Thursday, July 9, 2009

Felt Cupcake Tutorial





I have felt food on the brain at the moment.
Slightly obsessed. Today I headed over to a lovely little felt shop with a crafty friend to stock up on some new colours with these in mind. And doughnuts. Maybe bananas. Possibly sushi. Definitely some teeny tiny pretend chocolates.
A quick search of the in-ter-net came up with many cool possibilities. But what I really wanted to start making were some cupcakes.
Having spent way too much at the felt shop, I felt (get it) disinclined to spend even more money on buying a pattern and they did seem like they would be pretty straight forward to make.

So here goes.

1. Trace around top of cupcake liner. Cut out.


2. Cut out a cupcake liner and pin side and base to felt. Cut out.


3. Using the magic of INVISIBLE THREAD (which I both love and hate) sew on sprinkles. I found mine in the craft shop near the sequins.


4. Sew your cupcake sides together with a running stitch.


5. Attach the side to the top with a Blanket Stitch. I love Blanket Stitch. It's strong, but allows for a bit of give. Make sure you use thread that matches the top.


6. With Blanket Stitch again, attach sides to the base, leaving a gap to insert stuffing.


7. Stuff.


8. Finish sewing around edge.


9. Done!


3 comments:

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

Adorable! Thanks for this fantastic tutorial! I'd love for you to link this (and any other felt projects you'd like to share) up at my Felt Food Roundup on OneCreativeMommy.com. I hope to see you there!

The Eclectic Mum said...
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The Eclectic Mum said...

I'm definitely going to be attempting this for my daughters birthday! Thank you x