Felt pretend food: tomato and mushroom

01 August 2016

Back in April I shared my first felt play food DIY – fried eggs, it was so much fun and was hopping to make a few additions to the eggs but time ran away from me! I was so pleased to see my boy playing with them! He really loves cooking so I put everything on hold last week to get a few more yummy breakfast foods for our little one’s play kitchen. This time I would love to share tomato and mushroom patterns with you.

felt breakfast DIYI was so thrilled when I saw that my fried eggs pattern has been re-pinned on Pinterest 120+ times!! So I included the pattern for the eggs so you only need one download.

It means so much to me that it might inspire another mum to create play food for her little one/s! I hope this tomato and mushroom project will be as much fun 🙂

Download egg, tomato and mushroom patterns HERE.

These are very easy to make and no sewing machine required:

I used 2 shades of red for the tomato with orange-y red threads to embroider the seeds.

For the mushroom – any beige felt will be great. I used a small amount of toy stuffing to give them a bit of volume. If you don’t have toy stuffing on hand, put a few little pieces of felt inside.

Finished size of the mushroom – 4.5 cm high, 5 cm wide at the top, tomato – about 7-7.5cm in diameter.

**I  love finding projects for my felt off-cuts as I have so many of them! The mushrooms were a perfect project for felt scraps that left over from my new donuts in store.

Instructions tomato:felt tomato

  • Print the pattern out, make sure the setting is on 100%.
  • Cut out all the pieces as per pattern. There will be 3 layers in your tomato but cut only the top and middler layer. Stitch the light red “inside” of the tomato to the darker red circle.
  • Make a few stitches in the orang-y red thread inside the cut outs to recreate the seeds, as you see on the picture. I made 4 in larger openings and 3 in the small one, just by stitching 3 stitches stuck together for each seed.
  • Place your tomato on a square piece of felt and stitch it on. Trim the excess felt after the top side stitched on and you are done. That was easy?!

Now, let’s make a few mushrooms:

felt mushrooms

  • Print the pattern out, make sure the setting is on 100%.
  • Cut one mushroom shape and 2 little pieces for decoration. They really make it look mushroom like 🙂 Stitch them on.
  • Start stitching mushroom shape on a square piece of felt but leave an opening for a pinch of stuffing. As I mentioned above, use a few small off-cuts to stuff the top just to add a bit more definition to our mushroom.
  • Stitch the opening close and you are done. Now make a few more or many!

Looks like I might need to get a larger plate for the next DIY to fit more yummy breakfast felt foods on it 🙂breakfast pretend food DIY

Have fun stitching and stay tuned for the next DIY in a few weeks!

I love seeing your creations with my DIYs so take a pic & tag @plushkadesignstudio on Instagram, use hashtag #plushkaDIY

1 Comment to “Felt pretend food: tomato and mushroom”

  1. Larisa August 14, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Katia, thank you so much for the extra food items. I thoroughly enjoyed making the tomato and mushroom. Now our little one has a perfect Sunday breakfast. 🙂 xo

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