How to Make Felt Potatoes

Felt potatoes make a great addition to other felt food toys. Felt potatoes offer a fun variety of perfect dishes for play kitchens, playsets, or grill sets.
How to Make Felt Potatoes

Let’s try a simple felt craft that will become the favorite toy of the little ones at home. Felt potatoes! How can a felt potato be this cute? Make your own with the felt potato template. It is a great play food item for your play kitchen or market stand!

Yes, nothing is a more satisfying game meal than potatoes. That’s why the felt potato will also satisfy the pickiest tastes in felt food. Felt potatoes make a great addition to other felt food toys. Felt potatoes offer a fun variety of perfect dishes for play kitchens, playsets, or grill sets.

I designed the felt potatoes and food items to be as simple as possible. There is no need to turn the right sides out. It just requires a bit of hand sewing to make felt potato dimples. In my article, you can find detailed instructions, pictures, and videos on making felt potatoes.

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

Felt potatoes became one of the felt vegetables I enjoyed making the most. I drew three different patterns for making potatoes from felt. After all, no two potatoes are alike. If you are going to make potatoes from felt, you can also benefit from these three patterns.

Felt potatoes are simple to make, and once you’ve made them, you’ll find it difficult to stop; you’ll want to make new ones. However, you can easily create a bowl full of felt potatoes. You can make your felt potatoes any size you want, but this felt potato template is for life-size ones.

You can also make felt potatoes in a variety of shapes. Still, you can use different shades of brown felt to differentiate your felt potatoes and achieve a more realistic look.

Felt potatoes can be made with light brown or tan craft felt, but you can also try wool blend felts for more authentic colors and durability in play. Potatoes come in many different colors, so you can choose a brownish-red felt for red potatoes, for example.

Combine colors to add depth to brown spring potatoes. The most suitable color for spring potatoes is champagne. Still, yellow, straw bale, and cinnamon are appropriate color tones for potatoes.

If you prefer 100% wool felt, oatmeal brown 100% wool felt will be a good choice for the potato pattern. The eyes on the felt potato can be added to the felt texture by needle felting the eyes.

A felt potato is a simple hand sewing project that requires only three stitches. You can also make felt potatoes using the whip stitch, French stitch, and blanket stitch. If you need help with these sewing techniques, you can find your information by browsing our embroidery guide.

Cutting felt potatoes by hand with scissors is relatively straightforward, given the felt potato pattern and shapes. However, suppose you need help with felt cutting. In that case, you can also review our article “How to Cut Felt and Felt Molds,” which includes information about cutting your felt patterns.

After you’ve finished making your felt potatoes, you can expand your garden or basket with other felt vegetables and fruits. Also, you can try to add a new felt toy to your imaginary games.

Felt vegetables and fruits are beneficial and excellent educational tools for your child. I am sure that each felt toy will be exciting and enjoyable, adding great joy to children’s lives. You can also make a great decoration with felt or use it to make a wreath. After all, you can bring out the artist in you with these cute felts.

Skill level: Novice friendly, beginner friendly.

Completion Time: About 30 minutes. On the first try, it may take a little longer.

Finished size: approx. 5′ (13 cm)

Tip: After you’ve planted your feet potatoes, roll them in your hand to smooth out any seams and lumps.

Note: Felt is a textile product made by pressing wool or acrylic fibers together. Some felt are incredibly soft and flexible, while others are tough, durable, and strong enough to be used as building materials. I use 2mm thick acrylic felt for most of my felt projects. I did not experience shrinkage and elongation problems when washing, but this can be a problem with some soft felts due to their structure.

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

You can also read my post for more information on felt types. “What are the different types of felt, and which one should I use?

Warning: Children have a very vivid imagination. Some may bite off felt food, or younger children may suck on felt toys. For this reason, do not forget to disinfect the felt before starting the project so that our children do not consume the by-products of industrial production.

Tools Needed for Sewing Felt Potatoes

  • 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 Required for Sewing Felt Potatoes

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

Tip: I use sewing needles as thin as possible when sewing felt toys or vegetables. When you use a thin sewing needle when sewing felt, the points where the needles go are not very obvious and sewing felt is much easier.

How to Make Felt Potatoes?

  1. Print your chosen felt potato pattern on the printer.
  2. Place the felt potato pattern on the felt and cut the felts according to the pattern.
  3. Fix the two felt pieces you cut together with the help of a needle so that they do not slip while sewing.
  4. Start sewing the felt potato using a sliding stitch.
  5. Before finishing the side seams, sew roughly 4/5 of the perimeter of the potato to turn the felt potato inside out and fill it comfortably with fiber, leaving a small seam area.
  6. Turn the felt potato inside out.
  7. Fill the gap you left with fiber and sew the hole after filling.
  8. Create potato spots and dimples by inserting the needle through the side seams. The simplest way for a natural look is by sewing and tying multiple strands of brown embroidery thread through the center of the potato.

To add more personality, use a marker to add pigment to the felt near where you will place the eyes before adding the eyes. This shading adds realism to the finished felt potato and is one of my favorite techniques for making felt food.

Your felt potatoes are ready to play! Felt potatoes are fun and versatile; they can be baked in play ovens, baked in tins, or mashed with toy potato mashers. Like in real kitchens, potatoes are a must in imaginary play kitchens!

You can consider the felt potato to make a toy or gift for your child. You can also use the felt potato to decorate your home.

Making a life-size felt potato is a quick, simple, and fun sewing project. Felt sewing is perfect for both beginners and experienced professionals.

Vegetables and fruits made of felt will be a lovely addition to your children’s imaginary kitchen and will spice up their imaginary play. In addition, you do not need to use felt toys only for play because you can train your children by using felt vegetables and fruits. In addition, you can help your child develop healthy eating habits and nutritional awareness with felt foods. 

Furthermore, your children will enjoy playing with all of these felt vegetables and fruits while learning about vegetable shapes and colors.

Additional Felt Fruit and Vegetable Projects: Of course, these aren’t the only ways to create your own felt fruit. Try these fun projects to add more types of felt fruit to your collection:

Making felt fruit and vegetables is a simple DIY craft project that requires only basic sewing skills. Because all the parts are sewn by hand, it doesn’t need a sewing machine. Therefore, after learning basic sewing techniques, you can quickly improve yourself in felt sewing by practicing.

As a result, with these easy, DIY felt patterns and simple instructions, you’ll be able to finish this project idea in no time. Finally, in return for your efforts, you will have beautiful felt fruits and felt toys to show to your child or loved ones.

If you want to print on cardboard or a more rigid material to make a longer-lasting pattern, you can draw shapes on felt using a ballpoint pen to create the pattern. But once you’ve removed the pattern, don’t forget to secure the felt before cutting to prevent the layers from shifting.

The downloaded felt pattern files are in PDF format. The felt pattern file size is standard A4 size. You will need Adobe Reader to view the PDF files on your computer. You can download Adobe Reader free from Adobe’s website and install it on your computer.

Suppose you want to make samples on a larger or smaller scale for your felt project. In that case, you can enlarge or reduce the size of the pattern with a copier before cutting out the felt pattern.

Yum! Happy Felt Food!

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