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
- Felt sheets- Green and Red
- Embroidery Floss- Red and White
- Embroidery Needle
- Cotton balls or something to use as stuffing (polyfil or scrap cloth)
- Free Printable Felt Strawberry Pattern
Cut felt pieces following the pattern provided.
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.
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.
Once the seam is finished, stuff 2 cotton balls into the strawberry.
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.
Tie a strong knot to hold closed the drawstring.
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.
Tie off the red thread underneath the stem to hide it, and clip the thread.
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!