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How to Make Strawberries Out of Felt

bowl of felt strawberries

I have been loving making felt toy foods for my grandkids to play with. They feel so much better on your hands than the hard plastic toy foods you buy in the stores and they are so easy to make. Also, felt, embroidery thread, and something to use as filler like cotton balls, are so inexpensive you can make a lots of toy food for a little bit of money. Here is how to make strawberries out of felt.

How to Make Felt Strawberries

Materials to make felt strawberries

Materials:

Instructions:

Pattern for Strawberries cut from red and green felt

Step 1:

Cut felt pieces following the pattern provided.

Front and back of red felt half circle showing how to sew seeds

Step 2:

Make seeds by sewing small lines in your half circle of red felt like shown above. I try to radiate the “seeds” outward from the center part of the flat edge of the circle.

sewing up the side seam of the strawberry

Step 3:

Fold your half circle in half along the flat edge. With red embroidery floss, blanket stitch the seam starting at the flat edge side and working your way towards the curved edge.

how to stuff the strawberry with 2 cotton balls

Step 4:

Once the seam is finished, stuff 2 cotton balls into the strawberry.

sewing a running stitch in the top of the strawberry.

Step 5:

Start a running stitch around the top edge of your “strawberry”. Once all the way around the opening, use the thread as a drawstring to close the circle.

pull the drawstring tight in the top of the strawberry

Step 6.

Tie a strong knot to hold closed the drawstring.

sewing on the stem of the strawberry

Step 7:

Attach the stem by sewing up though the center of the stem and then back into the red felt around the drawstring. Repeat this a few times to make sure it is secure.

how to tie off the knot and hide it.

Step 8:

Tie off the red thread underneath the stem to hide it, and clip the thread.

finished felt strawberries in a bowl.

Finished Product.

I hope you have as much fun making these cute strawberries as I have. Be sure to keep an eye out for our future felt toy food posts and happy crafting!

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