Our challenge for the Lauras are Cool blog this month was to create a carrot out of the craft supplies we were sent. I immediately was drawn to the green and orange felt. I knew I could create some really cute carrots for Easter out of the felt.
Embroidered Felt Carrots
- Orange felt
- Green felt
- Orange and green embroidery thread
- Embroidery needle
- Buttons (optional)
Start by cutting a carrot shape out of your felt. I folded the felt in half and then divide in thirds to create three carrots out of one sheet of felt.
To attach the two pieces of felt together use a blanket stitch. Thread your needle and tie a knot on the end. To start you will come up in the fabric about 1/4 inch from the edge.
Next, you will go around to the back and come up in the same spot you did for the first stitch.
Turn your felt over to the backside and thread the needle through the loop you created.
Flip your felt back over and thread the needle down through the felt about 1/4 inch from the edge. This will create your blanket stitch.
Continue this around the entire carrot until you reach the other edge. Leave the top edge of the felt open. This is where we will later add the leaves.
At the bottom of the carrot it can be a little tricky. You will have to hold your stitches as you go around to be sure they cover the edge of the felt.
Your finished carrot shape will look like this:
Stuff your carrot with fiberfill.
Cut your green felt into strips. I cut a long strip and then cut that strip in half.
Loop three green strips in half and place inside your stuffed carrot.
Attach the leaves by sewing a running stitch. This stitch will look the same on both the back and front of your carrot. You will run the needle up through the back and down through the front.
Continue this stitch all the way to the end. Basically you just go up and down with the needle, trying to make your stitches as uniform as possible.
The finished carrot will look like this:
If you want to add a little something extra to your carrots you can embellish them with buttons. You will add the buttons to one piece of felt before attaching the two pieces together with the blanket stitch.
You can also add buttons to the leaves. Again, stitch on the buttons before you attach the leaves to the carrot.
These embroidered felt carrots turned out even cuter than I imagined. They are perfect for adding to my Easter and spring decor.
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