Here's the first felt food tutorial, as requested.
These are really simple to create and most importantly very fast to sew and I think teamed with a little felt (or fabric) bag to hold the food they would make gorgeous, economical gifts for little ones - especially with Christmas only 6 months away. I'm planning on making a bag at some stage to hold Bella's food - if you would a tutorial on that too, let me know here and I'll work on one.
To begin right hand click on the template below and save to 'my documents'. You can then print out the template on a4 paper and cut out your felt food pieces ready to begin. The small circle should measure (when printed) approximately 5cm in width - but remember, this is only a guide - your food can be any size :) I've included two different sized/shaped eggs for you.
Decide on how many eggs and orange slices you would like to make. For each egg you will need to cut out (from felt) X2 egg whites (using white felt) and X1 yolk (using yellow felt). For each orange slice you will need to cut out X1 large circle (using orange felt) and X1 small circle (using yellow felt). Ofcourse you can vary the colours however you like, mine are only a guide.
Let's begin with the egg. Position the yolk onto the felt and start machine stitching around the circle until you are about two thirds of the way around.
With a little stuffing, stuff the yolk - push it in nicely until it is a slightly rounded shape. It helps to lift up the machine foot while you are stuffing.
Holding everything into position, finish sewing around the yolk.
Position the other egg white directly behind the one (that you've just sewed) and machine stitch around the outer edge to hold both whites together. If there is any overhang of felt once finished, simple trim it off with the scissors.
Here we go with the orange slices:
Fold the large orange circle in half and machine stitch around the curve to hold both sides together.
Pin the yellow felt circle onto the orange one (as shown here in the picture).
Machine stitch this into position. I found it easier to stitch the middle line of the orange slice first - it helps hold everything into place. Follow the rough diagram on the template sheet to see where all stitching lines on the orange slice should be and sew accordingly. Trim off any felt overhang to complete the orange slice.
Easy peasy, you're done :)