[Felt Crafts] # 7 – Watermelon and Kiwifruit slice

Hello Hello,,

HAPPY VALENTINES EVERYONE !!!

Ill be making a valentine craft this weekend so for now, please bear with this post ^

Today is the Watermelon and Kiwifruit slice as you can see from the title c:

Shall we begin ?

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Watermelon:

Materials

1Materials

  • Red felt
  • White felt
  • Green felt
  • Corresponding thread colours
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker ( optional green and black)

Template: 
Basically, you want to fold the paper in half, and draw a triangle that will become your water melon slice + cut it out (try to round out the outer edge a bit) . You can see in the image above that I have dotted in a little triangle where the fold is. Instead of having your watermelon slice in a 2D shape, you will sew the watermelon in a way that will create a small triangle shape so you will get that back edges of the slice.

Next, you will approximately draw another long triangle ‘slice’ that will become the base. Don’t worry too much about accuracy because you can just trim the felt as you need to.

2Completed

  • Red felt : Cut out 1 x base shape, and 1 x main slice
  • White felt : Cut out 1 x base shape
  • Green felt: Cut out 1 x base shape
  • Using black thread, add the seeds onto the main slice shape. If you want, a marker will work as well
  • Using red thread, sew along that top edge and then around the bottom , adding the base.
  • Before you close it off, add stuffing into the watermelon
  • Then using glue, just stick on the base shapes, with white first and then green.
  • If you want, you can also use a dark green marker to add some patterns to create that watermelon look.

And thats it… hurhur easy ?

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Now for the Kiwifruit

Materials

1Materials

  • Light green felt
  • White felt
  • Green felt
  • Black pen / black thread
  • Circular shape

2Completed

  • Using the circular shape, cut out a couple of circles on the green felt
  • The thickness of the kiwifruit slice will be up to how many layers of the circle you use
  • Glue the green layers together and wait for it to dry
  • Then, on the white felt, cut out two smaller circles
  • Glue the white circles one of each side of the green
  • Using a black pen, add the ‘seeds’ onto the kiwifruit. If you want, you can use black thread, however, you should do that on the layers before gluing it together
  • Then, using pastel or some green marker, add some lines t add that extra detail
  • Then cut the slice into whatever shape you want it to be

You can see that I did a really bad job in ‘shading’…. I didn’t have a green marker so  just used this pastel  – clearly a mistake ahahah

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So that’s really all there is to this.
I believe this is the end to the fruits so next up should be some deco felt pieces such as tart bases and such.

Thank you so much for reading !

-Cyn

AllFruits

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[Felt Crafts] # 6 – The Pineapple and Apple Slice

Hey guys !

Today’s felt craft will be the Pineapple and Apple slices, they are super easy so I compiled them into one post.

Enjoy !

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Materials – Apple

1Materials

  • Red felt
  • White felt
  • Glue

Template

  • The size of the apple slice depends on you , so draw how big/ shape you want it to be
  • The thickness also depends on you so pin the template on however many pieces of felt – In my case , 3 layers
  • Cut out around the template
  • Cut out a strip of red – don’t worry about how accurate it is , you can always trim the felt after you stick it on

3Completed

  • Glue the pieces of ‘apple’ on top of each other
  • Glue the strip of red around the apple
  • Trim away any excess felt

And thats it ! Easy yes ?

Materials – Pineapple

1Completed

  • Yellow felt
  • Yellow thread
  • Draw the shape of your pineapple slice
  • Layer it onto another piece – thickness is up to you
  • Pin pieces together
  • Using yellow thread, sew on the lines
  • Cut around the template
  • Glue around the edges to make sure the layers stay together

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And that’s both of them ^^

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Next is the Watermelon slice and the Kiwifruit :D

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

[Felt Crafts] # 5 – The Cherry

Hello again,,

If you have missed any:

Blueberry tutorial

Whole Strawberry

Sliced Strawberry

Strawberry wedge

And now, the Cherry !

