Gathered One Shoulder Top – Free Tutorial – Sewing

Kids love playing pretend, especially setting a pretend table or having a pretend picnic.  This felt food picnic play set is just the thing for kids pretend play.  You can make one using a free pattern from Benzie Design, designed by Mallory from @rabbitbrooktoys. 

The set includes felt versions of a cheese wheel, grape clusters, crackers, cookies, and slices of pepperoni.  Oh, and also little felt napkins so everyone can practice good manners and hygiene while playing with their felt food.  You can make all or some of the pieces in this set to make a fun pretend play toy for kids.  Personally, I’d make all of them and then add in an adorable little basket to hold it all.  This would make the sweetest gift for a young child!

They would have so much fun setting up a little picnic for their dolls or favorite stuffed animals.  (When my daughter was little, she had more fun setting up the pretend picnics and parties for her dolls than actually PLAYING the pretend picnics and parties, lol.) 

Of course, felt sewing projects like this look best when they’re made from a higher quality felt.   The grapes are made with felt balls, while the rest is made from sheets of wool blend felt.  If you want to purchase the exact materials used in the example, they’ve got a handy checklist you can use to order them directly from Benzie Design.

If you’ve ever wanted to try to make felt food (or other small felt toys) before, this playset is a good introduction.  The pieces are simple but absolutely adorable.  They can be assembled using just basic hand sewing techniques.  And after you finish making this picnic playset, you’ll be confident to take on some more felt food sewing projects.  Get the free felt picnic food pattern from Benzie Design.

[photo credit: Benzie Design]


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