Felt fruit salad tutorial

I love fruit salads because they are so colourful and bright, but sadly I don’t like a lot of the fruits that go in them (I am very picky!)
So I decided to make a felt fruit salad! I can look at all the pretty colours and not have to eat any of it!! Perfect!!

Download the pattern sheet here, it has the patterns for all the fruits on it.

How to make the apples pieces

1. Cut out the pattern pieces from the pattern pdf above, and use them to cut out your felt pieces.
2. Fold your cream felt circle in half, and mark two dots about 1/2cm down from the fold and away from the centre  Pass your thread through the felt near the mark and back again but don’t pull it tight.
3. About 1cm away from the dot bring the needle back up through the felt and through the loop we made in step 2. Sew back through the felt very close to where the needle came out, pull the threads tight. This makes a “pip” looking stitch. Repeat so you have 4 “pips”.
4. Fold the cream circle in half, and starting at the top of the fold, line up with the top point of the green oval felt pieces. Sew around the circle using a whip stitch.
5. When you are nearly all the way around add some stuffing to the apple and then finish sewing it shut.
Your apple slice is all done, make a couple more for your fruit salad.

How to make the banana slices

1. Cut out the pattern pieces from the pattern pdf above, and use them to cut out your felt pieces.
2. On each of the small circles sew three lines with brown thread like shown.
3. Between each line add a French knot (also in brown thread)
4. Sew the long strip of felt around the edge of one circle using a simple whip stitch. When you are all the way around add a couple of stitches to the long strip of felt where the two ends overlap.
5. Whip stitch the other circle to the other side of the long strip of felt and add some stuffing before finishing off the stitching.
Your banana slice is all done, make a couple more for your fruit salad.

How to make the orange pieces

1. Cut out the pattern pieces from the pattern pdf above, and use them to cut out your felt pieces.
2. Sew around the edge of the circle to the oval felt piece using a whip stitch.
3. Add some stuffing to the orange before you finish sewing all the way around the circles edge.
4. When you finish sewing around the edge push the needle through the orange to come out 1/3 of the way along the bottom edge (the bit we just sewn up). Then pass the needle through the felt near the centre of the top folded edge.
5. Sew back through the orange 2/3 along the bottom edge, passing the needle through to the other side to repeat the steps for the other side. Pull the thread tight to give some shape to the felt orange before knotting the end of the thread.
Your orange slice is all done, make a couple more for your fruit salad.

How to make the kiwi

1. Cut out the pattern pieces from the pattern pdf above, and use them to cut out your felt pieces.
2. Sew the little round circle onto the centre of the bigger green circle.
3. Going around the edge of the white circle, create little white stitches about 1cm apart all the way around.
4. Between each white stitch make a French knot with black thread.
5. Fold the kiwi in half and sew around the edge, leave a gap to add a little stuffing, then finish sewing closed the edge.
Your kiwi is all done, make a couple more for your fruit salad.

How to make the strawberries
To make the strawberries follow the directions in my other tutorial, but make it a little smaller and leave out the ribbon loop bit.

If you just love this but don’t have the time to make it yourself it is also for sale in my Etsy webshop.

Come back tomorrow for directions on how to make the little bag to keep your fruit salad in.
And next week I will be showing how to make little cakes that you can decorate with your fruit also!

8 thoughts on “Felt fruit salad tutorial

  1. Heather @ Catfish Kisses

    This is too cute! I’ll have to make this for my kids… when I have some! Actually I don’t know if I can wait that long ~ I may have to make this for someone else’s kids! 🙂

    Stopping by from Tatertots & Jello!

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  2. Kestrel

    So cute! I know a little girl who is going to get a set of these for her birthday (I’m not talking about myself…although I’d like a set too, ha!)

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