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Materials

1Materials

2WrongColour

This is just a comparison picture with dark red and normal red felt. It’s really up to you which colour you prefer

3CherryStem

  • With the brown, cut out a thin strip of brown (not so thin that it will break)
  • and near the end, tie a knot – this is the stem
  • If you later find that it’s too long, you can always trim it.
  • If you have brown string , do the same thing.

4AttachingStem

  • On the dark red felt, cut out a circle
  • Mark the centre and make a small cut
  • Place the brown felt / string through the hole

5Completed

  • Attach the stem to the red felt 
  • Use a running stitch on the outside edge
  • Pull and close in the edges
  • Adding stuffing and close the ‘entrance’

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And it’s completed ! ^^

AllFruits

Next will be the Pineapple and Apple slice !

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

[Felt Crafts] # 4 – Blueberries

Hello Hello !

More fruit tutorials :D
This time, the Blueberry

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Materials

Materials

  • Dark blue felt
  • Light blue felt
  • Stuffing
  • Dark coloured thread (I’ll be using a light colour for the sake of this tutorial)
  • Glue ( Can be anything, preferably something that dries quick. i.e super or hot glue)
  • A circular object

2BasicShape

  • Trace a circle onto paper, and use that as the template for the blueberry
  • On the dark blue felt , cut out the circle
  • Using the light blue felt, cut out a small circle
  • Fold your felt into half horizontally and then vertically. This will give you the approximate centre point
  • Using the centre point as a guide, cut an ” x ” shape
  • Then glue the light blue circle on top – do not put any glue where it will meet the cross. 
  • Use a running stitch around the outside of the dark blue circle

3Completed

  • Pull the thread to close in the edges and add stuffing
  • Knot the thread off and cut off excess thread

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And that’s it ! Easyeasy right ?

AllFruits

Next post will be the Cherry ^^

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

[Felt Crafts ] # 3 – The Strawberry slice

Hello Hello

If you’ve missed it:

Whole strawberry tutorial
Strawberry wedge tutorial

And now, here is the Strawberry slice ^^

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Materials

1Materials

  • Red felt
  • Dark Pink felt (I don’t have it so I’m just sing pink)
  • Pink felt (Since I didn’t have dark pink, I’m using white as the lighter colour)
  • Red thread
  • Black thread
  • “Leaf/Petal” template (You can easily draw this yourself)
  • Glue
  • White thread

So: Red piece x 1 , Dark pink piece x 1 and pink piece x 1
As for the template, the size of the strawberry slice will depend on how big you make the template. 

2BasicShape

  • Thickess of slice depends on how many pieces of pink you cut out. Here I have traced the template 3 times
  • Cut the pink pieces out
  • Cut out the white piece
  • Use the red felt and measure around the pink, afterward cut out a suitable length of red (Don’t worry about how thick the strip should be, you can trim excess off later)
  • Use the white thread, sew on the white piece onto the middle of the pink. Sewing it on one layer is fine and follow the pattern drawn shown above
  • If you want to add more detail , use the black thread and add the seeds , you can also use beads if you wish

3FinishingShape

  • Stack the pink pieces on top of each other, you can hold it in place with a peg and wait for it to dry if you wish
  • I didn’t, so I just glued the red strip around it straight away ahahaa
  • As I had excess red, follow the dotted lines and cut them away

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And thats it. Easssyy right ?

AllStrawberries

This concludes the “Strawberry series”

And I shall continue to post up more tutorials on fruits and decoration pieces later.

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

[Felt Crafts] # 2 – The Strawberry wedge

Hello Hello,

Following on the whole strawberry, this is the strawberry wedge.

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Materials

1Materials

  • Red felt
  • Dark pink felt ( I didn’t have that so I had to use normal pink felt )
  • Pink felt ( Since I didn’t have dark pink, this lighter colour had to be white)
  • Red thread
  • White thread
  • Black thread

Now, As for the templates, you can see they are basically “leaf” or “petal” shapes.

The Pink is the roundest leaf shape, the red is slightly smaller and more narrow and the white is even smaller

You can either draw them out yourself – or I will try to draw them up on photoshop and attach it to this post

2Details

  • Cut out each felt piece. The colours and shapes can be seen in the “materials” image

Should be: Red x 1, Dark pink x 1 , Light pink x 1

  • If you want, use black thread to add the ‘seeds’ , you can also use beads if you wish
  • Then, sew the white piece onto the pink piece with white thread – follow the pattern drawn in the middle image (Let’s make this the front)

Because the red piece is smaller than the pink piece, when you sew it and fill it up, it will end up being pulled back and look like a ‘wedge’ or a ‘half’ of a strawbery.

3Completed

  • Place the red piece onto the back of the pink and start sewing around it. (Blanket stitch or whip stitch)
  • Add the stuffing before closing it off
  • Remember to add the details such as seeds ! I didn’t , so here it is drawn in…

3bExtra

  • Here it is sewn up, I have used black thread for the purpose of this tutorial, however you should use red thread.
  • You can also see that the white thread used in the middle does not stand out. This is because I used light pink felt instead of dark pink. Please use the right colours if you want a pretty strawberry ^^

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And that’s it,, a ‘wedge’ or ‘half’ a strawberry.

The next tutorial will be the “Strawberry slice ” ^^ Be waiting for that !

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

AllStrawberries

[Felt Crafts] #1 : The whole strawberry

Hello there,,

Today I’m going to start posting on felt crafts ^^
I will be concentrating on making ‘food’ items and will be posting basics such as making tart bases, decoration pieces and fruits. (Any particular requests, please comment below)

After that, I’ll put everything together and show you how you can make your own dessert from felt :D

(Note : This is all going to be hand sewn, not the needle felt type of craft )

Shall we begin with the basic whole strawberry ?

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Materials:

1Materials

  • Red felt
  • Green felt
  • Beads (optional)
  • Glue (Can be super glue, PVA , fabric , hot glue gun – anything)
  • Red thread
  • Black thread (optional)
  • Circular object (for drawing template)
  • Stuffing

Note : In this tutorial, I used white thread so you can see it easier. When you are making any craft, unless you want it to stand out, use matching thread colours with your felt pieces.

2BaseShapes

  • First take the circular object and trace around it. Cut it in half and use that as a template for the strawberry. 
  • Whole strawberries are made from semi circles
  • On the red felt, cut out the semi circle
  • Then on the green felt, cut out a small square (You can do this after the strawberry has been made, or before it)
  • So: Red semi circle x 1 , green small square x 1

3Stitching

  • Fold the semi circle in half ( I have pinned it down to take a picture)
  • And then use blanket stitch , or here, I used the whip stitch to sew the straight edge together
  • Then use the running stitch for the round edge of the strawberry

4AddingBeads

  • After using the running stitch, pull the thread and you will see that the bottom will start to close in.
  • Before that, fill it with stuffing – how much is up to you
  • If you want your strawberries to have beads, chose which colour you want and thread up another needle.
  • Start adding them onto your strawberry
  • You will have two threads – one for the bottom and one for the beads
  • Once you are happy with your beads, just tie off the thread and cut excess

5Completed

  • Then pull the thread tight and criss cross over the opening a couple of times to ensure the strawberry will not open up again.
  • Tie off and cut excess
  • If you don’t want the beaded look, just go for the classic and use black thread to add the details. You should do this before sewing the red felt together
  • Then draw a flower shape on the green square + cut
  • Use your glue and stick it on the bottom of the strawberry

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Aaand that’s about it.

I know that most people already know how to make the felt strawberry, but again, I am starting from basics.

I hope this was easy to understand, I tend to write a lot but the images themselves should be pretty self explanatory.

Also, I would choose small clear beads or silver if I were to add them onto the strawberry. These pink ones were all the I had, and I didn’t pull the thread tight enough so they were sort of sticking out….

Next will be the Strawberry half, or “wedge”

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

AllStrawberries