Sunday, December 11, 2011

How to Make Asparagus Out of Felt - by

I had glanced at this to see a pattern and a few pointers, and I did the rest on my own. This is different than I had done it, but I believe this seamstress to have a bit more experience, especially since she has a blog all about making fake food (and those radishes at the top look really good!!)

Here si the link to the page with the asparagus:

Here is the tutorial by

I heart fake food: Felt Asparagus

This pattern can be completed without using a sewing machine.

Supplies needed:
Dark Green Felt
Dark Green Thread
Optional: Red Ribbon or Thread

Using this pattern, which can also be found here.

Cut out all the pieces of your asparagus.

Fold the body of the asparagus in half, length-wise, overlapping the sides about a 1/4 of an inch. Hand sew it closed, running the length of the asparagus.

Continue to sew the length of the asparagus closed.

Stop sewing when you get about a 1/2 inch from the top of the asparagus.

Remove your needle and thread from the top of your asparagus and sew the bottom of the asparagus closed.

Fill the body of the asparagus with fiberfill. Do not fill past the 1/2 inch unsewn opening on the top.

Cut the top of the asparagus, the 1/2 inch you left open, giving the top the appearance of having a layer of leaves.

Taking one section of the top leaves...

Roll it up.

Do a few stitches at the bottom of the rolled up leaves. This will help maintain the shape you just created by rolling the leaves.

Add the next layer of leaves. Begin to roll the other layer, arranging it so this layer of leaves is slightly lower than the first layer of leaves.

Again, add a few stitches so that both layers of leaves are now sewn together.

Insert the 2 layers of leaves, you just sewed together, into the top of the asparagus.

Sew the top of the asparagus closed. Start sewing, at the base of the leaves you cut from the body of the asparagus, making sure you are also going through the additional layers, attaching them as well.

Set the individual leaves on the body of your asparagus to determine placement.

You can either sew the leaves onto the body of the asparagus or you can glue them on. I attached mine by sewing.

And there you have it...

Asparagus is purchased in a bundle so you might want to make a few more. I like to bundle mine together with red ribbon.

Sew a Strawberry Out of Felt


  • Three small red felt triangles
  • A green star-like shape, sort of like a sea-star with thin legs
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Stuffing
**Note: Do not cinch it at the top until it says, even though it might seem strange.
  1. Place two of the triangles on top of each other and sew starting from the point. End at the corner of the bottom and tie off.
  2. Place the corner of the bottom of the third triangle on the needle and sew one side of the third triangle to the triangle closest to the corner you started at.
  3. Sew a little bit of the side that is loose, and turn it inside out.
  4. Stuf it really hard. The stuffing might spill out the top, but that is okay. Just be sure that the strawberry can fit the stuffing.
  5. Rethread the needle (or just make a new knot) and begin (at the flat part where the opening is) so that the knot is on the INSIDE of the berry. Cinch it closed, really tight, and it will look about the shape of a strawberry. Tie off once you have made a surgical knot (instead of going through the loop once, you go through twice).
  6. Make a new knot and string it through the middle of the green star. Place it on the strawberry so that the knot is not seen. Sew it to the berry, using only the center of the star.
  7. Make any minor adjustments.

Strawberry! (the Art Drawer does not own this picture) Results
of these instructions may vary from the picture shown above.

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