How to Make a Felt Banana

It’s time to add felt bananas to our felt vegetable and fruit basket. Felt bananas are a beginner-friendly felting and crafting project and are perfect for learning how to sew three-dimensional stuffed items.
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How to Make Felt Banana

How about making some felted fruit today? It’s time to add felt bananas to our felt vegetable and fruit basket. Felt bananas are a beginner-friendly felting and crafting project and are perfect for learning how to sew three-dimensional stuffed items.

You can find the free felt banana pattern below and download it to your computer and start working by printing it out. To add some variety to your felt vegetables, you can cut the felt pattern in slightly different ways to sew felt bananas with different looks. After all, not all bananas look precisely the same!

Felt bananas are pretty easy to make, and once you’ve made them, it’s hard to stop; you’ll want to make new ones all the time. You can easily create a bowl filled with felt bananas. You can make your felt bananas any size you want, but this felt banana template is for life-size ones.

In addition, you can make felt bananas in different shapes. Still, you can also use different shades of yellow felt to differentiate your felt bananas from each other to get more realistic looks. Felt banana is a simple hand sewing project that requires only three types of stitches. You can also make felt bananas using just the blanket stitch, the whip stitch, and the French stitch.

Check out our embroidery guide for more information if you need assistance with the blanket stitch, French stitch, or whip stitch.

Given the shapes, felt bananas are an easy project to cut by hand. You can also review our article “How to Cut Felt and Felt Templates,” which contains information on cutting your felt templates.

See Also: How to Cut Felt and Felt Patterns

When you have finished preparing your felt bananas, you can enlarge your garden or basket by adding other felt vegetables and fruits to your collection.

Felt vegetables and fruits are great for your child’s educational purposes. We are sure that they are exciting and fun and will bring lots of joy to people’s lives. Also felt can be an excellent decor or make a wondrous wreath. Bring out the creativity in you with these cute felts.

You can find the free felt banana pattern at the bottom of the article and download it to your computer.

Skill level: Novice friendly, beginner-friendly.

Completion Time: Approximately 30 minutes. It may take a little longer on the first try.

Finished size: approx. 7.5′ (19 cm)

Tip: After you’ve sewn your felt bananas, roll them in your hand to smooth the seams and lumps.

Helpful Note: Felt is a textile pressed together by natural (wool) or synthetic (acrylic) fibers. Some felts are very soft, but others are strong enough to be used as construction material. I generally use 2 mm thick acrylic felt in my works. I did not experience shrinkage and elongation problems when washing, but you may experience such issues with some soft felts.

You can also read our article “What is the Felt Types” to learn more about felt types.

Warning: Children have vivid imaginations; some really bite felt food, and tiny children can suck them. Of course, we don’t want our little ones to swallow the remnants of industrial production. Therefore, disinfect the felt before starting this project.

Tools Needed for Sewing a Felt Banana

  • Craft Scissors
  • Detail Scissors
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Flat Pins
  • Wooden Skewer or Stick
  • Cutting Machine – Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (Optional for cutting template shapes.)

Materials Needed for Sewing a Felt Banana

  • Wool Blend Felt – Yellow and light brown tones are suitable.
  • Embroidery Thread — Felts and similar yellow tones are suitable.
  • Polyester Fiber Filling

How to Make a Felt Banana

  1. Gather craft tools and materials.
  2. Then download the free felt banana pattern below to your computer.
  3. Cut all the felt pieces according to the felt pattern you downloaded, optionally using a clipper or scissors.
  4. Put the middle body first, then sew the piece that will come to the right side and the part that will come to the left side.
  5. When sewing the pieces, you should pay attention to the joining of the ends.
  6. After sewing the three pieces, sew the last piece that will come on top. When sewing the parts together, leave some room at the top and bottom.
  7. After sewing all the pieces, turn the felt banana inside out.
  8. Then stuff the inside of the felt banana with fiberfill. You can fill your fiberfill tightly with the help of tweezers.
  9. After filling the fiberfill, sew the gaps you left when you sewed the pieces from the inside out.
  10. When sewing the upper and lower parts of the banana, you need to adjust the pieces we will add later, as you would easily sew.
  11. After finishing sewing, roll up the handle and sew from the inside out.
  12. Then, sew the stem inside the banana from the inside out.
  13. Your felt banana is finished, bon appetit 😊

Making a life-size felt banana is a quick and easy sewing project, whether you need a toy or gift for your child or want to make a beautiful item for your house. Perfect for the beginner or seasoned professional, the felt offers a fraying edge and can be easily manipulated when stuffed.

You can contribute to your young children’s education with felt vegetables and fruits because you can help them develop healthy eating and nutritional awareness with felt food toys. Felt vegetables and fruits will be indispensable for your children’s play kitchen.

A felt banana can be used as a key chain or hung as a necklace, it looks cute, and a few felt bananas in a small bowl add color and cuteness to your decor. In addition, your children will enjoy playing with all these felt vegetables and fruits while learning about the shapes and colors of vegetables.

More Felt Fruit Projects: Of course, these are not the only options for making your own felt fruit. If you want to add more types of felt fruit to your collection, try these fun projects:

Making felt fruit is a simple activity that takes only a basic understanding of sewing. There is no need for a sewing machine because everything is hand-stitched. To make felt patterns, you only need a few basic sewing abilities. With these easy, DIY felt patterns and simple instructions, you’ll be able to finish the project in no time. You will finally have beautiful felt fruits to show for your efforts.

If you want to print on cardstock to make a longer-lasting pattern, you can use a ballpoint pen to trace the shapes on the felt to create the pattern. After removing the pattern, secure the felt before cutting to prevent the layers from shifting.

The felt pattern files you will download are in PDF format and have A4 size. You will need Adobe Reader to view PDF files. Adobe Reader is available for free download from Adobe’s website.

If you like larger or smaller items, you can enlarge or reduce the size of the pattern with a copier before cutting it out.

Yum! Happy Felt Food!

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