DIY Felt Toadstool Mushrooms 🍄

21 Jun

No cottage experience would be complete without felt toadstools. These Diy felt toadstools could not be any cuter!

It can be a bit tricky to learn how to make these felt mushrooms, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be ready to make sew up dozens for wreaths, gift tags, imaginative play, keychains, mobiles, headbands and ornaments. Is there anything these felt mushrooms wouldn’t make cuter?

Other than our free felt mushroom pattern you’ll need red and white felt, stuffing and a small scrap of sturdy cardboard. Switch up the colors to change these felt toadstools to DIY felt button mushrooms for an adorable felt food.

So cute!! Felt toadstools are a must make craft!

To make 5 felt toadstool mushrooms you will need:

Please keep in mind this pattern is made for high quality wool blend felt.

Using a thinner, weaker or stiffer felt will not work as well if at all.

9″ x 12″ White felt – I used two whites for my felt mushrooms Fresh Linen for the base and ruffle and White for the spots. *

9″ x 12″ Red Felt – I used Lipstick

Stuffing

Sturdy cardboard, like from a shipping box rather than a cereal box

White embroidery floss

Hot glue gun and glue (optional)

*Matching thread.

Felt Toadstool Mushroom Pattern

HERE:

Cut


Mushroom top from red felt

Ruffle and felt mushroom base from white of off white felt.

Free hand cut spot shapes from white felt

Center circle from cardboard

Sew spots randomly onto mushroom top, avoid the outside where the piece will be gathered.

Vary the size and location of the spots so each mushroom is unique. You may be tempted to glue these on but they just don’t sit as well when you gather the felt in the next step so it’s worth it to take the time and sew them down with a few stitches individually.

Run a gathering stitch around the outside of the felt toadstool top with a sturdy thread.

Pull slightly and begin to stuff with stuffing. It helps to roll the stuffing around in your hands to help it form a more solid shape.

Place cardboard circle onto top and hold with thumb while you pull the felt mushroom closed.

It can be tricky but do the best you can we will tighten it up in the next step.

Pull tightly then go back through the gather on section at a time to tighten it up, pull until you there is no slack and knot closed.

Insanely cute!

Repeat with all tops

Hiding the knot at the bottom randomly sew stitches along mushroom top with a single strand of white embroidery floss. Keep these stitches a bit irregular. Exit through bottom of mushroom head and hide the knot in the opening from the gather.

Repeat with remaining mushroom tops and set them aside. Doing this after we have gathered and stuffed the piece insures the stitched spots don’t get too loose and insures you get to place the “spots” where you want them.

Experiment with making the stem a little longer by or shorter so your mushrooms vary just a bit more if you want.

You can also cut the long end a but to create a thinner stem but you may need to trim down the ruffle as well.

Roll stem up and overcast stitch closed along the long edge.

Wrap ruffle around the stem and stitch closed along the seam with an overcast stitch.

Run needle all the way though the stem and back again making a stitch in front to hold.

You could also hot glue this into place but the ruffle won’t flare out as much.

Stick the finished stem onto the felt toadstool. Run a sew stitches through both the mushroom head and the stem several times in several directions to hold.

You CAN also use hot glue here! Place a healthy dollop of glue onto carboard through the gathered opening and stem in and down. Let glue set with head down.

And that’s all it takes to make dozens of felt toadstools!

Happy Crafting!

Andie

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