If you watched our inspiration video, then you know this is my favorite project of the month! These felt root vegetables are an updated version of our original felt garden — perfect for anyone who is ready for more of an intermediate project.
To get started, check out our tools and materials list below. Then download the template at the end of the post, which includes the pattern to make felt carrots, beets, and onions.
Little ones will have so much fun playing with these felt root vegetables and growing their own pretend garden. To make our 3D stuffed veggies look even more realistic, Krista added a lot of details, such as ridges on the carrots, roots on the onions, and three kinds of green, leafy stems for each veggie. Our tutorial will walk you through how to do this, but if you have any questions, just reach out!
Skill level: Intermediate. (If you’re a beginner, try making our other felt veggies first!)
Stitches used: Blanket stitch, whip stitch, running stitch, and double running stitch. If you want to learn how to do these stitches or need a refresher, check out our embroidery guide.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Wooden Skewer or Chopstick
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – Plum, Wild Currant, Cranberry, Olive, Fern, Juniper, Almond, Tangerine, Melon, and Pumpkin
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Medium Antique Mauve (316), Very Dark Antique Mauve (3802), Avocado Green (469), Light Mocha Beige (3864), Medium Tangerine (741), Pale Pumpkin (3825), Golden Brown (3826), and Ultra Very Light Mocha Beige (3866)
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Pipe Cleaners
How to Make Felt Root Vegetables
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a Cricut Maker (optional) or scissors.
- To make the beets: match and pin together two of the side pieces and blanket stitch the edges together along one side, starting at the top, using 2 strands of matching floss.
- Once you stitch down to the tip, match and pin a third side piece to one of the first two. Continue to sew around the tip and up the side, attaching the third side. Knot off the floss at the top.
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.
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This pattern is incredible!! I just finished making them, they are fairly quick and look SO realistic, and the color palette is beautiful. LOVE this one! Krista is a genius!
Yay! We think this is a pretty great project, too. I’ll be sure to let Krista know 🙂
There’s a typo on the pattern – the beet is noted as an onion side (wild currant) instead of the beet pieces.
Thank you!! Fixing this now.
would it be ok to use a blanket stitch on a sewing machine?
We haven’t tried this in a sewing machine so can’t say for sure if it would work!