DIY Giant Carrot Cushion
Hopefully the munchkins will be as excited as a bunny would be to receive the biggest carrot they ever saw for Easter. A carrot cushion is approximately 3 feet long and made out of heavy duty felt. The cushion requires no paper pattern and sew up quickly. It made to be snuggle floor pillows for children.
1 metre (yard) of orange felt
1/4 metre (yard) of green felt
Scraps of felt for flowers
A sewing machine
Yard of ribbon
Soft pillow stuffing
Fold your orange felt in half lengthwise and pin the edges together to prevent slipping.
Take chalk and draw out the outside shape of your carrot making it as long as your fabric allows.
Then draw a second shape one inch inside the first one to mark for stitching.
Cut the fabric and re pin together if needed.
Take the green felt and fold it in half width wise.
Place the green felt against the orange carrot to confirm the dimensions. In chalk draw out a three humped shape to look like the carrot top. Draw a second chalk line one inch inside the first to mark for stitching. Cut out the carrot top.
Sew the green felt all around following the inside chalk marks. Leave a two inch gap. Lightly stuff with soft filling. Sew the carrot top closed.
Sew the Carrot
Place the green carrot top inside the top seam of the carrot and pin. Confirm it looks square. Sew the carrot following the inside chalk marks. Leave a four inch gap, fill with a light amount of stuffing as you don’t want the carrot hard and lumpy. Sew the opening closed.
With a ribbon of your choice tie around the carrot where the orange and green felt meet. Finish it in a pretty bow and decorate any way you like. You can leave it as is, or cover with glued on polka dots, or use felt letters.
If you want to add felt floral embellishments this is how I made the ones pictured.
For each flower cut out five shapes about 1 inch long and half an inch wide. After you cut out one, use it as the template for the rest of the petals. No need to make them perfect.
Complete a small accordion fold at the bottom of each petal and sew together. Repeat with the next petal until you have all five attached together. Arrange the petals to look like a flower and then add a few stitches to hold everything in place.
Cut a coordinating piece of flannel 1/4 by 2 inches (I used baby pink). Roll up and sew to keep it held together. Place it in the middle of the flower and sew in place.
Cut out one leaf and then use it as the template for the remaining leaves. Again pinch one end into an accordion fold, sew in place and then attach to the back of the flowers.
Make as many of the flowers as you like and sew into place on the carrot.
This is my first Easter themed project for the blog. I have a few more coming and I cannot get them finished fast enough.
Hippity Hoppity Happy Easter!