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Ken Wingard gives our Fall décor a delicious upgrade.
DIY Fabric Carrots
Level:
Intermediate
How-To:
Home Decor
Seasonal Event:
Fall

MATERIALS:

  • Fabric
  • Fabric scissors
  • Scissors
  • Marker or chalk
  • Straight pins
  • Printed carrot and leaf pattern
  • Sewing machine
  • Lentils
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Needle and thread
  • Floral wire
  • Twine

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Print or draw out your paper pattern for the carrots, cut to size. PRO TIP: if you don’t want to use a pattern, you can just cut a triangle shape into the fabric, remembering it will be folded but make sure it’s not too wide.
  2. Next, cut the pattern out of chosen fabric for carrots. Trace the pattern onto the fabric and cut it out with fabric scissors. Cut the leaves out of chosen fabric at this time as well, remember for the leaves you will need two pattern pieces per leaf.
  3. To sew the carrot, fold the carrot in half with the right side of the fabric inside, pin the edges together and sew the edge with the sewing machine leaving the top open.
  4. To create the leaves, lay two pieces together right side out and topstitch around the edge. Make sure to leave a small opening at the bottom.
  5. Insert a piece of floral wire into the bottom of the leaf to give it a pliable shape. Secure with hot glue.
  6. Flip the sewn carrot right side out.
  7. Fill the carrot with lentils. PRO TIP: roll a piece of paper into a funnel shape to make filling easier and less messy.
  8. Sew the top of the carrot closed with a needle and thread.
  9. Use hot-glue to attach the leaves and a bit of twine.
  10. Tie the twine, shape your leaves, decorate with carrots as desired and enjoy!

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