Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sewing Sunday: DIY Felt Strawberries

To be honest with you, I don't think there is any real use for felt strawberries... However, they are very cute and pretty!
Aside from the obvious play-food, A couple of ideas I had were that they could make a nice addition to fascinators/hats. Also, they could be converted into hanging decorations and baubles with a little bit of ribbon. Either way, they are fun and easy to make, and a nice project to welcome in the warmer weather!

Keep scrolling down for the step-by-step tutorial...

You will need:
  • Scrap paper
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Scissors
  • Felt (Red/Green)
  • Toy stuffing/wadding
  • Needle & Thread

1. Open up the compass to about 5cm and draw a circle. Cut Out

2. Fold the circle in half and cut down the fold line to make a semi-circle. Use this as a template to cut the felt for the main part of the strawberry

(Note: At this point, add in any extra details to the felt, such as yellow stitches to mimic the outer seeds)

3. Fold the felt in half and sew along the straight edge with a secure straight stitch

4. Turn inside-out so the seam is on the inside. Hand sew around the top to gather.

5. Gently pull on the thread to tighten and gather the stitches. Insert the toy stuffing/wadding

6. Continue to pull the thread until the top opening is completely sealed. Secure in place with a few stitches

7. Cut out a random leafy-esque shape from the green felt

8. Secure to the top of the strawberry with a couple of stitches, and done!

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