Welcome! This is the second sewing tutorial in a series of four where we will make a felt “We’re Grillin’” set. Play food is a great beginner’s sewing project and can be altered to make food as simple or as fancy as you’d like.
This tutorial will focus on creating the set with a sewing machine, but you could also hand sew the items. If you don’t sew, you could use felt fabric glue to glue the pieces together. When making felt foods please keep the age of the child you’re making the project for in mind. Children who still put things in their mouth should never be given small objects as these would pose a choking hazard. Do not include the pickles in this set if it is for a small child.
When making felt food you can use whatever type of felt you desire. Craft felt is easy to work with, cheap and easily obtainable but it will not wear as well as wool felt. Craft felt may get pilly over time, but you can wash it with warm soapy water and use a lint shaver to get rid of pills. If the item doesn’t contain a pipe cleaner or glue, you could even run it through the washing machine.
Wool felt will wear better and last longer. If you’re creating something that you’d like to pass down from child to child, wool felt is best. If you plan to use wool felt, you may want to first practice on craft felt so you don’t waste money on the more expensive stuff. I typically use eco-fi felt which is made of recycled plastic bottles.
- Red, yellow, white, dark, and light green felt
- Monofilament thread or coordinating thread in red, white or yellow, and green
- Sewing machine or hand sewing needle
- The hamburger fixin’s template and tutorial PDF. Do not scale the template to fit, print as actual size: Felt Hamburger Fixin’s Tutorial.
You can go back and grab the Felt Hamburger and Bun Tutorial if you haven’t already. And pick up the hot dog and bun tutorial as well. Top it off with a tasty milkshake. Don’t forget to share if you enjoyed the tutorial!