Completing our trifecta of felt food posts, today we want to point out some free online tutorials to help you make your own. How do we know you can do it? Because we are the sloppy, lazy, "where's the shortcut?" type of sewer so if we can do it, you can probably do it a thousand times better.
We made this food as a gift for a toddler friend who loves to cook alongside his mama and papa while they prepare meals. What we made:
Doughnuts. We used a great tutorial and pattern at Skip to my Lou and forced ourselves to get a few doughnuts at Dunkin' and ask for an extra bag. The things we do for art...
Eggs. We mostly followed this fab tutorial at One Crafty Mumma except we decided to turn our eggs inside out instead of topstitch them. Melissa kindly offers two egg shapes to download, but rather than walk 30 feet to the printer we sketched out our own.
Ravioli. (Mama mia this was fun to make!) Again, we went to Melissa of One Crafty Mumma for this excellent tutorial.
Farfalle. One Inch World walked us 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 we ran out of time and just cut red felt into strips. Toddlers tend not to get hung up on such things.
We 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 we found online that are next on our list:
- Sandwich and chips
- Avocado sushi
- Carrot (made here with chenille, but would work great with felt)
- Fortune cookies
- Orange slices
- Lemon/Tomato slices
- Whole eggs (felt version here)
- Brown paper bag
- Chinese takeout box
Can you add to our list?
p.s. Need remedial stitch lessons?
(Images: Carrie McBride)