Sunday, January 10, 2010

Play Food - How To Make Felt Green Beans or Pea Pods


My grand daughters play felt food collection is growing by leaps and bounds! For this weeks installment, I chose to make felt pea pods...although my husband says they look like green beans. The truth of the matter is...I think they can be used for both!

Here are the supplies you will need:

Olive Green Felt
Olive Green Cotton Embroidery Floss
Small Amount of Poly-Stuffing
Scissors
Ruler

Pattern: I free handed my own pattern which measures 7/8" wide by 2 3/4" long, so basically rectangular in shape. Using your scissors, slightly trim off some of the paper so that you end up with a curvy bean shaped piece.

Next, you will use your pattern and cut two bean shapes from your green felt. Using two strands of cotton embroidery floss, hand sew around your piece...before fastening off, insert some fiber-fill stuffing. Please Note: you want to pack the stuffing in firmly so that it gets buldgy and bumpy so that it will resemble a real bean/pea pod. Once its packed in...finish sewing it shut and fasten off by hiding the ends of your floss inside of the pea pod.

You can use your finger to shape your felt pod and it should hold its shape like mine do.

You can find the rest of my felt play food patterns ---> HERE

~ Happy Crafting ~

2 comments:

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Healthy Perspectives said...

LOL! Just me for me. :D My daughter used to play with felt people on a felt board, but the felt play things were one dimensional and certainly not as enjoyable as the felt foods you have made here.

I can see any child having tons of fun with these as they almost look as delicious (minus the pea pods - you know what I mean) as if they were real.

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