Sewing PatternsFelt Food Patterns
Some sewing experience is helpful.
Craft felt in a variety of colors
Embroidery floss in a variety of colors to match or complement felt colors
Thread in colors to match or complement felt colors
Quilt batting or Poly-Fil
Cardboard for making templates
Washable fabric marking pen or chalk
Needle for hand sewing
Use cardboard to create templates.
Trace around the templates onto felt using a washable fabric marking pen or chalk.
Use two strands of embroidery floss when hand sewing.Bread Slices
Cut two 4-inch squares of ivory-colored felt for each bread slice. Cut a rounded edge on each corner. Cut quilt batting the same size and shape. Cut ½” x 17” strips of tan-colored felt for crust. (If you are using 8 ½” x 11” craft felt, you will need to cut two ½” strips and overlap them as you sew them to the ivory felt.) Use a whipstitch to attach the tan felt strip to the ivory square, overlapping and securing the end. Place quilt batting in the center. You may need to layer more than one piece depending on the thickness of the batting. Add the other ivory piece to the top of your bread slice and whipstitch it in place.Lunch Meats
Cut two 4” circles of felt in colors for the lunch meat of your choice. Pin circles together and machine stitch near the edge or use a blanket stitch to sew by hand.Cheese Slices
Cut two 4” squares of orange-colored felt. Pin squares together and machine stitch near the edge or use a blanket stitch to sew by hand.Peanut Butter or Jelly
Create a blob shape to fit within a 4” square bread slice. Cut two blob shapes in tan or purple felt. Pin shapes together and machine stitch near the edge or use a blanket stitch to sew by hand.Rippled Potato Chips
Place two pieces of ivory-colored felt on top of each other. Machine stitch lines every ¼” to create the look of rippled chips. Cut 2” x 2 ½” chiplike ovals from the rippled felt. Machine stitch around each chip near the edge.Chip Bag
Create a bag for chips with two pieces of felt 4 ¾” wide by 5 ½” tall. Use pinking shears along the top edge. To create a logo, sew a strip 4 ¾” wide by 1 ¾” tall across the center of one piece by machine or by hand using a whipstitch. Cut a 2 ¾” circle and place it on top of the strip and sew in place by machine or by hand using a whipstitch. Place front and back sides of bag with right sides together. Pin in place. Sew around the sides and bottom of bag by machine. Clip corners. Turn bag right-side out.Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Cut two 3” circles of tan felt. Cut scraps of dark brown felt into small rectangles about ¼” x ½” to resemble chocolate chunks. Sew small dark brown rectangles onto one of the tan circles using a whipstitch. Sew tan circles together using a blanket stitch, leaving a space for adding Poly-Fil. Continue sewing closed.
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