How To: Felt Eggplant Stuffy

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Felt Eggplant Tutorial Felt Eggplant Tutorial

This is our first multi-pieced/multi-dimensional felt vegetable stuffy!

I believe I used some medium purple craft felt (not the darkest available) and some pirate green felt from JoAnn Fabrics, but you can use whatever looks good to you! All my patterns are meant to fit onto 8.5x11" craft felt. The eggplant would likely take a couple sheets of purple, although I just bought an eighth a yard of felt off the bolt.

This pattern is inspired by While Wearing Heels: I Heart Fake Food - Felt Eggplant Tutorial.

  1. Print the pattern below without scaling.
  2. Cut out the pieces in the quantities listed in the pattern.
  3. Sew decorative seams onto the leaves (a 3-4 pronged leaf vein pattern).
  4. Take two of the purple felt pieces, line them up, and sew along one edge. I like to start on the pointy end, and stop sewing an inch or so short of the top, so that I can have room to fill the eggplant.
  5. Do the same for the remaining two pieces of purple felt. And then sew the two sets of purple felt together in the same fashion. You should have an empty, inside-out eggplant shell!
  6. Turn right-side out and stuff the eggplant (I used fabric scraps which makes it lumpy - polyfill would be smoother).
  7. With a needle and thread, sew a loose running stitch along the top of the eggplant.
  8. Pull the running stitch to cinch the eggplant closed and secure the eggplant topwith several more hand-sewn stitches, before tying off.
  9. Hand-sew a running stitch circle into the center of the eggplant leaf, pull to cinch. This is our "stem" shape.
  10. Secure the eggplant leaves to the top of the eggplant shape (the smallest end) using a few hand stitches, before securing the thread end.
  11. Finally, sew the small circle to the bottom of the eggplant, where the four seams align.

Felt Vegetable Pattern: Eggplant

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