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DIY Felt Food Chicken Nuggets Playset

20 Feb

Felt Food tutorials Felt Chicken Nuggets

While felt avocados and chestnuts are quirky and a little refined, kids love to play with the foods they enjoy most and few things hold the childhood allure of a box of chicken nuggets complete with a dipping sauce.

This sweet little DIY chicken nuggets play set will create 7 fun felt food chicken nuggets, a cheerfully detailed felt chicken nugget box, and delightful dipping sauce cup.

Free felt food patterns - Felt chicken nuggets pattern and tutorialHappy meal indeed!

For what started out as such a simple idea these nuggets were a bit tricky. Some early versions sewed up looking like potatoes or smashed peanuts. I played with color and scale, added wrinkles and divots and tried a sea of shapes before hitting on a weird but amazing idea…use fur felt!

How to make felt chicken nuggetsThe addition of fur felt really makes these felt food chicken nuggets look breaded. Not to mention they are so soft and and dare I say cute?

Making these felt chicken nuggets couldn’t be easier! You can use this easy pattern or even freehand your shapes. (How fun would it be to go for an omage to dino nuggets?) These whimsical felt chicken nuggets sew up quick and easy!

I think you’ll love the results as much as I do.Pattern to make felt chicken nuggets felt food tutorialsSew up some adorable felt food chicken nuggets with this free pattern.Felt chicken nuggets- Felt food

You will need:

White felt 1/4 yard (or 3 – 9″ x 12″ sheets) *

3″ x 3″ felt scrap for felt dipping sauce I used Auburn Mustard Seed (Mustard) and Big Apple (Ketchup) Fresh Linen (Ranch), Gold Nugget (Honey) and Watermelon (Sweet and Sour) are other great choices.

9″ x 6″ Red felt for box stripe – I used Tomato Soup*

4″ x 6″ tan felt for nuggets – I used Pastry*

9″ x 12″ sheet Fur Felt – I used Tan*

Embroidery thread in black and pink.

Free Printable template ChickenNuggetsPlaysetPattern

Stuffing

*Matching thread

Cut:

2 of each felt chicken nugget pattern from fur felt. It will take 6 (12 sides) to fill the felt chicken nugget box.

All felt box pieces from white felt

Stripe from red felt

One dipping cup base from white felt

One dip from color of your choice

Two sauce cup rims from white felt (For tips on tricky cuts see this post Cutting Detailed Letters and Shapes from Felt

Making felt chicken nuggets tutorial step 1Match felt nugget pattern pieces. Over cast stitch around the outside edge with matching thread.felt food chicken nugget step 2Stuff felt chicken nugget and sew closed with the same stitch. Repeat with remaining nuggets. IMG_7671Sew box front onto one of the bottom pieces with white thread and an overcast stitch. IMG_7672Sew short sides to the box on both sides of the bottom box piece. Set aside. IMG_7673Sew back onto the long side of the box top.

Sew top flap to other long side.

Sew back to bottom.

Your box should look like this.

How to make a felt chicken nugget box - felt food.IMG_7676Sew up short sides with an overcast stitch to create a box shape.

Repeat the process to create two identical box shapes.Diy felt food patternsLay red stripe piece over one completed box at an angle. Cut off where top flap ends.

Continue sewing stripe on front and bottom.

Overcast stitch the stripe down along the edges. (In the photos I did his after I combined the boxes and it can be done at either step however doing it beforehand is a lot simpler.)Felt crafts - felt foodMatch strip along box front and wrap around bottom. Secure as you did the top.

IMG_7791Sides will not match up along the bottom.

IMG_7779Sew faces onto felt nuggets by creating eyes (doubled over embroidery thread) and cheeks (single strand of embroidery thread) with french knots. Stitch on smile with black embroidery thread.  Stitch nugget shapes down as shown with matching thread. IMG_7707Place boxes together with detailed box on the outside. making a felt box patternNest boxes together.IMG_7684Overcast the raw ends together with white thread to connect. If you decided to add the decor to the box afterwards simply stitch on as directed, making sure to only go through one layer of felt so stitches don’t show. feltad

To make felt food dipping cup

IMG_7697Stitch side to white base with an overcast stitch and matching thread. IMG_7699Stitch short ends of cup side together with an overcast stitch. felt bbq sauce cupStuff  with stuffing or felt scrapfelt bbq sauce tutorialStitch colored top onto dipping sauce with an overcast stitch.felt dipping sauce - felt foodLay one sauce rim on top and overcast stitch along the open center.

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Place second rim onto the first and overcast stitch around the raw edges.

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easy felt food patterns - chicken mcnuggets, chicken nuggets

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Sugar Skull Halloween Ornaments

18 Sep

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Revel in the spirit of  Día de los Muertos with these sparkling sugar skull Halloween ornaments. The brightly colored sugar skull buttons add a spooky feel while intricately placed floral sequins add sparkle and light against the deep black of the wool blend felt cameo. These sugar skull ornaments provide some serious wow factor yet creating these these sugar skull ornaments couldn’t be any easier.

