Chenille Carrot Tutorial

March 30, 2009 at 6:07 pm 6 comments

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Here’s what you need:

-8 1/2 x11 sheet of paper or cardstock

-scissors

-wood skewer

-orange chenille fabric (any orange fabric will work. I thought the nubbyness of this was adorable. It was an old blanket and I dyed a section of it)

-needle and thread

-stuffing

-green felt

-glue gun

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Make your pattern by drawing a triangle on your sheet of paper. Mark a point halfway across the bottom of the paper and draw a line from the top corners meeting at that point.

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Fold triangle in half and round off the corner on the open end with scissors.

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Pin pattern to fabric and cut out.

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Your piece will look like this.

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Fold in half and stitch down the open end.

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Turn inside out and use blunt end of the wooden skewer to push the point out.

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Stuff carrot really full using skewer to push stuffing into the point.

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Baste stitch around the opening. Make sure to leave two long tails.

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Pull tails tight and tie in a knot.

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Now your carrot is closed.

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Cut a 2 to 2 1/2 inch in diameter circle out of green felt.

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Fold in half and cut a little slit in the center.

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Notch out the sides of the circle to represent leaves.

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Out of the green felt cut a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 rectangle. Cut strips every 1/4 inch, but leave a 1/4″ border at the bottom.

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Roll it up and put some hot glue at the end to secure it.

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This is what you should end up with.

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Stick the “sprout” through the slit in the green circle.

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Put an ample amount of hot glue on the underside.

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Stick it to the top of the carrot making sure to cover up the opening.

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Before you know it, you’ll have a full basket.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nicole  |  March 30, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    so cute! and look at you – all detailed with the step by step pictures! i’m impressed!

    Reply
  • 2. Amanda - VintageDutchGirl  |  April 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Bubbalu has a toy kitchen and wouldn’t it be fun to have fabric softie food instead of plastic junk!? Hmmmm, inspiration here we come!

    Reply
  • 3. Hobby Humpday-Baked Good Birthday « 3inunder3  |  May 27, 2009 at 12:44 am

    [...] will keep her clean while serving these. If you scroll down to the end of that post, the carrots are [...]

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  • 4. April  |  February 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Super cute!! Thanks for letting me know about this tutorial!

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  • 5. Mel M  |  August 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    These are SO pretty. Love the texture! Thanks so much for sharing how you made ‘em!

    Reply
  • 6. Bookmarks « 3inunder3  |  August 31, 2010 at 6:59 am

    [...] August 31, 2010 I love these Strawberry Pillows. I’ll probably cheat and use felt like I did for my carrot tutorial. [...]

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