I’ve been making a ton of felt food to give to little Sesame for Easter. She loves playing with her toy kitchen but she doesn’t have any food to play with! That needs to change. There are lots of great pictures and some free patterns for felt food on the internet (as well as a ton of awesome patterns you can buy.) I’ll share all the resources I used, and show you all the cute food I’ve made, once I get it all finished. For now, I have a tutorial for you so you can make felt orange slices too.
Most of the time that I’ve working with felt, it’s the recycled sweater kind but for this project, I used regular craft felt.
orange and white felt
white embroidery floss
This picture shows the pieces I used to make 3 orange slices. You only need one piece of each to make one slice. The shapes are pretty simple so I don’t think you really need a pattern. The white circles are 7 cm in diameter and the orange circles are 6 cm. (I like the metric system and it’s more accurate so there you go.) The orange peel pieces are 9 cm point to point and the width is 2.5 cm at the widest point.
Sew the orange circle to the top of the white circle. Don’t worry if it’s a little uneven, or not perfectly centered. This is fruit you’re making so a little wonkiness adds realism.
I separated the white embroidery thread in half and used 3 strands. All six strands looked too bulky to me but you can decide for yourself. Sew 3 straight lines across the orange piece as shown.
Fold the piece in half as shown so that the white lines form the orange’s sections. Hold the peel piece in place and begin sewing it down. I started sewing it towards the end of one side, as shown, because that allowed me to leave a good spot open for stuffing it later.
I sewed the pieces together using a simple whipstitch. Easy-peasy!
leave an opening and fill with your stuffing of choice. You can use poly-fill, fabric scraps, or my material of choice- tiny pieces of felted sweaters left over from making my etsy items. Make sure you get the stuffing all the way in the little pointy corners, then finish stitching it closed.
Enjoy your soft, fuzzy oranges!