Time for the penultimate tutorial in my felt fruit series: how to sew slices of watermelon.
A faux watermelon slice would look fun propped up against a bookshelf, or you could add a ribbon loop and hang it as a quirky ornament or sew on a brooch clasp and wear it as a giant fruity brooch.
Or why not make the whole set of felt fruit and display them in a bowl? I've already shared tutorials for sewing the apples and pear, the orange and apple slices and the strawberries. I'll post the kiwi tutorial sometime soon.
Please note that the finished felt fruit is intended for decorative
use only - it is not a toy and should be kept well out of reach of young
This project was originally published in docrafts Creativity magazine and stitched using felt from their Craft Planet range.
You will need:
The template sheet provided (see the bottom of this post)
Red, white, dark green and black felt
Matching sewing thread
Sewing needles and pins
To sew each watermelon slice:
1. Cut 1 x rind and 2 of each of the other pieces in the colours required. Also cut some teardrop shaped seeds from black felt.
2. Sew the top curved red and white pieces together using whip stitch and red sewing thread, along their adjoining curved edge. Repeat for the bottom pieces.
3. Sew the top, bottom and sides together with whip stitch and matching thread, right sides facing outwards.
4. Stuff two-thirds of the fruit then attach the rind with whip stitch and dark green thread. Leave a gap along one edge finish stuffing the fruit then sew up the gap. Add the rind carefully so the edge of the green felt is visible when the watermelon slice lies flat.
Click here to view the template sheet, make sure you're viewing it full size then print it at 100%. Please note that the finished felt fruit is intended for decorative use only - keep it well out of reach of young children.
This tutorial is for personal use only: you can use it to stitch
as many pieces of fruit as you
want for yourself or as gifts, but
please don't make any for sale. You may borrow a photo or two if you
to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to
the original source, and do not reproduce my entire post or share the
pattern itself on your
For more free felt projects and other crafty tutorials, click here to visit my tutorial archive.
For even more crafty goodness, check out my books: Super-Cute Felt and Super-Cute Felt Animals.