The last few weekends I have been planting my vegetable garden. I can imagine if my daughter Emily were still a little girl she would delight in helping me. Better yet, she would have loved her own little garden. Perhaps one made of felt? Yesterday we shared with you our gorgeous children’s felt veggie garden. . . handmade, hand sewn and looks good enough to eat! Today we are sharing the tutorial for the felt vegetables, including the templates you will need to make these little veggies. As I mentioned yesterday, this is a time consuming project but one that is worth the effort and is a joy to make. Because it is a large project made up of small parts it’s a great project for the kiddos to have a go at – one felt carrot can be made in less than half an hour and so is perfect for a little after-school making! These little felt veggies are sewn together with a simple blanket stitch which also adds the handcrafted look that I love when making felt projects. If you are not familiar with a blanket stitch, you can find a quick tutorial on YouTube. Perhaps that will be going on our tutorial video list for the near future.
Our soft, wool blend felt was found at Fabric Depot and Benzie Design. I love the variety of colors to add a bit of visual texture. For these veggies you will also need coordinating embroidery threads, an embroidery needle, fabric scissors, fiber fill and pink and plum ink blocks for the radishes. You can print the templates onto ordinary printer paper and cut them out so they are ready for your felt. Follow the step by step guide below then come back again tomorrow, Thursday and Friday for instructions and template on how to make the tomato vine, the fabric basket and finally the garden signs. Enjoy!