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. Yesterday we shared a sneak peek of our children’s felt veggie garden. And 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 it’s perfect for a little after-school making!
These little felt vegetables 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 tutorial in our embroidery guide.
When you’re ready to make your felt veggies, you can browse our selection of felt to find the colors you like. I love the variety of colors to add a bit of visual texture. For these felt vegetables, 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! ~ Lia