How to Make a Felt Tomato

A felt tomato is a simple hand sewing project that only requires two stitches. Felted tomatoes can be made using only the blanket stitch or the whip stitch.
How to Make a Felt Tomato

Now it’s time to add a felt tomato to our felt vegetable and fruit basket. Felt tomatoes are a beginner-friendly felt and craft project and are perfect for learning how to sew three-dimensional stuffed items.

You can find the free felt tomato pattern below, download it to your computer, and then print it out to get started. Cut the felt pattern in slightly different ways to sew felt tomatoes with different looks to add variety to your felt vegetables. After all, not all tomatoes are identical!

A felt tomato is a simple hand sewing project that only requires two stitches. Felted tomatoes can be made using only the blanket stitch or the whip stitch. You can get a more realistic look by using different tones of red felt to distinguish the separator felt tomatoes from each other.

Similarly, you can create felt tomatoes of different shapes and sizes by making minor changes to the felt tomato template.

If you need help with doing a blanket stitch or whip stitch, you can check out our embroidery guide to learn the details.

Given the shapes, felt tomatoes are an easy project to cut by hand. When you have finished preparing your tomatoes, you can enlarge your garden by adding other felt vegetables and fruits to your collection.

See Also: How to Cut Felt and Felt Patterns

Felt vegetables and fruits are excellent educational tools for your child. We are confident that they will be exciting and enjoyable, bringing much joy to people’s lives. Felt can also be used as a great decoration or to make a beautiful wreath. With these adorable felts, you can unleash your inner artist.

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

Skill level: Novice friendly

Completion Time: Approximately 30 minutes

Finished size: approx. 2.75′ (7 cm)

Tip: After sewn your felt tomatoes, roll them in your hand to smooth out any seams and lumps.

Helpful Note: Felt is a textile made by pressing natural (wool) or synthetic (acrylic) fibers together. Some felt are incredibly soft, while others are strong enough to be used as a building material. In most of my works, I use a 2 mm thick acrylic felt. While washing, I didn’t have any shrinkage or elongation issues, but some soft felts may have such problems.

See Also: What are the 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 Felt Tomatoes

  • 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 Felt Tomatoes

  • Wool Blend Felt – Red and green tones are suitable.
  • Embroidery Thread — Similar red and green colors are suitable for felt.
  • Polyester Fiber Filling

How to Make Felt Tomatoes?

  1. Gather craft tools and materials.
  2. Then download the free felt tomato 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. Start sewing two of the tomato slices together from the shapes you cut.
  5. Continue sewing until all 6 tomato slices have been joined together. Reinforce the bottom corner a bit or keep it from leaving a gap.
  6. Leave 1 cm gaps for filling the fiber filling and easy assembly, do not sew the slices to the very end.
  7. Don’t worry about the peak just yet; it happens quite naturally in a few steps. Sew the last side and complete the ball, but leave some space.
  8. At the end of the sewing process, the tomato slices will take the shape of a tomato with the upper and lower ends open.
  9. Turn the surface of the tomato you sewed inside out.
  10. Fill the inside of the tomato by pushing it through the space you left with polyester fiber. You may be unsure of how much filling is required to complete this task. If you want a little hard tomato, you can fill it quite full.
  11. First, fold the tomato stem in half, then roll it in your hand to shape the stem and sew it.
  12. Sew the tomato stem upright in the middle of the leaf.
  13. If you sew in a circle in the middle, you will get the effect of a stump of a stem. Hide the end of the green yarn as you did the red thread.
  14. Close the open lower and upper parts of the tomato by sewing.
  15. You can better prevent your knot from unraveling by leaving a tail inside the tomato. To do this, press your needle at an acute angle into the tomato.
  16. Reinforce the crown where all the corners come together and tie the thread.
  17. Pinch the tomato and pass the needle through it. Then carefully cut your thread.
  18. Sew the leaf and stem to the top of the tomato.
  19. Sew the bottom of the tomato with the small round piece.
  20. The making of your felt tomatoes is finished, bon appetit 😊

You can train your little ones with felt vegetables and fruits. You can also help them develop healthy eating and nutritional awareness. Felt vegetables and fruits will be an indispensable addition to your children’s play kitchen.

Other vegetable and fruit felt patterns are also available here. Your kids will enjoy playing with all these felt vegetables and fruits while learning about the shapes and colors of vegetables.

See Also: How to Sew Felt Tomato Slices

To make felt patterns, you only need basic sewing skills. All items are hand-stitched, and no sewing machine is required.

The downloaded felt pattern files are in PDF format and A4 size. To view PDF files, you will need Adobe Reader. You can download Adobe Reader for free 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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