Sewing Tutorial: Felt Pancakes

Felt Pancakes TutorialWelcome!  This is the third sewing tutorial in a series of four where we will make a felt breakfast 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.

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.

Let’s get started!  You will need the following to create your Felt Pancakes:

  • Tan felt for pancakes, brown felt for syrup, yellow felt for butter
  • A small bit of polyfil to stuff the pancakes
  • Scissors
  • Coordinating thread (monofilament thread is nice because it’s clear and will blend with any color)
  • Sewing machine or hand sewing needle
  • The pancake template and fully illustrated tutorial:  Felt Pancakes Tutorial.

You can find the bacon set here, the eggs here, and the oranges here.

We’d love for you to share your sets with us on Facebook or via email!

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Sewing Tutorial: Bendable Felt Bacon

 

DSCN5211 copyWelcome!  This is the first sewing tutorial in a series of four where we will make a felt breakfast 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.

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.

Let’s get started!  You will need the following to create your Bendable Felt Bacon:

  • Any brown colored felt for the bacon body
  • A lighter cream, white, or tan piece of felt for the bacon ‘fat’
  • A pipe cleaner for each piece of bacon
  • Scissors
  • Coordinating thread (monofilament thread is nice because it’s clear and will blend with any color)
  • Sewing machine or hand sewing needle
  • The PDF containing full instructions and photos:  Bendable Bacon Tutorial.

Create the whole set!  You can find the eggs here.  And the pancakes here.  And finish it off with some orange slices.

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Cloth Diaper Key Chain Tutorial

CDKeyChainColBeing an advocate for cloth diapers is important to me.  I sooo wish I had given them a chance right from the beginning with my oldest son.  I didn’t hear much about them back then and what I did hear was pretty negative.  My cloth diapering journey began when he was 15 months old and my youngest was in cloth from about two weeks old.  They’re both still in cloth diapers and we love them.  Here’s a quick tutorial for a cloth diaper key chain.  Maybe the little cutesy diaper on your key chain will spark up a conversation about cloth diapers and you can be an advocate.  Even in a small way, spreading the word about the health and economic benefits of cloth diapers can make a big difference in the life of a new mama (or dad!) on the fence about cloth.

Supplies

  • Fabric Scraps – Three small scraps will work.  I use charm squares or 4X4 squares from my quilting stash.
  • Scissors
  • Snaps – I use KAM Snaps size 16.  You could also use velcro, or just add buttons.
  • Interfacing – I prefer Heat n Bond sewable.  Quilt batting would also work.
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • The CD Key Chain Pattern: CDKeyChain Do not fit to page or scale, print actual size.  Please do not sell this pattern as it is my own.

The slide show below will show you the steps to create your key chain.  It’s a quick project and a lot of fun.  The slide show starts with the picture of three fabric scraps and the pattern.  You can pause the slide show at anytime or go back.

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