Sugar Skull Halloween Tree

You will need:

Black Felt

Black thread

Black embroidery floss for hanging

Sugar Skull Buttons 

Sequins; Rainbow Flowers 6mm, 3mm, Flower Garden

Cut: 

2 – 3″ x 2″ (at the widest point) oval shapes from black felt.

sk1Sew skull button to the center of the oval shape. Begin layering flower shaped sequins in bunches, varying shapes and colors. Use smaller flower sequins along the sides

For more on sewing sequins to felt see our post on Sewing sequins to felt.

Repeat with second side if you like or just back with plain black felt oval. Overcast stitch around the outside of oval shape.

 

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Stitch sew embroidery thread through the top in a loop to hang.

And that’s all it takes to create these wonderful sugar skull ornaments!

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Thanksgiving Felt Food Pattern

4 Sep

Felt food Thanksgiving turkey

American Felt and Craft Thanksgiving pattern

Our latest pattern is here!

Prepare for a fall feast with an adorable assortment of traditional autumn foods.

Made for play! 

Felt Food whole turkey roast turkey Thanksgiving

Felt roast turkey you can tuck, stuff, baste, dress, carve and serve.

Felt food green beans felt baking dish

Snap felt green beans and add to the felt baking dish.

Felt food candied yams sweet potatoes American felt and Craft Mini marshmallows

Cube the felt yams and add marshmallows and pecans for candied yams felt food style.

Serve up some felt food stuffing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes.

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Finish your felt Thanksgiving feast with adorable felt pecan and pumpkin pies.

Felt Foods Thanksgiving Feast American Felt and Craft

Instantly downloadable pattern includes over 150 full color photos and illustrations to help you produce incredible results.

For a limited time only pattern includes $5 supply credit and details on how to get your next pattern completely FREE!

Check out Felt Feast on sale at American Felt and Craft.

Felt Apples – Felt Food Pattern & Tutorial

22 Aug

Felt Apple Pattern and tutorial

I don’t know about you but I cannot wait for fall, I feel like after such a long  hot summer  we’ve earned the crisp autumn air and shorter days. Fall may still be a few weeks away but it’s easy to get into the fall spirit when you craft up a few of these felt apples.

Don’t be intimidated. The overcast stitch is the only stitch you need to create a bushel or two of lovely felt apples in a myriad of colors. And because real apples are all different this felt project is pretty fool proof .

While fall and apples are a classic combo, you can make these felt apples any time of year for any reason but I think they look particularly good as a crafty fall display and make a great autumnal addition to any felt food collection.

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To make a felt apple

9″ x 12″ – felt sheet apple colored felt. I used Granny Smith, Big Apple, Lipstick and Pear  *

3″ felt scrap in dark brown I used Brownie  *

3″ felt scrap in green I used Cilantro

Doll Needle

Embroidery Thread (brown)

Stuffing

Felt Apple Template (at the end of post)

*Matching thread

Making felt food apples

Cut

6 apple sections from the felt color of your choice, 1 stem and 1 bottom from brown felt and desired number of leaves from green felt.

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Match 2 felt apple pieces together and overcast stitch around one side, making sure the tops and bottoms are lined up correctly.

Overcast stitch around curve.

Leave the ends open for easier turning and a more even piece.

Set aside and repeat with 2 more side pieces.

Overcast stitch the remaining sides making three sets of two sewn pieces.

Fit the pieces together making sure the tops and bottoms are lined up correctly and overcast stitch up the sides with matching thread, repeat with all the sewn apple sides.

When the felt apple is completely sewn together turn so stitching is on the inside.

Stuff with stuffing.

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Close up apple top and bottom with an overcast stitch and red thread.

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Set aside.

Don’t worry it will still look weird and unapple like.

Make a felt apple stem.

To make stem roll up the felt lengthwise.

Overcast stitch up the side.

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Using a doll needle and brown embroidery floss doubled over sew up through the bottom of the apple to the top, put needle through stem base and pull needle back through the apple again.

Thread the brown apple base through the needle and pull back to top of apple to secure the stem from the other side.

Pull gently as you go until the top and bottom dent.

Add leaf or leaves. with a stitch near the base of the stem.

Hide the knot at the base of the stem or under the leaf.

Making felt apple

Evolution of an apple.

IMG_4625Felt food apple pattern template

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Tutorial for felt food apples

Felt Food -Gummy Bears

19 May

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Inspired by summer road trips and all things colorful and sweet these felt gummy bears in a bag are the perfect addition to your little one’s play store, your desk or a great gift for the gummy bear lover in your life. Our fast and free felt food tutorial for these colorful candies makes it easy.

