Another member request! Designed by Krista, this felt orange tutorial shows you how to make a whole orange, half orange, and an orange slice. For an extra realistic touch, the slices also have felt seeds sewn in.

When you’re ready to start crafting, just download our template and tutorial below. This is a beginner friendly project with simple shapes to hand-sew, though knowledge of 3D construction helps.

handmade felt sliced oranges

An orange-inal DIY Craft

As with all of our felt food creations, this felt orange is perfect for kids who like to play pretend. And while you can craft these oranges as toys for imaginative play, they would also make a cute bowl arrangement too. For another dose of Vitamin C, you can add these felt lemons.

Skill level: Beginner

Stitches used: Blanket, whip, straight, and backstitch. For step-by-step tutorials on these stitches, check out our embroidery guide.

Crafting tips: Use thin cardboard to make those crisp felt orange slices, and roll the finished fruits in your hands to smooth out any lumps and bumps and make it round. 

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How to Make a Felt Orange

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Cut out felt according to pattern using a cutting machine (optional) or scissors.
  3. To make the orange slices: Fold the oval piece in half and mark the middle with a straight pin. Whip stitch on the slice details using 1 strand of matching floss, spacing them out evenly according to pattern.
  4. Scatter and attach the seeds with 2 small stitched V’s, using 1 strand of matching tan floss.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

handsewn felt oranges photo tutorial by Lia Griffith
felt orange and felt orange slices

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DIY felt oranges

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Explore More

For more DIY ideas like this one, browse the rest of our felt play food for kids. You could also make this macrame basket as a fun addition for your kids to hold their felt fruit and veggies.