Easter baskets often call for a few small playthings, and it seems like everyone is looking to make things this year. Whether you’ve sat behind your sewing machine for years creating a variety of projects or you’re completely new to the game, you can certainly make these simple but fun felt carrots.
For those new to working ith felt the good news is that it is a very forgiving material. Nothing in felt looks “perfect,” so this is a great opportunity to put your inner perfectionist aside.
What will you need?
Simple Steps to Make Wonderful Felt Carrots
Start by creating a simple pattern. Any cone-shaped sketch is a great start. Remember that not all carrots are the same shape, some are bumpy, and they come in all different sizes.
Cut the felt pieces out. For the carrots, use your template. For the green tops, keep the shapes loose and inconsistent. Generally, you’re aiming for ovals atop of long “stems.”
Fold the carrot pieces over in half hotdog style and stitch along the long side only.
Clip the bottom of the carrot, turn the fabric, and stuff it.
To sew the top closed, you’ll hand-stitch a running stitch to the thread gathers when you pull it.
Before closing off the opening, twist your green leaves and stitch them onto a piece of the carrot so they aren’t inclined to come out later.
Pull the running stitch tight and close it off. Now you can create a whole bunch of felt fresh carrots!
Instead of candies, easter eggs, and bunnies, fill your Easter basket with our fun felt carrots! They will be a hit for any child. If you haven’t made your Easter basket yet, check out our fun tutorial! Please contact us if you have any questions about any of our products, shipping, or anything regarding GoldStar!