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.
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.
Miniature Carrot Tutorial
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Cute cotton fabric
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needle and thread
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(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.)
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.
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.
Using a needle and thread weave stitch the top of the carrot.
Roll the felt leave and insert into the carrot.
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.
Tie with a pretty ribbon or ricrac and you can add a button or a small flower if you like.
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.
The large stuffed carrots worked really well for seasonal floor cushions, and the girl’s giggled when I showed them why their rabbits were the world’s happiest rabbits.