felt kiwi tutorial

OK, how cute are these little kiwi slices? Cute, and easy to make.


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Here’s how I did them:

You’ll need:
green felt
white felt (i used a wool blend, but the craft stuff works just fine too)

matching green embroidery thread

white and black embroidery thread
small amount of poly fil
needle
First make your circles, one large green circle and one smaller white circle for each slice. I traced whatever was lying around my desk and played around til I liked the amount of white vs green.
A good tip for cutting shapes out of (wool) felt is to trace your shape onto freezer paper (the papery side), iron onto your felt, and then cut out the shape.
It gives you a crisp clean edge and peels right off! (yuck I need a new ironing board cover) Next: Pin one of your white circles to a green circle, centering it in the middle. Then, using your white thread, sew little lines like so, attaching the white circle, and making it look kiwi-ish.

FYI: I used three strands of embroidery thread for all of this project.
Then, grab your black thread and start your seeds. AKA french knots. Here is a great tutorial for french knots. Continue around your white circle. It’s really not that hard once you get the hang of the knots!
Next, pin your circle in half, and using your green thread, start sewing a blanket stitch around the opening. Here’s a good tutorial for that stitch. I would try and show you myself…but these are so good. (and already done!)
Do the blanket stitch 3/4 around, and then stuff a small bit of poly fil into the kiwi slice. Not too much, just enough to give it a little shape. Continue stitching and finish the ends off however you normally do that sort of thing.

tada! a cute lil kiwi slice. These are easiest when done assembly line style! Let me know if you have any questions, of course!

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Comments

  1. These are darling. I know what I need to do for Christmas this year….felt food. Thanks for sharing so many fun tutorials.

  2. unique — love them! i just started making my son felt food and your blog is wonderful with the tutorials for it, plus everything else. You are a talented lady!!!

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge :)
    julie

  3. I think I need to start making some felt food for my girlfriends kids – so much fun!

    I saw this today pop up in my etsy feed and thought of you:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50602794/ants-on-a-log-celery-sticks-peanut

    perhaps some inspiration for a next project?

  4. Thanks for another cute felt food tutorial! Since the AC is upstairs where I sew, I think we may have to make some more today!!! You are really filling up my favorites list here!

  5. Those are adorable! I’ve been meaning to make some felt food for my daughter’s kitchen that I’m refinishing. Thanks as always for the great ideas!
    Your amazing!

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

  6. so. cute.

    My 3 year old is looking over my shoulder saying ‘can you make those for me? please? please? pretty please? pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaseeeee???

  7. so sweet – love them!

  8. My poppet loves kiwi fruit so I’m definately going to have to make some! Thanks for the great tutorial and hope that little bub of yours is sleeping well for you :)

  9. SO, so cute! Looks good enough to eat.

  10. Haha! (happy laugh) These definitely made me smile when I saw them. Super cute. :)

  11. Holy stinkin cute!! LOVE those!! I seriously love the felt food! And now I have a bunch more to add to my list of TO DO!

  12. These are adorable, thanks for sharing. I’m going to attempt to make some myself and will post pics of my attempts at being crafty. :)

    I’ve added a link to your blog and am following you. :)

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  14. These are absolutely gorgeous! So cute!

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