How to Sew Felt Tomato Slices

You can also use felt tomato slices in felt meal sets and felt sandwiches. Felt tomato slices are the perfect addition and match to other felt food toys.
How to Sew Felt Tomato Slices

Here are the felt tomato slices. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed making these felt tomato slices. Because felt tomato slices are pretty easy to make, you only need a small amount of felt to make them.

You can also use felt tomato slices in felt meal sets and felt sandwiches. Felt tomato slices are the perfect addition and match to other felt food toys. Felt tomato slices offer a fun variety of play dishes ideal for play kitchens, playsets, or even grill sets.

I designed the felt tomato slices to be as simple as possible. In this way, you can easily sew, thanks to the pattern. However, it requires a bit of hand sewing to make the felt tomato seeds. You can find detailed instructions, pictures, and videos on making felt tomato slices in my article.

You can find the free felt tomato slice pattern below and download it to your computer and start working by printing it out. I don’t know if you’ve actually studied tomato slices before, but tomato slices are surprisingly not that symmetrical.

Tomatoes appear in so many different shapes that you have a lot of freedom to play with the inner shapes. So don’t assume that your felt tomato slices have to be perfectly symmetrical.

When you examine the slices of natural tomato, you will notice that the fleshy part is darker than the flesh and the seeds are clearly visible. This is because I only used two felt colors for this tomato slice. If you want to add extra realism, you need to make the seeds stick out a lighter color than the rest of the flesh.

Felt tomato slices can be made with craft felts with red shades, but you can also try wool blend felts for more authentic colors and playability.

Felt tomato slices are a simple hand sewing project requiring only three stitches. You can also make a felt tomato slice using the blanket stitch, the flagellum stitch, and the French stitch. If you don’t know how to do the blanket stitch, French stitch, or whip stitch, you can learn the felt stitching details by browsing our embroidery guide.

Given the shapes, the felt tomato slice is easy to cut by hand. However, suppose you are looking for detailed information on cutting felt patterns. In that case, you can review our article “How to Cut Felt and Felt Patterns.” Thus, you can perform the felt cutting process easier and faster.

You can expand your playset by adding various felt vegetables and fruits to your felt collection after you’ve finished making the felt tomato slices.

Felt vegetables and fruits are great toys for your child’s educational purposes. I’m sure they’re exciting and fun and will add a lot of joy to people’s lives.

It will be sufficient to use only red felt for the felt tomato slices, which are the protagonists of all kitchen games. You can easily sew felt tomato slices using the felt tomato slices pattern I added.

Skill level: Novice friendly, beginner-friendly.

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

Finished size: approx. 2′ (4.6 cm)

Tip: After you’ve sewn your felt tomato slices, roll them in your hand to smooth out any seams and lumps.

Helpful Note: Felt is a textile product in which natural or synthetic fibers are pressed together. Some felts are very soft, but others are pretty stiff and strong enough to be used as a building material. I generally use 2 mm – 3 mm thick acrylic felts in my works. When washing, I did not experience shrinkage and elongation problems, but you may experience such issues with some soft felts. With a bit of trial and error, you can better understand the felt you’re using.

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

Warning: We all know that children have vivid imaginations. Some children can actually bite the felt food, and especially young children can suck the felt toys by putting them in their mouths. However, we do not want our children to ingest the waste products of industrial production. So, don’t forget to disinfect the felts before starting DIY felting projects.

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

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

Tools Needed for Sewing Felt Tomato Slices

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

Sewing Felt Tomato Slices: What You’ll Need

  • Wool Blend Felt – Felt colors in red tones are suitable.
  • Embroidery Thread — Felts and similar red tones are suitable.
  • Polyester Fiber Filling

How To Make Tomato Slices From Felt?

  1. For sewing felt tomato slices, cut 3 pieces from the shapes in the pattern below.
  2. You can draw a glass or something if you want perfect circles, but the tomatoes aren’t really circles anyway, so cut them freehand.
  3. Make sure the two large circles are the same shape, and mark the circles near the edge so that after you have cut and lined everything up, you can align it again.
  4. Put the other round felt under the part with the slotted holes.
  5. Then sew the two pieces, starting with the strips between the slices.
  6. Now that you have two firm tomato sides, it’s time to add the seeds. Scatter them around; try not to space them too evenly.
  7. Form tomato seeds by using a light yellow thread by inserting the needle from the bottom up and wrapping the yarn around the needle.
  8. After forming the tomato seeds, sew and assemble the last remaining piece.
  9. And here is our felt tomato slice is ready!

You can both entertain and educate your little ones by adding felt vegetables and fruits to your games. It will also help your children develop an awareness of healthy eating with felt vegetable and fruit toys. Felt veggies and fruits will be an essential addition to your children’s pretend kitchen. They will enhance the fun of imaginative activities.

Also, your kids will enjoy playing with all these felt vegetables and fruits while learning the shapes and colors of vegetables and fruits.

More Felt Fruit and Vegetable Projects: Of course, these are not the only options for making your own felt vegetables and fruit. If you want to add more felt vegetable and fruit toys to your collection, try the following fun projects:

Making toys from felt fruits and vegetables is accessible to DIY projects requiring minimal sewing skills. However, basic sewing skills are all you need to make felt patterns a reality.

All the felt toys I share are hand-sewn and do not require a sewing machine, but of course, you can use a sewing machine if you want. With these straightforward, DIY felt patterns and simple directions, you can produce various felting items. You’ll be able to complete the project idea in no time, thanks to easy-to-follow directions and felt patterns, and you’ll end up with gorgeous felt fruits and veggies to show for your work.

You may want to print the patterns on a more rigid material to make the felt pattern last longer. Then, you can draw the pattern by tracing the shapes on the felt using a ballpoint pen on the hard material. After removing the pattern, secure the felt before cutting to prevent the layers from shifting.

You will obtain the felt pattern files in PDF format, with an A4 size felt pattern. To open PDF files, you’ll need Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is available for free download and installation from Adobe’s website.

You can use a copier to expand or reduce the size of the design before cutting it out if you want larger or smaller objects.

Yum! Happy Felt Food!

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