DIY Miniature Carrots for Spring Decor

How to Make Fabric Carrots

While snooping in our local fabric store I found some adorable polka dot orange fabric on sale.  Perfect for Spring or Easter decorations I decided to buy some to make these adorable miniature carrots.    There are all sorts of decor uses for these miniature carrots, but first, we need to make some.
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Half a meter (yard) of the fabric cost $4.00 and made 15 of these little fabric carrots.  It takes 15 minutes to make each carrot.  You don’t necessarily need 15 mini carrots, but I would make at least three.
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Miniature Carrot Tutorial

Supplies

Cute cotton fabric

Green felt

Polyester stuffing / filling

Stitch ripper

needle and thread

Sharp scissors

Using the hand drawn templates for the carrot, and the leaves cut out your fabric.   You can cut two layers at a time including when cutting the felt.

(Typically when I sew I use a zig-zag stitch to seal all the fabric edges, I skipped that step this time, as these carrots are very seasonal and I will toss them rather than wash them.)
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Sewing Your Carrots

Fold over a narrow section of the top of the carrot cut out and sew.

Fold the carrot in half and sew.
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Turn your carrot right side out,  and using a stitch ripper pull out the point of the carrot

Add the stuffing, I found it helpful to start with a grape-sized piece of stuffing and push it down into the very end with my finger so that I could feel that it was placed in the point.  Keep adding fill until the carrot is full.
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Using a needle and thread weave stitch the top of the carrot.

Roll the felt leave and insert into the carrot.
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Pull the thread to gather the top of the carrot, pull tight and stitch through the top of the carrot making sure that you sew through the leaf portion.

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Tie with a pretty ribbon or ricrac and you can add a button or a small flower if you like.
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I think these miniature carrots are adorable, they look so cute just laying on a shelf or counter.  I have a few places where I am going to use and I will share the ideas on how I use them later on this week.

This year I made miniature carrots.  Last year I made giant carrots, that were gifts for my grandchildren.

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27 thoughts on “DIY Miniature Carrots for Spring Decor

    1. I look forward to seeing yours Debra. Over the next one or two posts, I am going to show how I am using them. So much cheaper than buying a bunch of a faux carrots.

    1. Hi Milena. Easter arrives here before Spring does so I am used to just enjoying Spring indoors before outdoors. These were really handy for updating decor I already had.

    1. Thank you, Audra. I am going to go check out your carrots. They really are great for updating existing Easter decor.

  1. Few weeks ago I organized all my fabric (accumulated over several years),seem to think might have some orange fabric to make 3 of these anyway for cute basket gotten yesterday at Walmart. Great tutorial so ought to be able to make them, hope so as they are so cute. Love the felt leaves also. Love your orange polka dot fabric for the carrots.
    Happy week

    1. That’s great JaneEllen. The leaf pattern is done so that you can just roll it up instead of having to attach individual leaves. Isn’t a fabric stash wonderful? Especially once its all organized.

    1. Thank you very much for the pin. These little carrots are super easy to make they only take a few minutes to put together.

    1. Thank you for letting me know Beverly. It is funny how something as simple as a polka dot can make you feel happy. I appreciate the pin very much.

    1. Hi Marie. Thank you. I made quite a few of them to use in different ways, but they were easy, fast and inexpensive, so why not! Happy Spring eventually my friend.

  2. Hi Leanna! I am featuring your Fabric Carrots at Totally Terrific Tuesday today. I also wanted to feature your vintage dress garland but I chose the carrots for Easter. Please link up the vintage dress garland after Easter. Both of these projects are fabulous! You are so talented.

    1. Wow Sherry thank you so much! I was so happy with your comment I read it out to Hubs. Looking forward to the link party.

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