See how to sew this easy felt carrot pattern with our free carrot template. Easy and quick to make, take a look!
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Felt Carrot Pattern
Do your kids love felt play food? This time I'd like to show you how to make felt carrots to add to your felt play food collection. Boy it can be fun! You can combine these carrots with some other felt food, like sunny-side-up eggs, cheese, bread, bananas, broccoli and tons of other felt food. Wouldn't this make a wonderful DIY present for a child? Check out my favorite 7 Felt Play Food Tutorials HERE.
Felt food is so much fun! Here and there, we add a few items to our kids' play food collection, and these carrots have been a hit ever since! Immediately after the first batch of play carrots was finished, kids opened both a play food shop and a restaurant in the middle of the living room!
This was how the play started, and we added a few wooden carrots from our Melissa&Doug cutting set to add to the fun:
Now, let's get back to felt carrots tutorial.
How To Sew Felt Carrots With the Printable Carrot Template
Supplies To Sew Felt Carrots
- orange and green felt
- toy stuffing (you can use scraps of jersey or minky if available)
- matching thread
- sewing machine or a needle
Free Carrot PATTERN – Printable Carrot TEMPLATE
To make these easy carrots, you can either draw your own template or use mine.
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How to Make Felt Carrot tutorial
There are just a few simple steps, but I've added step-by-step images to all, so even kids can sew their own felt carrots.
Step 1 - Cut felt carrot pieces from the template
Get or make a template. You could also cut pieces without one, of course (and it can be fun!), but using a template might save you quite a lot of drafting, making the project waaay faster. If you use the template, you'll end up with these three pieces.
Step 2 - Design the green leaves
First, let's make a few cuts into the green 'leaves':
Later on, you'll be able to twist them and they'll appear more realistic than what you see here.
Step 3 - Stitch the Orange Piece
Next, take the orange piece, fold it as shown and stitch, making a cone.
Snip off the bottom tip on the seam allowance, to make the cone easier to turn. For more on clipping corners and making your seams neat, check out these two short how-tos:
Step 4 - Turn and Stuff
Turn the cone inside-out. Then stuff with either toy stuffing, or use scraps.
Step 5 - Sew the top Closed
Using a running stitch, stitch around the opening, and pull on your thread and gather, like this:
Did you know you do not even need to make a knot when you start stitching? I love this little trick!
Step 6 - Add the greenery
Insert the two green leaves and stitch them in place. Done!
So, which ones are real? 😉
These were an ideal mix - real carrots, wooden toys and felt carrots. But pretty soon, the real carrots have disappeared and there were only felt and wooden carrots left. (That's because we had a snack just before the next photo session.)
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