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You will need:

Scraps of felt for gummy bears I used:

Pink Tutu, White, Orange Juice, Sprout, Lemon, Lavender, Lipstick, Aqua*

4″ x 6″ scrap Aqua felt for label

4″ x 4″ scrap of clear crafting vinyl

9″ x 12″ White felt for back and inside

5″ x 6″  Light blue felt for front I used Ice

Stuffing

Template at the end of post

*Matching Thread

(Optional)

Felt glue

Scalloped Shears

Leather punch

 

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Cut one oval with scalloped scissors, inside and  back from white felt (you can also use blue for the back)

Cut out letters from Aqua felt TIPS ON CUTTING SMALL SHAPES

Cut front from blue felt

Cut 14 or more gummy bear shapes from various colors.

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Glue or sew letters to label.

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Sew or glue bears to bottom of the piece that will be the inside of your felt candy bag.

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Place vinyl between the front and the decorated inside of the gummy bear bag. Sew clear vinyl down with a running stitch and matching thread. Sew down the stripes of the gummy bear bag the same way.

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felt food candy gummy bears

Sew label right above the vinyl gummy bear window with a running stitch and white thread.

Felt gummy Bears

Place front on top of back and sew along the sides with an overcast stitch and matching thread. Leave the top open to stuff.

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Stuff.

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Stitch 1″ down from the top.

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Over cast stitch the top closed. Using a leather punch punch a hole through the center.

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Gummy Bear Pattern Template PDF

felt food candy gummy bears free tutorial

Happy Crafting~

Andie

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Lemon Meringue Pie – Felt Food Tutorial

14 Mar

How to make pie - felt food - Lemon

Happy Pi day! Let’s celebrate with pie.

We’ve shared tutorials for cherry pie and for hand pies so today let’s tackle felt lemon meringue pie. The key to making felt pie is the cut. Mess up the cut and the pie won’t sit right so take your time and cut with care. Consider the freezer paper method although the pie template pieces are all fairly easy to cut. This pie slice is based on a 6 piece pie. 6 pieces = 8″ pie. If you need a quick refresher on the stitches check out our post on stitches.

You will need:

4″ x 8″ White or Cream colored felt I used Cream *

4″ x 4″ Yellow Felt I used Lemon Meringue but Banana Cream is also a great choice *

4″ x 8″ Beige felt I used Peanut Butter *

Stuffing

Pie form (optional)

*Matching Thread

Felt pie template (at the end of this post)

how to make a pie from felt

Cut

2 Filling pieces from yellow felt

2 Meringue pieces and 1 top from cream color

1 Crust and one bottom from beige felt.

Make felt food- free felt food tutorial - pieSew the filling pieces together along the short side of one end with yellow thread and an overcast stitch.

making felt food cream pie step 2Repeat with meringue pieces, joining them along the widest end with white thread and an overcast stitch. DIY Felt pieLine up the center seams and overcast stitch the edge of the meringue to the filling. The center ridge should be facing outward. diypie4Attach the top along one of the sides following the curve using an overcast stitch and white thread.

felt foodRepeat on second side. felt pie crustAttach the crust along one of the filling sides.  Repeat on second side. attach sides felt pieCrust will stick up attach creamUsing white thread and a running stitch attack the back of the meringue filling to the crust. making a felt pie- felt food, how toCurl crust back and sew along the base with a running stitch to create a tube.diypie10Turn pie over and stuff with stuffing and or pie form. Stitch closed with yellow thread and an overcast stitch.

 

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Stuff the crust using a pencil to help if needed. Stitch both ends of the crust closed.

With a large loose over cast style stitch use the thread to create indentations along the length of the crust.

Free felt food tutorials - Lemon pie

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Lemon Pie Template PDF 

Happy Crafting,

Andie.

felt food pattern - free tutorial - Lemon Pie

Felt Chestnuts Christmas Craft

30 Nov

Felt Chestnut Christmas Craft

Roast some felt chestnuts by an open felt campfire this year, string them up for felt chestnut Christmas ornaments, a unique nature inspired felt banner or scatter them along your holiday display, the options for these guys are endless. Best of all this felt Christmas craft can be made from scraps and sews together SO fast and easy. I found these look best when you make them in various sizes so I have included three size variations on the craft template.

You will  need:

Scrap felt – about 3″ x 3 per- Chestnut color I used Auburn but you could easily use a darker shade like Brownie or Chocolate

Scrap felt 1″ x 1″ per -Chestnut top color I used Camel

Thread to match nut colored felt.

Stuffing.

Cut:

One side and one front from Chestnut color

One top from top color.

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Stitch open area of the side piece with a quick overcast stitch.

How to make a felt chestnut

Attach the front piece with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

Making felt chestnut Christmas craft

Stuff. Lastly sew on the top piece with an overcast stitch and that’s it!

Felt Chestnuts Christmas Craft

Now make like a squirrel and fill your home with these fun Christmas crafts.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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