I was inspired by Apartment Therapy’s play food felt-a-long to make the little one a box of play fruit for Christmas. I mostly used tutorials from the extensive list they’ve put together but made a couple of my own additions: a half kiwi fruit and a partly peeled banana.
I’m not a seasoned blogger so of course it only occurred to me to take photos part-way through making the kiwi, and well after the banana was completed. Here are a few of the steps for the kiwi fruit. If there is any interest in a tutorial for the banana, let me know in the comments.
Fairly simple start to the kiwi – cut an oval of light green felt, and a smaller rough oval of cream. Stitch the cream one to the green with cream thread. I used running stitch. Stitch “seeds” around the cream oval onto the green in black thread.
When its all attached, sew down the edge (again, I used blanket stitch). Then sew in and out all the way around the bottom with running stitch. Just before you pull it tight, add the stuffing. Then stitch it closed and ta-dah, you have yourself half a kiwi fruit!