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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Making Felt Food

I have recently gotten into making felt food. I work a lot with kids, so I've played quite a bit with pretend food. It never occurred to me that I could make some myself until I saw it online somewhere. I like the feel of felt food so much more than plastic or wood, so I decided to give it a try!

I never liked hand sewing (at least not at the end of a project when I just want to be done with it), but I find hand sewing felt food very satisfying. The toys come together pretty quickly and it's fun to create new designs.


I started with a simple slice of cheddar cheese. I just cut two slices of yellow eco-fi felt and blanket stitched all around. I also made a holey slice of Swiss cheese.


I put both cheese slices together with a tomato, cucumber slices, lettuce leaf, and bread to make a cute sandwich!
Stackable sandwich set
Topping details - tomato, cucumber, lettuce

After I made the sandwich, I wanted to make a breakfast set. I tried to make a bagel, but it looked more like a dried apple slice... not so good. I made a much better English muffin. I might try my hand at a bagel again soon, but for now, here's my English muffin breakfast set.



It comes with an English muffin, fried egg, cheddar cheese slice, and sausage patty.


I have plans to make a pasta set next; in fact, I've already made a bunch of bow tie pasta. Working on ravioli, penne, and tomato sauce, and perhaps a baguette.

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