Sunday, November 29, 2009

Felt Food - Faux Fried Eggs Pattern


Several weeks ago a friend of mine asked me if I could make some faux food items for her daughter. She explained to me that for Christmas this year she purchased her a kitchen set but now needed safe (nontoxic) playfood to go with it. Since I am a big time crafter, she knew I could come up with an entire bag of groceries for her.

Over the next few months, I will be posting various instructions and photo's of toy food aka faux food that you can make for your little one too. These items will be made from felt, fleece, fabric, crochet and/or fun foam.

Felt Fried Breakfast Eggs

Free-Handed Egg Pattern
White White
Dark Yellow Felt
White and Yellow Thread
Sewing Needle
Scissors
Tape Measure

Pattern: I free-handed an egg shape onto paper and then traced it onto my white felt. Mine measures 4 1/2" by 3 1/2" at its widest points. (The size of a real fried egg). My egg yolk pattern is a 1 3/4" diameter circle.

Trace your pattern onto two pieces of white felt and cut them out on the traced pattern line. Trace your egg yolk circle onto one piece of dark yellow felt and cut it out.

Place your egg yolk slightly off center (see photo) and whip stitch around it attaching it to one piece of white felt. Use tiny little stitches so that they are barely noticeable with dark yellow thread. Fasten off on the backside with a knot.

Place the top portion of your fried egg on top of a blank piece of white felt. Using white thread, blanket stitch around the entire circumference of your egg. If you don't know how to do a blanket stitch, go ahead and use a whip stitch. Fasten off on the backside by hiding the end of your thread inside the egg.

Note: If you would like a little puffiness to your yolk centers, you can add a tad of poly fiber fill stuffing before you sew them completely on the egg white.

You can find more patterns to make faux play food by checking out my Faux Food Label here on my blog.


1 comment:

Darlene Independent Watkins Associate ID# 320480 said...

Shelly I love all your faux food patterns. They look good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing.

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