Everyone knows how important it is to eat your veggies! Help your little ones learn to love broccoli and its albino cousin cauliflower with this fun felt food tutorial. The pattern for these felt florets require some gathering so be sure to have sturdy thread at the ready!
Sturdy thread in matching colors
Template (at the end of this post- print full page)
Fabric marker, pencil or chalk
For felt broccoli pattern you will need:
For felt cauliflower pattern:
From light green felt – Cilantro
Cut 2 of your chosen stem (stalk)
Cut 1 base
From bright green felt – Fresh Cut Grass
Sew felt broccoli base pieces together using an overcast stitch matching thread, keep your stitches close together because we will be stuffing it pretty tightly. Stuff with a pencil or as you sew.
Sew base onto bottom after stuffing with an overcast stitch and matching thread.
Now for the tricky part. Mark outlines on patterns using chalk or permanent fabric marker. Sew a loose running stitch along each of the “veins” pulling tightly before knotting and moving to the next marking. Keep all the knots on the marked side – this will be the inside.
This will become trickier as you go but I believe in you!
Your felt broccoli should look something like this when you are done.
The felt cauliflower is made with the exact same pattern but using a cream colored felt. You can vary your “vein” stitching, the size of the top or length of the base as desired.
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Felt broccoli and cauliflower template:
Print in landscape full page.
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