handmade felt fall pears

The Perfect Pear

If you’re looking for fall decor, just add these felt pears to a bowl on your table. Or you can craft them for your kids to play with. For some variation, we chose two yellow felt colors as well as a light brown felt to make our pears.

Stitches used: This project uses blanket, straight, back, and double running stitches. For more guidance on these stitches, check out our embroidery guide.

Crafting tip: After sewing up your felt pears, roll them in your hands to smooth out the seams and any lumps. 

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How to Make Felt Pears 

  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. Note that there are two patterns – one for a half pear and the other for a whole pear.
  3. To make a whole pear: working in two halves, pin together two of the pear side pieces. Use 2 strands of matching floss, blanket stitch them together along one edge, starting at the bottom (the wider end of the pear).
  4. Match the edge of one of the sewn pieces with a third and continue to blanket stitch around the top and down the second edge.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

hand-sewn felt pears tutorial by Lia Griffith
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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.