Free Felt Food Tutorials: I Made It And So Can You

Completing my trifecta of felt food posts, today I want to point out some free online tutorials to help you make your own. How do I know you can do it? Because I am the sloppy, lazy, "where's the shortcut?" type of sewer so if I can do it, you can probably do it a thousand times better.

I made this food as a gift for a toddler friend who loves to cook alongside his mama and papa while they prepare meals. What I made:

Doughnuts. I used a great tutorial and pattern at Skip to my Lou and forced myself to buy (and eat) a few doughnuts at Dunkin' and ask for an extra bag. The things we do for art...

Eggs. I mostly followed this fab tutorial at One Crafty Mumma except I decided to turn the eggs inside out instead of topstitch them. Melissa kindly offers two egg shapes to download, but rather than walk 30 feet to the printer I sketched out my own.

Ravioli. (Mama mia this was fun to make!) Again, I went to Melissa of One Crafty Mumma for this excellent tutorial.

Farfalle. One Inch World walked me through making this simple bowtie pasta which was a perfect way to feel productive while watching television.

Marinara. This is not the way most (non slackers) make felt pasta sauce (see a typical example here), but I ran out of time and just cut red felt into strips. Toddlers tend not to get hung up on such things.

I used a sewing machine for most of these, but don't worry if you don't have one. Felt is an extremely forgiving fabric and perfect for hand sewing.

Other tutorials I found online that are next on my list:

Can you add to my list?

p.s. Need remedial stitch lessons?

See also:
Handmade Felt Food
Felt Food: Kits, Patterns and Tutorials for Purchase

(Images: Carrie McBride)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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