Felt Popsicles with Free Pattern

Easy Felt Popsicle Tutorial--A great beginner sewing project, sure to bust the boredom blues for you or your tween! {OneCreativeMommy.com} #feltfood #tutorial

Are you ready for the Felt Food Roundup coming September 6th?  Here’s another tutorial to get you started:  Felt Popsicles (Skill Level:  Beginner–but more difficult than pancakes)

#Felt Popsicle #Tutorial and Free Patterns {OneCreativeMommy.com} You will need:

  • Felt
  • Coordinating or matching embroidery thread and needle
  • Popsicle stick(s)
  • Fleece and/or felt scraps for filler
  • Thick cardboard (I used a piece of cardboard box), optional

You will also need to know how to sew a basic blanket stitch or whip stitch.  Links to video tutorials can be found on my felt sandwich post.

Blanket Stitch for popsicles

Begin by printing out your pattern:

Click link below to download

Free Popsicle Patterns (with Bonus Creamsicle Pattern) from OneCreativeMommy.com

Choose the popsicle size you like, lay it on top of  two layers of felt in your chosen color, and cut it out.  Cut a 1/2″ strip of felt to go along the edges.  (I have put approximate lengths on the pattern.)  *Hint–a paper cutter will slice felt!  That’s how I got mine straight.)    

#Felt Popsicle #Tutorial and Free Patterns {OneCreativeMommy.com}

  1. (See blanket stitch image.)  Lay the strip on top of the popsicle shape so that the edges are even.  Begin toward the bottom of one side, and stitch around the entire shape, using a blanket or whip stitch.  When you get back to where you started, slip your needle under your first blanket stitch and pull it through.  (This should finish the edging so that you can’t tell where you began and ended.
  2. Using your fingers, pinch the two sides of the strip together and stitch the pieces together.  Finish by knotting on the inside.
  3. Cut extra felt, fleece, or batting slightly smaller than the popsicle shape to use as stuffing.  (Optional–If you want your popsicle to keep it’s shape instead of flopping over, cut a piece of strong cardboard to use as stuffing along with the fabric.)  In this tutorial, I used fleece, felt scraps, and cardboard.  Make a stuffing sandwich:  Fleece, cardboard, fleece.
  4. Using sharp scissors, snip a hole in the bottom of the strip–just large enough to slide a popsicle stick inside.  Lay a piece of fleece and the cardboard inside your popsicle, slide in the popsicle stick, and tape it to the cardboard.
  5. Surround the popsicle stick with a layer of filler.
  6. Add the second piece of fleece.
  7. Add the second popsicle shape and blanket or whip stitch it in place the same way you did in step 1.

#Felt Popsicle #Tutorial and Free Patterns {OneCreativeMommy.com}

8.  You’re done!   Start over with a new color or shape.  Just FYI–the red popsicle pictured in the first image does not have a piece of cardboard inside.  It is much more flimsy than the green popsicle, but it is softer.

Kids got my needle and thread!

If you ever wondered–and I’m sure you have–this is what happens when you leave your fleece filler pieces and a threaded needle on the table unattended for five minutes.  I actually took the picture after spending five minutes untangling.  You’ll have to imagine the even larger mess!  Thanks, Lu, for reminding me what not to do!  Glad you enjoyed yourself.  (She was so proud of herself!  She said, “Look, Mom!  I sewed it up for you!”)#Felt Popsicle #Tutorial and Free Patterns {OneCreativeMommy.com}

Be sure to come back early next week for the creamsicle (pictured below) tutorial.  (Oh, no!  I forgot to post the creamsicle tutorial!  I’ll get it posted as soon as I can.)  The pattern is included in the free download linked above.  I hope to see you all (and your projects) on September 6th!  (I’ll have linkup categories for desserts, fruits and veggies, sweet treats, everything else food, and non-food felt items.)

Felt Party 9/6 and Creamsicles Tutorial coming soon from OneCreativeMommy.com
Interested in more felt food tutorials?  Check these out:

Felt Breakfast from OneCreativeMommy.com
Felt Ice Cream
Felt Sandwiches

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Comments

  1. These are great!! I would love it if you would share them at my link party Sharing Saturday. It will open on Friday night at 9 at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/.

  2. Oh I love handsewing and this looks fun!

  3. always on the look out for play food. than k you! pinning!

  4. Very Cute! I always love original felt food creations!

  5. What a cute idea! And your pics are very helpful, thanks for that:)

    Katie
    http://www.funhomethings.com

  6. WOW!! these are like, amazing!!!! can’t believe how good they look. you did a brilliant job!!!

    would love if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday, that runs from sat-thurs @ http://www.serenityyou.com

    Natasha xx

  7. Those are really cute! Thanks for sharing.

  8. so fun, though I’m sure my two year old would constantly try to eat them…I came over from NapTime creations link up, I’m excited to see more of your creations.

  9. These are so adorable, and they look so easy! Visiting from Titus 2sDays!

  10. These are so cute!! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Adorable. My girls would go crazy for these!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

  12. Super cute! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  13. Such cute popsicles! They look absolutely fabulous!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  14. Oh WOW!! So cool!! And how sweet of you to offer a free pattern!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  15. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you will share with us again this week!

  16. In love with these cute popsicles and food! Thanks for sharing on “I Gotta Try That” Hope you entered the giveaway while you were there.
    Marcie @ http://www.IGottaTryThat.com

  17. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Those are so much fun! And zero calories – yay!

  18. hi! Thanks for linking this project to Nap-Time Creations Tasteful Tuesdays. Just wanted to let you know this will be featured at the party this week. Hope you can come by and check it out! Grab a featured button if you dont already have one! This link will go live at 8:30 central time Monday night!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/09/olympic-party-food-and-tasteful-tuesday.html

    ps. would love to see a link to the party on the project post page :o)

  19. So cute! This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  20. These are so cute! Thank you for sharing it last week at All my Bloggy Friends – I can’t wait to see what you link up at this week’s All my Bloggy Friends!

  21. New follower from practically functional!! Love your blog:)

  22. This is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  23. Cute!
    Thank you for linking up to Friday Fascinations! Don’t forget to come back and link up to this week’s party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/09/friday-fascinations-6-everything-linky.html

  24. love the felt food! A fun secret- I am posting a blog soon and will link back to you:

    Use a cheap foam brush inside the popsicle! gives it some stiffness/body, and the stick will not come out!

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