorable…I “want” make this!!!!!

  16. Mel M August 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    This is simply fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern and your outstanding tutorial. I’ve gotta sho for some felt asap! ;o)

  17. K June 12, 2011 at 5:30 am #

    Hey – I am really glad to discover this. great job!

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