Monday, May 17, 2010

Easy Felt Food Mini Tea Cakes Pattern


I finally found some time to work on more felt foodie (food) items for my little grand daughters felt play food set that I have been making for her. Today's project consists of these little mini felt tea cakes which stitch up quickly and are easy to make. I was able to make 3 of them in about an hours worth of time using some of my leftover felt scraps.

Valentine's Day Mini Tea Cake

Scraps of pink, red and white felt
red embroidery floss and sewing needle
scissors
1 1/2" diameter paper pattern (circle)
small amount of stuffing

The first thing I did was cut out two 1 1/2" diameter circles from pink felt. From white felt, I cut out a strip that measures 1/4" by 5 1/4" long, this strip will be the side strip. I then free handed a tiny red heart and cut that out of red felt. Using 2 strands of red embroidery floss, I stitched the heart onto the center of one of my pink round circles. Using 2 strands of red floss, I blanket stitch the white strip to the same pink circle and then continued by attaching the final pink circle using the blanket stitch. Right before I finished my stitching, I inserted a tiny amount of stuffing inside so that it would hold its shape.

Blueberry Mini Tea Cake

Scraps of dark blue and vanilla colored felt
Dark blue embroidery floss and sewing needle
Scissors
Paper Pattern 1 1/2" diameter circle
Small amount of stuffing
Dark Blue seed beads with shiny finish
Off-white sewing thread

Cut out 2 circles from vanilla colored felt. From dark blue felt, cut a strip that measures 1/4" by 5 1/4" long. Using off-white sewing thread, attach the seed beads onto the top of one of the vanilla colored felt circles in a random pattern. Using 2 strands of dark blue embroidery floss, blanket stitch the dark blue felt strip around the circle (it forms the side of your tea cake) and then attach the bottom vanilla colored circle with the blanket stitch. Right before you finish your stitching, insert some stuffing inside so that it holds it shape.

Orange Cream Mini Tea Cake

Scraps of orange and white felt
Orange embroidery floss with sewing needle
Scissors
Paper Pattern 1 1/2" diameter circle
1 white flat bead (1/8" in diameter)
Small amount of stuffing

From white felt, cut out two 1 1/2" diameter circles. From orange felt, cut out a 1/2" diameter circle and a strip that measures 1/4" by 5 1/4" in length. Using 2 strands of orange embroidery floss, stitch the orange circle to the center of one of your white circles. I wanted mine to look like a sun so I then made 10 lazy daisy stitches around my orange felt circle. I then attached a flat white bead to the center of that using the orange floss. Using 2 strands of orange floss, blanket stitch the orange felt strip around the sides of your white circle and then attached the bottom white circle to the other edge of your orange strip. Right before finishing your stitching, insert some stuffing inside so that it holds it shape.

As you can see...these work up pretty quickly and are very easy to make. They are the perfect size to fit on child-size play dishes and a great size for little hands to handle. However, because they are on the smaller size, I would only let children ages 3 and up play with them.

You can make them plain or fancy but just adding more seed beads, sequins, doing more embroidery stitches, whatever!

You can find additional free patterns for felt food ---> HERE



1 comment:

Darlene Independent Watkins Associate ID# 320480 said...

So cute Shelly. Another one for my collection to make.

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