Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tutorial - Felt clams

Hey felt lovers! Welcome to my very first felt food tutorial. Let's learn to make clams today :)

Felt play food - Clams

Just follow these simple steps:

1. Cut out these shapes - You'll need 4 gray pieces, 2 beige pieces, 1 orange piece and 2 pink pieces.

2. Make the shells - To create a shell shape, close the gap on the gray piece like so:

You need to make two of these, one for the top shell and one for the bottom.

3. Add some texture - Using beige thread, sew lines on your top and bottom shells.

Be sure to stagger the beige lines :)

4. Create the inner shells - Sew a piece of beige felt into the gray shell using a blanket stitch.

Here's what it should look like when you're done. 

5. Make the frill - Use a running stitch, ruffle the orange felt up like so:

6. Make the clam's body - Sew the two pink pieces together, along with the orange ruffle.

Leave a gap so you can stuff the body of the clam with polyfill.

Here's the completed clam body.

7. Assemble your clam - Attach the clam's body onto the bottom shell.

Sew the top and bottom shells together.

8. You're done! Enjoy your happy clam :)

1 comment:

  1. These are really cute! Nice tutorial! Thanks for sharing.