Monday, January 25, 2010

Fresh-Baked Felt Bread Tutorial

As promised, here is the tutorial for a fun loaf of bread for your little one's kitchen. I designed this loaf around a mini loaf pan in my daughter's kitchen, but you do not need a pan in order to make this, as I have all of the dimensions for you.

Here's what you'll need to get started:

2- 7" x 9" inch pieces of bread colored felt
(if you are making this to fit a specific pan, then place your bread pan bottom side down and trace around it. Then tip the pan onto each side and trace each line. My pan is about 2.5" tall)
matching thread
needle
disappearing fabric pen (or any pen...you won't see the markings when sewn)
batting

Shall we?

Draw a rectangle 2.5" in from each edge of one of the felt pieces. 

Then, at each corner of your drawn rectangle draw two lines at about 90 degree angle. (I did mine at about 75 degree angles because the sides of my bread pan were not straight up.)

Then, match those lines at each corner and sew them together.


Cut off the excess. (when turn right side out, it will look like this, but you need it inside out for the next step)


Now for the top of the bread.With the bottom inside out sew the top to it. When sewing, fold the top piece sporadically, which will cause the top to bubble out a bit when turned. You can see how I have prepped the next fold in the picture below. Leave one of the short ends of the bread open for turning it right side out.



Turn your bread right side out and stuff with batting and then hand stitch the opening closed.



As always, if you have any questions, leave me a comment with your email and I promise to get back to you quickly.

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3 comments:

too Blessed to Stress said...

Love the finished result! very creative :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Tiffany said...

I just found your blog this morning. This is great!

Beth Adams said...

So cute & easy with your how-to! I will be making this to go with others I am making for my granddaughter's play kitchen
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