Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Felt Food

One of the many home made Christmas gifts I am making for my kiddos this year is felt food. We have been working on a playroom downstairs, and eventually it will have its very own kitchen for my kiddos to play in. So...thinking ahead to this time, I decided to make them some felt food to play with. Now, keep in mind that I haven't been sewing for more than a week and my skills are severely lacking.....BUT, hopefully you can at least get the idea of how this all works and make your own using your amazing sewing skills!

Here are the two types of food that I made this week: orange slices and fried eggs.

Orange Slice.

Take two circles of felt in different sizes. I used orange for the larger circle and yellow for the smaller circle. Cut the small circle in half.

Using a straight stitch, sew the small half-circle to the larger circle, as shown below. Repeat this process for both half circles. Next, sew "slice" lines along the yellow half-circles.

Fold in half. I then used a zig-zag type stitch to close up the orange slice to resemble a rind.

For the fried egg, I just cut out an egg shape using white felt. I then cut out a small circle out of yellow felt. Using a straight stitch, sew the yellow circle to the white felt. Leave an opening to stuff a small amount of batting to make the yolk of the egg. Close the opening with a straight stitch. Finally, sew around the edge of the egg to give it a finished look. I made 6 of each for my kiddos to play with. Feel free to alter this however you'd like. Be sure to check back later for more felt fun. Such as... bacon, sandwiches, pizza, fruits, and more!


  1. What a great idea! I'm learning how to sew, too, and I bet Evelyn would love to have play food. Thanks for the suggestions, and I'll look for more types of food to come!

  2. I'm not the best at sewing, I like it, but I'm not sure I dare try felt. I might just have a small fear of it... Anyway, here are some of the ideas other people have used. The last one has a pattern for a sandwich and bag of chips. It seems like a fun project though. I'm sort of a perfectionist at times, and I might lose it trying to make all these little pieces.

  3. Hello! Just found your site and bookmarked it. Those are just too adorable. Your sewing is great!!!