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post #21 of 100
If I could read Japanese, I would buy this felt food pattern book. It looks *so* incredible, but being a relative novice, I have a feeling I'd need more than just patterns... some English directions would be nice. I'm sure some of you more talented Mama's wouldn't have any trouble at all.
post #22 of 100
It might be too late for the OP as a few months have passed now, but I just used premanufactured toy foods as the starting point for my felt toys.

I used them as templates for size and detail and drafted paper patterns from them.

Pics:

Cookies (these I used real cookie cutters as the pattern)
http://tinyurl.com/3y4wtt
http://tinyurl.com/3yjjbd


Breakfast - 2 fried eggs, 2 slices of toast, 2 pancakes, and 2 slices of bacon
http://tinyurl.com/2r8gev


Cheeseburger - Top & bottom bun, slice of cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato, onion, burger patty
http://tinyurl.com/3xun64
http://tinyurl.com/2r9sjd
post #23 of 100
subbing so I can come back and find this...great thread
post #24 of 100
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Originally Posted by KariM View Post
It might be too late for the OP as a few months have passed now, but I just used premanufactured toy foods as the starting point for my felt toys.

I used them as templates for size and detail and drafted paper patterns from them.

Pics:

Cookies (these I used real cookie cutters as the pattern)
http://www.retroragswi.com/auctions/Chip.jpg
http://www.retroragswi.com/auctions/Heart.jpg

Breakfast - 2 fried eggs, 2 slices of toast, 2 pancakes, and 2 slices of bacon
http://www.retroragswi.com/auctions/Breakfast.jpg

Cheeseburger - Top & bottom bun, slice of cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato, onion, burger patty
http://www.retroragswi.com/auctions/Cheeseburger1.jpg
http://www.retroragswi.com/auctions/Cheeseburger2.jpg


I had such fun creating these that I did go ahead and buy two of the Japanese felt books.
Oooh! Great job! I'm inspired!
post #25 of 100
post #26 of 100
Well, I haven't made any food, but I did make the pieces on this mobile out of felt and it was easy. I didn't use a pattern or anything- just kind of drew the shapes on with a marker and cut them out, then sewed them together and stuffed them with a little polyester fluff. I used ordinary, acrylic craft felt sheets from the craft store, about $.20 each. I can't afford to buy anything natural or organic.
post #27 of 100

Play food photo group

I just joined this play food photo group, it is sooo incredible, just check out the pastries and all the other stuff:

Flickr Play Food Group
post #28 of 100
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Originally Posted by gazapo View Post
I just joined this play food photo group, it is sooo incredible, just check out the pastries and all the other stuff:

Flickr Play Food Group
Ok, I just spent like an hour browsing through all those photos. Yummy!
post #29 of 100
There is an old McCall's holiday pattern from 1980's that has a cornucopia with fruits and vegetables - apple, pear, grapes, ear of corn, pumpkin, squash, peas in a pod, string beans, beet.

It's McCall's holiday pattern 7274

It's very rare, but if you keep your eyes open, you might be able to find the pattern at a garage sale like I did. Or ask family members/neighbors. After I found the pattern, my neighbor remembered helping out her mom stuff the fruits and veggies when she was a girl and was positive she still had the pattern (because she never through anything out).

Sometimes it comes up on ebay too, so that might be a possibility.

And you don't have to lock yourself into just using felt. I've gotten creative and used simple cotton (quilt squares) and textured fabrics (like brown corderoy for hamburger meat) for variety.
post #30 of 100
I finally have some pix to show of some of the food I've made. I am ordering some wool batting to use instead of the polyfill since overstuffing them can make some of the fibers pop out of the fabric.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...vegetables.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t.../hamburger.jpg
post #31 of 100
Ok I can't read Japenese or what looks to be french so how can I learn to do this?? Anybody have english for this beautiful craft?? I don't understand the whole concept either (felt needling):
post #32 of 100
ammik. what did you want to do? you can either start with a bunch of different coloured fluffy wool and using a felting needle stab it into a shape. or start with felt sheets, cut the shapes, sew them together, then stuff with wool (if needed). i just sewed together a few pancakes, eggs and sausages in about an hour. without a pattern (my first attempt) and they look quite good. i don't have much experience with the needle felting except for making a couple balls and a mushroom. but the basic concept is repediatley stabbing your bunch of wool into a shape. hope that helps
post #33 of 100
cmerch, Thank you!

I found a shop in town that sells felting supplies. The woman was very helpful and I figured it out.
post #34 of 100
I just started attempting to make felt food for my kiddos this week. Hit the Black Friday insanity at Michael's with my 20% off coupon and got a giant stack of felt and some embroidery thread. For photos, click my blog link. So far I've done strawberries, carrots, lunch meat and cheeses, cookies, and have a bunch of other stuff in progress.

A few things I'm trying to figure out are how to do a certain stitch (if you go to the Japanese or whatever site and find the photos of the pancakes/hotcakes - what's that stitch on the edge and how do you do it?) and how to make the round tomatoes/apples/oranges/etc.
No felting for me as all I've got is acrylic felt (sorry, I'm still cheap - I figure if I have to remake these at some point I may splurge and get some wool felt), so it's just me, my scissors, needle, and embroidery thread.
post #35 of 100
Cute! How did you do the strawberries?
post #36 of 100
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Cute! How did you do the strawberries?
Half circle. Same idea with the carrots, too (well, sorta, more like a funky triangle for those). I yoinked the strawberry "pattern" from this gal.
But what I did for the tops to make them slightly more realistic was just take a square of dark green felt, stitch it on over the drawstring-ed top, *then* trim it into little leaves with the non-stitched-on-portion after it was all on there and secure. Because my sewing is nowhere near accurate half the time, and I'm totally just making it up as I go. Plus then each strawberry is completely unique. I didn't embroider on little seeds because a) I'm a bit lazy and b) my boys won't care. My 4yo's already tried to run off with the completed stuff, and my 19mo tries to eat a complete strawberry or carrot and gets mad when it doesn't taste like it should.
post #37 of 100
Subbing...

I may be doing some of these for extra stocking stuffers if the roving I ordered to make felt balls doesn't arrive in time.
post #38 of 100
Subbing too!
post #39 of 100

making felt animals?

How can I make felt animals? I have cheap felt materials - not real wool. I'm not good at knitting but I can sew. My friend suggest using a glue gun but I don't like using glue because of yucky chemical stuff - not sure about glue guns though.

Any idea? Thanks so much.
post #40 of 100
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Originally Posted by sora View Post
How can I make felt animals? I have cheap felt materials - not real wool. I'm not good at knitting but I can sew. My friend suggest using a glue gun but I don't like using glue because of yucky chemical stuff - not sure about glue guns though.

Any idea? Thanks so much.
Well if you don't care about it being completely 3-d, you can fake it by making a silhouette of an animal, and then blanket stitching it and stuffing it a little bit to make it a bit puffy.

kind of like the felt dolphin and starfish I made on this. It's not quite 3-dimensional, more like 2.5.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...loseupdock.jpg
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