We have some new felt fruit for you today! Thanks to a member request and Krista’s clever design work, you can now make some felt bananas to go along with your felt oranges, pineapples, pears, kiwis, and strawberries.
This is a beginner-friendly project and an easy pattern to cut by hand. Just follow our step-by-step tutorial below and be sure to let us know if you have any questions!
This craft is (felt) bananas
Our felt bananas make a cute toy for little ones who love to play pretend. With our pattern below, you can make a whole banana as well as a peeled banana. Though we used a classic yellow felt for the peels, you could also make some green, unripe bananas for fun.
Skill level: Beginner
Embroidery stitches used: Backstitch and blanket stitch. Need more guidance on these stitches? Check out our free embroidery guide.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needles
- Clover Marbled Glass Head Pins
- Stuffing Tool or Chopstick
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Sunshine, Vanilla, Almond, and Bark Brown
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Topaz (725), Off White (746), Light Mocha Beige (3864), and Ultra Dark Coffee Brown (938)
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Tacky Glue
How to Make Felt Bananas
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template below.
- Cut out felt according to template using a cutting machine with a rotary blade (optional) or scissors.
- To make the peeled banana, lightly glue the inner vanilla colored banana pieces to the yellow outer layer. The two side pieces should be mirrored from each other.
- Starting at what will be the bottom of the peel, blanket stitch the oval shaped side piece to one of the curved side pieces using 2 strands of matching yellow floss. Stop where indicated on the PDF template (magenta colored dot).
Full tutorial available for members to download below.