I'm so glad I decided to host a Felt Food Roundup, or I never would've finished this post. I originally made these ice cream scoops and cones for Boo's birthday over a year ago. I guess I needed a deadline to get the tutorial written! This is not exactly a beginner project, but you can do it! I'll walk you through every step to make felt ice cream and cones.
Felt Food Ice Cream Cone Tutorial
(It is easiest to make the cone before the scoops.)
Begin by downloading and printing my free pattern:
- Cut the cone piece about 1/4 inch larger than the pattern. (It doesn't need to be exact.) Cut out the small circle from the same felt, and set it aside.
- Using your sewing machine, stitch horizontal stripes across the cone piece. Use the presser foot as a guide to keep your stripes even and straight.
- Turn the felt piece the other direction, and stitch horizontal stripes again. You should end up with a nice diamond pattern.
- Lay the pattern back on top of your felt piece and trim the felt to the correct size.
- Roll the cone and pin it together. Using coordinating embroidery floss, sew a blanket stitch up the seam of the cone--starting from the bottom and stitching to the top. (See this post for links to stitching tutorials.) Just leave the needle and thread hanging off the top. You don't need to tie it off because you will be continuing your line in step 7.
- Using felt scraps or batting, stuff the cone to overflowing.
- Place the small circle over the top and check to see if you have enough (or too much) filling. Blanket stitch around the circumference of the circle.
You're done. It wasn't as difficult as it looked, right?
Felt Food Ice Cream Scoops
- Cut out one large and one small circle from the provided pattern. Cut a slit from the edge to the center of the small circle.
- Lay the small circle on top of your cone and overlap the slit portion until it matches the top of the cone.
- Whip stitch across the slit and trim off the extra piece.
- Lay the small circle on top of the large circle and pin them together at the top.
- Fold the large circle up and pin it to the bottom of the small circle.
- Do the same on the left and right side.
- The pictures tell the next steps better! Don't pin around the entire piece. Leave an open spot for stuffing.
- Whip stitch (you don't need a blanket stitch here) around the edge--stopping at the opening.
- Stuff with batting or felt scraps. (I like batting for this part because it makes the scoops soft and squishy. It also doesn't show through the light-colored felt.
- Stitch around the remainder of the circle.
- Cut the flower shape from two layers of felt. (You want these shapes to be exactly the same, so it is best to trace, pin, and cut the two pieces at the same time.)
- Blanket stitch around the outside edge only.
- Lay the shape on top of your scoop and stitch around the inside edge.
- Optional--add some sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, etc. (This scoop was supposed to be chocolate chip, but I'm thinking it looks more like pralines and cream.)
- Cut two velcro pieces. Stitch the rough side to the ice cream scoop and the soft side to the cone.
You are done! Now make some more ice cream flavors. One will never be enough!
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