Going along with our purple trend for the month, Krista has added a felt eggplant tutorial to our selection of felt veggies. This is a beginner-friendly project and perfect for learning how to sew up 3D stuffies.
The pattern below includes three different shapes so you can have some variety in your veggies. After all, not all eggplants look exactly the same!
Not only did we create three different eggplants, but we also used three shades of purple felt. Whether you create one felt eggplant or all three, this is a simple hand-sewing project that only requires two types of stitches. If you need a refresher on how to do a blanket stitch or whip stitch, check out our embroidery guide.
Considering how big the shapes are, this is also an easy project to cut by hand. When you’re done crafting your eggplants, you can “grow your garden” by adding our felt root vegetables from last month’s collection.
Skill level: Beginner-friendly
Crafting tip: After sewing up your felt eggplant, roll it in your hands to smooth out the seams and any lumps.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Wooden Skewer or Stuffing Tool
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – Grape, Violet, Plum, and Juniper
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Very Dark Blue Violet (333), Medium Antique Mauve (316), and Avocado Green (469)
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
How to Make a Felt Eggplant
- Gather craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a cutting machine (optional) or scissors. Note that there are 3 eggplant patterns, but they are all constructed the same way. The photo tutorial shows eggplant C.
- Pin together two of the eggplant pieces. Use 2 strands of matching floss; blanket stitch them together along one edge, starting at the top (the tapered end of the eggplant).
- Match the edge of one of the pieces with the third and continue to blanket stitch around the bottom and up the second edge.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Love this DIY project? Add a strawberry plant, some felt kiwis, and a felt pineapple to your felt food collection. You can also make this adorable basket for all of your felt veggies and fruits.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.