Blueberry Basket – felt food pattern and tutorial

28 May

IMG_5044Nothing says summer like blueberries! So what better time for a free felt blueberry pattern? These baskets are surprisingly sturdy and thanks to the 3mm thick felt the basket could not be easier, seriously its a game changer. Best of all these felt blueberry baskets have no loose pieces for super easy clean up.

This step by step felt food tutorial will have you making an entire farmers market in no time! IMG_5047You will need:

1- 10″ x 10″ 3mm thick felt in the color of your choice Pale Beige*

2- 9″ x 12″ sheets in Wild Blueberry*

1 – 9″ x 12″ felt sheet in Forget Me Not

1- 9″ x 12″ felt sheet in Powder Blue

4″ x 4″ scrap in Sprout for leaves (optional)

Felt glue

Stuffing

*Matching thread

Cut:

From Dark blue felt

20 of large size blueberry circles , 4 blueberry basket cut out cover

From periwinkle colored felt 

20 medium blueberry circles

From pale blue felt

20 small blueberry circles

From 3mm thick felt 

1 Blueberry basket top and 1 bottom, 4 basket sides, and 4 basket lips

Make felt blueberries

Making Felt Blueberries

The first step is making the felt blueberries.

Don’t be intimidated by the number of blueberries these felt foods are fast and easy to sew. You’ll need a strong thread, if your thread is too week to handle the gather you can use 2 strands doubled over.

When creating your X shape in the center of the circles cut small but be sure to cut completely through.

How to make a felt blueberryCut small X shapes into the two largest felt circles but not the smallest circle.

Stack circles.

Create a gathering stitch around the outside of the largest circle.

Stuff lightly

Pull tightly, run the needle through the base of the berry in varying directions to close.

Repeat with remaining berries.making felt food blueberries DIY free patternSew blue top to the thick felt blueberry box top with a running stitch and matching thread.

Stitch finished berries into place by stewing stitches through them leaving space along the edges.

Stack a few berries on top of the base of berries if desired to create depth.

Set aside

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IMG_4956Using felt glue blueberry basket cut out cover to all four basket sides. You can also carefully applique stitch this on if felt glue or tacky glue isn’t available.

Connect sides along the short sided angles with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

felt blueberry crateConnect sides to bottom with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

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IMG_5005Connect berry top to berry basket with an overcast stitch and thread to match the basket. Stuff before sewing closed.

IMG_5008Attach berry basket lips on short ends with matching thread and an overcast stitch. Connect all four.

IMG_5012To finish slip basket lip over berry basket and stitch through at corners to secure.

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Felt Blueberry Basket Pattern:

Felt Food Blueberry Basket Pattern

 

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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