fabric soft pretzel tutorial

Beth from Project: Project is doing a play food/kitchen week! How fun! She asked me if I would do a play food tutorial, and you know I can’t resist play food. So here’s my project!
Soft Pretzels!
Delicious hot soft pretzels are the best.
These are neither hot nor delicious, but they are soft, and squishy and fun to play with. :}
Click below for more details!

You’ll need:

brown or tan fabric- 1/4 yard would be enough for 6 pretzels
poly fil
rotary cutter and mat are helpful
sewing stuff (machine, pins, scissors)
First cut one piece of fabric selvage to selvage, 2.5″ wide.
Fold in half lengthwise (do not press with iron), pin, and sew down the side with about 1/4″ seam. Cut this piece in half.
Then on one end of each tube, sew the end shut.
Turn right side out with a chopstick or turning thingy by pushing in the sewn shut end.
Stuff with poly fil-not too full..make sure it’s slightly squishy. Leave about 1″ un stuffed at the end.
Fold under the edge like so.. ignore my scaly lizard hands, please. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Slip stitch shut.
Twist into a pretzel shape. (I admit, I googled the word “pretzel” to see how to do it, hehe)
Sew the twists together at the ends, using a slip stitch around where they touch.
like so…
Then add some “salt” puff paint if you like! All done. Now I’m craving a soft pretzel like nothing else. YUmm!!


  1. Ha!! Those are so cute!! Nicely done!

  2. LOVE it. Totally adding this to my to-do…ugh that list is getting long!

  3. the puff paint for the salt is genius!

  4. super adorable — LOVE the salt!

  5. cute and soooo simple!

  6. I haven’t had a soft pretzel in ages. These are so cute, and look pretty easy (aside from the whole skinny tubes of fabric thing:) Love the M&D mustard prop, too.

  7. So cute! Also added to my to do list! It is getting longer daily with all of your great ideas! My daughters both looked at the pictures and were like… “Mom, can we make some pretzels??” Looks like I also have a new cooking project for the week too! Cinnamon pretzels!

  8. LOVE this! It’s bookmarked for further reference!

  9. This makes me want to take up making felt food again. Awesome!

  10. Thanks so much for doing this! I just love these. What a quick project. I’m trying to think of other “tubular” foods that I can use this idea for.

  11. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  12. These make me happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Newest follower! I saw your guest post on I Heart Naptime. I hope you will follow me back ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Love them, now I want to go get some edible ones;)

  15. What a simple cute project. I love it!

  16. you amaze me! these are soo stinkin adorable!!!

  17. You’re officially the coolest person I “know”.

  18. I’m being a “german girl” for halloween and was looking for a prop that wasn’t beer related and I make two of these! 8 loved the idea; I put one on my trick or treat bag and made a bigger one to carry.

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