I finally took the dive into the world of felt food. Have you tried it yet? I warn you . . . it is seriously addicting! I put off making it for a while, but now I am hooked. Once I made the waitress apron and menu for Lu's birthday gift, I had to create the food for the diner. Are you ready to make some felt food sandwiches?
These sandwiches were for a birthday gift, but Bear (10) and I have already started making more. (I think she's hooked, too.) If you are interested in starting your own stash of felt food, here are a few sites to try: Snazzlecraft, Helping Little Hands, Skip to My Lou, Craftiness is Not Optional, and Escape Artist. (So much felt food, so little time!)
Felt Food Sandwiches
I decided to start with four slices of bread and toppings for PB&J and a turkey (or ham) sandwich.
If you are intimidated, felt food is not hard. You can sew with a blanket stitch, whip stitch, or even stitch it on the sewing machine and turn it inside out (which would hide the stitching). I love the look of the blanket stitching and the fact that I can do it while waiting for my kids outside their lessons. If you plan right, you can even buy all of your felt for half price. (I just happened to go into Joanne's for my felt on the same day the felt was all on sale. I'm sure it goes on sale quite often.)
I used the bread from Helping Little Hands, some of the fixings from Snazzlecraft (elongated to fit my larger bread), and made some of my own.
The peanut butter and jelly is easy. You don't need a pattern. Just draw wavy blobs that slightly overlap the edges of your bread, cut them out twice, and stitch them together.
After opening her gift, Lu immediately started assembling sandwiches. She quickly noticed that something important was missing . . . mayo and mustard! She requested some right away. Boy, did I have to think outside of the box for that one! I'm including my pattern (and a pattern for the cheese) for you as a freebie.
I made only one felt piece. One side is plain mayo, and the other is mayo and mustard. (Hint--stitch the mustard to one side before you stitch the white pieces together.) I stitched some light blue swirls on the mayo side to make it look a little less like a big, white blob! Mayo and mustard anyone?
Enjoy your felt sandwich, and stay tuned for lots more felt food! Today Bear asked if we could replace all of our plastic food with food we made ourselves. Sounds good to me! (Yep. We're a little insane at our house.)
Download the Mayo & Mustard and Cheese patterns by clicking the download image below.
Interested in more felt food? Check out my tutorials:
Check out my Felt Food Roundup.
Click here to see my other free downloads.
No time to make your own felt food? Check out some of these fun ready-made felt food packs from Amazon.com: