Monday, 20 March 2017

Sew Some Felt Fruit! Kiwi Fruit Tutorial

Time for the final project in my felt fruit series: sewing some kiwi fruit halves!

 felt kiwi fruit halves
 felt kiwi fruit

I hope you guys have enjoyed this series - do let me know if you make any felt fruit to decorate your homes! The individual felt projects would look cute sitting on a bookshelf, and if you made all the fruit they'd look fantastic displayed together in a bowl.

Follow the links to find the tutorials for the earlier projects: apples and pear, orange and apple slices, strawberries and watermelon slices.

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 children.

felt fruit

This project was originally published in docrafts Creativity magazine and stitched using felt from their Craft Planet range.

 felt kiwi halves
felt kiwi fruit

You will need:

The template sheet provided (see the bottom of this post)
Brown, green and white felt
Matching sewing thread
Black embroidery thread
Toy stuffing
Sewing needles and pins
Sewing scissors

To sew the kiwi fruit: 

1. For each kiwi fruit half, cut out 6 x peel, 1 x kiwi and 1 x kiwi centre in the colours required.

2. Decorate the kiwi shape: add the white centre piece with whip stitch and white sewing thread, sew radiating stitches of white sewing thread, then add small black embroidery thread stitches between the white ones.

3. Sew the peel pieces together with whip stitch and matching sewing thread, then turn them the right side out .

 felt kiwi halves

4.Sew the decorated kiwi shape and the brown peel section together using whip stitch and green thread (to match the kiwi fruit). Sew most of the way round, stuff the kiwi then sew up the gap with more whip stitches.

 felt kiwi fruit

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 non commercial use only: you can use it to make as many pieces if fruit as you want for yourself or as gifts, but please don't make any for sale. You may borrow a couple of photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to this page on my blog, and do not reproduce my entire tutorial / share my templates on your site. Thanks!

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Susannesblogg said...

Jag gillar dina Kiwi! Så levande.

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks, Susanne! :)

Emily said...

Why can't we use this as a toy? I would like to make food to go with my daughter's play kitchen, but want to know if there is a risk associated with these!

Bugs and Fishes said...

Hi Emily - the kiwi fruit and other felt fruit tutorials I've shared on my blog were designed with purely decorative use in mind, NOT for use as toys, so they haven't had any safety testing and I haven't considered things like whether they might be choking hazards, etc. If you're looking to make items for a play kitchen I'd definitely recommend looking for felt food patterns that have specifically been designed for making play food :)