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C is for cookie- Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Felt Food Tutorial

11 Jun

Felt Chocolate Chip Cookie Tutorial - Lots more felt food patterns too

I’ve received a few emails asking me for a starter felt food project so here it is, the chocolate chip cookie this one is an absolute basic felt food tutorial but it’s a great starter project if your new to sewing it’s also great for kids since it really couldn’t be easier. I also threw a few variations in at the end for you overachievers! Oh and the milk carton is from our Picnic Lunch pattern.

Here’s what I used:

1 sheet wool blend felt in Camel (will make at least 3 cookies)

Scraps of chocolate brown felt.

Thread to match Camel colored felt

Thread to match  Chocolate colored felt

A small amount of batting, I prefer wool batting.

OPTIONAL: Stuffing beads (these add a small about of weight to the cookie which makes them more fun to play with and can help a child develop a sense of balance when picking them up with a toy spatula.)

Felt and batting can be purchased at American Felt and Craft.

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For each cookie:

Cut light brown colored felt into 2  3″  circles

Cut Chocolate colored felt in 1/4″ circles (as many chips as desired)

Cut Batting into a slightly smaller than 3″ circle.

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Step 1 Sew chips onto outside of one of the cookie rounds, since you are using felt your only goal is to affix them firmly so a simple X stitch on top will do.  I used light green here for illustration.

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Step 2 Check batting size by sandwiching between the two cookie halves, now is the easiest time to trim it if you need to.

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Step 3 with batting removed whip stitch around outer perimeter until your a little more than halfway done, stop and place your batting and stuffing beads (if using) into cookie. Whip stitch the rest of the way around and your cookie is complete!

Varations on the theme:

Cookie Counters:

felt counting cookies from American Felt and Craft Make the desired number of cookies using 1 chocolate chip on the first, 2 on the second and so on. Before sewing the pieces together using cross stitch thread back stitch numbers onto cookie bottoms before sewing matching cookie tops and bottoms together.

You and your little one can practice basic math skills by counting the number of chocolate chips and then turning the cookie over to see the corresponding number. They can also be used to learn the numbers by asking questions like, Which cookie has the number 4 on it and then turning them over and counting to see if the child is right. These are a big hit at my house!

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Felt food chocolate chip cookies

Your felt cookies are sure to last a lifetime or two so why not help history out a bit by marking their beginning.  Here I used Orchid colored felt to cut a small heart shape followed by the giver and the year.

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Chocolate and white chip cookies

By using the same process you can make a white chocolate chip cookie. Here I used Chocolate and Buttercream felt.  Perhaps you live in a magical house where cookies are pink and purple, the combinations are endless… have fun and send pictures!

Andie
American Felt and Craft

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Felt Fortune Cookie Tutorial

Felt Rocks! Tutorial.

4 Jun

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This a perfect project for beginning wet felters and kids since you can’t mess up a rock!

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You will need:

Roving in your choice of rock like colors or just plain fun colors our site boasts over 70 colors so take a look around but we used:

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Dish Soap

Legacy 100% wool stuffing

A sink, kiddie pool, bathtub or even big bowls filled with very warm water and a drop or two of handwashing dish soap just enough that your water feels slippery between your fingers.

(optional) rattle or bell-  what could be more  fun than a rattling rock for your little cave baby?

Your little ones are sure to get soapy so dress accordingly

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Step 1

Create a core for your rock using a handful of wool stuffing, pull off thin a piece of your roving and lay core on top. Place another thin layer of roving and roll up in the opposite direction.  Roll as you would a ball of yarn, changing direction and tucking in corners. Sometimes it helps to have slightly moist hands. Don’t worry if it’s not right you can always unroll and re-roll if needed. Place rattle in center of your core if you are using one, they are water tight so just throw them on in, you will want to keep your rock on the smaller side,  4 inches or less, so rattle sound will still be clear.  Your finished rock will be about two thirds the size of this looser form.  If you want to make your rock larger you can add more colored roving to outside, or start with a larger core.

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If you want to add streaks of another color to the outside, pull of wisps of streak colors and wrap around outside.

Step 2

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 Saturate your “rock” with water by gently submerge in water, you may want to cradle it in the palm of your hand since the wool will want to drift apart, especially if you didn’t roll tightly enough. Hold rock underwater until no more bubbles surface.

Step 3

Pass rock from one hand to another, carefully as if it is an egg, this will help toughen the wool rock and keep it from coming apart. This is the hardest part of wet felting and it’s really not that hard. After about 20 or so passes you will notice your rock will appear less stringy and more solid. This will take a few minutes and you’ll know your done when your wool feels more firm and looks more secure.

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Step 4

Keep rolling, squeezing between you hands, you do not have to treat it as delicately as before. Try to  keep your rock very wet and a little soapy.  As it felts, the wool will shrink and become firmer, and you can become more aggressive with it.

This firming will happen naturally if you try to speed the process your felt will buckle and create a kind of wrinkled look but your making rocks so that might be what you want, I did this with the round flat rock and I think it makes the rock look more realistic (on the bottom right hand side of the picture below.)

While felting try to keep your water warm, the warmer the water the faster your rocks will felt. Some people swear that dipping your ball from warm water into cold and back again speeds up the felting process, this just annoys me leave me with more dishes to clean so I just use the one bowl. Keep working it until you can’t separate the fibers from the surface of your “rock” anymore. Rinse soap from wool, a final rinse in vinegar water will return a woolly texture and feel to the outside.

While still wet you can manipulate your rock to flatter or more jagged looking forms, work it with your hands, bang it on the corner of a counter or on the concrete outside to make it flatter, use your imagination. You can also place your “rocks” in the dryer on high to felt them further although this does tend to round them out a bit!

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Have fun and send pictures!

Andie

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? – Free Felt Food Tutorial Cherry Pie

21 May

Well I don’t know about her, but you sure can!

This is the best kind of baking the calorie free, last forever kind.

Spend an afternoon making one and a lifetime enjoying it.

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? - Free Felt Food Tutorial Cherry Pie - American Felt and Craft Tons of free felt craft tutorials!!!

Here’s what I used.

6 pie foam slices

3 sheets of wool blend felt in Lipstick

3 sheets of wool blend felt in Toffee

Red Thread

Tan thread

Felt glue

Sewing needle

18 wool felt balls in Cherry on Top.

Most of these items are currently available at American Felt and Craft.com

This pattern will make 6 felt pie slices.

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 The templates  and directions to make these are here: Cherry Pie

Have fun making your felt pie, and send me a picture!

– Happy Crafting

Andie

Need be further seduced by their cuteness?

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Please make and enjoy these cherry pies to your hearts content but remember this pattern is for personal use only.

Looking for more pie goodness? Try out free pattern and tutorial for a delicious looking felt lemon meringue pie.

how to make a pie from felt

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